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ASABE revises standard on standby electric power for farms.

March 11, 2013

ANSI/ASAE EP364.4, Installation and Maintenance of Farm Standby Electric Power, includes updated reference information as noted in the most recent periodic review of the document. Last revised in 2006, document provides information to assist installers, maintenance personnel, operators, and others in the proper installation, operation, and maintenance of farm standby electrical systems. Read More

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ASTM Subcommittee on Hydraulic Fracturing holds first meeting.

March 11, 2013

More than 100 individuals met for first meeting of ASTM Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing. Primary purposes of meeting were to set agendas for coordination of existing ASTM activities related to hydraulic fracturing, and development of new hydraulic fracturing standards. Some area in which standards could be developed include: establishing background contamination levels; evaluating chemistry of waste materials; sealing wellbore for abandonment; and quantifying grout behavior. Read More

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ASTM Steel Standard covers test for prestressing PC strand.

March 11, 2013

ASTM A1081/A1081M, Test Method for Evaluating Bond of Seven-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand. According to one member of committee responsible for ASTM A1081/A1081M, test will enable steel wire strand (PC strand) producers to evaluate bond characteristics of their product as QC/QA check point in their manufacturing processes. Such a test will also enable qualification of potential PC strand suppliers and monitoring of existing suppliers. Read More

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SEI Executive to Deliver Keynote at 2013 General Assembly.

March 11, 2013

Lin Rong, vice chief engineer for Sinopec Engineering Incorporation (SEI), will offer insights on FOUNDATION™ fieldbus projects in China at Fieldbus Foundation 2013 General Assembly, which will be held in Shanghai from March 12–15. Rong has 26+ years of professional engineering experience on large-scale petrochemical projects and was named councilior of China Instrument and Control Society in 2011. He holds Bachelor of Chemical Process Automation degree from Zhejiang University. Read More

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Video details advancement of passenger rail in America.

March 11, 2013

In new Transportation TV video, FRA Administrator Joe Szabo details 2 major agreements that he says will lead to manufacture and purchase of more than 100 new passenger rail cars in the U.S. Under first agreement, submitted by Sumitomo Corporation of America and Nippon Sharyo, bi-level passenger rail cars will be manufactured at newly established plant in New Rochelle, IL. Second agreement, led by Caltrans, involves purchase of domestically produced passenger rail cars by 5 state DOTs. Read More

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Inaugural IPC ESTC takes holistic product development approach.

March 11, 2013

Aimed at creating new framework for technology interchange and innovation for entire electronics industry, IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference and Exhibition (ESTC) in Las Vegas, NV will feature technical conference from May 20–23 and exhibition from May 21–22. Tapping expertise of 70+ industry elite who constitute IPC ESTC program committee, event will touch on all phases of product lifecycle and engage experts and industry in dialogue to identify and address system challenges. Read More

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Keynote Luncheon to feature Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars.

March 11, 2013

Forbes magazine has published list of most awe-inspiring rising stars in science and healthcare, all under age 30. BIO’s President and CEO, Jim Greenwood will join these rising stars for Keynote Luncheon at 2013 BIO International Convention. Participants include: Laura Deming, 18, Partner, Longevity Fund; Joshua Sommer, 24, Executive Director, The Chordoma Foundation; Adina Mangubat, 25, Chief Executive, Spiral Genetics; and Isaac Kinde, 29, MD-PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Read More

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Breakout Session Program announced for BIO's 2013 World Congress.

March 11, 2013

To be held in June in Montreal, Canada, BIO's 10th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will offer breakout program featuring 7 tracks and 40+ sessions that emphasize commercialization in industrial biotech. BIO's Brent Erickson, commenting on breakout program, said featured speakers, global biofuel and renewable chemical company executives and managers, will highlight how biorefineries are producing new employment opportunities and jump-starting economic development. Read More