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ATA Natural Gas Summit will feature keynote by T. Boone Pickens.

July 19, 2012

American Trucking Associations President and CEO, Bill Graves, announced that energy executive T. Boone Pickens will participate as keynote speaker at Natural Gas in Trucking Summit, to be held November 28-30, 2012. Pickens, currently Chairman and CEO of BP Capital, will speak during session, The Transformation of America's Energy Future. Also, Graves announced 3 major corporate sponsors: Clean Energy, Freightliner Trucks, and TravelCenters of America. Read More

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Papers Invited for biodiesel fuels stability symposium.

July 19, 2012

Papers are invited for ASTM International symposium on Thermal and Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel Fuels. Topics include potential fuel quality and stability issues in storage, use of biodiesel blended fuels after refinery and pipeline distribution, appropriate test methods for defining instability, potential impact of fuel additives on instability, and evidence of fuel instability and associated problems. Preliminary abstract of 250-300 words is due no later than August 9. Read More

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NREL joins Global Alliance of Solar Research Institutes.

July 19, 2012

During opening session of Intersolar North America, NREL Director Dan Arvizu signed Memorandum of Understanding with Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and Japan's Research Center for Photovoltaic Technologies, a research unit of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Main objective of alliance is to accelerate progress toward shared solar research and development goals as well as to ensure sustainable long-term use of solar energy. Read More

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IPC and JPCA Printed Electronics Standard defines material categories.

July 19, 2012

IPC and JPCA have released IPC/JPCA-4921, Requirements for Printed Electronics Base Materials (Substrates), which defines terms and establishes basic requirements for categories of ceramic, organic, metal, glass, and other. Standard provides common language for designers, equipment makers, and manufacturers, according to Marc Carter, of IPC. It also provides starting point for IPC's Printed Electronics Initiative to establish infrastructure that will help contribute to industry expansion. Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard for aerospace/industrial electric cable.

July 18, 2012

NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Standard for Aerospace and Industrial Electrical Cable. In this edition, requirements are included for finished aerospace and industrial electrical cables intended for signal and low-voltage power applications with defined environment or temperature conditions found in commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and high performance vehicles. Hard and electronic copies are available. Read More

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NEMA Publishes tunnel and underpass lighting luminaire standard.

July 18, 2012

Published by NEMA, ANSI C136.27 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Tunnel and Underpass Lighting Luminaires addresses requirements or luminaires used to illuminate roadway tunnels and underpasses. Requirements in this standard are specifically limited to general attributes of tunnel luminaires. Based on state of industry, updates to referenced documents, terminal block, terms, and definitions have been made in this 2012 edition. Read More

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NTSB makes safety recommendations to EAA.

July 18, 2012

According to NTSB, Experimental Aircraft Association should identify and apply incentives to encourage owners, builders, and pilots of experimental amateur-built aircraft to complete flight test training. EAA should also work with membership, aircraft kit manufacturers, and avionics manufacturers to develop standards for recording of data in electronic flight displays, engine instruments, or other recording devices to be used in support of flight tests. Read More

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ASTM Standard aids selection of aggregate for green roof systems.

July 18, 2012

ASTM E2788, Specification for Use of Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate (ESCS) as a Mineral Component in the Growing Media and Drainage Layer for Vegetative (Green) Roof Systems, was developed by Subcommittee E60.01. According to E60.01 member Chuck Friedrich, ASTM International standard provides typical gradations as well as physical and chemical properties of rotary kiln expanded lightweight aggregates that can be used as lightweight fill, drainage material, or growing media component. Read More