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Michael Katcher receives Award of Merit.

June 13, 2012

ASTM Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys has presented Award of Merit to Michael Katcher, manager, codes and standards at Haynes International. Katcher, who also received honorary title of ASTM fellow, is chairman of Committee B02, and leads Subcommittee B02.92, the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 155 on Nickel and Nickel Alloys. A member of ASTM since 1995, Katcher also works on Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores and Related Materials. Read More

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AEM commends Congress, President on Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization.

June 13, 2012

AEM congratulates Members of Congress and President Obama for passing Export-Import Bank Reauthorization of 2012 and signing it into law. Ex-Im Bank, which supports hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs by providing export credit and insurance to more than 3,000 mainly smaller American companies, plays vital role in helping American workers and businesses compete overseas. Funding from Ex-Im Bank has also generated more than $3.4 billion for the American taxpayer since 2005. Read More

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IREC issues statement on net metering ruling.

June 13, 2012

According to IREC, unanimous vote by California Public Utilities Commission clarifying methodology for calculating State's 5% net metering cap will dramatically expand opportunities for California ratepayers to go solar. Vote brings to an end a discussion initiated by IREC in November 2009 concerning how to calculate cap. Under methodology adopted by Commission, more than 2,000 additional megawatts of solar can be installed under state's net metering program. Read More

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SAE announces dates for 2013 World Congress and beyond.

June 13, 2012

Scheduled for April 16-18, SAE 2013 World Congress will be hosted by Chrysler with ZF as Tier One Strategic Supplier. Mircea Gradu, Vice President Powertrain Transmission and Driveline Engineering, Head of Virtual Analysis at Chrysler Group LLC, will serve as Chair for the event. Future dates include: April 8-10 in 2014, April 21-23 in 2015, and April 12-14 in 2016. Read More

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Standard to Assist Disabled during disaster or emergency.

June 12, 2012

Proposed new standard, ASTM WK37628, Guide for Preparing for the Impact of Disasters/Emergencies on Local Residents/Visitors That Have Disabilities, will provide planning guidance for helping those with disabilities in disaster or emergency situation. According to E54.02 vice chairman Russell Salter, contents of this standard will help first responders and communities become more aware of concerns and issues of people with disabilities in planning for and surviving a disaster. Read More

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Fluid Power Workforce Summit combines with CCEFP Annual Meeting.

June 12, 2012

Registration is open for National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Workforce Summit and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Annual Meeting. Collaboratively connecting students and industry, NFPA and CCEFP will present one event dedicated to education, research, and connections. Speed meetings, resume exchange, customized presentations, industry networking kiosks, poster sessions, and elevator pitches will take place September 24-26, 2012 in Urbana-Champaign, IL. Read More

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Martha C. Anderson to discuss Mapping Water Use from Space.

June 12, 2012

On Thursday, June 14, public is invited to free lecture titled "Mapping Water Use from Space," which will be presented at the Library of Congress. Martha C. Anderson, a research physical scientist at USDA's Agricultural Research Service, will discuss mapping techniques and uses for satellite-derived evapotranspiration, providing examples in western U.S. water management, drought monitoring, and international applications in food and water security. Read More

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HI enlists participants to review Rotodynamic Pump draft.

June 12, 2012

Under ANSI approval, Hydraulic Institute is seeking qualified individuals to participate in review process of newly completed standard for Rotodynamic Vertical Pumps. Standard provides design/application information, including principle features of pump type and necessary precautions for proper use. Document includes information applicable to vertical diffuser and submersible motor deep well and short-set pumps that are driven by vertical electric motors or horizontal engines with right angle gears. Read More