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September 17 2014

High-risk petroleum equipment

Kelvin Emtech

Since high-risk petroleum equipment is an exception in equipment for using, distributing and storing petroleum products, it must comply with very specific regulations. Here is what you absolutely must know, from licensing to verification.

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July 10 2014

Introducing the Accredited Tier Designer

Kelvin Emtech

 In early June, Kelvin Emtech was pleased to welcome Jonathan Bastien, mechanical engineer and project manager, as its team’s second Accredited Tier Designer. Company president Michel Chartier was the first engineer in Quebec to garner ATD certification from the Uptime Institute.

What are the advantages of doing business with an engineer who is also an ATD?

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June 18 2014

Data centers' increasing power consumption

Kelvin Emtech

If companies increasingly put the emphasize on reducing their data centers energy consumption, it is probably because they have realized that it is not only about "green" image and reputation, but also about major energy costs savings.

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June 17 2014

Kelvin Emtech celebrates its 20th anniversary

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On latest 5th of June, Kelvin Emtech blew out its 20 candles during a special event at the Tohu. Clients, partners and employees of Kelvin Emtech attended this colourful evening.

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February 18 2014

Overcoming diesel-supply challenges

Kelvin Emtech

Marc Bachkongi, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Assistant Director of Engineering at Kelvin Emtech and specialist in diesel products, tells us about the three most frequently encountered challenges for the maintenance of diesel facilities (generators) powering server rooms and data centres.

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October 3 2013

CFD analysis - Weather report in your server room

Kelvin Emtech

Back in ancient times, shamans decrypted divine will. To predict meteorological conditions, for instance, they would look to natural phenomena, like birds’ flight patterns. Low flying announced hot weather good for the harvest, say, while no birds swooping through the fields meant crops would be modest. Of course, unfulfilled predictions couldn’t be attributed to the shaman himself who, like all men, was subject to divine whim.

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August 29 2013

Data Centers : Quebec can succeed at the game!

Kelvin Emtech

While the Mills report stated the power consumption of the telecom sector as up to 10% of the world's production, many experts in the data center industry, such as Michel Chartier, President of Kelvin Emtech, say Quebec can and should succeed at the game, especially as the economic impact in terms of job creation is quite significant.

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May 27 2013

Data Centre Risk Index 2013 : Canada stands at rank #5

Kelvin Emtech

Canada stands at rank #5 of the Data Centre Risk Index 2013 and proves that North America a is privileged place where building new data centers.

The Data Centre Risk Index 2013 ranks countries according to a number of risk factors that would affect a typical data center operation. The Index is designed to assist companies in making strategic investment and operational decisions about where to locate their data.

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May 1 2013

Will Quebec attracts more and more data centers ?

Kelvin Emtech

The biggest data center is being built in Beauharnois

OVH, the first european web hosting company chose Beauharnois as the perfect place to build its world biggest "server farm". The previous Rio Tinto Alcan plant must receive 360,000 servers (the equivalent of 288 million DVD in term of storage) within five years. For now, 6000 servers are already running.

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June 20 2011

Kelvin Emtech in the Ride to Conquer Cancer on July 9th and 10th

Kelvin Emtech

Jeffrey Gilchrist, a junior mechanical engineer, was the first employee of Kelvin Emtech to obtain financial assistance from the company under the new program to encourage volunteerism to support the cause in which he has generously vested. His passion for cycling will be put to the test this 9th and 10th of July during the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer; a cause that is particularly close to his heart. In order to carry out his plan, he must raise a minimum of $ 2500. Follow the path of Kelvin Emtech, donate to his cause.

For more information and to help Jeffrey, log onto his personal donations website.

We met up with this young engineer to learn more about his motivations and the organization he supports.

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November 16 2010

Interview with Michel Chartier on "Canal Argent"

En affaires - Franois Gagnon

In his second interview on Canal Argent, Mr. Chartier explains that Kelvin Emtech is still experiencing tremendous growth, and has appointed a new Director for their second office in a major Canadian city to enhance their position for further growth.

Please note that the interview was done in French only. Click here to see the French video.

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May 27 2010

Tier I to Tier IV, what does that mean anyway?

Kelvin Emtech

We usually hear about TIER levels in an IT environment, but what does it actually mean? A debate about the necessary levels of technology needed in different data centres is blazing and Michel Chartier is researching every aspect of the question.

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December 9 2009

Entretien avec Michel Chartier sur Canal Argent

On s'investit - Sophie Lemieux

Have you made your 2010 resolution?

To know what ours is and why Montreal is privileged in terms of energy efficiency, read the interview summary.  Sorry, the interview was done in French only.

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December 8 2009

Kelvin Emtech and CGI collaboration on Data Centre Initiatives

Kelvin Emtech

Kelvin Emtech and CGI, a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, are collaborating to optimize the robustness and efficiency of CGI’s critical electromechanical infrastructures in Quebec and Ontario, making CGI’s installations even “greener” than before.

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December 7 2009

Builders of Modern Fortresses

Le Devoir - Claude Turcotte

(Translated by Kelvin Emtech from French to English)

Occupation: builder of fortresses. Contrary to what one might think, there's a future for the people who practice this profession...

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September 21 2009

Building forts around infrastructure

THE GAZETTE - Mike King

Kelvin Emtech is looking to expand into the United States or Western Canada.

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June 23 2009

Kelvin Emtech pose pied Toronto

Les Affaires.com, Denis Lalonde

(Sorry, French version only)

La firme de génie québécoise Kelvin Emtech prend de l’expansion à Toronto afin de mieux desservir sa clientèle hors-Québec.

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June 22 2009

Entretien avec Michel Chartier sur Canal Argent

Canal Argent - Franois Gagnon

(Sorry, French version only)

Une des rares firme à prendre de l’expansion en temps de crise, Kelvin Emtech ouvre un bureau à Toronto.

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June 2 2009

Official Announcement of new Toronto Branch

Kelvin Emtech Official Announcement

Kelvin Emtech is proud to announce that, effective May 4th 2009, we have opened a Toronto office.

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