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ASTM International Cancels May In-Person Standards Meetings

In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled. 

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the cancellation of all April in-person meetings.

These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

Proposed Standard Will Support Asphalt Roadway Construction

ASTM International’s road and paving materials committee (D04) is developing the proposed standard (WK64299) that will help in the design and construction of asphalt roadways. The proposed standard describes how rotary wheel testers are used to measure the susceptibility of asphalt mixture to rutting. 

Bungee Jumping Standard Underway at ASTM International

Bungee jumping industry stakeholders are being encouraged to join an effort to create a standard that will support the growing number of bungee jumping operations worldwide. The proposed standard (WK62522) is being developed by ASTM International’s subcommittee on adventure attractions (F24.61), part of the committee on amusement rides and devices (F24).

New Standard Covers Polymer Coating Used for Infrastructure Protection

A new ASTM International standard covers a polymer coating that could provide more durable corrosion protection to infrastructure than zinc coatings. ASTM’s metallic-coated iron and steel products (A05) developed the standard, which will soon be published as A1113. 

New ASTM International Task Group Will Explore Commercial Umbrella Standards

ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) has created a new task group aimed at developing standards for commercial umbrellas. All interested parties are invited to join the new task group.

Standards developed by the group would cover commercial umbrellas for shade in amusement parks, theme and water parks, hotels, restaurants, parks and recreation areas, and more to better protect consumers

ASTM International Seeks Participation in Development of Drowning Detection Standards

ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) invites all interested parties to join a new task group aimed at developing standards for computer vision-based drowning detection systems for residential use. 

Proposed Thermal Spray Aluminum Standard Aims to Prevent Corrosion

A proposed ASTM International standard aims to help industries obtain properly coated thermal spray aluminum coated carbon steel pipe used to mitigate corrosion under insulation.

Proposed Standard Aims to Help with Climate Planning at Oil and Chemical Release Sites

ASTM International’s committee on environmental assessment, risk management, and corrective action (E50) is developing a standard aimed at helping plan and implement climate-related policies at oil and chemical release sites. 

The standard will cover site assessment, feasibility studies, remedial design, and implementation, according to committee member Helen Waldorf.

ASTM International Cancels April Standards Meetings in Boston, Prague

In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and growing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that previously scheduled April standards development meetings in Boston (March 29-April 3) and Prague (April 27-30) have been canceled. 

The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

New Waste Management Standard Helps Measure Surfactant Concentrations

A new ASTM International standard will be used to help measure the concentration of potentially hazardous surfactants that are used in consumer and industrial products. ASTM’s waste management committee (D34) approved the new standard (D8310). 

According to ASTM International member Larry Zintek, chemicals covered in the new standard are released into the environment through direct use and down-the-drain disposal.

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