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HI Publishes Rotodynamic Pumps Guideline regarding NPSH Margin.

January 24, 2013

Hydraulic Institute (HI) has published ANSI/HI 9.6.1–2012 Rotodynamic Pumps Guideline for NPSH Margin, which serves as replacement for 1998 edition. Covering rotodynamic, general-purpose pumps with power levels as high as 5,300 hp and impeller tip speeds less than 130 fps, guideline describes benefits to pump longevity of maintaining suitable NPSH Margin. Document serves as tutorial on NPSH while also providing guidance for determining NPSH Margin. Read More

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Drywall Safety Act cites ASTM Standard C1264-11.

January 24, 2013

Signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 14, 2013, Drywall Safety Act of 2012 (PL 112-266) cites ASTM International standard C1264-11, Specification for Sampling, Inspection, Rejection, Certification, Packaging, Marking, Shipping, Handling and Storage of Gypsum Panel Products. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) chairman Inez Tenenbaum claimed noted collaboration with ASTM and anticipated future work with ASTM to ensure speedy adoption of drywall content standard. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute CD offers all ANSI/HI Pump Standards.

January 24, 2013

Hydraulic Institute (HI) is offering CD Version 3.1, which contains full set of all 31 current ANSI/HI Standards. In addition to such features as searchable PDF files, hypertext links from indexes to each Standard/Section/Page, bookmarks, and annotations, functionality for printing and commenting is also enabled. Content includes 4 extensively updated standards as well as one entirely new standard, Controlled-Volume Metering Pumps for Test (ANSI/HI 7.6). Read More

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ASTM Committee sponsors seminar on temporal methods.

January 24, 2013

Sponsored by ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation, seminar on Temporal Methods will be held April 17, 2013. Overview will present problem: understand if/how eating experience of snack bar has been changed by reducing sugar in formula. Three methods will be applied: progressive profiling, Temporal Dominance of Sensations; and Temporal Order of Sensations. Final part of seminar will cover analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of temporal methods. Read More

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ASTM Nuclear Fuel Cycle Committee to offer workshops in France.

January 23, 2013

ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle will sponsor several workshops and short courses from June 16–21, 2013 in Avignon, France. Offerings will include Short Courses on Nuclear Fuel Cycle, ASTM C26 Subcommittee Meetings, tours, and workshops: Remote Equipment Design, Analytical Development and Reference Materials in Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Long Term Glass Performance, and Used Fuels/Spent Fuel/Storage/Transportation and Disposal. Online registration closes May 1. Read More

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Standard covers polymeric raw materials for surgical implants.

January 23, 2013

ASTM F2820, Specification for PEKK Polymers for Surgical Implant Applications, specifies allowable ranges for composition, mechanical, and physical properties, as well as acceptable quality control practices, for PEKK polymers used in medical devices. Each factor covered by standard is important in assuring that materials used will perform as expected. In addition, using materials that meet requirements of ASTM F2820 can reduce or eliminate need for animal testing for these materials. Read More

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ASTM Standard reflects revisions in engine coolant technology.

January 22, 2013

ASTM D3321, Test Method for Use of the Refractometer for Field Test Determination of the Freezing Point of Aqueous Engine Coolants, has been revised to reflect advances in engine coolant technology used in modern engines. Standard is used to provide freeze point determination of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol based engine coolants based on correlation of refractive index and EG or PG concentration in water. Test helps prevent engine/cooling system damage under low ambient temperatures. Read More

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ASTM Standard focuses on digital thermometers.

January 22, 2013

ASTM E2877, Guide for Digital Contact Thermometers, provides variety of recommendations for the manufacture and selection of digital thermometers. Standard includes set of accuracy classes which pertain to temperature interval from -200 through 500°C, an interval important for many thermometry applications. In addition, ASTM E2877 describes 3 types of sensors used in digital thermometers: platinum resistance sensors, thermistors, and thermocouples. Read More