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Adhesive and Sealant Convention will offer enhanced programming.

August 6, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council's (ASC) Fall Convention and EXPO - Louisville, KY from October 21-23, 2012 - will offer programming enhanced via 2 new concepts. Advanced Technology Link will feature 8 research institutions presenting emerging research and technologies being developed for marketplace. Transportation Focus within the Business Development and Market Trends Track will offer engineer-driven perspective and insight on automotive industry needs from A/S industry. Read More

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RIA to hold Webinar on 3D visualization for robotics solutions.

August 3, 2012

Taking place September 6, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 am EDT, Beyond the Robot: 3D Visualization for Complete Robotics Solutions will help attendees learn to develop high-end factory simulations. This webinar will also help dispel perception that 3D simulations are difficult to use or require special skills, provide access to library of 1,000+ components, and teach attendees to use all functions/features that are resident on one product, on one platform, for all manufacturing disciplines. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard addresses transmitted impact force on clothing.

August 3, 2012

ASTM WK38096, Test Method for Measuring Transmitted Impact Force Through Materials Used in Protective Clothing, is proposed standard being developed by Subcommittee F23.20. It will measure amount of energy absorbed by protective item compared to no protection at all. Also, standard will verify quality and performance of protective clothing in regard to transmitted force. Subcommittee is seeking perspectives on transmitted impact force of items like goalkeeper and motorcycle gloves. Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting celebrates association's tenth anniversary.

August 3, 2012

TRFA will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held October 28-30 in Orlando, FL. Schedule for this 2-day meeting features 16 technical papers selected by TRFA's 4 Market Focused Committees; Regulatory Affairs Update; Table Top Showcase; and presentation of TRFA's third annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Meeting will offer attendees multiple networking opportunities and be preceded by TRFA's Epoxy 101 Short Course. Read More

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TRFA celebrates 10th anniversary at annual meeting.

August 3, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 28-30, 2012 Annual Meeting will feature 16 Technical Papers selected by TRFA's 4 Market Focused Committees: Coatings, Civil Engineering, and Floorings; Adhesives and Sealants; Composites and Tooling; and Potting, Encapsulation, and Electrical. Event will also include Regulatory Affairs Update, Table Top Showcase, and presentation of TRFA's Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Attendees can look forward to ample networking opportunities throughout schedule. Read More

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Federal Mandatory Safety Standard addresses play yards.

August 3, 2012

U.S. CPSC has approved federal mandatory safety standard for play yards that incorporates provisions of ASTM International standard F406, Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards. Some requirements for play yards, as outlined in F406, include: stability test to prevent the play yard from tipping over; latch and lock mechanisms to keep play yard from folding on child; entrapment tests for attachments; floor strength tests; and minimum side height requirements. Read More

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ASTM Standard helps determine endovascular device shelf life.

August 2, 2012

ASTM F2914, Guide for Identification of Shelf-Life Test Attributes for Endovascular Devices, was developed by Subcommittee F04.30 on Cardiovascular Standards, part of ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. Standard will enable companies to use engineering testing or fundamental engineering principles to justify whether certain attributes are unaffected by age and whether they need to be tested after aging. Read More

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ASABE revises protective agents terminology/definition standard.

August 2, 2012

ASAE S327.4, Terminology and Definitions for Application of Crop or Forestry Production and Protection Agents, was previously titled Terminology and Definitions for Application of Crop, Animal, or Forestry Production and Protection Agents. Governing committee determined standard is no longer used for animal production, and title and scope were revised accordingly. Other changes include format pagination updates and clarifications to spray drift and air assist sprayer definitions. Read More

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ANSI Standards cover electronic messages and kitchen exhausts.

August 2, 2012

ANSI/ARMA 19-2012, Policy Design for Managing Electronic Messages, outlines requirements for policy guiding the management of electronic messages as records throughout lifecycle, from creation to destruction or disposition. ANSI/IKECA C10-2011, Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems, provides guidance on how to determine frequency and necessity for cleaning through inspection procedures, methods for cleaning exhaust systems, and standards for post-cleaning exhaust conditions. Read More

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ANSI Workshop Report details new search engine standards.

August 2, 2012

ANSI has released workshop report on status of redevelopment of National Standards Search Engine (NSSN). Report details purpose, scope, recommendations, and next steps identified during ANSI Database Design Verification Workshop on March 21, 2012, including addition of keyword search option to NSSN. New version of NSSN may help users find details on existing standards, or ones in similar stages of development, to avoid creation of new standards that duplicate aspects of others. Read More

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ASTM Committee is developing proposed PTA test standard.

