NEMA Reaffirms Undercarpet Power Distribution Systems standard.
NEMA reaffirmed UC 2 Undercarpet Power Distribution Systems, which defines component parts of system and establishes ratings, electrical and mechanical performance properties,- as well as- test procedures for installed systems. This systems-based standard is available in hard copy and for download.Read More »
Hydraulic Institute Webinars address pump system assessments.
Scheduled for April 7, Intro to Pump System Assessments will teach attendees about Pump Systems Optimization process and how to conduct Pump System Assessments along with how to implement a pump system assessment action plan. Advanced series,- taking place April 21 and 28, provides insight into key steps in understanding major components of level 2 and level 3 pump systems assessment processes....Read More »
IPC Committee to develop shop floor communication standard.
During IPC APEX EXPO, IPC's 2-13 Shop Floor Communications Subcommittee brought together leading software developers, machine vendors, assembly equipment manufacturers, and their customers to work on development of a new IPC standard to meet current and future needs of industry that will fill gap identified by the group. New standard will provide uniformity of data protocols that will allow ease...Read More »
SPE names Ian Strachan Thermoformer of the Year.
Ian Strachan entered the thermoforming industry when he became General Manager of Elvinco Group of Companies in 1971, where he was involved with development of new technologies in thermoforming, injection molding, blow molding, and extrusion. From 1974–1988, Strachan served as Managing Director for Nampak Mono Containers, a thermoforming and steam chest molding company. From 1988–1992, he...Read More »
Biotechnology Industry Organization changes name.
To better reflect the progress and groundbreaking innovations its members achieve in healing, fueling, and feeding the world, Biotechnology Industry Organization is changing its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization and will continue to use the shortened, BIO name. Since its founding, BIO has united scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and the public to advance breakthrough cures and...Read More »
BIO Announces Dan Durham to lead Health Policy Section.
Healthcare policy expert Dan Durham will join BIO as- Executive Vice President and lead Health Policy Section. BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood called Durham, a proven and respected leader and an important addition to BIO’s senior management team. Specifically, Greenwood cited Durham's public and private sector experience as well as his policy experience, relationships, and management...Read More »
ASTM Standard helps protect hockey players from throat injuries.
ASTM standard F3165, Specification for Throat Protective Equipment for Hockey Goaltenders,- covers performance requirements and test methods for throat protectors used by ice hockey goalkeepers. Specifically, standard discusses construction of protectors, positioning of protectors with goalie masks,- throat region coverage, and consumer-aimed product labeling. Test-related topics include...Read More »
ASTM Standard helps monitor radioactive material in water.
On World Water Day, ASTM International approved new standard that will help laboratories monitor for presence of technetium-99 (Tc-99) in water. Tc-99 is a radioactive material often found around facilities that handle nuclear material.- D8026, Practice for Determination of Tc-99 in Water by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, will provide environmental monitoring community and others...Read More »
NIST, NFFF Partner to set firefighter protection research agenda.
NIST teamed with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to host- symposium, during which- fire service and research community representatives- identified and prioritized firefighter health and safety issues and- subsequently created guide- to address- said issues- through scientific study and technology development. Consequently, National Fire Service Research Agenda is available...Read More »
NIST develops measurement standard for breast cancer MRI.
Researchers at NIST have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging of the breast. NIST phantom will help standardize MRIs of breast tissue and ensure quality control in comparing images within and between medical research studies. Phantom mimics response of human tissue to help test performance of medical imaging systems. It supports quantitative MRI, which is...Read More »