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ASTM June Symposium to focus on fire-resistant fluids.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 08, 2013 - Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, symposium on Fire-Resistant Fluids will take place June 24, 2013 and will be held in conjunction with June standards development meetings of the committee. Objective of symposium is to hold a technical forum for papers related to current trends for fire-resistant fluids and their development, testing, classification, regulation, applications, use, and monitoring.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM International Announces June Symposium on Fire-Resistant Fluids

Press release date: Apr 03, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —A symposium on Fire-Resistant Fluids will be held June 24, 2013, at the Fairmont Q.E. in Montreal, Quebec City. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.

Fire is a major hazard in many industrial, transportation and military applications, requiring the use of approved fire-resistant fluids. Fire-resistant fluids are an essential component for the safe operation of systems in these industries where there is a risk of fire due to the requirements of that industry. Industry trends for higher performance, lower system fluid volumes and higher operating temperatures may be increasing the potential for fire in some applications. The objective of the symposium is to hold a technical forum for papers related to current trends for fire-resistant fluids and their development, testing, classification, regulation, application, use and monitoring.

Online registration is now open and closes June 15. There is no attendance fee for ASTM members, presenters and students. The fee for non-ASTM members is $50 USD online and $75 USD onsite.

Visit www.astm.org/D02Jun2013Symp for online registration and additional information.

Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen John Sherman, BASF Corp., Wyandotte, Mich. (phone: 734-324-6412; john.sherman@basf.com) and Betsy J. Butke, The Lubrizol Corp, Wickliffe, Ohio (phone: 440-347-2599; bjb@lubrizol.com).

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org