Universally known as master conciliator and consensus-builder, Dr. Kotaite served with the International Civil Aviation Organization for more than 50 years, including 30 years as elected President of the Council, making him the longest-tenured senior executive in the history of the United Nations. Dr. Kotaite’s dedication to the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation was a key factor in its phenomenal growth. The global aviation community will miss his visionary leadership. Read More
ANSI/NEMA PB 1.1-2013 provides general instructions for proper handling, installation, operation, and maintenance of panelboards, which are used in the distribution of electricity at 600 V or less with 1,600 A mains or less and 1,200 A branch circuits or less. Another standard, ANSI/NEMA PB 2.1-2013, provides general instructions for proper handling, installation, operation, and maintenance of deadfront distribution switchboards rated 600 V or less and 6,000 A or less. Read More
NEMA announced that its Assistant Vice President of Operations, John Caskey, has been named an IEEE Senior member. This honor is bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the electrical engineering profession. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. Read More
President Obama announced the next expansion of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation with The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, to be located in Chicago. DMDI will change the way America does manufacturing by focusing on democratization and data integration across the supply chain. Announcement coincided with news of another manufacturing hub, the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute, to be located in Canton, MI. Read More
To rectify marketplace confusion and workforce skills inconsistency, IREC is developing IREC Standard 14732:201X General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Certificate Programs. IREC identified need to differentiate between certification and certificate programs as well as describe best practices and requirements that form foundation for accrediting clean energy certificate programs. Parties are encouraged to comment on this standard until April 14, 2014. Read More
According to statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, AIA welcomes Obama's announcement of two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes. It demonstrates a clear commitment on the part of the administration to strengthen American manufacturing and invest in innovative new technologies that will grow the economy and support national security. AIA is encouraged that so many member companies are already fully engaged with this initiative. Read More
Massachusetts Technical Standards Review Group (TSRG) provided its recommendation to Department of Public Utilities (DPU) regarding appropriate penetration screen to use for Massachusetts' supplemental review process within its interconnection tariff. TSRG recommended DPU use 100% of minimum load as penetration screen rather than current 67%, and IREC commends such careful deliberation of this issue and TSRG's support of moving to 100% of minimum load.
Scheduled for June 25–27, 2014 Hydraulic Institute Technical Meeting offers venue for interested members to volunteer their expertise and join technical committees which create ANSI/HI Standards, technical guidelines, and reports for pumps and pumping systems. Some meeting highlights will include: Department of Energy Update; Pump Test Lab Approval and Pump Labeling; Pump Efficiency Prediction; Pump Knowledge Workshops; and Structured Authoring Training Session. Read More