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STP 1477, Biofuels
ASTM Standards for
Managing Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases
MNL 64, Intensive
Quenching Systems: Engineering and Design
MNL 68, Crude Oil
Environmental Site Characterization
ASTM Interactive Catalogs:
2011 Book of Standards
April Committee Week
April 10-15, Anaheim, CA
May Committee Week
May 15-20, Anaheim, CA
Sustainable Geotechnical ConstructionFeb. 2-4, Baltimore, MDQuantification of Exterior Fire ExposureFeb. 3-4, Richmond, CACopper and Copper Alloys-Chemical Test MethodsApril 11, Anaheim, CARolling Element BearingsApril 13-14, Anaheim, CADisputed Issues in Sensory EvaluationApril 14, Anaheim, CAPeriodic Facade InspectionsApril 29, Conshohocken, PA
Aviation FuelsFeb. 22-24, Seattle, WAMarch 29-31, Tampa, FLCrude OilApril 18-20, New Orleans, LADiesel FuelMarch 22-24, Houston, TXApril 26-28, Conshohocken, PAFlammability of Wearing ApparelApril 27, New York, NYFlammability of Children's SleepwearApril 28, New York, NYFlammability of Upholstered Furniture, Mattresses, and Bedding Sold in the U.S.Feb. 17-18, Tupelo, MSPhase I/Phase II
AssessmentApril 5-7, Phoenix, AZApril 26-28, Atlanta, GAPhase I Environmental Site Assessment, Commercial Real EstateApril 5-6, San Diego, CAApril 26-27, Ft. Lauderdale, FLProperty Condition AssessmentsApril 12-13, Orlando, FL Rubber Testing March 10-11, Akron, OHVapor Encroachment
Screening on Property for Real Estate TransactionsMarch 22, Minneapolis, MNMarch 23, Detroit, MIMarch 24, Cincinnati, OHApril 12, Anaheim, CAApril 19, St. Louis, MOApril 20, Denver, CO
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|COMMITTEE NEWS . . . The latest from ASTM's technical committees |
Measurement Systems Analysis
Committee D02 is working on a new standard on analysis of ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE) by gas chromatography implementation. [Full Story]
Mobile Knee Systems
Committee F04 has approved the latest in a series of standards for the characterization of mobile bearing knees prior to implementation. [Full Story]
A new Committee E11 standard covers Measurement Systems Analysis, an important topic in statistics and quality. [Full Story]
Committee E06 has approved a new standard for testing the intumescence, or volume expansion, of firestop products. [Full Story]
A new Committee E35 standard will provide a way to evaluate the potential for antimicrobial compounds to drive development of stronger microbial populations that are no longer affected by the antimicrobial. [Full Story]
A proposed new Committee D30 practice on damage resistance testing of sandwich constructions will be the first industry standard to cover this topic. [Full Story]
Committee E18's proposed new standard will help users determine appropriate assessors and give guidelines for ways to select and recruit respondents. [Full Story]
Committee E35 has approved two new standards that will primarily be used by manufacturers of hand soaps and contract testing laboratories. [Full Story]
Discussions on how test results for dimension stone test specimens can be influenced by improper preparation methods have led to the development of a new C18 standard. [Full Story]
A proposed new Committee D30 standard will aid in the prediction of delamination, which is the splitting or separating of individual plies of a laminated composite material. [Full Story]
GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world
Korean Delegation Visits ASTM
From Jan. 17-Feb. 3, an eight-member delegation from Korean nuclear industry and government participated in an intensive training program at ASTM headquarters. During the program, the delegates learned about ASTM International and its operations, ASTM technical committees and ASTM's virtual tools, and worked closely with experts from Committees C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle and E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications to discuss standards for structural materials used in nuclear energy applications. They also traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with other standards-related public and private organizations and attended the January Committee Week in Baltimore, MD.
Standards Administration of China
On Jan. 21, administrator Mr. Ji Zhengkun and other delegates from the Standards Administration of China (SAC) met with senior staff at ASTM headquarters. The groups discussed advancing the terms of the memorandum of understanding signed by ASTM and SAC in 2004, including training, research and joint standards work.
|DID YOU KNOW? . . . Standards and the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL), which is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, will be held on Feb. 6. The Super Bowl, which was played for the first time in 1967, is one of the most-watched annual sporting events. Broadcast in more than 200 countries and in more than 30 languages, the popularity of the event continues to grow each year. There are many elements that go into a successful football game such as the Super Bowl, from field and stadium conditions to the players' equipment, so it is no surprise that standards play an important role. Up first in the field and surface area is ASTM F1936, a standard from Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities that covers a test method and the corresponding performance requirement for the maximum impact attenuation in all types of turf playing systems installed for North American football fields. Also from F08 is ASTM F1551, which details identification of physical property characteristics and comparison of the performance properties of synthetic turf surfaces, as well as ASTM F2396, which covers techniques that are appropriate for the construction of high performance sand-based rootzones for sports fields. Since football is considered a high-contact sport, the right gear to protect the players is also very important. ASTM F717, Specification for Football Helmets, covers shock absorption requirements for new and reconditioned football helmets for use in competitive play and practice, while ASTM F429 covers the determination of the shock-attenuation characteristics of protective football headgear, and F697 focuses on mouth protectors. As many athletes know, footwear can be just as important as headgear, which is where ASTM F539, which covers a practical method for fitting athletic footwear, comes in. Here is to another successful Super Bowl and the standards that keep its participants safe.
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