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NEMA Publishes Surge Protective Device Specification Guide for Low-voltage Power Distribution Systems

Provide guidance on the evaluation, specification and use of surge protective devices (SPD) deployed in low-voltage power distribution system applications. Ideal for those who use or specify SPDs and others affiliated with the low-voltage SPD marketplace. Includes SPD ratings, specification checklist and information on surge current ratings, modes of protection and general grounding practices.

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ASABE Standards Now Includes Commercial Turf Equipment and Compact Utility Tractors For PTO

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard that include commercial turf equipment and compact utility tractors for power take-off (PTO) on lawn and garden tractors. ASAE S431.4, 2000-RPM Front and Mid PTO for Lawn and Garden Ride-on Tractors and Commercial Turf Equipment, Mid PTO for Compact Utility Tractors, provides dimensions, speed and...

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ASABE Approves Standard on Pintle Hitching System

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has developed a standard on Pintle hitching system requirements to implement towed over the road. ANSI/ASABE S638 standard Pintle Hitch and Ring for Over the Road Towed Implements, create requirements for using a pintle hitching system to add a relation flexibility with the help of using pintle hooks and tow rings. Pintle systems offering...

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SMDI Declare Three Awards for Achievement and Service to the North American Steel Industry

 The Steel Market Development Institute has presented three awards for achievement and service to the North American steel industry to Dr. Grant Thomas of AK Steel, Eric Petersen, formerly of AK Steel (retired); and, Edward Pleet of Ford Motor Company. Grant has promoted to the industry through active involvement with the SMDI-sponsored program on Integrated Computational Materials...

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NEMA Supports the Standards that Enable Connectivity, Interoperability and Safeguard Privacy

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association conducts an annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with President Bryan Mulligan, Audi Director of Government Affairs Brad Stertz, and Qualcomm Senior Director of Engineering Vincent Park. The association safeguards privacy and cybersecurity in vehicles, traffic signals, and other electronic roadway assets. The connected vehicle technology links cars...

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U.S. Census Bureau Data Analysis Shows an Increase in Nonresidential Construction Spending in April

Associated Builders and Contractors has analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data. According to the analysis the nonresidential construction spending has increased by 0.3% in April with a total of $792.6 billion. The public nonresidential spending rose by 4.8% on a monthly basis and increased 15.4% since April 2018. Among the 16 nonresidential construction spending categories, the following has...

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AAMA Launches Exterior Shading Devices Suitable to Reduce Solar Heat Gain and Add Elements of Visual Interest

AAMA consider for exterior shading devices such as aluminum sun shades, glass awnings, deep snap on covers and louvered shading devices. Includes interior light shelves, window wells but are not limited to, impact loading on exterior shading devices, combined loading, new construction/renovation, window washing.  Also offers design considerations for manufacturers, architects and other members...

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