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Proposed ASTM Standard Would Establish Practice for Determining Plane Inspection Intervals

A proposed ASTM International standard will establish a new practice for determining safe-life, inspection threshold, and reoccurring inspection intervals for airplanes. ASTM International’s general aviation aircraft committee (F44) is developing the proposed standard. 

ASTM International Revises Standard Guide on Financial Disclosures Related to Climate Change

ASTM International’s environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action committee (E50) has revised its standard guide for financial disclosures attributed to climate change. 

The standard guide (E2718) was revised to provide instructions consistent with good commercial and customary practice for climate change-related disclosures accompanying audited and unaudited financial statements. 

ASTM International to Host 2021 Symposium on Autonomy in Aviation

ASTM International’s autonomy design and operations in aviation administrative committee (AC377) is hosting the 2nd Annual ASTM Autonomy in Aviation Symposium, October 19, 2021, to be held at the Santa Clara Marriott (Santa Clara, California, USA).

ASTM International Standard Will Be Adopted into the International Fire Code

An ASTM International standard practice for inflatable amusement devices, published by the amusement rides and devices committee (F24), will be adopted into the 2024 International Fire Code (IFC) by the International Code Council (ICC).

New Standard Aids Use of Digital Technology in Pavement Assessment

ASTM International’s vehicle-pavement systems committee (E17) has approved a new standard that will aid the use of digital technology as a safe and efficient way to assess pavement infrastructure. The new standard will soon be published as E3303, Practice for Generating Pavement Surface Cracking Indices from Digital Images.

New ASTM International Standard Supports Asset Inventory by Exception

ASTM International’s asset management committee (E53) is developing a new standard practice for conducting inventories. It utilizes Inventory by Exception (IBE) to allow the physical inventory process to only focus on locating assets that were not touched or physically inventoried. 

Proposed Standard Will Help Assess Microbial Decontamination Technology

A proposed ASTM International standard will help to assess technologies that are used for microbial decontamination of indoor air. ASTM’s committee on pesticides, antimicrobials, and alternative control agents (E35) is developing the proposed standard.

New Standard Establishes Laboratory Guide for Identifying Nanomaterials

A new standard guide developed by ASTM International’s nanotechnology committee (E56) seeks to familiarize laboratory scientists with background information and technical content necessary to image and identify engineered nanomaterials in cellular and noncellular samples. 

Proposed Cannabis Standard Will Support Change Control Process Management

An ASTM International standard guide will cover change control process management for the cannabis and hemp industry. ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37) is developing the proposed standard.

This guide (WK77590) seeks to create a clear change control process within cannabis organizations, allowing them to maintain, document, and track critical decisions within manufacturing and quality system operations.

ASTM International Proposes New Specification for Polyamide-12 Line Pipe

New standard practices and specifications developed by ASTM International’s plastic piping systems committee (F17) establish requirements and test methods for polyamide-12 (PA12) materials, pipe, and fittings. 

PA12 line pipe is made using polyamide-12, a specialty type of nylon plastic with exceptional strength and durability compared to other plastics used in pressure piping systems. 

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