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FAA Plays Major Role in new alternative jet fuel approval.

FAA aided in development, testing, and approval ofÂ- new alternative, environmentally friendly, bio-based jet fuel, which will make air travel more environmentally sustainable as well as reduce air quality emissions. FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) partnership with industry was crucial in completing steps needed to support ASTM International approval of this...

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NEMA publishes guidelines for expansion/deflection fittings.

NEMA FB 2.40-2016 Installation Guidelines for Expansion and Expansion/Deflection Fittings provide recommended installation practices for fittings used to compensate for expansion and contraction in electrical raceways due to shear and lateral forces. When properly selected and installed, these fittings prevent harmful stresses in raceway system and to supporting structures by safely permitting...

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Dr. Marshall G. Jones to deliver cornerstone keynote at 2016 LME.

Mechanical engineer, inventor, Schawlow award winner, and LIA fellow Dr. Marshall G. Jones will deliver keynote presentation, Industrial Applications of Laser Material Processing in GE," on April 27 at fifth Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®).Â- In addition to touching on past, present, and potential future uses of lasers for material processing, Jones will cover various...

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ASTM Committee names James Goddard as new chairman.

James B. Goddard has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics. Goddard has been a consultant since 2010, having previously served as chief engineer of Advanced Drainage Systems. He is a member of the National Transportation Research Board and the Plastic Pipe Institute. Goddard previously received the Award of Merit in 2009 for his work on D35, and the Paul Finn...

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ASTM Symposium leads to medical devices cleaning standard.

ASTM standard F3127, Guide for Validating Cleaning Lines for Medical Devices, is the result of a November 2011 symposium sponsored by ASTM on Cleaning Validation of Medical Devices. Standard will help medical device manufacturers collect sufficient data to demonstrate that they consistently clean devices to safe and effective level. Standard could also be helpful to regulatory agencies as a guide...

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NAM Names Todd Boppell as new Chief Operating Officer.

NAM announced Todd Boppell as chief operating officer (COO), which entails working directly with NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons to lead all aspects of NAM's internal operations. Before being hired permanently for this role, Boppell had been serving as interim COO since August. Boppell will continue to manage finance and administration division, oversee membership and strategic development...

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Business Leaders call fully functional Ex-Im Bank essential.

Joint statement made by NAM President/CEO Jay Timmons and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Tom Donohue focused on importance ofÂ- fully functioning U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to competitiveness. Statement claimed that keeping the Ex-Im Bank operating at only half capacity puts businesses of all sizes at risk of losing projects—and ultimately jobs—to foreign companies with...

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Office of the Federal Register releases updated IBR Handbook.

IBR Handbook describes purpose and legal effect of Incorporation By Reference, and details how IBR supports agencies to maximize reliance on voluntary consensus standards and minimize dependency on government-unique standards. Handbook provides single resource for agencies that are considering incorporation of material by reference, stating that when federal agencies incorporate voluntary...

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TIA Announces Date for ATS training class in Houston area.

TIA's Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Class will take place December 6–9, 2016 in La Porte, TX. This classroom and hands-onÂ- session must be successfully completed by industry professionals in order to return to dealerships to train technicians to prepare them for certification. Certified ATS includes safety guidelines and step-by-step procedures...

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ANSI-Accredited Committee publishes LED driver standard.

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 published ANSI C82.16-2015 American National Standard for Light-Emitting Diode Drivers—Methods of Measurement. Standard describes procedures to be followed and precautions to be taken in measuring performance of LED drivers. Scope includes, but is not limited to, drivers with input supply up to 600 Vdc/Vac, output open-circuit voltage...

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