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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Murray Aircraft Manufacturing.

June 4, 2015

U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed $75,000 civil penalty against Murray Aircraft Manufacturing, LLC of Ypsilanti, MI for alleged operation of one aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. From December 12, 2012 to February 18, 2014, said company allegedly operated British Aerospace Jetstream 3101 on at least 300 flights when 11 required maintenance checks had not been performed. Read More

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CDA Guildelines outline motor management best practices.

June 4, 2015

Third installment of The CDA Motor Management Program, Repair Specifications, and Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, provides outline for creating motor repair specifications and effective maintenance plan. CDA's Richard deFay cited successful motor management plans as containing well-documented repair specifications, preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance. "These fundamentals," said deFay, "can reduce overall maintenance costs…by eliminating breakdowns and saving energy." Read More

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NEMA publishes guidelines for metal and non-metallic conduit.

June 3, 2015

NEMA has published NEMA RV 3 Application and Installation Guidelines for Flexible Metal and Liquidtight Flexible Metal and Nonmetallic Conduit. Developed by NEMA 7WC-1 Section, standard provides installers and inspectors with industry perspective of best practices in the use and installation of conduits that NEMA members manufacture. Focus is placed on important fundamentals and recent changes to codes, product standards, and installation practices. Read More

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Summer Conference Early Bird Registration closes June 4.

June 2, 2015

Scheduled for June 28–July 1, AAMA 2015 National Summer Conference will include wide range of speakers. For example, Mic Patterson of Advanced Technology Studio will present  "Divergent Trajectories: Framing the Future of Glass and the Building Skin." James Connelly of the International Living Future Institute will speak on the future of building products. Colin Craven from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center will speak about certifying windows for areas like Alaska, with harsher climates. Read More

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Upcoming RIA Events focus on safety, collaborative robots.

June 2, 2015

RIA will host 27th National Robot Safety Conference (October 12–14, 2015) and International Collaborative Robots Workshop (October 15) in Pittsburgh, PA. National Robot Safety Conference provides in-depth coverage of ANSI/RIA R15.06 -2012 Robot Safety Standard as well as various issues and features industrial robot safety tabletop exhibit. Workshop will explore field advancements with global view on collaborative robot technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts. Read More

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes continue to decline.

June 2, 2015

NEMA's linear fluorescent lamp shipment indexes for 2015Q1 continued downward trend exhibited during calendar year 2014. As expected due to energy efficiency regulations, index for T12 lamps declined for fifth consecutive quarter on year-over-year basis, dropping by 39.5%. T8 shipments also posted double digit decline, decreasing by 21.7%. Shipments of T5 lamps fell more modestly, registering year-over-year decrease of 14.8%. Read More

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NEMA publishes guidelines for solvent-cementing joints.

June 2, 2015

Developed by the Polymer Raceway Products Technical Committee, NEMA PRP 2-2014 presents industry guidelines for solvent-cementing joints for PVC rigid, nonmetallic conduit, duct, and fittings. Document provides industry recommendations on the proper cutting and cleaning of conduit and the application of solvent cement, taking into account the environmental conditions when solvent cement is applied. Guidlelines are useful in construction, utilities, and electrical contracting industries. Read More

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TRIB Will Participate in WasteExpo 2015 as exhibitor, educator.

June 1, 2015

Continuing its efforts to educate fleets about environmental and economic benefits of using retreaded tires, TRIB will be exhibiting at WasteExpo 2015 in Las Vegas, NV from June 2–4. TRIB will be showing videos highlighting environmental benefits of retreading and true causes of rubber on the roads. In addition, materials distribution will include copies of 16-page, color "Understanding Retreading" brochure as well as materials from TRIB members that cater to Waste Industry segment. Read More

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ASTM Works to Revise/Reinstate biodegradable plastics standard.

June 1, 2015

ASTM is working to revise and reinstate standard D7081-05, Standard Specification for Non-Floating Biodegradable Plastics in the Marine Environment. Said revision, which will include name change, will cover products (including packaging and coatings) made from plastics that are designed to be biodegradable in natural seawater. This specification was withdrawn in April 2014 in accordance with ASTM Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees (section 10.6.3). Read More

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EPA announces $54.3 million in Brownfields grants.

June 1, 2015

EPA announced the selection of 243 new grant investments totaling $54.3 million to 147 communities across the U.S. Investment will provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean up, and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment. Recipients will each receive approximately $200,000 to $600,000 in funding toward EPA cooperative agreements. Read More

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FAA proposes civil penalties for hazmat violations.

