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APEC Conference addressed global energy management challenge.

On September 13-14, Implementation of Energy Management Systems (EnMS) Standardization conference examined how APEC member economies can harness ISO 50001 to meet the global energy challenge. ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia, in his welcome remarks, said An organization's commitment to more effective energy management makes positive contributions toward reducing depletion of energy...

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ASHRAE Whitepaper addresses liquid cooled datacenters.

Increasing heat densities combined with interest in energy and waste heat recovery created need for liquid cooling guidelines to help bridge gap between IT equipment design and data center facility design. Available for free download, whitepaper titled 2011 Thermal Guidelines for Liquid Cooled Data Processing Environments," creates data center classes for liquid cooling, and provides insight into...

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Green Power Community Challenge Winners announced by EPA.

Washington, D.C. and Brookeville, MD communities won Green Power Community Challenge for most amount of green power used annually and highest green power percentage of total electricity use, respectively. Year-long challenge encouraged communities to voluntarily increase use of green power generated from renewable resources. According to EPA's Gina McCarthy, this challenge proved any community,...

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NTSB makes safety recommendations to PHMSA.

According to the NTSB, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration should require operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to provide system-specific information about pipeline systems to emergency response agencies of communities and jurisdictions in which pipelines are located. All operators should be required to equip SCADA systems with tools to assist in...

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Equipment Leasing Index shows overall growth in new business.

ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) for August shows overall new business volume as $5.7 billion, which is up 33% from volume of same period in 2010. Volume is unchanged from previous month, and year-to-date cumulative new business volume is up 25%. All credit quality metrics showed improvement, with receivables over 30 days decreasing to 2.5% and charge-offs down as well. Credit...

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ASTM Paint Guide standardizes methods of IR spectra collection.

ASTM D7588, Guide for FT-IR Fingerprinting of a Non-Aqueous Liquid Paint as Supplied in the Manufacturer's Container, standardizes technique for collecting IR spectra of non-aqueous liquid paints directly out of their cans. According to members of ASTM Committees D01 and D33, this guide fosters collection of good quality reproducible spectra of liquid paint samples straight out of the can without...

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ASHRAE is Supporting Sponsor of Solar Decathlon 2011.

As supporting sponsor of Solar Decathlon 2011, ASHRAE will host 2 workshops: first focusing on updates on building design standards, and second focusing on renewable energy options for homeowners. ASHRAE will also provide engineering resources, such as HVAC Simplified and ASHRAE GreenGuide, to decathlon participants. ASHRAE members selected by DOE and NREL have been assigned to observe two to...

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AIA welcomes Carter confirmation.

According to statement made by Marion C. Blakey, AIA President and CEO, AIA welcomes the confirmation of Dr. Ashton Carter as deputy secretary of defense. Dr. Carter brings strong experience and commitment to a critical position for national security. At a time when defense is going through a significant transition, his strong leadership is welcomed by the industry.

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Welding and Gases Today tackles mobile bar code trend.

Appearing in Fall 2011 issue of Welding and Gases Today, article titled Why 2-D Is The Next Big Thing," focuses on the use of QR codes and Microsoft Tags in the gases and welding industry. QR codes and their Microsoft counterpart are becoming a part of the sales process. If a customer wants to know the weight or duty cycle of a machine, the salesperson can use a smartphone to scan tag and access...

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The MHEDA Journal Online profiles EOAT fabricator/assembler.

The MHEDA Journal Online's 3rd Quarter issue profiles Dan Lucas of Bastian Solutions, who works in robotics division and is responsible for fabrication and assembly of End of Arm Tool (EOAT). According to Lucas, he could be working on assembly, fabrication or electrical components" depending on the day's requirements. Article also points out need for strong communication with engineering...

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