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NSF Plumbing Standard referenced by CA building commission.

September 27, 2010

California Building Standards Commission now references NSF/ANSI Standard 14: Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials, in California Plumbing Code for water piping systems. Commission has removed state's amendment that excludes use of cross linked polyethylene (PEX) for water piping systems, and PEX must meet Standard 14 - 2009 requirements. Effective date to comply was August 18, 2010, for 2007 California Plumbing Code and is January 1, 2011, for 2010 California Plumbing Code. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover ECG electrodes and door trim.

September 27, 2010

ANSI/AAMI EC12:2000 (R 2010), Disposable ECG electrodes, establishes minimum labeling, safety, and performance requirements for disposable electrodes used for diagnostic monitoring. Revision includes adhesive performance section, which was added based on new data. ANSI/BHMA A156.6-2010, Architectural Door Trim, contains requirements for door protection plates, door edgings, push plates, and door pulls. Strength and finish tests, as well as dimensional and material criteria, are also included. Read More

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ASTM Standard assesses retroreflectivity of pavement markings.

September 24, 2010

An effort currently under way by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration to set national standards for minimum maintained retroreflectivity levels for pavement markings has illustrated the need for a practical protocol to measure such levels. In response to this need, ASTM International Committee D04 on Road and Paving has developed ASTM D7585/D7585M, which describes 3 techniques that can be used to assess markings. Read More

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Media Registration open for SAE International Convergence 2010.

September 24, 2010

Scheduled for Oct 19-20 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Convergence® Conference and Exhibition will include Blue Ribbon Panel: The Mobility Ecosystem, which will discuss opportunities for convergence of new technologies and services for smart automotive mobility. Event will also feature Carmaker Speak Panel comprising top electrical engineers from world's major carmakers, Technical Sessions based on Automotive Electronics Industry Strategies, and SAE Career Fair. Read More

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ANSI Online Course provides introduction to standards.

September 24, 2010

A pre-requisite for ANSI instructor-led courses, online course titled "An Introduction to Standards: Why, where, and how are they developed?" provides brief overview of standards, defining types as well as key definitions and terms. It also details ANSI's role in standardization process. Additionally, process by which ANSI participates in international standardization arena is covered, along with overview of regional and international organizations. Read More

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AAMA voices support for .30/.30 tax credit changes.

September 24, 2010

On Sept 16, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced Job Creation and Tax Cut Act of 2010. If enacted, bill will link 25(c) fenestration tax credits to 2010 ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights, Version 5.0. Tax credit is currently tied to .30 U-factor/.30 SHGC threshold. Replacing .30/.30 standard with ENERGY STAR standards will simplify process of obtaining tax credit and purchasing fenestration products for the home. Read More

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HART Foundation announces WirelessHART test system improvements.

September 24, 2010

Improvements to WirelessHART® Test System promote test performance, tool usability, and technician productivity during compliance testing. Wireless Test System v1.4 offers improvements to automated test scripts, message logging, Response Code, and Burst Mode as well as testing of Routing/Timer and DUT buffer, Packet Precedence, and Priority. Wi-Analys Software v1.3 provides test analysis enhancements for packet type display, automatic Network ID translation, file capture, and playback. Read More

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AAMA Fall Conference to feature keynote on Green performance.

September 24, 2010

Scheduled for Oct 11-13, AAMA Fall Conference will include meeting of AAMA Codes Action Committee, which is responsible for developing code change proposals, public comments, and AAMA positions. Regulatory Affairs Committee will provide updates on regulations originating from CARB, ENERGYSTAR, ADA, OSHA, and EPA. In keynote, Chris Nelson, director of global commercial development for UL Environment, will cover importance of third-party validation and certification of sustainable products. Read More

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Web-Based Database details AIA employment data by state.

September 24, 2010

On AIA's website, new tool provides one-stop source for information on employment, payroll, average wages, and number of aerospace establishments in all 50 states as well as select metropolitan areas. Marion C. Blakey, AIA president and CEO, said this tool "will help policymakers, analysts and other aerospace advocates better understand the breadth of our industry and its contribution to the economy." Web-based tool also lets users request specific reports. Read More

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Eight New Companies Join AIA, bringing membership total to 133.

September 24, 2010

With 175 associate members, AIA's total membership is 308 companies. This includes 8 companies, recently enrolled by AIA, that bring total of new regular member companies joining association this year to 31. New members added this month include AGC Aerospace and Defense; CERTON Software, Inc.; CIRCOR International, Inc.; Cubic Defense Applications, Inc.; Galactic Ventures, LLC; PRTM, LLC; Realization Technologies, Inc.; and Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corporation. Read More

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NASA awards IR Sounder contract for first JPSS spacecraft.

