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The new rule sets standards for three categories of wind facilities: small (up to 50 kW), medium (50 to 150 kW), and large (greater than 150 kW).
A statement says that the guidance builds on previous policy and incorporates feedback from public comments and congressional hearings.
The FAA says it expects the rule will enable faster installation of innovative, safety-enhancing technologies into small airplanes, while reducing costs for the aviation industry.
The organizations say they will share expertise in protecting automation environments based on a consensus-based series of industrial cybersecurity standards.
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.
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