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ANSI/NEMA Standard covers FEP insulated high-temperature wire.

December 14, 2012

ANSI/NEMA HP 4-2012 covers specific requirements for fluorinated ethylene propylene insulated solid and stranded wire, designed for internal wiring of high reliability electrical and electronic equipment. Publication addresses 250 V (type KT), 600 V (type K), and 1,000 V (type KK) hook-up wire and permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -65 to +200°C with silver-coated or nickel-coated conductors and -65 to +150°C with tin-coated conductors. Read More

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SME announces call for speakers for 2013 RAPID event.

December 13, 2012

SME announced its call for presentation abstracts for the RAPID Additive Manufacturing Solutions Conference and Exposition to be held June 10-13, 2013. Speakers are invited to present latest trends, advanced applications, and case studies in subject areas such as 3D imaging/printing, additive layer technologies, concept modeling, direct digital manufacturing, forensic anthropology, mold making, and reverse engineering. Deadline to submit abstracts is December 17, 2012. Read More

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Construction Industry loses 20,000 jobs in November.

December 13, 2012

According to employment report by U.S. Department of Labor, national construction industry unemployment rate was 12.2% in November, up from 11.4% the previous month. Nonresidential building construction sector lost 4,300 jobs, while residential building construction sector lost 6,800 jobs, and nonresidential specialty trade contractors lost 7,400 jobs. In contrast, residential specialty trade contractors added 3,200 jobs in November and have added 20,700 jobs compared to same time last year. Read More

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ANSI EESCC seeks participants.

December 13, 2012

ANSI has launched Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative, which will assess energy efficiency landscape and develop standardization roadmap and compendium, identifying gaps in existing standards, codes, and conformance programs, and working to adopt and implement new standards, codes, and conformance activities that will advance energy efficiency. ANSI encourages experts on energy efficiency-related issues and members of the greater standardization community to join EESCC. Read More

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Portland, Oregon Flights to be cleaner and greener.

December 13, 2012

According to FAA, pilots will start using NextGen technology and procedures that will enable aircraft to fly more efficient, environmentally friendly flights into Portland International Airport beginning next year. NextGen program uses RNAV approach procedures, which enable aircraft to fly safely on any desired flight path within coverage of ground- or space-based navigation aids. Aircraft approaching Portland can now power back sooner, saving fuel, making less noise, and emitting fewer pollutants. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation Announces latest specification updates.

December 13, 2012

Updates to open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus specifications help automate device replacement and enable backwards compatibility among different revisions of FOUNDATION devices used in plant automation systems. Specific updates include revised series of function block and transducer block profiles as well as requirements for H1 (31.25 kbit/s) device replacement that are part of Fieldbus Foundation's device registration process. Read More

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NTSB recommends ignition interlocks for DWI offenders.

December 13, 2012

In its study on wrong-way driving crashes, NTSB cited alcohol-impaired driving as the leading cause of these collisions and recommended that all first-offender alcohol-impaired drivers be required to have ignition interlocks installed on their vehicles. NTSB also endorsed continued development of a passive alcohol-detection technology, which would prevent alcohol-impaired individuals from operating vehicles by detecting alcohol in driver’s system through breath- and touch-based sensors. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation 2013 General Assembly will be held in China.

December 13, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation's 2013 General Assembly will be held March 12–15 in Shanghai, China. Open to Fieldbus Foundation members and non-members, event will be attended by FOUNDATION™ fieldbus suppliers, end users, and industry participants from around the world. Conference on March 14 will feature program focused on automation end users and provide overview of Fieldbus Foundation developments across globe. Fieldbus experts will expound upon latest initiatives in FOUNDATION technology. Read More