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ASTM International Standards on Property Management Systems to Be Discussed at NPMA Seminar

Approved and proposed standards under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee E53 on Property Management Systems will be the topic of several presentations to be given at the 2005 National Property Management Association’s 2005 National Education Seminar (go to www.npma.org for more information). In addition, Committee E53 will hold its annual standards development meeting at the seminar, to be held in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 29-Sept. 1. The following E53-related presentations will be made at the seminar:

Geogrid Aperture Stability Workshop to Be Hosted by ASTM International Geosynthetics Committee

ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics will present a workshop on the possibility of creating a Geogrid Aperture Stability standard during the June Committee Week in Reno, Nev. The workshop will take place June 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Compression After Impact Standards Approved by ASTM International Composite Materials Committee

A questionnaire sent to members of ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials proved to be the catalyst for a pair of newly approved standards, D 7136, Test Method Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact Event, and D 7137, Test Method for Compressive Residual Strength Properties of Damaged Polymer Matrix Composite Plates. Both new standards are under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D30.05 on Structural Test Methods.

Proposed ASTM International Standard to Provide Structural Integrity for Grease Traps

A growing interest in a more durable structure for grease traps has resulted in the development of a proposed new ASTM standard, WK7686, Specification for High Density Polyethylene Grease Trap Interceptor Units. The proposed standard is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Subcommittee F17.26 on Olefin Based Pipe, which is part of Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems.

New Standard on Tent Warning Labels Is Approved by ASTM International

ASTM Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities has developed a new standard that establishes requirements for the information that is permanently affixed to backpacking and mountaineering tents and bivy sacks. The requirements included in standard F 2441, Practice for Labeling of Backpacking and Mountaineering Tents and Bivy Sacks, significantly expand on the information now required for tent labels.

Two New ASTM International Standards on Battery Separators Now Available

Two newly approved ASTM standards are filling a gap that has existed for tests for battery separators. The new standards, D 7129, Test Method for Determination of Ammonia Trapping in a Grafted Battery Separator, and D 7131, Test Method for Determination of Ion Exchange Capacity (IEC) in a Grafted Battery Separator, are under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D09.19 on Dielectric Sheet and Roll Products. The subcommittee is part of ASTM Committee D09 on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials.

Continuity of Care Record (CCR) - Another Step Forward

The ASTM International E31 Healthcare Informatics Committee and E31.28 Electronic Health Record Subcommittee advanced another step toward reaching consensus and having an ASTM-approved Standard Specification for the Continuity of Care Record (CCR). At its meeting on 26 April 2005, E31.28 successfully resolved a number of issues raised during the balloting period, by adding editorial clarifications, which will make the standard stronger and more easily understood.

New Standards Development Committee on Declarable Substances in Materials Is Formed within ASTM International

ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, today announced the formation of a new committee to develop standards for the evaluation of materials and products relative to the restriction of certain hazardous substances. Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials will address issues that could have a devastating economic impact on large and small businesses around the world.

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