September 24, 2010

NASA, on behalf of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has awarded sole source contract to ITT Corporation for CrIS Cross-track Infrared Sounder instrument planned for flight on first Joint Polar Satellite System in 2014. CrIS will provide detailed atmospheric temperature and moisture observations for weather and climate applications. Under contract, ITT will manufacture, test, and deliver CrIS, support instrument integration on JPSS-1, and provide launch and post-launch support. Read More

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Comments Sought on Directory of US technical requirements.

September 24, 2010

ANSI is seeking public comments on database that will serve as directory of technical requirements - standards, technical regulations, conformity assessments - used in US market for 5 industry sectors: IT, telecom, petroleum, water purification, and construction equipment. Once complete, directory will help reduce duplicative and/or overly burdensome requirements for US industry in foreign markets. Development directory is being completed by ANSI under US-India SCCP. Read More

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SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress set for Oct. 5-6.

September 24, 2010

SAE International's Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, known as COMVEC, is being led by Oshkosh Corp and will feature technical sessions, seminars, and displays addressing engineering issues for commercial vehicles used in on-highway, off-highway, and military and defense applications. Event will also include panel addressing military business needs and panel of defense community senior executives that will discuss how engineering impacts military and defense businesses. Read More

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IPC, SMTA Host Conference on high performance cleaning/coating.

September 24, 2010

Taking place from November 16-18, High Performance Cleaning and Coating Conference will cover technological developments in cleaning and coating as applied to electronics assemblies. Workshops held on first day will provide knowledge of cleaning agent and cleaning equipment integration as well as practical conformal coating. Technical presentations on following day address topics of assembly cleaning, electrical failures, conformal coating, and Class 3 cleaning challenges. Read More

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MHEDA Journal analyzes data collection technology.

September 23, 2010

Third Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal features article by Cynthia Bellian, senior marketing communications manager for The Kennedy Group, about the similarities and differences between bar codes and RFID tags. Key considerations for determining which is best include nature of processes being optimized, nature of supply chain environment, impact on human capital, improvement yields, need for data accuracy, need for tracking, service life, and budgets. Read More

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Self-Adhesive Membranes Standard approved by ASTM committee.

September 23, 2010

To ensure product quality and performance for self-adhesive roofing membranes, ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing developed ASTM D7530/D7530M, Specification for Self-Adhesive Glass Fiber Fabric Reinforced Polymer Modified Asphalt Steep Slope Roll Roofing Surfaced with Mineral Granules. According to D08 member Husnu Kalkanoglu, standard "will help define short- and long-term product performance for fiberglass mat reinforced self-adhesive membranes." Read More

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BSA 2010 Fall Meeting to host record numbers of attendees.

September 23, 2010

Pre-registration for Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2010 Fall Meeting, taking place in Chicago, IL on September 27, includes 20% more distributors than manufacturers and participation of 9 new committee members since BSA's 2010 Annual Convention in May. BSA Fall Meeting enables committees to pursue their own agendas without distractions of broader programming. Attendees will also hear Suzanne Richer's presentation on "International Trade Issues Affecting the Bearing Industry." Read More

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Conflict Minerals Identification will impact entire supply shain.

September 23, 2010

According to chairman of IPC Government Relations Committee Mikel Williams, new reporting requirements on the use of conflict minerals being drafted by U.S. SEC "could have a significant impact on the entire electronics industry supply chain." Fern Abrams, IPC director of government relations and environmental policy, explained IPC is working to modify IPC-1752A, Materials Declaration Management, to address supply chain's need to exchange data on metals derived from conflict minerals. Read More

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ANSI Accessibility Exhibition to follow World Standards Day.

September 23, 2010

ANSI will hold Standards for Accessibility exhibition in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2010, in honor of 20th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act. Being held in conjunction with U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day on September 23, event will feature exhibits highlighting role that standards play in achieving universal access for all populations. Speakers will include James Shannon of NFPA, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Congressman James Langevin (D-RI). Read More

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ISEA Safety Standards offered via ANSI webstore.

September 23, 2010

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) standards collection is available via ANSI's webstore. From air purifying devices to first aid kits, ISEA standards promote workplace safety across range of industries. These safety standards address everyday activities as well as emergency situations, covering everything from one part of the body to overall safety of workers. Use of these guidelines is key to maintaining secure workplace. Read More