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ASHRAE to hold 2009 Annual Conference in Louisville.

March 20, 2009

Scheduled for June 20-24, ASHRAE's 2009 Annual Conference will include technical program with nearly 100 sessions focusing on optimal indoor air quality. Keynote speaker, Susan Roaf, professor of architectural engineering at Heriot Watt University, will address building- and climate-related risks that individuals will face in future. ASHRAE Learning Institute will offer 2 full-day professional development seminars and 4 half-day short courses, focusing on HVAC/R related topics. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers on-line sulfur measurement method.

March 20, 2009

Developed by ASTM International Committee D03 on Gaseous Fuels, ASTM D7493 offers Test Method for Online Measurement of Sulfur Compounds in Natural Gas and Gaseous Fuels by Gas Chromatograph and Electrochemical Detection. Standard provides measurement data as feedback information for sulfur removal and maintenance using various gas process schemes to achieve desired fuel gas quality. It also offers way to monitor addition of sulfur odorants to ensure appropriate odorant levels for public safety. Read More

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ELFA comments on proposed lease accounting standard changes.

March 20, 2009

Proposed revisions to lease accounting standards by FASB and IASB are contained in paper Leases: Preliminary Views. These changes are expected to impact balance sheets of all companies subject to U.S. GAAP who use leasing to acquire assets or as part of asset management strategy. With FASB and IASB seeking comments until July 17, 2009, Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. said changes may increase cost and complexity of leasing and that ELFA is disappointed in decisions described in paper. Read More

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AMCA to host HRAI SkillTech Academy Certification Course.

March 20, 2009

AMCA International Inc. will open its doors to HRAI and Home Ventilating Institute for March 19-20 Skilltech Academy. Designed for contractors and building professionals involved in residential ventilation market, Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation course covers system requirements, air flow measurement, and system design and installation. Successful students qualify for 16 hours of continuing education credits towards NATE recertification. Read More

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Webinar Series educates participants about motors and VFDs.

March 20, 2009

Hydraulic Institute announced their Spring 2009 Webinar Pump Knowledge Series, entitled "Motors and VFDs." Offering access to industry-leading subject matter experts in a non-commercial educational forum, these straight talk and informative, live presentations will cover motor enclosures, motor efficiency, and variable frequency drives. All webinar participants earn professional development hours, which are accepted by most certification/licensing entities. Read More

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HI Webinars address positive displacement pumps.

March 20, 2009

Based on e-Learning course titled "Positive Displacement Pumps: Fundamentals, Design, and Applications," Webinar Series is divided into 5 sessions: Why PD Pumps?, Positive Displacement Pump Hydraulics, Rotary Pumps, Reciprocating Pumps, and Controlled Volume Metering Pumps. Participants will be led by and have access to industry-leading experts in non-commercial educational forum. Content is based on ANSI/HI Pump Standards, with contributions from experts at HI member companies. Read More

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ASTM Standards address laboratory accreditation issues.

March 20, 2009

Online compilation from ASTM International gives users access to 15 globally recognized standards - 12 ASTM, 3 ANSI/ISO/IEC - on laboratory and inspection agency accreditation. Only available online, ASTM-specific standards address determining specifications conformance; proficiency test program results analysis; accredited laboratory surveillance; testing/QA agency evaluation; proficiency testing; and LIMS validation. Read More

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ANSI Encourages Evaluation of ISO's future strategic plan.

March 20, 2009

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced it will be seeking input from its members on its Strategic Plan for 2011-2015. As the U.S. national member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) offers all interested U.S. stakeholders the opportunity to review the related document and prepare comments. While specific issues and related questions are featured, respondents are free to comment on any aspect of ISO and its standards development. Read More

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Kansas DOT Secretary testifies on transportation funding.

March 20, 2009

According to testimony given by Deb Miller, Kansas Secretary of Transportation, before the House Budget Committee, enactment of FY 2010 budget resolution "will be the starting point as the House considers the new surface transportation authorization bill." Miller appeared on behalf of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and outlined a 6-year transportation investment addressing highways, transit, freight, and intercity passenger rail. Read More

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Nicholas Winters recognized for work on packaging standards.

March 19, 2009

Nicholas Winters has been recognized with the ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow "for outstanding leadership, guidance and technical contributions to ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging in developing and publishing global standards in support of the flexible packaging industry." A member of ASTM International since 1978, Winters has run his own consulting business (Harbor Associates LLC) and served various organizations. Read More

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AWWA partners with WaterSmart Innovations Conference.

