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ASTM Fastener Committee Approves New Zinc Coating Standard

ASTM International Committee F16 on Fasteners has recently approved an important new standard that deals with coated threaded fasteners and washers by hot-dip zinc galvanizing. The standard, F 2329, Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts and Special Threaded Fasteners, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F16.03 on Coatings on Fasteners.

Thermal Measurements Committee Seeks Participation in Developing Standards for Biological Calorimetry

ASTM International Committee E37 on Thermal Measurements is seeking participation in a new subcommittee, E37.09 on Biological Calorimetry.

ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging Names Patrick J. Nolan New Chair

Patrick J. Nolan, chief operating officer and co-owner of DDL, Inc., in Eden Prairie, Minn., has been named the new chairman of ASTM Committee D10 on Packaging. The 350-member committee is responsible for more than 130 standards published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards.

Nolan lives in Chanhassen, Minn.

Committee on Sports Equipment Develops Standard for Pole Vaulting Helmets

After Penn State University student-athlete Kevin Dare was killed in a pole vaulting accident in early 2002, his father, Edward Dare, and Penn State athletic director Timothy Curley organized a meeting to address safety issues in the track and field event. Immediately following this meeting, several attendees met at the spring 2002 meeting of ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities, where the initial groundwork was done on a standard for pole vaulting helmets.

Blood Cleaning Efficiency Guide Is Developed by ASTM Committee on Soaps and Other Detergents

Dried blood represents the greatest challenge to cleaning surgical instruments. To meet this challenge, ASTM International Committee D12 on Soaps and Other Detergents has developed a new standard, D 7225, Guide for Blood Cleaning Efficiency of Detergents and Washer-Disinfectors. The new guide is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D12.16 on Hard Surface Cleaning.

High Security Fences and Perimeter Barriers Are the Focus of a New ASTM Subcommittee

ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences is currently seeking participation in recently formed Subcommittee F14.50 on High Security Fences and Perimeter Barriers. The purpose of the new subcommittee is to develop a series of standards that address a higher level of security fencing and perimeter barrier than currently exist.

Committee on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Approves Three New Standards

ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle has approved two new standards, both under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee C26.05 on Methods of Test.

All interested parties are invited to participate in the standards developing activities of Committee C26. ASTM International standards are available for purchase from Customer Service (phone: 610/832-9585; or

ASTM International Committee on Business Imaging Products Seeks Participation in Development of Proposed New Standards

ASTM International Committee F05 on Business Imaging Products is currently seeking participation in the development of proposed new standards under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F05.07 on Ink Jet Imaging Products. Users, original equipment manufacturers and ink producers are needed to assist in the following task groups:

ASTM International Subcommittee on High-Rise Building External Evacuation Devices Has Proposed Standards on Ballot

ASTM Subcommittee E06.77 on High-Rise Building External Evacuation Devices is seeking interested persons to participate in standards activity that is focused on egress in emergency situations occurring in multi-story buildings, as well as on the ability of emergency personnel to respond effectively and access fires or other emergencies on higher floors.


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