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Sports Field Testing to Be Facilitated by New Shock-Absorbing Properties Standard from ASTM International

ASTM International standard F 1936, Specification for Shock-Absorbing Properties of North American Football Field Playing Systems as Measured in the Field, has had a positive effect on the sports field industry. Since the introduction of F 1936, which was approved by Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities in 1998, the amount of field testing and the number of firms offering field testing has increased.

Environmental Assessment Committee Launches Work on Proposed ASTM Continuing Obligations Standard

ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action is seeking all interested parties, particularly landowners and developers, to contribute to the development of a proposed new standard on continuing obligations. The proposed standard, WK9354, Practice for Landowner Appropriate Care of a Contaminated Property, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee E50.02 on Real Estate Assessment and Management.

ASTM Molecular Spectroscopy Committee Undergoes Name Change and Restructuring

ASTM International Committee E13, formerly known as E13 on Molecular Spectroscopy and Chromatography, has recently undergone a restructuring that reflects changes in technology and the scope of the analytical sciences industry. Along with a title change, the scope of Committee E13 has been expanded to include the advancement of fields of analysis to include molecular spectroscopy and separation science.

ASTM International Has Joined Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes

ASTM Internationalhas joined the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes, a national group of fire service members, consumer and disabled rights advocates, medical and public health practitioners and other related organizations. The purpose of the CFSC, which has been coordinated by the National Fire Protection Association, is to save lives and prevent injuries and damage that result from cigarette-ignited fires.

ASTM Subcommittees on Corrosion of Metals to Broaden Their Focus

Two subcommittees of ASTM International G01 on Corrosion of Metals have recently reorganized in order to broaden the scope of their standardization efforts. All interested parties are invited to participate in the ongoing work of Committee G01 and its subcommittees.

ASTM International Coal and Coke Committee Prepares Competence of Laboratories Standard

ASTM Committee D05 on Coal and Coke is currently developing a proposed new standard, WK10380, Practice for Establishing the Competence of Laboratories Using ASTM Procedures in the Sampling and Analysis of Coal and Coke. The proposed standard will specify requirements for establishing, operating and evaluating a laboratory that provides services in the areas of sample collection and preparation and testing of coal, coke or combustion residues using ASTM Committee D05 standards.

New Standard on Thermal Spraying Fills Void in Zinc and Tin Alloy Industry

ASTM International Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals has an ongoing commitment to help the oilfield and refinery industries adopt and use state-of-the-art techniques to select corrosion inhibitors. As part of this commitment, two new standards developed by Subcommittee G01.05 on Laboratory Corrosion Tests have recently been published:

ASTM International Publishes Protective Clothing Symposium Volume

A new publication about the performance of protective clothing is now available from ASTM International. STP 1462, Performance of Protective Clothing: Global Needs and Emerging Markets, 8th Symposium, includes 19 peer-reviewed papers that address topics related to the performance of protective clothing for government and industrial workers, first responders, and civilians.

A vital resource for safety professionals, industrial hygienists, and manufacturers, STP 1462 has five sections covering the following areas:

ASTM International Announces New DVD Set: Reference Radiograph Images for Aluminum Castings Inspection

A new, two DVD set, "Reference Radiograph E 2422, Standard Digital Reference Images for Inspection of Aluminum Castings," is now available for purchase from ASTM International.

The images illustrate the types and degrees of discontinuities that may be found in aluminum-alloy castings. This two DVD set consists of 13 digital files, software to load the desired format, and specific instructions on the loading process.

Biodiesel Standards Compilation Now Available from ASTM International

A new CD-ROM, "ASTM Standards Related to Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock (B 100) for Middle Distillate Fuels," is now available from ASTM International. The work includes the latest edition of D6751, Standard Specification for Biodiesel Fuel (B100) Blend Stock for Distillate Fuels as well as 35 other referenced ASTM standards. Among the standards are two practices for sampling petroleum and petroleum products, two specifications for diesel and gas turbine fuel oils, and numerous test methods.

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