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ASTM Standard addresses internal combustion engine packages.

February 11, 2011

Developed by Subcommittee F25.07 on General Requirements, ASTM F2876, Practice for Thermal Rating and Installation of Internal Combustion Engine Packages for Use in Hazardous Locations in Marine Applications will help prevent fire and explosions on decks of tank vessels used to transport hazardous products. Primary users will include engine manufacturers, vessel builders and crew, and third party businesses that design and install engines in potentially hazardous locations. Read More

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TRFA Defoamer Webinar explores theory, type, and case studies.

February 11, 2011

Designed to aid participants in defoamer selection, Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) will hold 1 hr webinar on March 10, 2011 at 11:00 am EST for industry professionals. Presenter Dr. Charles Hegedus of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will describe fundamental aspects of foam and defoaming as well as various types of defoamers and how they perform. Also up for discussion will be several case studies on foam and defoamers. Read More

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Plenary Session to discuss future of healthcare policy.

February 11, 2011

BIO announced that former Senator John B. Breaux (D-LA) and former Congressman Jim McCrery III (R-LA) will be panelists at 13th Annual BIO CEO and Investor Conference. Moderated by BIO President and CEO, and former Congressman, James C. Greenwood, opening plenary session will offer discussion concerning future of healthcare policy under new Congress as interpreted by 3 healthcare policy experts. Panel will address questions concerning repeal efforts, recent court decisions, and implementation. Read More

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Confidentiality Claims Removed for submissions under TSCA.

February 11, 2011

US EPA notified 5 companies that identities of 14 chemicals associated with number of health and safety studies submitted under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and claimed as confidential are not eligible for confidential treatment. This action comes as part Administrator Lisa P. Jackson's continuing efforts towards increasing public access to chemical information and understanding risks posed by chemicals in our environment. Read More

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North Central Chapter Meeting scheduled for March 4.

February 11, 2011

Open to both members and non-members, North Central Chapter Meeting will be held at Donaldson Company in Bloomington, MN. Agenda includes Chapter Meeting, Donaldson plant tour, lunch, and variety of seminars. Broadcast on web as webinar starting at 1:00 PM (central time), seminars will include Introduction to Donaldson and its Filtration Technology, Measurement for Metal Nanoparticle Agglomerates, and Trends and Technology Solutions in Industrial Dust Collection. Read More

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PTDA Task Force approves.Product and Price Format revision.

February 11, 2011

Joint task force of PTDA and Bearing Specialists Association has approved Product & Price Information Format (PPIF) v2.2. Revision adds optional fields where suppliers can insert name of image file and/or URL of file. Effective March 31, 2011, it also adds optional field where supplier can provide harmonized tariff code, up to ten-digit level, from Harmonized Tariff Schedule of United States. PPIF has been used since 1999 and has streamlined process of updating price/product information. Read More

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Powder Metallurgy Conference showcases latest trends, products.

February 10, 2011

Taking place in San Francisco, CA from May 18-21, PowderMet2011 will highlight developments and trends in metal powders as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. Program will include 225+ technical presentations by authors from 30+ countries as well as trade exhibition. Other events will include keynote presentation by Afternburner, Inc., overview of annual MPIF State-of-the-Industry Report, and 4 special interest programs. Read More

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Former Senator Byron Dorgan to speak at FC&HE 2011 conference.

February 10, 2011

Former Senator Byron Dorgan says fuel cells and hydrogen are crucial to any clean energy policy and to reducing American dependence on foreign sources of energy today and in the future. On Feb 14, during Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy 2011 Conference, Sen. Dorgan will outline first steps in upcoming battle to ensure that fuel cells and hydrogen energy receive needed attention and funding to continue bringing these crucial technologies to full scale commercialization. Read More

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Electronics and the Environment Symposium offers roadmap to compliance.

February 10, 2011

It's Not Easy Being Green Symposium, taking place May 11-12, 2011 in Boston, MA, will give companies up-to-date information on laws and regulations affecting every aspect of electronics manufacturing supply chain, from Europe and Asia to South America and U.S. Interactive experience will feature discussions with speakers who offer different points of view as well as environmental experts from electronics companies, non-governmental organizations, government, and academia. Read More

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ASTM to sponsor Symposium on Rolling Element Bearings.

February 10, 2011

Scheduled for April 13-14, 2011 ASTM International Symposium on Rolling Element Bearings will provide forum for exchange of information on recent achievements in bearing technology. Event will begin with papers presented by leading experts in their field followed by discussions on testing methods and specifications. International array of authors will cover 5 main areas of focus: bearing materials, tribology, bearing analysis, bearing testing methods, and applications. Read More

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Facade Inspection Workshop is offered by ASTM.

