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WFD Mandate for Aging Aircraft increases operational safety.

To address aging aircraft issues, FAA finalized rule is designed to protect commercial planes from structural damage as they age. Rule requires aircraft manufacturers and certification applicants to establish number of flight cycles or hours plane can operate and be free from widespread fatigue damage (WFD) without additional inspections for fatigue. Regulation applies to airliners with takeoff...

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Steel Tube Institute announces Product Certification Program.

STINA announced that it is establishing an industry-wide, structural steel tubing Product Certification Program designed to provide assurance that the HSS certified by STINA has been produced to, and tested to meet, ASTM standards. Intertek, a product testing and certification company, is helping to develop criteria and procedures for program and will administer evaluation and product testing...

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EPA Releases Reports on dioxin emitted during BP spill.

US EPA released 2 reports concerning dioxins emitted during controlled burns of oil during Deepwater Horizon BP spill. Summarizing EPA sampling effort, first report indicates dioxins were created from burning of oil on ocean water but at levels similar to emissions from residential woodstoves and forest fires. Second report indicates increased cancer risk due to exposure to dioxin release was...

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FAA proposes Safety Management Systems for airlines.

To take U.S. aviation system to next level of safety, FAA has proposed to require Safety Management Systems for most commercial airlines. Systems provide business processes and management tools to examine data from everyday operations, isolate trends that may be precursors to incidents/accidents, and develop and carry out appropriate risk mitigation strategies. They are a formal approach to...

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SME announces certification for green manufacturing specialists.

SME has partnered with Purdue University Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to create Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate Program. Training program was developed by Purdue TAP, while SME has developed outcome assessment. SME Green Specialist Outcome Assessment can be used to measure knowledge and identify areas to focus training, which can be provided by Purdue or with online tools such as...

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ASHRAE awards NIST grant to study IAQ in retail stores.

Research on improving ventilation and indoor air quality in big box retail stores has begun under project awarded by ASHRAE and funded with $1.5 million grant from NIST as part of 2009 Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Program. Building measurements will take place in at least 16 buildings. Half of the buildings will be located in hot and humid climate of central...

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Multiple Awards from NEMA bestowed upon electroindustry leaders.

NEMA honored electroindustry leaders at its annual conference. Honorees included Joel A. Spira of Lutron Electronics, who received 2010 Bernard H. Falk Award for important contribution to industry through technology, marketing, education, and public affairs. Also, Kite and Key Awards for those who advanced interest of electroindustry via involvement in NEMA activities went to John P. Goodsell,...

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Light, Weatherfastness Textiles Conference to be held in India.

International Conference on Textiles - Light and Weatherfastness will be held January 21, 2011 in Mumbai, India and feature international experts providing information on topics of light and weatherfastness. Platform for knowledge and information exchange will support demand for technical and high performance textiles. Prospective attendees include QC managers of textile laboratories, product...

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Power Transmission/Motion Control products show increase in sales.

According to September 2010 sales data released by PTDA in its Market Outlook Report, sales of power transmission/motion control products by U.S. and Canadian manufacturers grew for second consecutive month. In U.S., year-to-date sales are up 11.9% over same period in 2009. In Canada, sales are 13.0% ahead of 2009. Confidence in market by U.S. manufacturers rose from 4.8 in August to 4.9 on scale...

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Fabtech 2010 sees increase in attendees and exhibit space.

On Nov 2-4, some 22,000 people visited Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for 2010 FABTECH exposition and conference, an increase of 12% from 2006 Atlanta show. Filling nearly 371,000 sq ft of booth space, show included 1,138 exhibitors, an increase of 23% from first show in Atlanta. Event featured more than 500 new products, Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference, 3 fully...

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