W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - Papers are invited for a symposium on Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids to be held June 25, 2012, at the Hilton San Francisco in San Francisco, Calif. 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. Energy efficiency has become a driver for many industries due to increasing interest in reducing carbon footprints and obtaining associated benefits. Since hydraulic systems are widely used for transmitting power, much attention has focused on increasing hydraulic pump efficiency. Numerous studies using a variety of techniques to measure the effect of different fluids on hydraulic pump, motor and system efficiency have been reported in recent years. However, standard methods for determining the effect of hydraulic fluids on efficiency do not exist. Papers are solicited for a symposium to address the development of energy efficient hydraulic fluids and measurement of the resulting benefits. Potential paper topics include but are not limited to: pump efficiency test methodology; hydraulic fluid performance; field trials; theory and modeling; hydraulic fluid chemistry; hydraulic fluid impact on wear and efficiency; efficiency benefits; sustainability; pump types; and motor types. Interested participants must submit a 250-300 word abstract by June 27, 2011. The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Symposium chairman Dr. Robert Davidson will notify you via postal mail by Aug. 25, 2011, of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Journal of ASTM International (JAI). JAI is an online, peer-reviewed journal for the international scientific and engineering community. You may access information about JAI at www.astm.org/JAI.
Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for JAI are due online no later than June 11, 2012, at the ASTM Editorial Office. For abstract submittal and other related information, visit www.astm.org/D02symp062012.htm.
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