August 2, 2012

There are 2 proposed ASTM standards being developed that will be used to find major impurities in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) product. Said standards are ASTM WK36121 and K36122, Test Method for Determination of p-Toluic Acid and 4-Carboxybenzaldehyde in Purified Terephthalic Acid by High Performance Liquid Chromatography; and High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis, respectively. Both are being developed by Subcommittee D16.02 on Oxygenated Aromatics. Read More

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Pump Testing Webinar scheduled for August 28, 2012.

August 1, 2012

Pump Systems Matter has announced that the second Pump Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar will take place at 1:00 pm EDT on Aug 28 and will be led by Jim Swetye of Pentair Water. It will cover scope of Rotodynamic Pumps for Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests Standard, as well as terms and definitions, guarantee point and duty points for pump acceptance tests, permissible amplitude of fluctuation of measurement uncertainty, and performance test acceptance grades and tolerances. Read More

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TITANIUM 2012 Session to address trends in medical industry.

August 1, 2012

During TITANIUM 2012, Dynamet Inc. will sponsor session focusing on current challenges and future trends in international medical industry. Speakers will offer insights on how companies in titanium global supply chain are positioning themselves for success in medical sector. According to Thomas U. Zuccarini, Dynamet manager of medical and consumer markets and sales administration, trends toward more active lifestyles and pressure to control healthcare costs will favor continued use of titanium. Read More

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ASABE Completely Revises agricultural equipment manual standard.

August 1, 2012

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised its standard for agricultural equipment manuals: ANSI/ASAE EP363.2, Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment - Operator's manual - Content and format. This complete rewrite incorporates list of changes. As next step, ASABE will propose EP363.2 be used as basis for revision of corresponding, identically titled international standard ISO 3600:1996. Read More

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EPA kicks off Energy Star National Building Competition.

August 1, 2012

EPA's Energy Star program launched 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with record 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and protect health and the environment. More than 30 different types of commercial buildings are facing off this year, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and District of Columbia. Throughout year-long competition, public can keep track of progress on the web. Read More

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NREL Study shows renewable energy potential in every state.

August 1, 2012

Produced by NREL, U.S. RE Technical Potential looks at available renewable resources in each state and establishes upper-boundary estimate of development potential. Report compares estimates across 6 renewable energy technologies and shows achievable energy generation of particular technology given resource availability. Study includes state-level maps and tables containing available land area, installed capacity, and electric generation for each technology. Read More

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ASABE Completes Revision to ISO standard for front-mounted PTO.

August 1, 2012

Completed revision, ANSI/ASABE AD8759-1:1998 JUN2012, Agricultural wheel tractors - Front-mounted equipment - Part 1: Power take-off and three-point linkage, adopts over speed requirements identical to rear PTO over speed requirements described in ASABE ISO adoption ANSI/ASABE AD500-1:2004 W/Cor.1 OCT2011, Agricultural tractors - Rear-mounted power take-off types 1, 2, and 3 - Part 1: General specifications, safety requirements, dimensions for master shield and clearance zone. Read More

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ASTM Develops Standard for low-speed vehicle barriers.

August 1, 2012

ASTM WK13074, Test Method for Low Speed Barriers for Errant Vehicles, aims to minimize damage caused by automobile crashes at storefront or other pedestrian areas. Standard will specifically cover bollards, barriers, gates, planters, and other products, used in instances not already covered by high-security K-rated bollards, designed to provide simple security, pedestrian protection, or denial of access to vehicles less than 4,500 lb at traffic speeds of 30 mph and under. Read More

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PE Pipe and Fitting Standard addresses mine heap leach aeration.

August 1, 2012

ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems is developing ASTM WK37233, Specification for Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings for Mine Heap Leach Aeration Applications. Specifically, this standard covers requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, perforations, pipe stiffness, elongation, joint separation resistance, quality of extruded polyethylene, brittleness, testing and marking. Read More

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ISO/IEC Standard addresses global personnel certification.

August 1, 2012

ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons, aims to harmonize various procedures used worldwide for certifying competence of personnel in different occupations or professions. This global benchmark for personnel certification programs ensures they operate in consistent, comparable, and reliable manner worldwide, allowing individuals to have skills that translate internationally. Read More