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New ISO Standards are available from NFPA.

November 12, 2013

NFPA has made available 2 new ISO standards: ISO 1179-1:2013 and ISO 1179-2:2013. ISO 1179-1:2013 specifies dimensions for ports with ISO 228-1 threads for use with non-adjustable stud ends in ISO 1179-2/-3/-4 and adjustable stud ends in ISO 1179-3. ISO 1179-2:2013 specifies dimensions, performance requirements, and test procedures for heavy-duty (S series) and light-duty (L series) stud ends with ISO 228-1 threads and elastomeric sealing (type E) used with them. Read More

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ASTM approves Environmental Site Assessment revisions.

November 12, 2013

ASTM International Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action has issued revised version of ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. Standard describes Phase I ESA process, a tool used to conduct research to identify potential for releases of hazardous substances or petroleum products that could lead to liability to new property owners if not identified, evaluated, addressed, and properly managed. Read More

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Nondestructive Testing Committee honors William Plumstead.

November 12, 2013

William C. Plumstead Sr., president, CEO, and principle nondestructive testing engineer Level III of Plumstead Quality and Training Services Inc., has received Lifetime Achievement Award from ASTM International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing. A member of ASTM and E07 since 1970, Plumstead was honored  for his distinguished service and dedication to advancement of quality in nondestructive testing industry through standards development. Read More

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AEM Hall of Fame announces 2013 inductees.

November 12, 2013

AEM announces 2013 inductees into AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service, and leadership. Inductees include Dipl.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Helmut Claas of CLAAS KGaA mbH; Ray O’Connor of Topcon Positioning Group; and Friedrich W. Schwing, Sr. of Schwing GmbH. Their vision and hard work have been critical to advancing global economic and social prosperity. Read More

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Rimrock Corporation becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator.

November 12, 2013

RIA announced that Rimrock Corporation has received RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, Rimrock completed rigorous process which included on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria. According to Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA, the Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens the overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Federal Facilities earn Energy Star CHP Award.

November 12, 2013

EPA recognized two federal facilities with ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power Award for their highly efficient CHP systems, which increase reliability of electricity supply while reducing carbon pollution. National Archives and Records Administration CHP system achieved an operating efficiency of 72%. Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany CHP system, using renewable landfill gas to produce energy that supports essential base operations, saves approximately $1.3 million annually in energy costs. Read More

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Judge Rules on RIA vs. ThermaPure, TPE Associates, Hedman.

November 12, 2013

In January 2013, Restoration Industry Association (RIA) filed suit in U.S. District Court against David Hedman and ThermaPure to invalidate patents held by ThermaPure, TPE Associates, and Hedman. Defendants argued that since they had never sought to enforce those other patents and there is no indication at this time that they have attempted to enforce them, those counts should be dismissed. Judge James V. Selna agreed and dismissed all patents from case except U.S. Patent No. 6,327,812. Read More

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AEM, Compliance & Risks partner on EU REACH initiative/newsletter.

November 11, 2013

AEM and Compliance & Risks today announced launch of EU REACH Executive Brief. This newsletter will keep equipment manufacturers informed about REACH regulations that apply to machinery imports to Europe. Customized specifically for off-road equipment manufacturing industry, content  includes news of changes and scheduled changes, upcoming deadlines and analyses from industry experts, as well as case studies and feature articles from peer companies. Read More