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ANSI and IREC Launch certificate program accreditation program.

January 28, 2013

ANSI and IREC announced that ANSI-IREC program for accreditation of renewable energy and energy efficiency certificate programs has completed its pilot phase and is now accepting general applications. Program evaluates certificate-awarding schools, colleges, and other institutions against requirements for equipment, curriculum, facilities, administration, and personnel set forth in IREC Standard 14732. Program staff will host February 14 webinar to discuss this new program. Read More

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OSA Journal highlights self-assembling silica microwires.

January 28, 2013

By carefully controlling shape of water droplets with UV laser, team of researchers from Australia and France has found a way to coax silica nanoparticles to self-assemble into more highly uniform silica wires. Team describes manufacturing technique and potential applications in paper published in OSA's open-access journal Optics Materials Express. Technique is significant because it could, for first time, enable silica to be combined with any material through process of microwire self-assembly. Read More

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ATA adds Drivewyze PreClear to group of Featured Products.

January 28, 2013

Drivewyze PreClear provides commercial vehicles with bypass opportunities at over 180 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites using GPS technology. Once downloaded to tablet, smartphone, or select EOBRs, product provides transponder-like capability and eliminates need for dedicated transponders in each truck. Hands-free and compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations, service uses visual and audible instructions allowing driver time to safely maneuver vehicle. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation Announces field demonstration at Petrobras.

January 28, 2013

To showcase FOUNDATION™ for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology, Fieldbus Foundation will conduct live field demonstrations. First live demonstration will take place April 30, 2013 at Petrobras research and development facility (Cenpes) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At facility, series of tests will be conducted with FOUNDATION for ROM system installed on distillation process pilot plant to evaluate use of fieldbus-based ROM devices with wireless protocols for remote applications. Read More

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FCHEA Contributes to progress of NFPA Hydrogen Technologies Code.

January 28, 2013

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) has submitted 11 public comment proposals to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for 2015 edition of NFPA 2: Hydrogen Technologies Code. Said proposals, which relate to Chapters 10, 12, and 17, clarify existing requirements, ensure harmony with NFPA 853, add language pointing to requirements for parking garages in other NFPA codes, and update code requirements for various checks and tests. Read More

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Single Process Available for accreditation to multiple standards.

January 25, 2013

ANSI announced that ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS has begun offering opportunity for environmental laboratories to undergo concurrent accreditation to multiple relevant standards. Under new process, laboratories may be accredited concurrently to NELAC Institute (TNI) Volume 1: Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Performing Environmental Analysis as well as several standards and programs: ISO/IEC 17025, U.S. DoD ELAP, U.S. EPA NLLAP, and TNI NEFAP. Read More

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Publication Date Announced for 2013 AMT Directory & Buyers Guide.

January 25, 2013

Publication date for 2013 AMT Directory and Buyers Guide will be September 2013. Future plans include producing IMTS Directory and Buyers Guide in even years and AMT Directory and Buyers Guide in odd years. Gardner Business Media, Inc. will continue to partner with AMT to produce 2013 AMT Directory and Buyers Guide, and TechSpex will continue to house data for product. Read More

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NESCC Task Group seeks members.

January 25, 2013

Recent meeting of Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative resulted in establishment of new task group, which will be a standing study group focused on building techniques and materials intended to improve speed and quality of nuclear-related construction while potentially lowering costs. As part of its work, TG will assess efficiency and cost benefits of specific technologies, such as moisture tolerant concrete epoxies, modular rebar, and threadless conduit couplers. Read More