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HI and Pump Systems Matter announce mechanical seals webinars.

August 30, 2012

With supplemental webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency on September 18, second Mechanical Seals Webinar Series of 2012 starts October 3. It will feature industry leading experts leading participants in non-commercial educational forum. Regarding mechanical seals, webinars will address types and operating principles; construction and design; installation, connections, and commissioning; as well as seal environment and failure analysis. Read More

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IPC selects Dr. Michio Kaku to keynote IPC APEX EXPO 2013.

August 30, 2012

Theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku has been selected through vote of IPC members to be IPC APEX EXPO® 2013 opening keynote speaker. Referred to as a "rock star" by many in the scientific community, Kaku is an internationally recognized authority on Einstein's unified field theory. Kaku's keynote will present a vision of life in the year 2100 culled from ideas of 300 of the country's most influential scientists. Read More

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Aluminum Can is most recycled beverage container.

August 30, 2012

According to Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute, and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage containers jumped 7 percentage points, from 58.1% to 65.1% for 2011. That means 61 billion cans were recycled in 2011, a milestone that marks solid progress toward industry's goal of 75% recycle rate. Amount of energy saved just from recycling cans in 2011 is equal to energy equivalent of over 17 million barrels of crude oil. Read More

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CEWEC 2012 will offer 84 presenters over 3 days.

August 30, 2012

To be held November 13-15, 2012, fifth Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference (CEWEC) will host clean energy educators ready to offer latest information and insight on instructional strategies, curricula development, credentialing, and best training practices. There will be 3 plenary sessions, 60+ breakout presentations, and 5 pre-conference technical workshops. In addition to current strategies/practices, conference will look forward at new and next generation technologies. Read More

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Industry Group to study portable electronics usage.

August 30, 2012

Given widespread consumer use of portable electronic devices, FAA is forming government-industry group to study current PED policies and procedures aircraft operators use to determine when these devices can be used safely during flight. Group will examine testing methods aircraft operators use to determine which new technologies passengers can use aboard aircraft as well as establishment of technological standards associated with use of PEDs during any phase of flight. Read More

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Registration for World Standards Week open until Sept 28.

August 30, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 9-12, World Standards Week 2012 brings together standards and conformity professionals in spirit of collaboration and cooperation. In addition to new member orientation, event will include ANSI Government Member Forum; Open Forum: Building Bridges across the Standards Ecosystem; ANSI Legal Issues Forum: Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright; ANSI Company Member Forum; ANSI Organizational Member Forum; and ANSI Consumer Interest Forum. Read More

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ACIL announces Smart Grid testing and certification workshop.

August 30, 2012

On Sept 11-12, 2012, American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) will hold Smart Grid testing and certification workshop, which will examine the most recent information on Smart Grid interoperability, as well as related technology developments. Keith Greenaway and Roger Muse of ACLASS, a brand of ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, will address workshop, along with 12 other speakers including representatives of ACIL and other relevant groups. Read More

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ASTM Seminar to address marine anti-fouling paints.

August 29, 2012

Sponsored by ASTM International Committees F25 on Ships and Marine Technology, seminar on Marine Anti-Fouling Paints - Performance Standards and Testing will be held December 5 in Atlanta, GA. Seminar will facilitate dialogue and discussion regarding need for marine anti-fouling paint performance standard. Those in marine industry will discuss issues regarding anti-fouling paint performance, current state-of-the-art and future technologies, and potential development of ASTM performance standard. Read More