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Hydraulic Institute Webinar focuses on NPSH.

May 7, 2014

HI has collaborated with Arnie Sdano, Chief Engineer at Pentair Flow Technologies and associated HI committee members in developing a new technical webinar that focuses on NPSH and its relationship to cavitation and other pump operation. Scheduled for June 2, 2014, Rotodynamic Pumps: Guidelines for NPSH Margin webinar instructs participants on how to calculate available NPSH, understand how insufficient NPSHA will affect pump operation, and what NPSH margin is needed to ensure longevity. Read More

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Automakers on track in meeting greenhouse gas standards.

May 7, 2014

U.S. EPA released a Manufacturers Performance Report that assesses the automobile industry's progress toward meeting greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks in 2012 model year — the first year of this 14 year program. Report reveals that consumers bought cleaner vehicles in the first year of the program than the 2012 GHG standard required, and that automakers are off to a good start in meeting program requirements. Read More

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C18.2M for secondary cells and batteries.

May 6, 2014

Published by NEMA, ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2013 American National Standard for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications, applies to secondary cells and batteries based on NiCad, NiMH, and Li-ion electrochemical systems. Changes in this edition include alignment of definitions between all ANSI C18 standards, harmonization with IEC standards, inclusion of Li-ion polymer batteries, storage adjusted capacity, and application charge performance test. Read More

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BIG M Event to show off advanced manufacturing technologies.

May 6, 2014

Scheduled for June 9–12, SME's THE BIG M Event will include Automation Alley's MSV Innovation Factory, featuring interactive displays highlighting the latest technologies from cutting-edge companies, including Altair, Autodesk, and Design Interactive Inc. MSV, which stands for modeling, simulation, and visualization, are tools and techniques revolutionizing virtually every industry by changing the way people do business. Read More

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EPA recognizes 7 university teams for environmental solutions.

May 6, 2014

At the 10th annual National Sustainable Design Expo, EPA announced 7 winning student teams of its People, Prosperity, and the Planet phase II awards for innovative and sustainable designs to help solve complex environmental problems. Selected from 35 competing teams following 2 days of judging by national experts, each award-winning team is recommended for a grant of up to $90,000 to further develop their design, apply it to real world situations, and bring it to the marketplace. Read More

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

May 6, 2014

During the 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, RIA presented Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. ACR, Inc. of Wheeling, IL, received award for their efforts involving a gymnasium floor that was flooded and was able to be dried out instead of requiring total replacement. Sharp & Robbins Construction of Memphis, TN, received award for rebuilding a condominium building after a 200 sq-ft section of the brick façade fell off the side of the structure. Read More

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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions becomes HI training partner.

May 6, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has announced that Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions is its first non-member to become an HI and Pump Systems Matter Training Partner to further advance energy savings within the Arkansas manufacturing sector. Training agreement with HI/PSM allows the company to further expand its resources in pump system assessment and optimization and help identify energy savings for different manufacturing facilities across Arkansas. Read More

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BIO announces a special pre-conference workshop.

May 6, 2014

Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include pre-conference workshop titled "U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation - What Lies Ahead for Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals?" Moderated by BIO president and CEO James Greenwood, workshop will discuss these issues and assess the threats and opportunities on the U.S. federal policy landscape for 2014. Read More