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Proposed Standard addresses fire conditions due to eaves.

December 9, 2013

ASTM WK37414, Test Method for Flammability and Resistance of Eaves and Horizontal Projections to Fire Penetration, is being developed by Subcommittee E05.14 on External Fire Exposures. Standard will cover measurement of relative fire characteristics of exposed underside of both open and closed projections, such as horizontal soffits and extended open roof eaves, floor projections, and exposed under-floor areas to direct flame impingement from simulated fire originating outside building. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standards for insulators.

December 9, 2013

ANSI/NEMA C29.2A covers distribution suspension-type insulators 4.25–8 in. in diameter, made of wet-process porcelain or of toughened glass, and used in the distribution of electrical energy. ANSI/NEMA C29.2B covers transmission suspension-type insulators 9 in. in diameter and larger, made of wet-process porcelain or of toughened glass, and used in the transmission of electrical energy. Contents and scope of each standard may be viewed on NEMA website. Read More

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Road and Paving Standard addresses asphalt recovery.

December 9, 2013

ASTM WK40799, Practice for Recovery of Asphalt from Solution Using Toluene and the Rotary Evaporator, will be used for testing asphalt used in common pavements. Proposed standard will provide laboratories with instructions to extract liquid asphalt bitumen from asphalt-aggregate mixture using toluene and rotary evaporator. After liquid asphalt has been recovered, its properties can be measured to understand the performance of in-place pavement. Read More

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North American PCB Sales and Order Growth are strengthening.

December 6, 2013

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, total North American PCB shipments increased 3.6% in October 2013 from October 2012. Year-to-date shipment growth is still negative compared to same period in 2012, but is improving and reached -2.9 in October. PCB bookings increased 7.0% year over year, an improvement that brought year-to-date growth into positive territory at 0.1%. Compared to September 2013, PCB shipments in October were down 6.6% and bookings were down 4.0%. Read More

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MTConnect Institute announces Call for Speakers.

December 6, 2013

MTConnect Institute announces Call for Speakers for third [MC² 2014 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference - Advancing Data-Driven Manufacturing, to be held April 8-10 in Orlando, FL. Institute is looking for dynamic presentations that celebrate successes, challenge thinking, and push digital manufacturing field forward, all with MTConnect as underlying fabric. Call for Speakers will run through January 15, 2014. Read More

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EPA Appoints Dr. Grifo as new scientific integrity official.

December 6, 2013

As EPA's scientific integrity official, Dr. Francesca Grifo will be responsible for coordinating and carrying out EPA's scientific integrity policy and chairing standing EPA scientific integrity committee. EPA's Gina McCarthy praised Grifo's breath of experience and knowledge as complementary to implementing EPA's scientific integrity policy. Devoted to strengthening scientific integrity in government, Grifo has many years of experience in scientific research, academia, and science policy. Read More

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ASTM Workshop addresses LNAPL transmissivity estimating.

December 6, 2013

Scheduled for Jan 30, 2014, workshop on Estimating LNAPL Transmissivity will provide basic understanding of how LNAPL transmissivity can be estimated and how to use estimated values in understanding practical limits for hydraulic recovery of petroleum. This information may then be used in making effective decisions with regards to LNAPL assessment, management, and remediation. Attendees should have basic understanding of hydrogeologic processes and non-aqueous phase liquid fundamentals. Read More

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NEMA anticipates favorable DOE ruling for electric motors.

December 6, 2013

Department of Energy proposed new rule to increase energy efficiency for electric motors. According to DOE, rule could save consumers up to $23 billion and cut emissions of carbon dioxide from electric motors by 400 million metric tons over 30-year span. Efficiency standards proposed in notice of proposed rulemaking balance tradeoff of maximum feasible efficiency requirements against challenges of manufacturing high-performance motors across numerous product classes and hundreds of design types. Read More