February 10, 2011

Conducting Periodic Facade Inspections: A Discussion of the "How To," taking place in West Conshohocken, PA on April 29, will provide baseline benchmark for facade inspectors to utilize as they perform mandated inspections. In addition to sharing tips and techniques for performing inspection, workshop will include technical presentations and discussions elaborating on papers from ASTM STP 1444, Building Facade Maintenance, Repair, and Inspection. Read More

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ASABE to Adopt Standard on satellite-based positioning devices.

February 10, 2011

ASABE initiated project to adopt, nationally, international standard ISO 12188-1:2010, Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Testing procedures for positioning and guidance systems in agriculture - Part 1: Dynamic testing of satellite-based positioning devices used in agriculture. Adoption increases exposure of standard and its benefits in North American marketplace while further harmonizing national and international standardization. Read More

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2011 Economic Trend Projections detailed in industry magazine.

February 10, 2011

"Six Unstoppable Economic Trends In 2011," appearing in Winter 2011 issue of Welding and Gases Today, outlines 6 economic trends impacting world, economy, industry, and business. In this article, Barry Asmus points out shift in power from Pacific Ocean, as anchored by U.S. and Japan, to Indian Ocean, where India and China will be major factors. Asmus also projects that local, labor-intensive organizations in service sector will benefit from increased customer spending in 2011. Read More

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MHEDA Online Magazine offers industry forecast for 2011.

February 10, 2011

The MHEDA Journal, Q1 2011 edition features 2011 Industry Forecast with perspectives from ITA, CEMA, and MHIA. Forecast includes predictions from 50 distributors, 94% of whom are expecting sales improvements in 2011, as well as Supplier/Associate members, who predict individual company growth from 2-60%. Also featured is article titled "Six Unstoppable Economic Trends for 2011" by economist Barry Asmus, Ph.D., introduction to 2011 MHEDA president Chuck Frank. Read More

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Initiative to outline best practices for managing energy data.

February 10, 2011

In cooperation with Cisco Systems, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric, ODVA has launched energy initiative to transform industrial energy resource allocation model. Goal is to develop comprehensive approach to optimization of energy usage for industrial consumer that is scalable, open, and inclusive for users and suppliers. Approach will simplify ability to understand energy consumption and enable control methodologies to optimize energy usage throughout industrial ecosystem. Read More

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NASA and WPI partner for Centennial Challenges program.

February 10, 2011

NASA has partnered with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which will manage Sample Return Robot Challenge that will demonstrate how robot can locate and retrieve geologic samples from varied terrain without human control. Program seeks to encourage innovations in automatic navigation and robotic manipulator technologies. To take place in spring of 2012, competition will offer winning prize of $1.5 million, funded by NASA, while WPI will publish rules and register competitors. Read More

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Atomic Clock Discovery has been made by JILA scientists.

February 10, 2011

JILA scientists eliminated collisions between atoms in atomic clock by packing atoms closer together. As described in Science Express, this discovery could enhance performance of experimental atomic clocks made of thousands or tens of thousands of neutral atoms trapped by intersecting laser beams. This idea, proposed by JILA theorist Ana Maria Rey and demonstrated in the lab by Ye's group, might make neutral atom-based clock accuracy compete with that of single ion based clocks. Read More

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Process Expo 2011 Registration is officially open.

February 9, 2011

Registration is open for 2011 PROCESS EXPO, which will take place November 1-4 in Chicago, IL. Advance registration for PROCESS EXPO is $25 and provides full access to exhibits and educational program, providing processing and packaging solutions for various industry segments. FSPA Chairman Scott Scriven said that show floor is more than 75% larger than that of 2010's conference and will include bellwether equipment manufacturers across all segments of food and beverage industry. Read More

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AEM President Dennis Slater makes statement on highway funding.

February 9, 2011

Dennis Slater, AEM President, responded to House Appropriations Committee's intent to cut 17% of federal transportation budget by calling the notion "discouraging." Demanding right to returns on commuter investments, Slater cited 18.4 cent federal fuel and 24.4 diesel tax that went towards Highway Trust Fund for 2010-11 fiscal year. Contributions thereto, he continued, should be dedicated to transportation infrastructure maintenance/improvement, not to deficit reduction. Read More

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Manufacturing Expo will address budget-based challenges.

February 9, 2011

Taking place in Anaheim, CA from April 5-7, AeroDef 2011 Manufacturing Exposition and Conference will bring together senior executives from aerospace and defense manufacturing to address challenges of improving program performance in face of continual budget cuts. Discussions will explore collaboration, process integration, and innovation along entire supply chain. Exposition hall will showcase everything from components to engineering systems, and 70+ technology sessions are scheduled. Read More