Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE)

EV Safety Standards Summit to take place in September.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and SAE International will co-sponsor 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Safety Standards Summit, which will take place September 27-28, 2011 in Detroit, MI. Event will continue dialogue that began at last year's Summit, initiated in order to support rapid implementation of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in North America. Summit provides forum for...

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MHEDA Journal Online addresses changing SBA standards.

In examination of size standards, Small Business Administration is revising North American Industry Classification System codes, which ascribe maximum limit, either by number of employees or average annual receipts, for qualifying small businesses. Part of the MHEDA Journal Online, On the Edge" feature examines what constitutes a small business and what it will mean for material handling...

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GAWDAwiki

Plant Operators talk acetylene with Welding and Gases Today.

When the supply of calcium carbide unexpectedly came under strain this spring, gases and welding distributors' emergency planning was put to the test. To handle the challenge of supply and avoid an acetylene shortage, many distributors looked to import calcium carbide from overseas. Ten acetylene plant operators share their stories in the article titled What to do When the Sky is Falling," which...

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ASTM International

Proposed Standard addresses corrosion test panel preparation.

Developed by Subcommittee D01.53 on Coil Coated Metal, ASTM WK30920 will address test panel preparation and rating specifically for corrosion testing of building projects. Standardization of test panel configurations and ratings would allow benchmark comparisons across broad range of products that includes substrates, pretreatments, and coatings. Once approved, producers can use standard to...

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ASTM International

ASTM Standard addresses calibration of rotational rheometers.

Developed by Subcommittee E37.08 on Rheology, proposed ASTM WK33687 will help standardize calibration of rotational rheometers to obtain accurate normal force measurements, and will be used by both producers and end users of rotational rheometers. Normal force measurements provide an indication of the normal stresses generated in a material undergoing deformation and can be used to characterize...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

Best Midwest Transportation Projects recognized by AASHTO.

At annual meeting of Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials, America's Transportation Awards recognized winning projects that are giving commuters more travel options to reduce congestion, improve commercial trade, and shorten construction times. AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor annual awards competition to recognize best transportation projects in America...

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Nibs

President Obama Nominates Ryan to NIBS Board of Directors.

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate James Tim" Ryan, CBO, to a key Administration post as one member of National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Board of Directors. According to Obama, "These dedicated and accomplished individuals will be valued additions to my Administration as we tackle the important challenges facing America." Ryan, a certified building official,...

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Basel is confirmed as venue for Euro PM2012.

Scheduled for Sept 16-19, Euro PM2012 International Conference and Exhibition will be held in Basel, Switzerland at the Congress Centre Basel. Event's program will include over 200 oral and poster papers covering PM applications and new processes, hard materials, powder injection molding, and hot isostatic pressing. In addition to main program, a number of workshops and meetings will be held on...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Senate-Passed Energy Bill contains NEMA-backed provisions.

According to NEMA, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's bipartisan approval of S. 1000, Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act of 2011, is a major step forward for energy efficiency and job creation. NEMA has been engaged with this bill's sponsors for months and active in gaining additional support. As stated by NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, legislation will save...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Funding for 2012 Strategic Initiatives approved by NEMA board.

Held in Washington, D.C. on July 14, NEMA's Board of Governors (BOG) quarterly meeting demonstrated industry leadership in approving nearly one million dollars to further NEMA's strategic direction. Initatives address Public Policy Portal for NEMA members, Smart Grid, high performance buildings, carbon impacts of products in the electrical industry, and the Low Voltage DC (LVDC) Power and Energy...

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