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HART Foundation seeks nominees for Plant of the Year Award.

June 8, 2012

Qualified nominees are being sought for 11th annual HART Plant of the Year Award; end users and manufacturers from global community are encouraged to enter their plant or customer's plant for recognition. Presented to end user companies in process automation industry, international award recognizes exceptional application of HART Communication technology. Nominations will be accepted through July 15, 2012, and nomination forms are available online. Read More

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NAM's Executive Board meets with House Budget Chairman.

June 7, 2012

NAM Board Chair Mary Andringa and NAM Board Vice Chair Doug Oberhelman issued statement after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan addressed NAM's Executive Committee on issues important to manufacturers. According to statement, poor job numbers this month reflect that economy continues to struggle and it is critical that policies are implemented that lead to job growth. It is also essential that Washington prevents massive tax increases looming over manufacturers at the end of this year. Read More

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ASTM Committee to develop proposed bias equivalency standard.

June 7, 2012

In many testing laboratories, it can be necessary to qualify new test method, instrument, or lab itself with respect to one or more performance characteristics. ASTM WK37659, Guide for Testing for Bias Equivalency in the Laboratory, will provide guidance on proper design of equivalence studies, including proper numbers of tests required, assistance in deciding what constitutes sufficient agreement, and selection of proper statistical test for evaluating data. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers calculation of resource depletion potential.

June 7, 2012

Developed by Subcommittee E60.80 on General Sustainability Standards, proposed ASTM WK31671 describes method for calculating length of time that non-fuel mineral commodity can be extracted from reserves and resources, for purposes of environmental product declarations and life cycle analyses. Anyone preparing EPD or LCA will be able to use standard to examine total amount of reserves and resources, amount extracted annually, amount annually recycled, and amount annually displaced by substitutes. Read More

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Radiant Barrier Insulation is approved for space applications.

June 7, 2012

On flight to international space station, SOLEC LO/MIT-I Radiant Barrier Coating is trusted by SpaceX on its recently launched Dragon Capsule and approved by NASA for space applications. Product can also reduce solar heat gain in roofs and attics in homes and buildings. Available in water- and solvent-borne formulations, Energy Star®-rated, low e paint can be used as spray-applied insulation in building, roofing, and manufacturing jobs as well as radiant barrier reflective roof coating. Read More

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ZigBee Certified Product Availability surpasses 500.

June 7, 2012

ZigBee® Alliance announced that there are more than 500 ZigBee Certified products available to the market, a 60% surge since August 2011. Sparked by early market success with ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Smart Energy, ZigBee standards play role in products developed by more than 350 global manufacturers. A report issued by ABI Research shows ZigBee is the most widely-used IEEE 802.15.4 technology, accounting for 40% of total shipments in 2012 and growing to over 50% by 2015. Read More

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Medical Gas Training helps prevent medical gas mix-ups.

June 6, 2012

In his "Medical Gas Training For Drivers" article for Welding and Gases Today, GAWDA's FDA and Medical Gases Consultant Thomas L. Badstubner details appropriate driver training for medical gases. Recommendations include that drivers delivering medical gases be trained on FDA's Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Also, FDA recommends cGMP training to be presented in multiple, manageable sessions held throughout year (at minimum once/year). Read More

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Voluntary Standards address MOHUVs and magnet wire.

June 6, 2012

Recently published, ANSI/OPEI B71.9-2012, American National Standard for Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles, defines standards for utility vehicles that reach speeds of 25-50 mph and specifically addresses MOHUVs capable of use in diverse scenarios. NEMA recently released ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2011, Magnet Wire, reflecting magnet wire (winding wire) end user requirements and manufacturing technologies. This revision helps vendors meet requirements, specifications, and test procedures. Read More