ASTM International

ASTM Committee proposes new structural adhesive standard.

ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has proposed WK21656, Specification for Structural Adhesive for Bonding Similar and Dissimilar Piping Materials, under jurisdiction of Subcommittee F17.20 on Joining. According to Jack Roach, it will allow field personnel to work more efficiently and will provide a tool for joining dissimilar material types. Primary users of the new...

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BIO says renewable energy can provide economic stimulus.

According to BIO, renewable energy production can provide long-term economic growth and thousands of new green jobs, while helping to reduce reliance on oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. BIO called on Congress to include support for biorefineries, biobased materials, and energy crops in economic stimulus legislation. Some specific proposals include extending cellulosic biofuel production tax...

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI-HSSP to host January workshop on transit security.

On Jan 27-28, ANSI's Homeland Security Standards Panel will address standards and conformity assessment needs for public transit security, encompassing urban, suburban, and regional commuter transportation by bus, rail, and land side of urban ferry operations. Participants will work to identify existing standards, determine technological gaps that may inhibit development of standards; and analyze...

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American National Standards Institute

Standard guides recycling of earth-moving machinery.

Developed by Technical Committee 127, ISO 16714:2008 specifies method and defines related terms for calculating recyclability and recoverability rates of earth-moving as percentage by mass of machine, which can potentially be recycled, reused, or both; or recovered, reused, or both. Guidelines found in standard can be applied to machinery designed to perform excavation, loading, transportation,...

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American National Standards Institute

Solar-Powered Car circumnavigates the globe.

With help of standards for solar devices and electric vehicles, Louis Palmer became first person to circumnavigate globe in solar-powered car. IEC 60904-2 Ed. 2.0 b:2007 provides guidelines that apply to solar reference devices used to determine electrical performance of solar cells, modules, and arrays under natural and simulated sunlight. IEC/TR 60784 Ed. 1.0 b:1984 defines type of instruments...

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ASTM International

ASTM Committee approves oil skimmer system standard.

Standard F2709, Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems, developed by Subcommittee F20.11 on Control, provides a test to establish realistic capacity. The test method is designed to quantify 2 key skimmer performance values, to reduce testing costs, and encourage industry-wide performance standardization. Standard will help manufacturers, response...

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FAA makes special flight rules around Washington permanent.

Under final rule issued by FAA, airspace restrictions and procedures implemented around Washington, D.C. after 9/11 terrorist attacks are now permanent. Flight operations within Flight Restricted Zone are limited to those authorized by FAA and TSA. Within Special Flight Rules Area, pilots must file flight plan, establish 2-way radio communications with air traffic control, and operate aircraft...

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BLM Automatic Clutch

BLM Now Offers Clutch Product Warranty Information on Their Website

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 1, 2008 - BLM/CM is so confident of the quality of their clutches, they offer a clutch product warranty that covers a buyer against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of delivery to the original user. BLM Automatic Clutch Limited will replace the defective product with an equivalent item of their manufacture for any item...

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Central Maintenance & Welding, Inc.

Maintenance and Welding, Inc. Attends POWER-GEN International 2008

December 8, 2008 (Lithia, Florida) - From December 2-4, 2008, Central Maintenance and Welding, Inc. (CMW), exhibited at the POWER-GEN International 2008. Held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, this marked the 20th Anniversary of the event with thousands of delegates from dozens of countries around the world attending. Showcasing their outage and maintenance as well as...

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viastore systems

Viastore Systems, Inc. and Blesco, Inc. Combined Capabilities to be the Focus of Promat Press Conferences

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, December 2008 --- viastore systems, Inc. to focus on the combined capabilities after the acquisition of Blesco, Inc., and goods to person solutions via automated sequence buffer and conveyor system at Promat 2009. PROMAT PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: Monday, January 12th: viastore systems 3:00PM-4:00PM Booth 4108 Amanda Bongard a.bongard@viastore.com Bill Ostermeyer, Vice...

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