Standards/Technical Committee News

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.

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April 1, 2006

New ASTM International Metadata Standard Will Aid in Traffic Management

Many state departments of transportation are collecting traffic data in real time and using it to manage traffic or provide travel information, as part of intelligent transportation systems. Some agencies save and archive this data after its initial real-time use and make it available to other data users, who often know little about how the data was collected or even what is contained in the data files.

April 1, 2006

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.

March 1, 2006

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.

March 1, 2006

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.

March 1, 2006

New Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Standard Will Facilitate Flexural Post-Crack Performance Measurement

ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has recently approved a new standard that will facilitate post-crack performance measurement for fiber-reinforced concrete intended for slabs-on-grade, pavements, pre-cast elements and shotcrete. The standard, C 1609/C 1609M, Test Method for Flexural Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (Using Beam With Third-Point Loading), is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee C09.42 on Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

March 1, 2006