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ASTM International Amusements Rides Committee at Work on Standards for Netting, Water Slides, and Interactive Aquatic Play Equipment

ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices currently has the following new proposed standards under development:

WK526 Netting

Subcommittee F24.24 on Design and Manufacture is currently developing WK526, Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation and Testing of Climbing Nets and Netting/Mesh Used in Children’s Play Areas, Safety and Attractions. The purpose of the proposed standard is to reduce life-threatening and debilitating injuries associated with netted areas and attractions.

New ASTM International Standards Supersede ANSI Z41 Protective Footwear Standards

Two new ASTM International standards, F 2412, Test Methods for Foot Protection, and F 2413, Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective Footwear, have replaced the former ANSI Z41 standard, Standard for Personal Protection Protective Footwear, which has now been withdrawn. Both of the new ASTM standards are under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear.

ASTM International Electronics Subcommittee Undergoes Name Change to Reflect Nuclear Activities

ASTM International Subcommittee F01.11 has recently changed its name from Quality and Hardness Assurance to Nuclear and Space Radiation Effect. The subcommittee is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F01 on Electronics.

ASTM International Homeland Security Subcommittee Reorganizes Itself

ASTM International Subcommittee E54.05 on Building and Infrastructure Protection has reorganized itself to better reflect the needs of industry. The subcommittee is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee E54 on Homeland Security Applications.

ASTM Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane Revised

ASTM International standard D 1555, Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane, and its metric equivalent, D 1555M, have been revised by Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals. The revision affects the basis for correcting volume from any temperature to 60 F (or 15 C using D 1555M), as well as calculating the weight of product given the volume at a specific temperature.

New Ceramic Matrix Composites Task Group to Address Future Nuclear Energy Systems

ASTM International Subcommittee C28.07 on Ceramic Matrix Composites has formed a task group to address the evaluation of fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composite structures for a future generation of nuclear energy systems. Subcommittee C28.07 is under the jurisdiction of  Committee C28 on Advanced Ceramics. The new task group was formed at the January meeting of Subcommittee C28.07.

FAA Accepts ASTM International Consensus Standards for Light Sport Aircraft

For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has used consensus standards for aircraft design, manufacturing, and maintenance with the acceptance of 15 standards developed by ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft. The referenced documents, which have been worked on over the last two years, affect fixed-wing airplanes, powered parachutes, gyroplanes, lighter-than-air aircraft, airframe emergency parachutes, and engines.

ASTM International Committee on Surface Analysis Develops Guide to Assist New Scanning Probe Microscopy Users

ASTM International Committee E42 on Surface Analysis has approved a new standard, E 2382, Guide to Scanner and Tip Related Artifacts in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. The guide, under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee E42.14 on STM/AFM, was proposed in order to assist new scanning probe microscopy users with more rapid recognition and assessment of artifacts in imaging.

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