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Two-Part Webinar Series will cover pump systems optimization.

November 22, 2013

Pump Systems Optimization 2-part webinar series will consist of two 1 hr modules that will have participants examine and identify opportunities for energy savings, learn to increase profitability, and learn to increase reliability in pumping systems. Module 1, Systems Optimization & Screening, will take place on December 5, and Module 2, Analysis, Life Cycle Costs and Action Plan, will take place December 19. Both start at 1:00 pm EST, and registration is available through December 4, 2013. Read More

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International CES to host record number of automotive exhibitors.

November 22, 2013

Showcasing their latest technologies among lineup of automotive technology exhibits, TechZones, and conference sessions, automotive manufacturers Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, and Toyota will exhibit at 2014 International CES® (January 7–10 in Las Vegas, NV). More than 125 total automotive tech companies will showcase technologies and services on 2014 CES show floor, and automotive exhibits will cover 140,000+ net square feet of exhibit space. Read More

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ASTM/SES Honors Julie Kilgore with award for standards work.

November 22, 2013

ASTM International and Standards Engineering Society (SES) presented 2013 Robert J. Painter Award to Julie Kilgore, president of Wasatch Environmental Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT. This award, presented annually, recognizes Kilgore's contributions as driving force behind development and subsequent revisions of ASTM E1527, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. Read More

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FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus releases H1 Interoperability Test Kit.

November 21, 2013

Comprising test engine, communication stack, and function block interface card, H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.1 offers tool for troubleshooting and debugging FOUNDATION fieldbus instruments. Full H1 suite of testing tools, including the Automation Toolkit, is now compatible with modern 64-bit testing systems. By using H1 ITK, instrument manufacturers can thoroughly test devices prior to submitting their product for official registration with Fieldbus Foundation. Read More

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FDI Specification, Developer Tools are currently available.

November 21, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation announced first public release of FDI Cooperation, LLC's Field Device Integration (FDI) specification as well as demo of FDI developer toolkits. Both will make it possible for automation suppliers to prepare for developing products and host systems compatible with FDI, which will be included in emerging standard IEC 62769. Demo of developer tools was based on protocol-independent FDI Common Host Components. Read More

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EPA Awards Research Fellowships to undergraduates.

November 21, 2013

Marking 30th anniversary of its undergraduate grant program, U.S. EPA announced over $1.65 million in research fellowships for 33 students pursuing degrees in environmental science and related fields through Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship program. This year's recipients are eligible to receive fellowship of up to $50,000 for their studies.  Also, EPA GRO program supplements students' educations with EPA internship. Read More

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EPA Administrator Testifies as to importance of science.

November 20, 2013

Providing testimony before House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy talked about "central role" science plays at U.S. EPA. She called integrity of science essential to pursuing EPA's mission of protecting human health and environment. "I firmly believe," said McCarthy, "environmental policies, decisions, guidance, and regulations that impact the lives of all Americans must be grounded...in sound, high quality, transparent, science." Read More

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PTDA's VMI White Paper helps optimize supply chain.

November 20, 2013

Information provided by "VMI: A Practitioner’s Set of Guidelines" helps distributors and manufacturers explore vendor managed inventory and make informed decision as to whether implementing this type of relationship can help their bottom line. Both distributor and manufacturer perspectives are given in regards to implementation, measuring results, and benefits of VMI. Also, white paper includes case study, glossary of terms, and checklist of prerequisites for VMI participation. Read More

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CEA announces 2014 International CES SuperSession program.

November 20, 2013

CEA announced dynamic lineup for its 2014 International CES® SuperSession conference program. Covering game-changing technologies and trends, SuperSessions spotlight well-known industry experts and out-of-the-box ideas and discussions. Program will address industry topics such as the 2nd screen experience, sensor-based hardware, inspiring innovation, and how today's emerging technologies will affect tomorrow's devices. Read More

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Dr. Thomas Zimmer named VP of European Operations.

November 20, 2013

As Vice President of European Operations, Dr. Thomas Zimmer will be responsible for leading ISPE's business development and advancing strategic relationships in Europe. Dr. Zimmer is a licensed pharmacist and joins ISPE with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining ISPE, Dr. Zimmer was Senior Vice President at Boehringer Ingelheim. During his 32 years with the company, he gained experience in development, production, quality, and supply chain operations. Read More

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CEA announces Innovations Award honorees.

