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ANSI approves new robot safety standard.

May 22, 2013

Developed by RIA, ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard has been updated for first time since 1999 and is now harmonized with International ISO 10218:2011 standard for robot manufacturers and integrators. A key feature of standard is "collaborative operation," which is the introduction of a worker to the loop of active interaction during automatic robot operation. Standard also addresses "safety-rated soft axis and space limiting" technology, which is optionally available on new robots. Read More

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ELFF May Confidence Index shows improved optimism.

May 22, 2013

May 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry revealed market confidence of 56.7 over April's 54.0. Number reflects participant's increasing optimism despite concerns over economy and impact of federal policies on capital expenditures. Also, 9.7% of executives think business conditions will improve, 25.8% expect more access to capital, and 19.4% expect more hiring over next 4 months. Survey also shows 32.3% of respondents predict economic improvement over next 6 months. Read More

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HI-Led Webinar to cover acceptance testing per ANSI/HI 14.6-2011.

May 22, 2013

Pump Systems Matter and Hydraulic Institute will hold Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps in Water & Wastewater Facilities webinar on May 30 at 1:00pm EDT. Led by Richard Rindy of Weir Minerals North America, 1 hr session will address updated requirements for pump test protocols. It will cover requirements for verification of performance guarantees per contract, 4 variations of NPSH testing on clear water, permissible reading fluctuations for each performance grade, and more. Read More

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Federal Agencies expand urban waterway revitalization efforts.

May 21, 2013

U.S. EPA, along with federal partners, announced Urban Waters Federal Partnership will add 11 new locations. Additionally, 2 more federal partner agencies – U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Energy – will join this partnership in its collaborative efforts to restore waterways and their environments, boost recreation, help local economies, create jobs, and protect Americans' health. Read More

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Proposed Standard covers ion exchange oxygen removal cartridges.

May 21, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK39806, Practice for the Capacity of Ion Exchange Oxygen Removal Cartridge, will provide comprehensive approach to analyzing oxygen removal cartridges. Specifically, this standard, being developed by Subcommittee D19.08 on Membranes and Ion Exchange Materials, will help determine exchange capacity of ion exchange oxygen removal cartridge used to remove dissolved oxygen from water. Interested parties are invited to join in standards developing activities. Read More

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Crowd Funding Campaign reminds young Americans of opportunities.

May 21, 2013

Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Challenger Center for Space Science Education, sponsored crowd funding campaign to place trailer before Star Trek Into Darkness, beginning May 17, to educate public on human spaceflight programs that are currently underway. This trailer will play in 50+ cities nationwide. According to AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, this project aims to counteract "widespread misperception" that U.S. human spaceflight program is over. Read More

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Next NESCC Meeting will take place July 23, 2013.

May 21, 2013

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC), joint initiative of ANSI and U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will hold its next meeting from 9 am to 5 pm on July 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. Open to all interested U.S. and international stakeholders, NESCC meetings focus on identifying and responding to current needs of nuclear industry as well as standards that can facilitate its growth and development. Read More

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Registration Opens for 2013 Market Outlook Workshop.

May 21, 2013

Registration is open for 2013 Market Outlook Workshop, which will take place in San Diego, CA from August 8–9 and provide attendees with current and specific market insights on valve and pump industries. Presenters will focus on specific market sectors, including water/wastewater, power, oil and gas, petrochemical, shale gas, and hydrocarbon processing. Highlights will also include "Wall Street Perspective," "Economic Outlook," and “The Changing Face of Distribution” presentations. Read More