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Pumping Equipment Guidebook promotes uptime and reliability.

July 23, 2015

Published by Hydraulic Institute (HI), Reliability of Pumping Equipment guide provides reliability insights, such as expected reliability levels, monitoring approaches, and methods of improvement, as well as information on how to identify satisfactory operation for different pump types, classes of service, and importance. This guide targets maintenance and reliability professionals looking to benchmark and improve reliability and cost of ownership. Read More

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NEMA White Paper describes fluorescent/LED dimming energy savings.

July 23, 2015

Published by National Electrical Manufacturers Association, NEMA LSD 73-2015 Energy Savings with Fluorescent and LED Dimming describes signal path from user control input through control wiring, ballast or driver, and lamp or LED module. This white paper also explains factors affecting energy consumption and savings, efficacy, and user experience at each stage. This document is available for download on NEMA's website. Read More

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NEMA White Paper addresses engineering series ratings.

July 23, 2015

NEMA published NEMA ABP 7-2015 Engineering Series Ratings: Is It Practical? This white paper explains why it is important to understand how series ratings are determined. An update of a white paper published in 2005, NEMA ABP 7-2015 was developed by the LVDE White Paper Task Force. It discusses 2005 National Electrical Code® changes regarding series ratings for circuit breakers. Read More

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PTDA Recently Announced addition of 7 new members.

July 23, 2015

Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed 7 new member companies. Those welcomed as Distributor Members included Accurate Bearing Co (Addison, IL); Gordon Industrial Supply Co (Fresno, CA); HCI Supply (Jackson, TN); Johnson Bearing & Supply Inc (Sparks, NV); and US Bearing and Power Transmission Corp (Scott Depot, WV). Affiliated Distributors, Inc (Wayne, PA) was inducted as Associate Member, while Joyce Dayton Corp (Kettering, OH) was added as Manufacturer Member.
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ANSI announces free conference.

July 22, 2015

On Sept 29, 2015, ANSI will offer free conference titled "Standards and the Service Economy" as a highlight of World Standards Week 2015. Leaders from international standards bodies and service providers will reflect on how domestic and international standardization can meet evolving needs of service sector during panel discussions. Event will feature speakers from Disney, Citi, Oracle, the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water, ISO, and more. Read More

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ASTM Coatings Committee honors Dr. Donald Snyder.

July 22, 2015

Retired chemicals expert Donald Snyder, Ph.D., formerly of Atotech, received Frederick A. Lowenheim Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee B08 on Metallic and Inorganic Coatings. Member of ASTM and Committee B08 since 1975, Snyder was honored for his competence and professionalism in technology of metallic and inorganic finishes. He works on several B08 subcommittees and is also member of Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals and the Joint ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion. Read More

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ANSI to hold Personnel Certification Accreditation workshop.

July 22, 2015

ANSI reminds interested stakeholders to register and attend its upcoming Personnel Certification Accreditation workshop, scheduled for August 6-7. Course is designed to present conformity assessment concepts defined in ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services. It will highlight standard’s requirements and benefits, and provide insight into why the standard has become the international benchmark for product certification. Read More

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ANSI Seeks Experts for Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing group.

July 21, 2015

As U.S. member to ISO, ANSI seeks relevant U.S. experts to serve on ANSI Virtual Technical Advisory Group (VTAG) in relation to ISO/TMB Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) on Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing. ANSI also seeks relevant U.S. experts to participate directly on said SAG, supported by input from VTAG. Working via email and Webex, U.S. VTAG will follow work of SAG and help develop ANSI comments based on U.S. stakeholder input. Deadline is July 21. Read More

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BIO CEO Participates in Stakeholder Forum on Section 9003 Program.

July 21, 2015

BIO's Jim Greenwood presented and participated in national stakeholder forum, hosted by U.S. Department of Agriculture, to announce new Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (Section 9003 Program). "With proper implementation," Greenwood said, "we believe the Section 9003 program will provide greater access to capital and equity for biorefineries...and will help spur the private investment needed to finance important new innovations." Read More

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ANSI Seeks Nominations for its PCAC committee.

July 21, 2015

ANSI invites nominations for persons to serve on its Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC). Nominations Committee seeks national experts in personnel certification, accreditation, and policy development. Duties include creating recommended policies and procedures for ANSI PCAP, determining accreditation status of certification bodies, and providing input and advice regarding operational issues. Nominations are due by August 21, 2015 and are for 3-year terms beginning January 1. Read More

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ANSI Names Recipients of 2015 Leadership and Service Awards.

