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Proposed ASTM Standard addresses pigment loss on ignition.

November 20, 2014

Pigment manufacturers use loss on ignition test to determine water of hydration or crystallized water. Proposed standard, ASTM WK46877, Test Method for Pigment Loss on Ignition, will provide definitive instructions for conducting this common test. Manufacturers will use results of testing as means for product validation. Test will also be used to determine both the acceptable and detrimental levels of water for different types of pigments. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standard for Electric Lamps.

November 20, 2014

NEMA has published ANSI C78.901-2014 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics. Standard sets forth physical and electrical characteristics required to assure interchangeability and to assist in proper application of single-based fluorescent lamps. Revision includes data sheets, for high frequency lamps, that contain information for dimming ballast design, effective January 1, 2015. Read More

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GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman to deliver keynote.

November 20, 2014

GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman will deliver keynote address at the Leaders in Technology Dinner at 2015 International CES®. Woodman will share insights from his 12 year entrepreneurial journey and discuss how he took an idea for a versatile camera from a beach in Indonesia to an IPO in 2014. He will also discuss company’s rise as a media business as consumers continue to spend hours consuming bite-sized GoPro videos on YouTube and other social platforms. Read More

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Log Skidder Safety Manual revised for industry best practices.

November 20, 2014

AEM Log Skidder Safety Manual has been updated with content provided and reviewed by Association’s Forestry Equipment Council to ensure it provides latest industry-consensus best practices for safe machine operation. Clearly illustrated with new pictorials, manual describes preparing for safe equipment operation, safe operation guidelines, and equipment maintenance. Revisions include added information on grapple and cable skidding, common hazards, and safety devices for log skidders. Read More

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NEMA Guidelines address electrical wiring device replacement.

November 20, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA WD 8-2013 Guidelines for Electrical Wiring Device Replacement. Guide contains checklist intended for evaluating safety of wiring devices and associated electrical equipment installed in residences, by building maintenance and management personnel. NEMA WD 8-2013 may be downloaded at no cost or purchased in hardcopy on NEMA website. Read More

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FCC and FTC Commissioners join innovation policy roundtable.

November 20, 2014

CEA® announced that U.S. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and U.S. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be featured speakers at the 2015 International CES®. For first time in CES history, full slate of commissioners from both agencies will participate in roundtable discussion on critical regulatory, law enforcement, and policy issues facing the technology industry. Hot policy topics will include spectrum allocation, privacy, accessibility, the Internet of Things, and regulatory reform. Read More

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European Commission, Agency endorse modernization initiative.

November 20, 2014

European Commission and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) endorsed global "CS23/Part 23 Reorganization" initiative, which will modernize how smaller airplanes are certified and lead to aviation authorities modernizing their own certification rules. Based on 16 draft standards being developed by ASTM International Committee F44 on General Aviation Aircraft, initiative intends to cut cost and increase safety of general aviation airplanes and technology. Read More

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Proposed Standard covers composite electrical conductors.

November 19, 2014

ASTM B987, Specification for Carbon Fiber Composite Core/Thermoset Matrix for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors, will establish methods used to measure critical properties of composite core products specifically for overhead power line applications. These properties allow composite conductor to perform at much higher power levels than traditional steelcore conductor. Utilities will use ASTM B987 to confirm that composite conductors they purchase will perform according to their line designs. Read More