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PTDA Welcomes Distributor as its newest member.

December 29, 2014

Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed IaMotion, LLC (Murrysville, PA) as new distributor member. Jeffrey Ianno, president of said solutions-based distributor, relayed such reasons for affiliating with PTDA as enhancing business relationships, acquiring tools needed to make more informed decisions, and ability to socialize with other members and family companies comprising industry. Read More

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NEMA publishes standard for motors and generators.

December 29, 2014

NEMA MG 1-2014 Motors and Generators standard contains practical information concerning performance, safety, testing, construction, and manufacture of ac and dc motors and generators, assisting users in proper selection and application. Changes in this edition include encompassing small motor premium efficiency values for capacitor-start/induction-run single-phase, capacitor-start/capacitor-run single-phase, and three-phase induction machines; as well as KW equivalent efficiency ratings. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers nozzles, atomizers used for pesticides.

December 29, 2014

ASTM E2872, Guide for Determining Cross-Section Averaged Characteristics of a Spray Using Laser-Diffraction Instruments in a Wind Tunnel Apparatus, will help characterize nozzles and atomizers using laser diffraction instruments. Applicable to aerial agricultural spraying, aerial forest sprays, and airblast spraying, standard describes tests relating to use of laser diffraction instrumentation to estimate droplet size distribution for liquid sprays released into moving air streams. Read More

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Revised Standard paves way for use of SIP fuel in airliners.

December 29, 2014

Renewable Synthesized Iso-Paraffinic fuel has now been included in ASTM International standard D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. Standard has been revised to incorporate international material specifications for SIP, or low carbon aviation fuel, ensuring fuel quality equal or superior to petroleum-derived aviation turbine fuels. Primary users include fuel producers/distributors, aircraft, and fuel system/turbine engine manufacturers. Read More

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HOUSTEX 2015 to showcase advanced manufacturing growth.

December 26, 2014

Scheduled for Feb 24–26, HOUSTEX 2015 is expected to be one of the largest Southwest events for showcasing latest technologies for use in the oil and gas, motorized vehicle, and aerospace and defense industries. Lynne D. Taschner, energy advisor for ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Planning Research laboratory, will deliver presentation on Outlook for Energy. Presentations by Todd Grimm, president of T.A. Grimm & Associates, will cover additive manufacturing trends, innovation, and practices. Read More

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EPA announces 2014 annual environmental enforcement results.

December 26, 2014

EPA released its annual enforcement and compliance results reflecting a focus on large cases driving industry compliance and that have a high impact on protecting public health and the environment. In fiscal year 2014, EPA enforcement actions required companies to invest more than $9.7 billion to control pollution and clean up contaminated sites. EPA’s cases resulted in $163 million in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties, and criminal fines. Read More

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ASC Video highlights adhesives in automotive sector.

December 26, 2014

ASC launched its second in a series of videos designed to promote and highlight innovative ways adhesives and sealants are being actively used in the marketplace or being considered for a new application. Next video in ASC’s Innovation Video series is entitled, Adhesives Drive Value for Automakers, and highlights many practical ways adhesives are used to lightweight cars, supporting automotive companies’ efforts to meet Federal miles per gallon mandates and lowering emissions. Read More

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Proposed Standard to cover issues in hedonic product testing.

December 26, 2014

Proposed standard, ASTM WK22268, Guide for Two-Sample Acceptance and Preference Testing with Consumers, will be the first standard guide to cover issues considered in hedonic product testing. Standard will cover how to establish product’s hedonic status based on sensory attributes alone, rather than brand, positioning, imagery, or other non-sensory aspects. It will be used by people who conduct product testing on food as well as other consumer packaged products. Read More