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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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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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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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ASTM Issues Papers Invite for gypsum technologies symposium.

December 6, 2013

Papers are invited for symposium on Advances in Gypsum Technologies and Building Systems, which will be held May 21, 2015 in Anaheim, CA to review innovations over past 25 years for gypsum products, systems, testing, and related building applications. Symposium will also highlight future opportunities and challenges. To participate, 250- to 300-word preliminary abstract must be submitted by March 3, 2014. Presentation and manuscript must not be of commercial nature or previously published. 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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MTConnect Challenge 2 gains 4 industry supporters.

December 6, 2013

NCDMM and AMT announce that DMG MORI SEIKI USA, ITAMCO, Mazak Corporation, and Okuma America Corporation will support MTConnect Challenge 2 by providing access to data generated by their equipment for development and testing of manufacturing intelligence applications. Second MTConnect Challenge: Creating Manufacturing Intelligence is seeking development of software applications that harness innovation and manufacturing intelligence breakthroughs utilizing data acquired via MTConnect standard. 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