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ASHRAE proposes changes to residential ventilation standard.

October 5, 2009

ASHRAE has proposed addendum 1 to Standard 62.2-2007, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, which would require CO alarms outside each sleeping area and extend requirements to all homes. Open for public comment until Oct 26, 2009, addendum brings standard closer in line with 2009 International Residential Code. Proposed addendum S, 1 of 9 other addenda open for review, would give credits for different types of residential ventilation systems. Read More

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MHEDA Magazine announces material handling industry blog.

October 5, 2009

MHEDA Edge magazine has launched The Material Handling Edge Blog, which will be published 3 times weekly. Written by magazine editor Dan Vest, blog will feature content such as news, opinions, observations, and insights aimed at educating young professionals about material handling business. Read More

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BIO approves of efforts to improve global food supply.

October 5, 2009

Obama Administration has launched initiative to increase global food supplies by 50% and meet expected demand over next 2 decades. According to Jim Greenwood of BIO, focus will be on addressing root causes of hunger by investing in technologies/infrastructure that will make farming more productive/profitable in developing countries. Greenwood added, by sharing modern agricultural technologies we can help the world feed itself now and in the future, and biotechnology has an important role. Read More

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SOUTH-TEC Expo comes to Charlotte Convention Center.

October 2, 2009

Scheduled for October 6-8, 2009, SOUTH-TEC Advanced Productivity Exposition will feature more than 200 industry-leading exhibitors representing more than 340 companies and occupying nearly 35,000 square feet. Of these exhibitors, more than 75 will showcase and demonstrate new products. During course of 3 days, SOUTH-TEC will be focused around 3 themes, including Lean Tools for Success, Motorsports in Manufacturing, and New Products and Innovations. Read More

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BIO comments on EPA proposed Renewable Fuel Standard rules.

October 2, 2009

Brent Erickson of BIO said EPA's proposed rule and draft regulatory impact analysis yields uncertain estimates of biofuel affects on international land use change. In categorizing biofuel production, EPA should let biofuel producers estimate carbon footprint for plants by using analysis tool that can account for future improvement and innovation. Erickson also warned that failure to effectively use waiver provision and structure RIN allowances correctly will lead to market instability. Read More

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NESCC Webinar addresses conformity assessment.

October 2, 2009

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative, a joint initiative of ANSI and NIST, has announced free webinar that will provide introduction to conformity assessment for individuals currently examining standards and conformance-related needs of nuclear power industry. Conformity assessment is a demonstration that specified requirements relating to product, process, system, person, or body are fulfilled. Webinar will be held on November 3, 2009 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Read More

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AWMA Issues Call for Abstracts for 2010 conference.

October 2, 2009

Abstracts are being sought for AWMA's 103rd Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE), which will be held June 22-25, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Papers that relate to either Energy and Environment theme or Critical Review - energy resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and economic development - are encouraged, but original work on all environmental issues is welcome. Principal areas of interest include air, environmental management, resource conservation, and waste management. Read More

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Construction Equipment Workers still suffer from recession.

October 1, 2009

According to research conducted by IHS Global Insight, 8% of all jobs lost during the recession can be traced to construction equipment industry. Decreases were also seen in spending on construction equipment and economic output. To highlight relevant findings and rally support for government action, the Start Us Up USA! campaign, led by AED and AEM, aims to secure passage of adequately funded transportation legislation before the spring construction season begins in early 2010. Read More

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AEM President supports 3-month extension for highway bill.

October 1, 2009

According to statement made by AEM President Dennis Slater, AEM joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce to urge Congress to focus on need to fund highway bill SAFETEA-LU and to adopt Representative Jim Oberstar's proposed 3-month extension of current highway bill rather than Senate's 18-month extension. The country cannot afford to wait 18 months for long-term investment that will provide comprehensive solutions to transportation challenges and create jobs. Read More

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Publication focuses on pesticide formulation, delivery.

September 30, 2009

Publication STP 1507 - Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems, 28th Volume: Global Trends and Regulatory Drivers in the Crop Protection Industry - is available in electronic or hardy copy. It includes 11 peer-reviewed papers that address challenges to agrochemical formulations industry regarding global trends and regulatory drivers. Specific topics cover formulations, regulatory initiatives, and delivery applications as well as research of soil, seed, and test methods. Read More

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Crosscheck Test Programs will obtain worldwide lab data.

