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ANSI Committee reaffirms electric lamps starters standard.

August 10, 2016

Available in hard copy or via electronic download, ANSI C78.180-2003 (R2016), American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for Fluorescent Lamp Starters, has been reaffirmed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78. Coverage includes performance of glow switch starters used with preheat-type fluorescent and similar discharge lamps. Excluded are starters defined as... Read More

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FABTECH 2016 provides competitive edge with industry speakers.

August 10, 2016

Of concern to metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, education program scheduled by FABTECH 2016 includes presentations on diverse topics. Sessions address needs of attendees of all skill levels. Taking place November 16–18 in Las Vegas, said event's education component will be led by manufacturing experts. Technical, operational, and managerial sessions are... Read More

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EPA awards $4.5 million to advance air monitoring technology.

August 10, 2016

U.S. EPA announced grants to 6 research organizations to develop and use low-cost air pollution sensor technology. Grants will help fund research projects that explore how scientific data can be effectively gathered and used by communities to learn about local air quality. Grantees will also study accuracy of data produced by sensors and sensor networks. For example, comparing high-quality data... Read More

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ASABE approves rotary and flail mower standards.

August 10, 2016

ASABE has adopted 4 standards that address safety and testing of rotary disk, drum, and flail mowers. Three of the documents are international standards, adoption of which further harmonizes national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide. Fourth standard, ANSI/ASABE S639, Safety Standard for Large Row-Crop... Read More

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PMMI brings packed Innovation Stage back to PACK EXPO.

August 10, 2016

According to show producer PMMI, Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 is shaping up to be the largest on-floor education feature since its inception in 2012. Examples of PACK EXPO topics include Internet of Things, machine safety, sustainability, smart packaging, global packaging trends, and digital print technology. Pharm EXPO's Innovation Stage will address... Read More

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EPA Waste Tracking aids building managers' conservation efforts.

August 10, 2016

As free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers, EPA's Energy Star Portfolio Manager is used to measure energy, water, and greenhouse gas (GHG) metrics in 450,000+ U.S. buildings and 10,000+ buildings in Canada. Users can also, via recently introduced waste and materials tracking feature, benchmark 29 types of waste across 4 management metrics –... Read More

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NREL Assesses Strategies for light-duty vehicle GHG reduction.

August 10, 2016

"Implications of Sustainability for the U.S. Light-Duty Transportation Sector" by NREL's Crish Gearhart explores potential internal combustion engines, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and battery electric vehicle advances that can decrease GHG emissions when paired with alternative low-carbon energy sources. Specifically, said paper examines each strategy's potential has to... Read More

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Competition honors 5 states for transportation projects.

August 10, 2016

DOTs in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin won awards in national competition that recognizes excellence in transportation projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway congestion, and provide more travel options to consumers. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA motor club, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards recognize best transportation projects in 3... Read More

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Advanced Manufacturing Media announces key business updates.

August 9, 2016

SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media has made several key staffing changes. Jim Sawyer has been promoted to editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, and Brett Brune has taken on role of editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing magazine. Alan Rooks will be joining Advanced Manufacturing Media as senior editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine. Media group also announced it has seen... Read More

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LIA Relaunches Laser Safety Signs with updated content.

August 9, 2016

LIA relaunched sales of laser safety signs, which accommodate needs of Laser Safety Officers and their professional laser safety teams. Available in plastic and laminate, these customizable signs feature updated, clear safety warnings and instructions. Specifically, signs are available for Class 3B and 4 lasers or laser systems per ANSI Z136.1 as well as for Class 3B laser-controlled areas.... Read More

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NEMA Surge Arresters Section publishes guides and videos.

August 9, 2016

NEMA, on behalf of its Surge Arresters Section, has published 6 guides and accompanying videos on arresters. These include 4 guides on purchasing good quality arresters, an instructional document on protecting distribution lines from lightning, and a document on uses of transmission line arresters. Topics of these guides were chosen to educate utility buyers and engineers on the advantages of... Read More

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ASM Alternative Energy Contributes to Significant Fine Line, High Aspect Ratio Conductor Printing Result on PERC Solar Cells

August 8, 2016

Working alongside long-time partner, Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), ASM Alternative Energy (AE) has recently contributed to some of the industry’s most impressive solar cell printing results. Utilizing an ASM AE Eclipse metallization platform, VectorGuard™ Fine-Line Stencils, and precision metal squeegees in combination with ISFH’s proven PERC solar cell production... Read More

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NREL/DOE launch energy profiles for every U.S. city.

August 8, 2016

U.S. DOE and NREL have launched 2 new tools as part of Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning project. City Energy Profile tool uses data science methodologies to derive city-specific data for 23,400 cities across U.S. In addition to estimates of electricity and natural gas use and costs by sector, tool generates energy market profiles that provide data on fuel types. Communities can... Read More

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API Files Suit Against EPA for not adhering to CAA limitations.

August 5, 2016

API-filed lawsuit challenges Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final oil and natural gas sector rule calling for emission standards for new, reconstructed, and modified sources. Specifically, API challenges EPA's failure to adhere to specific limitations provided by Clean Air Act (CAA) on how the agency can develop regulations. Additionally, several industry groups... Read More

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NASA names new chair for Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.

August 4, 2016

Patricia Sanders has been named chair of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, a committee that reports to NASA and Congress on matters concerning agency's safety performance. Sanders served for 34 years in the federal government, retiring in 2008 as executive director of the Missile Defense Agency. As executive director, she was the senior civilian responsible for MDA's management and... Read More

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ANSI Accredited Committee stabilizes glow lamp standard.

August 4, 2016

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 stabilized ANSI C78.385-1961 (S2016) Methods of Measurement of Glow Lamps. Standard outlines the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be observed in testing glow lamps. ANSI C78.385-1961 (S2016) can be purchased in hard copy or as electronic download on the NEMA website. Read More

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JSC Giprogazoochistka Chooses Intergraph® SmartPlant® Solutions for Complex Refinery Projects

August 4, 2016

Foremost Russian engineering service provider improves plant design integrity with Intergraph Process, Power Marine HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - JSC Giprogazoochistka, a leading Russian engineering company specializing in oil and gas processing and petrochemical industries, has chosen Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine solutions to improve in-house engineering design processes. The main reason the... Read More

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CAS strengthens its commitment to science and innovation.

August 3, 2016

CAS, a division of American Chemical Society, announced 2016 SciFinder® Future Leaders program, which will be held Aug 15-20, providing selected international PhD students and postdoctoral researchers opportunities to collaborate with CAS scientists, innovators, and business leaders. Individuals will expand their professional network and build connections; strengthen SciFinder proficiency and... Read More

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NREL Technique improves perovskite solar cell conversion efficacy.

August 3, 2016

In collaboration with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, scientists at NREL devised method to increase perovskite solar cells efficiency (19%), reliability, and reproducibility. Research involving hybrid halide perovskite solar cells shows treating them with methyl ammonium bromide solution repairs defects and thereby improves efficiency. Scientists converted low-quality... Read More

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AAMA releases updated sealants document.

August 3, 2016

AAMA recently released updated document describing test procedures and specifications required for sealants. AAMA 800 document, "Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants," contains group of documents utilized in the construction and installation of fenestration products. Beginning with the 2016 publication, these documents remain connected, but have been separated as... Read More