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Fifteen proposed standards may help companies comply with a checklist for accreditation by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program.
The new standard was developed by ASTM International’s committee on protective coating and lining work for power generation facilities.
Proposed revisions will add three higher-strength grades to the specification, representing a 15-25% increase in minimum tensile strength.
The measure represents what ICAO says is the world’s first global design certification standard governing CO2 emissions for any industry sector.
An ongoing study by a team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to address the issues around using wireless communications on the factory floor.
The rooftop air conditioner standards will cover new units on low-rise buildings such as hospitals, schools, and retail stores.
A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturing plants better recycle returned fresh concrete, supporting the growth in sustainable construction practices.
The auto-ignition properties determine the performance of an engine and so have a significant influence on its design.
Companies such as water parks that buy stationary wave systems will use the standard to help determine the safety of the system being considered.
The recommended practices for workplace safety and health focus on finding and fixing hazards before accidents happen.
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