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ASTM Standard helps determine endovascular device shelf life.

August 2, 2012

ASTM F2914, Guide for Identification of Shelf-Life Test Attributes for Endovascular Devices, was developed by Subcommittee F04.30 on Cardiovascular Standards, part of ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. Standard will enable companies to use engineering testing or fundamental engineering principles to justify whether certain attributes are unaffected by age and whether they need to be tested after aging. Read More

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ASTM Committee is developing proposed PTA test standard.

August 2, 2012

There are 2 proposed ASTM standards being developed that will be used to find major impurities in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) product. Said standards are ASTM WK36121 and K36122, Test Method for Determination of p-Toluic Acid and 4-Carboxybenzaldehyde in Purified Terephthalic Acid by High Performance Liquid Chromatography; and High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis, respectively. Both are being developed by Subcommittee D16.02 on Oxygenated Aromatics. Read More

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ANSI Workshop Report details new search engine standards.

August 2, 2012

ANSI has released workshop report on status of redevelopment of National Standards Search Engine (NSSN). Report details purpose, scope, recommendations, and next steps identified during ANSI Database Design Verification Workshop on March 21, 2012, including addition of keyword search option to NSSN. New version of NSSN may help users find details on existing standards, or ones in similar stages of development, to avoid creation of new standards that duplicate aspects of others. Read More

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ANSI Standards cover electronic messages and kitchen exhausts.

August 2, 2012

ANSI/ARMA 19-2012, Policy Design for Managing Electronic Messages, outlines requirements for policy guiding the management of electronic messages as records throughout lifecycle, from creation to destruction or disposition. ANSI/IKECA C10-2011, Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems, provides guidance on how to determine frequency and necessity for cleaning through inspection procedures, methods for cleaning exhaust systems, and standards for post-cleaning exhaust conditions. Read More

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ASABE revises protective agents terminology/definition standard.

August 2, 2012

ASAE S327.4, Terminology and Definitions for Application of Crop or Forestry Production and Protection Agents, was previously titled Terminology and Definitions for Application of Crop, Animal, or Forestry Production and Protection Agents. Governing committee determined standard is no longer used for animal production, and title and scope were revised accordingly. Other changes include format pagination updates and clarifications to spray drift and air assist sprayer definitions. Read More

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NREL Study shows renewable energy potential in every state.

August 1, 2012

Produced by NREL, U.S. RE Technical Potential looks at available renewable resources in each state and establishes upper-boundary estimate of development potential. Report compares estimates across 6 renewable energy technologies and shows achievable energy generation of particular technology given resource availability. Study includes state-level maps and tables containing available land area, installed capacity, and electric generation for each technology. Read More

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EPA kicks off Energy Star National Building Competition.

August 1, 2012

EPA's Energy Star program launched 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with record 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and protect health and the environment. More than 30 different types of commercial buildings are facing off this year, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and District of Columbia. Throughout year-long competition, public can keep track of progress on the web. Read More

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TITANIUM 2012 Session to address trends in medical industry.

August 1, 2012

During TITANIUM 2012, Dynamet Inc. will sponsor session focusing on current challenges and future trends in international medical industry. Speakers will offer insights on how companies in titanium global supply chain are positioning themselves for success in medical sector. According to Thomas U. Zuccarini, Dynamet manager of medical and consumer markets and sales administration, trends toward more active lifestyles and pressure to control healthcare costs will favor continued use of titanium. Read More