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Greener Cleanup Standard has been approved by ASTM committee.

December 4, 2013

On September 15, ASTM International Subcommittee E50.04 on Corrective Action approved new standard on applying greener best management practices to site assessment and cleanup projects: ASTM E2893, Guide for Greener Cleanups. This standard, according to E50 member John Simon, will "enable environmental professionals to assess greener best management practices in a systematic fashion and then prioritize and select the BMPs to apply during a project." Read More

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NEMA publishes cable tray installation guidelines.

December 4, 2013

Intended for engineers, contractors, and maintenance personnel, NEMA VE 2-2013 Cable Tray Installation Guidelines address shipping, handling, storing, and installing cable tray systems as well as maintenance and system modification. Guidelines have been revised to reference the 2011 version of the National Electrical Code® and provide clarification for grounding and bonding cable trays, as well as recent cable tray product developments. Read More

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Turning Experience Into Practice is theme of annual meeting.

December 4, 2013

"Turning Experience Into Practice" is the theme of ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council's 2014 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, to be held March 10-13 in Nashville, TN. Event is expected to include more than 300 exhibitors featuring latest technology to help fleets improve safety and efficiency. Complete technology trade show will include latest models of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, specialty and alternative-fueled vehicles, components, safety, and IT and services. Read More

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Webinar Series explains how to improve pump systems reliability.

December 4, 2013

Opening session for Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) 4-part webinar series will be held January 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST. Series will explain how VSDs may be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head as well as applications to avoid. Sessions include Intro 101 (January 9), Application and Installation Considerations (January 16), Protection for VFD and Proper Output (January 23), and Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs (January 30). Read More

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MTConnect and OPC announce UA companion specification.

December 4, 2013

MTConnect Institute and OPC Foundation announce availability of MTConnect-OPC UA (Unified Architecture) Companion specification release candidate.  It has been developed to ensure a uniform information model that can be utilized via MTConnect standard and OPC UA standard. In the interest of wide and rapid adoption by vendors of equipment and software, specification is designed with the following goals in mind: incremental adoption, evolution, customizability, and non-proprietary in nature. Read More

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White Paper looks at polyurethane foam application near lighting.

December 4, 2013

NEMA LSD 57-2013 Polyurethane Foam Application: Lighting Equipment provides information regarding application of polyurethane spray foam insulation that may come into contact with luminaires in various building applications. Published by NEMA, this white paper offers recommendations, including acceptable installation practices, based on results from analysis carried out with Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) while testing various types of luminaires with polyurethane spray foam. Read More

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NSF International acquires Brazil's Bioensaios.

December 4, 2013

NSF International has acquired Bioensaios Analysis and Environmental Consulting Laboratory Ltd., based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Founded in 1990, Bioensaios provides Good Laboratory Practices studies and highly specialized testing services, including ecotoxicity, for range of domestic and international companies as well as government agencies serving the water, food, and agribusiness industries. NSF International clients now have access to NSF Bioensaios' full set of services. Read More

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ISO Technical Report from NFPA benefits users and manufacturers.

December 4, 2013

ISO/TR 17209:2013, Hydraulic fluid power – Two-, three- and four-port screw-in cartridge valves – Cavities with ISO 725 (UN and UNF) threads, is available from National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). This ISO Technical Report specifies dimensions and provides other data relating to cavities with ISO 725 UN and UNF threads in which 2-, 3-, and 4-port screw-in cartridge valves are mounted to ensure dimensional interchangeability. Read More