March 19, 2009

As part of commitment to encourage efficient use of water resources, AWWA will partner with WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct 7-9, 2009. Recognizing that water utilities cannot address water resource challenges alone, WaterSmart Innovations draws upon experts from plumbing, landscape management, and architectural industries to share water-saving ideas. This year's conference will feature 136 technical sessions and showcase water-saving products/services from around the world. Read More

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BSA attributes growing participation to current economy.

March 19, 2009

Bearing Specialists Association welcomed more distributors to 2009 Winter Meeting than in previous years and expects to do the same at upcoming 2009 Annual Convention, May 1-5 in Orlando. Association believes this indicates importance of knowledge sharing and networking in economic downturn. Attendees at 2009 Convention will participate in insightful business program featuring use of rapid-response technology and hear from number of knowledgeable industry experts. Read More

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Advanced Biofuel Industry is ready to meet economic goals.

March 19, 2009

Industry leaders in advanced biofuels and energy crops proposed policy measures to address environmental concerns and economic bottlenecks associated with advanced biofuels at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Biomass Program's Biomass 2009: Fueling Our Future conference. With appropriate policies to help overcome current fiscal constraints, the advanced biofuels industry could meet environmental goals, create new green jobs, and contribute to economic growth. Read More

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ASTM Committee recognizes Jane Rothert with Award of Merit.

March 19, 2009

Jane E. Rothert, quality assurance chemist at Illinois State Water Survey, Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, University of Illinois, has received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. Rothert was honored for outstanding service in developing standard test methods for Committee D22 on Air Quality. An ASTM member since 1986, is vice chair of Committee D22 and is secretary of Subcommittee D22.03 on Ambient Atmospheres and Source Emissions. Read More

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Information Center Launch promotes cyber security awareness.

March 19, 2009

AIA, in league with the Internet Security Alliance, is providing information and tools to help identify threats to a company's IT infrastructure. Various information resources on cyber security will be available to subscribers, including access to ISA's member content, daily/periodic e-bulletins on a range of subjects, as well as access to US-CERT portal. Latter includes a number of tools that let IT personnel collaborate and share security information. Read More

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AWWA to feature career fair at annual conference.

March 19, 2009

AWWA will host 5th annual Career Fair at ACE09 Annual Conference and Exposition on June 16th, 2009, in San Diego. Attendees will be included in resume book given to exhibiting companies and meet with and learn about more than 30 potential employers. Resumes must be submitted by May 1, 2009, and students can also register for full access to ACE, which will feature professional program with approximately 100 sessions and 17 in-depth workshops. Read More

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AIA advocates Congressional investment in NextGen program.

March 19, 2009

At House Aviation Subcommittee hearing, AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey testified in support of increased investment in NextGen. Blakely said program could cut fuel burn and emissions by as much as 15% when fully implemented. Situational awareness on aircraft and minimizing of flight times, delays, and inconveniences to passengers were also addressed. With 11 ADS-B ground stations already installed, all 793 NextGen stations are on schedule to be running nationwide by 2013. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO highlights up-and-coming technologies.

March 19, 2009

IPC announced products that will be featured in Innovative Technology Center at 2009 IPC APEX EXPO(TM). They include MetalJet 6000 by Conductive Inkjet Technology, DEK PVP1200 Solar Metallization Screen Printer and DirEKt BGA Rx(TM) by DEK International, Hysol® 3800(TM) CSP/BGA Underfill and Multilcore® LF700(TM) Halide-Free, Lead-Free Solder Paste by Henkel Corporation, and Reflow Process Inspection by KIC. Attendees will have opportunity to view white papers, charts, and graphics of products. Read More

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PMA Report shows diversification trend among manufacturers.

March 19, 2009

PMA Sales and Marketing Report shows that middle-market metalforming companies are shifting sales and marketing efforts in attempt to become more diversified, with best opportunities coming from defense/ordinance, aerospace, and health and medical markets. Metalforming companies project 11% of orders will come from new customers during next 12 months, and only 4% of participants forecast increase in automotive industry sales. Read More

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ODVA chooses organization leadership for 2009-2010 term.

March 18, 2009

Collectively, ODVA's leadership will head up global organization, comprised of world's automation vendors, who develop, manage, and promote industry standards for open computer networks. Responsible for overall governance and strategic direction of organization, ODVA's Board includes directors based in Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. ODVA's Technical Review Board is responsible for oversight of ODVA's technical standards, including approval of enhancements to specifications for CIP Networks. Read More