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NEMA publishes composite insulator standards.

April 7, 2014

ANSI/NEMA C29.12-2013 specifies composite suspension (tension) insulators with minimum section length of 46 in., while ANSI/NEMA C29.17-2013 specifies composite transmission line post type insulators with section lengths 41 in. or greater. Lastly, ANSI/NEMA C29.18-2013 specifies composite distribution line post type insulators with section lengths 30.6 in. or less. All insulators addressed by standards are intended for use on overhead lines for electric power systems.  Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Alfa Chemistry.

April 7, 2014

Civil penalty of $325,000 proposed by FAA against Alfa Chemistry stems from alleged violations of U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. Specifically, FAA alleges that, on 2 separate FedEx cargo flights, Alfa Chemistry shipped undeclared hazardous material (Acrolein) that DOT regulations prohibit from being transported on passenger and cargo aircraft. Also, FAA determined Alfa Chemistry failed to properly train and test employees who packaged said Acrolein. Read More

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NEMA Standard addresses heavy-duty switches.

April 7, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA KS 1-2013 standard, which covers heavy-duty enclosed and dead-front switches that are rated at not more than 600 V and 4,000 A with or without horsepower rating. DC ratings shall be up to and including 600 V, 1200 A; with or without provision for fuses; with current-carrying parts and mechanisms enclosed in metallic or nonmetallic cases, or that are enclosed when mounted in enclosed switchboard, panelboard, or similar; and manually operable by means of external handles. Read More

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Vehicle and Engine Company agrees to meet emission limits.

April 4, 2014

American Lifan Industry, Inc., an Ontario, California-based vehicle and engine importer, has agreed to ensure that future imports meet federal emission standards after illegally importing and selling nearly 28,000 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines manufactured in China that did not comply with Clean Air Act standards to limit harmful pollution. Company will pay $630,000 in civil penalties and will also post a $300,000-$500,000 bond to satisfy any future potential penalties. Read More

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FAA proposes civil penalty against All American.

April 4, 2014

FAA is proposing $51,651 civil penalty against All American Aviation Services, LLC for allegedly violating FAA drug and alcohol testing regulations. FAA alleges that All American allowed 8 employees to continue working in safety sensitive positions for more than 30 days after they were hired, even though company had not obtained drug and alcohol testing records from previous employers. FAA also alleges that company failed to comply with procedures for follow-up tests on 2 of these employees. Read More

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BIO International Convention will feature new Innovation Zone.

April 4, 2014

BIO, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health agreed to feature Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)-funded, early-stage biotech companies in Innovation Zone. Focused on drug discovery, diagnostics, and other platform technologies, Innovation Zone companies will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system. Select companies will also make presentations in BIO Business Forum. Read More

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Rotodynamic Pumps Webinar addresses vibration measurement, values.

April 4, 2014

Taking place May 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT, webinar series developed by Hydraulic Institute (HI) in collaboration with Jack Claxton (Patterson Pump Company) and associated HI committee members will focus on rotodynamic pumps for vibration measurements and allowable values. Technical online program, designed for pump distributors, manufacturers, and end-users, explores measurement made on non-rotating (bearing housings) of rotodynamic pumps. Sign up deadline is noon on May 8, 2014. Read More

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Energy Systems Integration Facility named Lab of the Year.

April 4, 2014

Located on the campus of NREL in Golden, CO, Energy Systems Integration Facility has been named 2014 Laboratory of the Year. ESIF received international award for being a first-of-its-kind research user facility that merges 3 specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workplace that consumes 74% less energy than the national average for office buildings, one of world's most energy efficient high performance computing data centers, and high-bay laboratory spaces with outdoor test areas. Read More