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IEEE Conference addresses India's power self-sufficiency.
Institute Of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc., The (IEEE)    Piscataway, NJ 08855
October 24, 2008 Experts discussed India's energy scenario and way to self-sufficiency at IEEE's Power and Energy Society's PowerCon 2008. Various topics were included under the theme, Technological advancements for the development of the power sector, including strategies for future energy challenges to India's energy security, discussed by Wanda K. Reder. Also touched upon were business opportunities from efficient lighting systems and energy conservation to manufacturing, among others.
ISA Alarm Management Draft nears committee ballot.
ISA (The Instrumentation Systems & Automation Society)    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
October 23, 2008 Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries elicited 2,500+ comments in the last 12 months from end users, vendors, and other process industry professionals. The ISA18 standards committee on Instrument Signals and Alarms plans 1 final review cycle prior to submitting draft ISA-18.00.02 for committee ballot by year's end. Nick Sands of DuPont said the standard will "...help users understand the elements of alarm management from philosophy and rationalization to monitoring and audit."
BIO calls for 2009 World Congress proposals.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
October 23, 2008 Biotechnology Industry Organization invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries to submit proposals for panels and individual papers for 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. Program tracks include biofuels/bioenergy technologies; renewable feedstocks and sustainability; renewable chemicals and biomaterials; fine chemicals, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and personal care; and business development, infrastructure, and public policy.
Florida Senate President honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
October 23, 2008 During BioFlorida Annual Conference, Florida Senate President Ken Pruitt was presented with Legislator of the Year Award for 2007-2008. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, Pruitt is committed to providing tools that growing companies need to succeed and compete and has been a leader in economic development, job creation, and continued innovation. He is an ardent supporter of Florida's biotechnology industry and understands benefits industry provides in the form of economic stability.
BIO expects growth in attendance at BIO Investor Forum.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
October 23, 2008 Scheduled for Oct 29-31 in San Francisco, Seventh Annual BIO Investor Forum will include more than 240 venture capital and public market investors, representing 40% increase in participation compared to 2007. Forum will also feature more than 140 presentations by private and publicly traded companies, 28 distinguished clinicians and investigators, 9 Therapeutic Workshops(TM), and 6 Business Roundtables, which have been reviewed by Advisory Committee of industry leaders.
TIA releases TPMS Relearn Chart.
Tire Industry Association    Bowie, MD 20716-1883
October 23, 2008 To help tire service professionals reset Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, TIA has released TPMS Relearn Chart. In each section, vehicles are listed by make, model, and year. Each listing includes type of TPMS; 3 columns of data that indicate when system relearn is necessary; relearn summary, which includes reference number that corresponds to vehicle's procedure for initiating sensor relearn mode; sensor manufacturer; OEM and replacement sensor part numbers; and torque specifications.
NEMA publishes standard for lithium cells and batteries.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
October 23, 2008 Published by NEMA, ANSI C18.3M, Part 1-2008 applies to portable lithium primary cells and batteries, including lithium/carbon monofluoride, lithium/manganese dioxide, and lithium/iron disulfide. Part 1 contains general requirements and information, such as scope, applicable definitions, general descriptions of battery dimensions, terminal requirements, and test conditions, while Section 2 features specification sheets for various types of cells and batteries.
NEMA Standard covers school communications systems.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
October 23, 2008 Published by NEMA, SB 40-2008 Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools covers application, installation, location, performance, and maintenance of school communications systems and their components. It establishes minimum required levels of performance, extent of redundancy, and quality of installation, but does not limit methods by which requirements are to be achieved. Standard applies to single-building schools, multi-building campuses, and multi-school districts.
NEMA Guide covers emergency communications audio intelligibility.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
October 23, 2008 Published by NEMA, SB 50-2008 Emergency Communications Audio Intelligibility Applications Guide provides overview of issues and general recommendations. Publication assists specifiers, emergency voice system designers, and authorities having jurisdiction who are not experts in acoustics with concepts used to enhance intelligibility, while providing better understanding of factors affecting intelligibility of these systems.
NEMA reaffirms wiring devices standard.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
October 23, 2008 Reaffirmed and published by NEMA, ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2002 Wiring Devices-Dimensional Specifications presents dimensional requirements of wiring devices in order to assist users in selecting and obtaining proper product for particular need and to minimize possibility of unsafe interchangeability between configurations. WD 6-2002 (R2008) revises and supersedes WD 6-1997.