September 30, 2009

Interlaboratory Crosscheck Programs provide participants with statistical quality assurance tool, enabling laboratories to compare performance in use of ASTM methods against other laboratories worldwide. Each program recipient receives different samples, representative of the product line, for each test cycle; data report forms; and test instructions. Single determinations by each laboratory are required, as program does not allow reporting of averages of replicate determinations. Read More

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AMCA Publication focuses on HVAC damper selection and use.

September 30, 2009

AMCA International released Publication 502-06 (R2009) - Damper Application Manual for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning - which provides general information and important points to be considered when designing or specifying HVAC installations requiring dampers in specific temperatures and pressures. It serves as a guide to understanding various types of available dampers as well as items to be considered for their proper use. Read More

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New ASTM Standards address occupational health and safety.

September 30, 2009

Concerning aspects of water-miscible metalworking fluids, ASTM E2657, Test Method for Determination of Endotoxin Concentrations in Water-Miscible Metalworking Fluids, and ASTM E2694, Test Method for Measurement of Adenosine Triphosphate in Water-Miscible Metalworking Fluids, measure biological contamination and produce test results that can be used to monitor condition of metalworking fluids. Also, ASTM E2693 concerns prevention of dermatitis in wet metal removal fluid environments. Read More

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Technical Publication covers fatigue and fracture mechanics.

September 30, 2009

Available from ASTM, 36th volume of STP 1508, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, features 42 peer reviewed papers that present latest research in residual stress effects on fatigue and fracture, multi-scale and physics-based approaches, reactor components and materials, and fatigue crack growth. Papers also address predicting effects of elevated temperatures and environment, and fatigue and fracture of specific components, joining methods, surface treatments, and coatings. Read More

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Standard covers alternatives to conventional aviation fuel.

September 30, 2009

Developed by Subcommittee D02.J0.06 on Emerging Turbine Fuels, ASTM D7566 provides criteria for production, distribution, and use of aviation turbine engine fuel produced from coal, natural gas, or biomass using Fischer-Tropsch process. It addresses requirements for blends of conventional aviation turbine fuel with synthesized hydrocarbon blend components, and defines types of aviation turbine fuel that may contain synthesized hydrocarbons for civil use in operation and certification of aircraft. Read More

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ASTM issues Call for Papers for 2011 symposium.

September 30, 2009

Scheduled for Feb 2-4, 2011, symposium on Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction will provide forum for exchange of ideas on current research nationally and internationally on use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in geotechnical construction. A key objective is to identify new opportunities for standards and specifications that will facilitate widespread use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials. Read More

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NIST releases nanoruler with femtometer accuracy.

September 30, 2009

NIST has issued a ruler which is calibration standard for x-ray diffraction that measures angles with accuracy better than 1/3,600°. Unit is 25 mm² multilayer silicon chip that provides crystallographers with crystal sample for calibrating precision instruments. Spacing, tilt, and orientation crystal lattice values are traceable to SI units, so material provides absolute reference for high-precision calibrations. Read More

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NIST to cohost IT Security Automation Conference.

September 30, 2009

To be held October 26-29, 5th annual IT Security Automation Conference will focus on emerging technologies designed to support security automation needs of multiple sectors. It will feature tracks on use of security automation in support of HIPAA, use of security automation tools/technologies to simplify policy compliance; and how evolving cloud computing sector can integrate security automation. Also including various workshops, it will be cohosted by NIST, DHS, NSA, and DISA. Read More

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ASC announces fall education lineup.

September 30, 2009

ASC is providing various training opportunities through December 2009. Online and face-to-face courses are being offered, enabling participants to choose format that fits their schedules and budgets. Courses include Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, Waterborne Adhesives Technical Short Course, and Window Wall Interface. Others cover additives, shear property testing of adhesives, adhesive bonding, and use of thermoset resins in alternative energy industry. Read More

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LIA to hold manufacturing workshop in Houston, TX.

September 30, 2009

LIA Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop will bring together various industry specialists to discuss how to apply cladding and rapid manufacturing processes to modern manufacturing. Topics will include laser cladding for various industries; cladding techniques for component repair and general manufacturing; and research, development, and international applications of additive manufacturing. Paul Denny will serve as Conference Chair and Bill Shiner will be Sponsor Committee Chair. Read More