July 21, 2015

ANSI announced 21 recipients of 2015 Leadership and Service Awards, which recognize significant contributions to national and international standardization activities as well as ongoing commitment to industry, nation, and enhancement of global voluntary consensus standards system. Honors include various medals, Next Generation Awards, and Meritorious Service Awards. Recipients will be honored during September 30 ceremony held in conjunction with World Standards Week 2015 in Washington, DC.
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ASTM President's Leadership Award honors Jane LaGoy.

July 20, 2015

Jane LaGoy, technical services manager at Bodycote, received 2015 ASTM International President’s Leadership Award. ASTM member since 2010 and active member of Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products, LaGoy serves as B09 secretary and chairs Subcommittee B09.05 on Structural Parts. She has been instrumental in development of and revisions to key ASTM standards for powder metallurgy industry. She also works on other ASTM committees as well. Read More

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Ryan Franks receives ANSI 2015 Next Generation Award.

July 20, 2015

Ryan Franks, senior program manager at NEMA, is one of 5 recipients of ANSI's 2015 Next Generation Award, which recognizes persons who have been engaged in standardization or conformity assessment activities for less than 8 years and who have demonstrated vision, leadership, dedication, and significant contributions to their chosen fields of activity. According to NEMA President/CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, Franks has proven his ability to lead the industry in developing voluntary consensus standards. Read More

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Excel Apparatus Services to host first PSO course.

July 20, 2015

Excel Apparatus Services, Inc. will jointly host its first Pump System Optimization course with WEG Electric Corporation. One-day training course will be conducted by certified PSO Instructor William C. Livoti from WEG Electric. Developed by HI and its engineering members, course will focus on why efficient pumps and motors are important and offer an understanding of the full engineering systems optimization process and specific improvement opportunities in any complex pumping system. Read More

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NEMA Revises Protocol Specification for interfacing to networks.

July 20, 2015

NEMA published ANSI C12.22-2012, Protocol Specification for Interfacing to Data Communication Networks, which proves useful for smart meter and smart grid communications by allowing transport of table data over any reliable networking communications system. Last published in 2008 as ANSI C12.22-2008, this standard has been revised to extend concepts of ANSI C12.18/MC12.18/IEEE 1701; ANSI C12.21/MC12.18/IEEE 1702; and ANSI C12.19/MC12.19/IEEE 1377. Read More

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HI Collaborates with EMPLI on data collection effort for labels.

July 20, 2015

As part of Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI) consortium, Hydraulic Institute (HI) is collaborating on "Designing a Program for Future Incentives for Energy Efficient Pumps and Pumping Systems." Data will support new voluntary labeling initiative for pumps and extended pump products to reflect energy savings potential of equipment as installed in motor and control system applications. Label and data will help form basis for prescriptive rebate programs with deemed savings values. Read More

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Dr. Kent Lowry receives President's Leadership Award.

July 17, 2015

Kent Jason Lowry, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Northland Orthopedic Associates in Rhinelander, WI, is a recipient of the 2015 ASTM International President’s Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals early in their ASTM career who have significantly advanced Society’s mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example, and vision. His many contributions include chairing the task group that developed important new standard for labeling of orthopedic implants used in joint arthroplasty. Read More

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Call for Papers Issued for 2016 rolling bearing steels symposium.

July 17, 2015

Papers are invited for 11th International Symposium on Rolling Bearing Steels — Progress in Bearing Steel Technologies and Bearing Steel Quality Assurance. To participate, presenters/authors must submit online Abstract Submittal Form and attach 250–300 word preliminary abstract no later than October 26, 2015. Papers from steelmakers, semi-finished and finished bearing steel component producers, rolling bearing producers, development institutes and academics are encouraged. Read More

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NTSB Announces Participation in EAA fly-in aviation convention.

July 16, 2015

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher A. Hart, Member Earl F. Weener, and NTSB aviation safety investigators will participate in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. This annual fly-in convention by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will take place July 20–26 in Oshkosh, WI. In addition to specific topics tackled by Hart and Weener, NTSB investigators will make 15 presentations on various safety issues throughout week and meet participants at NTSB exhibit. Read More

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Dr. Jennifer Holmgren to receive BIO award.

July 16, 2015

During 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of carbon recycling company LanzaTech, will deliver remarks and will be presented with inaugural Rosalind Franklin Award. Award honors an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. Under Dr. Holmgren’s guidance, LanzaTech is developing world’s first alternative jet fuel from industrial waste gases using intermediates derived through industrial biotechnology. Read More