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Weather Safety Campaign seeks to keep GA pilots informed.

May 9, 2014

FAA and general aviation (GA) groups will launch 8-month national safety campaign, "Got Weather? #GotWx," to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. Starting May 4, campaign will run through December and refresh each month to feature new weather topic. Website provides facts about that month's topic as well as links to partner videos, safety seminars, quizzes, proficiency programs, online training, and case studies. Read More

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AEM Seminar helps attendees stay in front of "What's Next".

May 7, 2014

With the theme "Next!?", AEM's June marketing seminar will give attendees tools they need to manage constant flux in marketing today, from evolving digital strategies to more traditional offline tactics. Producer and contractor panel will look at equipment customer buying behaviors, while another customer-focused panel will examine manufacturer-dealer relationships. Other topics will include: B2B-focused social media, how-to’s of exhibits that excite, and voice-of-the-customer research trends. Read More

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SME presents 2 Composites Manufacturing Awards.

May 7, 2014

In an effort to recognize valuable contributions made within composites manufacturing industry, SME‘s Composites Manufacturing Tech Group annually presents Composites Manufacturing Awards. This year's J.H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award went to Mamidala Ramulu PhD, Boeing-Pennell professor of engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. ATK Aerospace Structures received 2014 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award. Read More

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NEMA praises committee approval of energy efficiency bill.

May 7, 2014

NEMA praised House Energy and Commerce Committee for reporting out the Energy Savings through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2013 (HR 2689). According to NEMA President/CEO Evan R. Gaddis, there is no better example of a public-private partnership than energy savings performance contracts, which this bill encourages. Contracts use private financing to renovate government buildings at no cost to taxpayer in a way that reduces energy consumption, creates jobs, and offers return on investment. Read More

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MTConnect Conference educates and inspires attendees.

May 7, 2014

Third iteration of [MC2 - MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, which was organized by MTConnect Institute, saw 150 attendees who learned about advancements in data-driven manufacturing. According to MTConnect Institute Board's Courtney Hill, "attendees were eager to discover how to use MTConnect to align themselves with technology initiatives such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things." On closing day, 3 top winners of MTConnect Challenge 2 were announced. Read More

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EPA awards $860,000 to expand use of green infrastructure.

May 7, 2014

EPA announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to impacts of climate change. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems. Green infrastructure tools and techniques include green roofs, permeable materials, alternative designs for streets and buildings, trees, rain gardens, and rain harvesting systems. Read More

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NEMA publishes transformer standard.

May 7, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA TR 1-2013 Transformers, Regulators and Reactors, which applies to single-phase and polyphase power and distribution transformers. Step-voltage regulators have been added to the scope in this edition and there is now more alignment with IEEE transformer standards. NEMA TR 1 is one of the few standards on the market that lists audible sound levels for these particular transformers. Read More

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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