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ASTM International Committee Activity Focuses on Aerospace Industry Certification

New activity from ASTM International’s aerospace personnel committee (F46) focuses on standardizing certification in the aerospace industry.

Committee F46 oversees the development and maintenance of internationally-accepted standards and guidance materials for aerospace personnel education, qualification, testing, certification requirements, and continued education concurrent with technological advancement. 

New ASTM International Construction Standard Will Support Architectural Mockup Programs

A new ASTM International standard will help architects who are designing mockup structures used to prepare for the construction of a new building. ASTM’s committee on performance of buildings (E06) developed the standard, which will soon be approved as E3223.

ASTM International member Eric Peterson notes that when new buildings are constructed, especially large complex buildings with intricate facades, architects will build a mockup that simulates a portion of the façade and components for the new building.

Proposed ASTM International Standard Answers Need for Testing Stent Kink Resistance

A proposed ASTM International standard will answer the need for a standardized test method that addresses the kink resistance of endovascular stents and stent grafts. The proposed standard (WK70150) is being developed by ASTM’s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices (F04) and will provide detailed, standardized methods for testing kink resistance.

ASTM International Signs Letter of Cooperation with Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association

Recently, representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and the Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA) signed a Letter of Cooperation (LoC). The LoC will lead to a closer working relationship between ASTM and IRMRA.

The LoC was signed by Katharine Morgan, president, ASTM International and Dr. Kasilingam Rajkumar, director, IRMRA.

The partnership will promote enhanced support for rubber and rubber-related technology, in activities pertaining to ASTM International’s rubber and rubber-like materials committee (D11). 

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Support Classification of Recycled Polyethylene Materials

A proposed ASTM International standard will aid in the identification of recycled polyethylene materials. The proposed standard (WK74657) presents a classification system that is capable of indicating total recycled content, material origin, physical properties, quality metrics, and regulatory guidance. 

New Shipbuilding Standard Covers Cryogenic Piping in Thermal Insulation Systems

A new ASTM International standard will be helpful to those designing thermal insulation systems for cryogenic piping and equipment for liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled ship applications. ASTM’s committee on ships and marine technology (F25) developed the new standard. 

New ASTM International Practice Provides Guidance for Electrode Measurement Standards

A new ASTM International practice provides necessary steps when writing new or revising existing standards that use saturated calomel electrode (SCE) for determining electrode potentials. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee (G01) developed the standard, soon to be published as G220.

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Cover Plastic Water Pipeline Fittings

ASTM International’s plastic piping systems committee (F17) is developing a proposed standard that will cover plastic bodied mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter control polyethylene (PE) water service tube and piping. Municipal water authorities will be the primary users of this proposed standard. 

New Bioproducts Standard Will Provide Sustainability Evaluation Scenarios

A new ASTM International standard will be used to provide reference scenarios when evaluating the relative sustainability of bioproducts. ASTM’s committee on bioenergy and industry chemicals from biomass (E48) developed the new standard, which fills a current need for a guide for developing reference scenarios and conditions.  

Proposed Standard Will Provide Cleaning Agent Formula for Medical Devices

ASTM International’s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices (F04) is developing a proposed standard that will provide a cleaning agent formula to clean dried blood from stainless steel medical devices. 

According to ASTM International member Ralph Basile, the formula described in the new standard will be tested against the relevant tests in D8179, ASTM’s guide on medical device detergents (D8179).

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