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ANSI-HSSP Workshop to explore federal CBRNE standards strategy.

April 12, 2012

Workshop on CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives) Standards, hosted by ANSI-HSSP, will take place on May 31, 2012. It will provide overview of national strategy and status of related work being done in federal government. Specifically, workshop will focus on implementation of national strategy by private-sector stakeholders and include feedback from implementers. Also, there will be open discussion on how strategy impacts private-sector organizations. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders continue to rise in 2012.

April 12, 2012

According to United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report, February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million. This total is up 9.3% from January and 35.2% compared with February 2011. AMT's report also breaks down U.S. manufacturing technology orders on regional basis for 5 geographic areas of USA. In comment, AMT President Douglas K. Woods said, "Manufacturing technology orders are off to their best start since 1998." Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation Co-Sponsors lounge at Hannover Fair.

April 11, 2012

Along with FDT Group, HART Communication Foundation, PI, and OPC Foundation, Fieldbus Foundation will host second co-sponsored Field Communication Lounge at Hannover Fair in Germany from April 23-27, 2012. Lounge's theme, "Bringing Field Communications together for YOU," aims to create one area in which visitors can see and experience latest in field communication technologies and discuss how they work together to improve plant operations, performance, and company profitability. Read More

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IEC Technical Report is good news for automation end users.

April 11, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation announced support for IEC report that provides guidance for selecting industry-standard device integration technology encompassing all host systems, field instruments, and device protocols. IEC 61804-6 Ed 1: Function blocks for process control - Electronic Device Description Language - Part 6: Meeting the requirements for integrating fieldbus devices in engineering tools for field devices, explains requirements for field device integration and how they are met using EDDL standard. Read More

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Dynamic Testing of Soil and Rock is subject of an ASTM symposium.

April 11, 2012

Scheduled for June 28-29, symposium on Dynamic Testing of Soil and Rock: Field and Laboratory will consist of presentations dealing with laboratory testing using bender elements, resonant column torsional shear, cyclic direct simple shear, piezoelectric crystals, and cyclic triaxial equipment. There will also be presentations on field tests using down hole seismic, lightweight deflectometer. Interpretation of data will be discussed and comparisons will be made to laboratory test results. Read More

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ASTM Symposium looks at dynamic testing of soil and rock.

April 10, 2012

Dynamic Testing of Soil and Rock: Field and Laboratory will be held June 28-29 in San Diego, CA. Symposium will consist of presentations dealing with laboratory testing using diverse types of equipment on range of materials. Also, there will be presentations on field tests using down hole seismic, lightweight deflectometer. Interpretation of the data will be discussed, and comparisons will be made to laboratory test results. Read More

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Symposium to address multi-component geosynthetic clay liners.

April 10, 2012

Third Symposium on Current and Future Practices for the Testing of Multi-Component Geosynthetic Clay Liners will be held June 27. Major motivator for symposium is the advent of multi-component GCLs, which can be defined as GCLs with attached film, coating, or membrane that decreases hydraulic conductivity, protects clay core, or both. Topics will include mechanical testing, peel and shear behavior, hydraulic testing, durability of multi-component, field performance, and research studies. Read More

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Welding Suppliers take action during National Welding Month.

April 10, 2012

During month of April, members of GAWDA are making concerted effort to inform others about welding industry and opportunities it provides. Throughout month, Welding and Gases Today offers articles about how distributors are getting involved with schools and how they are promoting image of welding. Through GAWDA Foundation, distributors are taking part in "Paint A Vo Tech" challenge, where distributors select welding school to transform with help of industry partners and students. Read More