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Proposed Standard facilitates compliance with GHG regulations.

Targeting the measurement of gaseous hydrocarbons and other components of gaseous streams, ASTM WK33788, Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbons and Nonhydrocarbon Gases in Gaseous Mixtures by Gas Chromatography will help users comply with U.S. EPA's greenhouse gas regulation. Methodology described in proposed standard enables separation of low molecular weight hydrocarbons and inert gases...

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Food Safety Symposium to be offered at PROCESS EXPO.

At PROCESS EXPO (November 1-4 at Chicago's McCormick Place) U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and the National Chicken Council will bring together panel of industry professionals in Food Safety Symposium. Some topics include industry's heightened focus on ready-to-cook poultry products, and labeling and packaging innovations designed to better educate consumers with respect to preparation of these...

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Asbestos Abatement Contractor sentenced to 6 years in prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa sentenced Keith Gordon-Smith of Rochester, NY, to 6 years in prison for knowingly violating Clean Air Act and making false statements to a federal inspector. Gordon-Smith hired workers who had no training in asbestos removal and who did not know they were being exposed to asbestos while removing copper pipes. Workers were not provided with any...

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Alternative to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 proposed.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for commercial and institutional buildings. Some users of Standard 62.1 believe that ventilation rate procedure is too complicated, and 62.1 committee agrees that application of multiple-zone recirculating system equations can be complex. Public comment is being...

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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence declines in September.

According to September 2011 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry, overall confidence is 47.6, down from August index of 50.0, indicating continuing concern with global economic conditions. When asked to assess business conditions over next 4 months, 4.9% of respondents believe business conditions will improve, down from 13.2% in August, and 34.1% of executives believe business...

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NIST-Hosted Cryptography Workshop focuses on new technologies.

Workshop on Cryptography for Emerging Technologies and Applications is scheduled for November 7-8 in Gaithersburg, MD. Attendees will have opportunity to learn about challenges in creating security for these new situations as well as NIST's current cryptographic programs and standards development. Subjects will include sensor and building networks, mobile devices, smart objects/Internet of...

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Google's Milo Medin to keynote OFC/NFOEC 2012 plenary session.

Milo Medin, Google's VP of access networks, is set to give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference, taking place March 4-8, 2012. Medin will speak on the topic Bandwidth, Optics and the Age of Abundance." Stuart Elby, Verizon's VP of network architecture and technology, and chief...

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Comments Sought to build public safety communications network.

NIST seeks advice on possible key features of new broadband communications network for USA's emergency services agencies. Comments, suggestions, and other input should help realize characteristics critical to success of future network: resiliency, reliability, availability, security, affordability, and compatibility with commercial systems. Among other things, NIST seeks to understand extent to...

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AEM Names New Director from Deere and Company.

Michael J. Mack, Jr., President Worldwide Construction and Forestry Division for Deere and Company, Moline, IL, was named to AEM Board of Directors. Mack held his current position since June 2009 and began his career at John Deere Des Moines Works as summer intern engineer. He has held positions in Treasury while living in Europe and had assignments elsewhere in dealer systems, business...

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Weathering/Durability Standard covers radiometer calibration.

Standard ASTM G207, Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers, facilitates calibration of solar sensors used in accelerated testing under simulated sunlight and outdoor weathering tests as well as performance monitoring of solar energy conversion systems. Developed by Subcommittee G03.09 on Radiometry, standard targets manufacturers of solar radiometers...

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