June 1, 2015

Federal Aviation Administration proposes civil penalties against 3 companies for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. In each case, FAA alleges shipments were not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate hazardous nature of their contents and were not marked, labeled, or packaged in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Proposed penalties against DGI Menard Inc., Aqua-Chem, Inc., and Rust-Oleum Corp range from $54,000 to $81,669. Read More

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NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C81 Standards for lamp bases and holders.

June 1, 2015

NEMA Lighting System-published standards include ANSI C81.61-2009 (R2014) American National Standard for Electrical Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases for Electric Lamps; ANSI C81.62-2009 (R2014) American National Standard for Electric Lampholders; ANSI C81.63-2007 (R2014) American National Standard for Gauges for Electric Lamp Bases and Lampholders; and ANSI C81.64-2005 (R2014) American National Standard for Guidelines and General Information for Electric Lamp Bases, Lampholders, and Gauges. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers infant inclined sleep products.

June 1, 2015

ASTM International standard F3118, Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products, will cover emergence of infant sleep products with sleeping surfaces of greater than 10°. Specific issues addressed include maximum incline angles, side-to-side surface containment, and side height requirements. Specifically, standard establishes safety performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to minimize potential hazards. Read More

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Clean Water Rule protects vital streams and wetlands.

May 29, 2015

By finalizing Clean Water Rule, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army clearly define protection from pollution and degradation for streams and wetlands. Law- and science-based rule, shaped by public input, ensures protected waters are precisely defined and predictably determined as to make permitting less costly, easier, and faster for businesses and industry. There are no new permitting requirements for agriculture, and all previous exemptions and exclusions are maintained. Read More

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EPA, Army Representatives detail needs for Clean Water Rule.

May 29, 2015

Responding to requests and addressing Supreme Court decisions, EPA and U.S. Army are finalizing Clean Water Rule to protect streams and wetlands. Rule will provide certainty about which waters are important to protect in order to preserve recreational lakes and rivers which supply Americans with drinking water, help farms thrive, and protect against effects of climate change. Protecting clean water also aids economy by ensuring sustained manufacturing, energy production, and tourism. Read More

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NEMA publishes white paper on electric resistance heating.

May 29, 2015

NEMA released Market Benefits of Electric Resistance Heat, a white paper that provides an overview of recent developments in electric resistance heating. In simple terms, ERH warms working/living spaces using convection heaters such as baseboard or fan-forced heaters. White paper includes high-level exploration of different types of electric heating options; review of common attributes, including comfort, efficiency, and flexibility of use; and case study of electric heat used in "green" homes. Read More

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ASTM Standard helps ensure porcelain enamel-lined pipe efficacy.

May 29, 2015

WK49160, Practice for Casting Preparation and Test Procedure of Porcelain Enamel Lined Pipe, Fittings and Valves for Use in the Municipal Wastewater, Sewage and Water Treatment Industry, will provide best practices for companies that coat pipe with porcelain enamel (glass) lining. Proposed standard can be used by specifiers, designers, consulting engineers, and municipalities as QC guide in developing project specifications and by manufacturers who make products to meet specifications. Read More

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Proposed AM Standard to offer mechanical testing guidelines.

May 29, 2015

ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies is working on a standard that will be used to evaluate mechanical properties for additively manufactured materials. WK49229, Guide for Anisotropy Effects in Mechanical Properties of AM Parts, will serve as a guideline for using currently available standards for measuring mechanical properties, such as fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth, specifically within realm of additive manufacturing. Read More

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SPE announces call for entries in Parts Competition.

May 28, 2015

SPE Thermoforming Division has announced call for entries in its annual Parts Competition, showcasing advances in thermoforming design and application. Entrants may submit parts in several categories: Roll-fed categories include Industrial, Medical, or Food; Heavy-gauge categories are Vacuum Form, Pressure Form, Twin Sheet, and TPO. Entrants may also submit parts comprised of recycled material, which include Value Added Assembly and represent Innovation. Submission deadline is July 31, 2015. Read More

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IPC Market Research Report examines lead-free electronics issues.

May 27, 2015

Released by IPC, "Issues and Outlook for Lead-Free Electronics in Military and Aerospace Applications" assesses current and future state of lead-free usage in high-reliability applications. Examination of various tipping points and other indicators is used as basis for 10-year forecast of ratio of tin/lead to lead-free solder consumption (worldwide and in North America). Study provides look at how manufacturers are coping with such problems and how this trend will affect industry's future. Read More