November 20, 2013

The 2014 International CES® Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 28 consumer electronics product categories, including 2 new categories focused on some of the latest trends: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies. Entries are judged on overall engineering qualities, product’s intended use and function, unique features, and how design and innovation of product compares to others in marketplace. Read More

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MTConnect Institute announces dates for conference.

November 19, 2013

Third [MC2 2014 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference — Advancing Data-Driven Manufacturing will be held in Orlando, FL, April 8-10. Building on MTConnect foundation, conference will focus on real world benefits and practical implementation of digital manufacturing technology. Winners will be selected for MTConnect Challenge 2 where participants develop software that harnesses innovation and manufacturing intelligence breakthroughs utilizing data acquired via MTConnect standard. Read More

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Representative Scott Peters will open 2013 Pacific Rim Summit.

November 19, 2013

Representative Scott Peters(D) of 52nd Congressional District of California will deliver opening remarks at 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. BIO's Brent Erickson called Peters "an essential voice for the industrial bioscience sector and the many San Diego-based companies involved," citing his support for federal investments in advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. Conference will take place in San Diego, CA from December 8–11. Read More

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BIO Calls Proposed Rule on 2014 RFS blow for advanced biofuels.

November 19, 2013

BIO and advanced biofuel members will seek to correct flaws in proposed rule on 2014 volume obligations for Renewable Fuel Standard. In his statement, BIO's Brent Erickson said rule "turns the logic of the RFS on its head" and could "significantly chill" advanced biofuels project investments. Erickson cited jobs figures and levels of private investment into technology at risk by said proposal and said “We will focus ... on convincing the administration to right the course on this policy.” Read More

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ASTM Water Portal offers knowledge to industry stakeholders.

November 19, 2013

Launched by ASTM International, online Water Portal provides single source for information and research across range of water-related topics and areas of interest for stakeholders across overall water industry. Portal provides pathway into compendium of technical information and research in 5 focused, water-related areas. Information covers newly published ASTM standards, proposed standards and revisions, meeting and symposia schedules, research reports, and more. Read More

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PMA names new Exhibition Sales Manager.

November 19, 2013

Recently promoted to exhibition sales manager, Douglas E. Trout  will sell exhibit space in the METALFORM technology area for all FABTECH tradeshows. He will also collaborate with FABTECH’s cosponsoring associations to support the overall strategic plan of the show, assist in developing marketing materials to promote the event, and provide customer service to exhibitors. Doug replaces Roger Judson who is retiring from PMA on December 31, after more than 40 years in manufacturing. Read More

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ASTM presents Hecht Award to Robert T. Shannon.

November 19, 2013

Robert T. Shannon, radioanalytical consultant at Quality Radioanalytical Support LLC, has received Max Hecht Award for his outstanding service to Committee D19 on Water. A member of ASTM since 2000, Shannon has received three Standards Development Awards from Committee D19 during his tenure, and also serves on ASTM Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Shannon has supported government and independent commercial testing laboratory needs as a radiochemist for more than 20 years. Read More

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NEMA endorses Industry Data Exchange Association.

November 18, 2013

At its annual meeting, NEMA recognized Industry Data Exchange Association's recent milestone accomplishments. IDEA is electrical industry’s preferred source for timely, synchronized manufacturer-supplied product data for electrical products supply channel. During 2013, IDEA dramatically increased the volume of marketing data in its Industry Data Warehouse, which now includes more than 325,000 products, each with manufacturers’ specification sheets, attributes, images, and product descriptions. Read More

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ASTM Fatigue Standard will enable fracture toughness testing.

November 18, 2013

ASTM E2899, Test Method for Measurement of Initiation Toughness in Surface Cracks under Tension and Bending, will enable fracture toughness testing on defects that are directly analogous to those commonly found in structural applications. Standard will be used by entities required to address defect tolerance of safety-critical structures, including petroleum plants and pipelines, nuclear reactors, aircraft, and spacecraft.
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Workshop to address hydraulic fracturing site characterization.

November 18, 2013

Scheduled for Jan 28, ASTM's workshop on Site Characterization and Monitoring Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Activities will focus on technologies and best practices for conducting site characterizations and monitoring impacts of site activities. Workshop will discuss case studies related to topics such as sampling and analysis of residential/commercial water supply wells; stray gas investigations; measuring atmospheric parameters effecting air quality; and surface/subsurface soil sampling. Read More