AASHTO names PA transportation secretary as President.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials    Washington, DC 20001
October 23, 2008 Allen D. Biehler, P.E., Pennsylvania's Transportation Secretary, has been elected as President of the AASHTO. Having served as AASHTO VP until being named President, Biehler has identified, as emphasis areas for the association in 2009, authorization of a new federal surface transportation program; progressing to sustainability to address energy, security, and climate change; and launching the development of a multimodel freight strategic business plan.
NAM President calls for Transatlantic Free Trade Area study.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
October 23, 2008 NAM President, John Engler called for in-depth study of Transatlantic Free Trade Area between European Union and U.S. or EU and North American Free Trade Agreement nations. In address to Voka, the Flanders Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Engler said that despite rise of China, India, and other emerging economies, U.S. and EU together account for 56% of Gross World Product. Engler also emphasized that NAM continues to actively pursue "ambitious, market-opening Doha round agreement."
NTSB Chairman cites ways to reduce business aviation accidents.
National Transportation Safety Board    Washington, DC 20594
October 23, 2008 In address to 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown, NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker outlined areas that are critical to reducing aviation accidents. Runway Safety can be improved by requiring landing distance assessment with adequate safety margin for every landing. By setting work hour limits, accidents caused by human fatigue can be reduced. Crew Resource Management can be improved by requiring on-demand air taxi flight crews to receive crew resource management training.
SMA elects Chairman for 2009.
Storage Equipment Manufacturers Assn.    Charlotte, NC 28217
October 23, 2008 Elected Chairman of SMA for 2009, Keith Shipman is National Sales Manager for Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC, the manufacturer of ResinDek® panels used for decking, flooring, mezzanines, racks, shelving, work platforms, pick modules, warehouses, and other industrial workstations.
AEM names 2 executives to Board of Directors.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4879
October 23, 2008 Robert G. Harvell, President and CEO of LBX Company LLC and Scott R. Nelson, President of Bobcat Company Worldwide and CEO of Doosan Infracore International have been named to AEM Board of Directors. AEM directors help set guidelines and operating policies of association on behalf of members in areas such as technical and product safety support, equipment statistics and market information, public policy representation, global business development services, education and training.
NEMA applauds Senate vote on energy tax incentives.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
October 23, 2008 With Senate vote of 93-2, Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 includes NEMA-backed incentives to extend energy-efficient commercial building tax deduction through 2013, benefiting lighting and HVAC products. It also includes 1-year extension through 2009 of production tax credit for wind generation, 30% investment tax credit for solar energy and certain fuel cells, and extension through 2009 for credit to contractors for building energy-efficient homes.
Action Guide helps CFOs prepare for cyber attacks.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 22, 2008 Released by ANSI and Internet Security Alliance, action guide titled "The Financial Impact of Cyber Risk: 50 Questions Every CFO Should Ask" assists business executives in analysis, management, and transfer of financial risk related to cyber attack. Organized in question-based format, document provides guidance to CFOs and colleagues responsible for legal issues, business operations and technology, privacy and compliance, risk assessment and insurance, and corporate communications.
Rubber Ducks take Arctic bath to study glacial movement.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 22, 2008 As part of continuing effort to study movement of glaciers, NASA has sent 90 small rubber ducks into meltwater of fastest-moving glacier in Greenland, the Jakobshavn Glacier off of Greenland's west coast. By tracking movement and ultimate destination of ducks, NASA will gain insight into increased speed of glacial movement that occurs during summer. Floating robotic probe equipped with several instruments will accompany ducks and record data to assist in study.
ISO Committee receives Lawrence D. Eicher Leadership Award.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 22, 2008 Recognizing ISO technical committees and subcommittees for outstanding work in creative and innovative standards development, Lawrence D. Eicher Leadership Award was presented to U.S.-led ISO/Technical Committee 127, which develops International Standards for earth-moving machinery. Committee currently has more than 50 work items in its program and has developed 132 standards, many of which have been adopted as national standards or are referred to in regulations across the globe.
Workshop focuses on Arab and U.S. standards and conformance.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 22, 2008 Hosted by ANSI, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, and National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, workshop titled "Arab and U.S. Standards and Conformance: Tools for Business and Regulation" highlighted international cooperation between U.S. and Arab stakeholders in field of standardization. Discussions focused on petroleum and energy, construction and engineering, and U.S. and Arab standards and conformity assessment procedures that facilitate development in these industries.

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