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Proposed Revision to ASTM International Corrosive Sulfur Standard Will Provide More Sensitive Test

During the past five years, certain insulating oils have been found to contain corrosive sulfur that can produce copper sulfide deposits as a function of time and temperature in operating equipment. A proposed revision to ASTM standard D 1275, Test Method for Corrosive Sulfur in Electrical Insulating Oils, will provide a means to certify that new or in service oils either contain or do not contain corrosive sulfur at a dangerous level.

ASTM International Decorative Coatings Subcommittee Solicits Feedback from Users of Specification B 456

If you are a user of ASTM B 456, Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium and Nick Plus Chromium, ASTM International Committee B08 on Metallic and Inorganic Coatings would like to hear from you. B 456 is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee B08.08.03 on Decorative Coatings.

ASTM International Expands Textiles Proficiency Testing Program

The ASTM International Proficiency Testing Center is expanding the Textiles Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) scope of testing to include ASTM D5587.

Crimped Wire Terminations Are Subject of New Nonferrous Metals and Alloys Standard

Crimped wire termination connections are very common in electrical goods, including small and large appliances, heaters, power tools and ride-on toys. However, these items often fail when crimped wire termination connectors are improperly manufactured or inappropriately used. These failures often result in financial losses for the product user and/or manufacturer, as well as safety issues that are ultimately resolved through a product recall.

New ASTM International Standard Defines Conventions for Health Care Records in the Workplace

ASTM International Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics has approved a new standard that will aid in defining the application of existing conventions for the structure and content of electronic health record systems that are used to support healthcare practitioners in a workplace setting. The standard, E 2473, Guide for the Occupational/Environmental Health View of the Electronic Health Record, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee E31.19 on Electronic Health Record Content and Structure.

Continuity of Care Record Is Developed by ASTM International Health Care Informatics Committee

A revolutionary new ASTM International standard will change the way in which healthcare professionals preserve and transfer healthcare information about their patients. The standard, E 2369, Specification for Continuity of Care Record (CCR), was developed by Subcommittee E31.28 on Electronic Health Records, which is under the jurisdiction of Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics.

Newly Revised Environmental Site Assessment Standard Complies with U.S. EPA Regulation

An important ASTM International environmental assessment standard has now been revised to comply with a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation.

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