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New ASTM International Standard Is First for Testing Corrosion Effects in Manufacturing of Additives

A new standard developed by ASTM International’s concrete pipe committee (C13) is the first standard test for determining the effectiveness of antimicrobial additives on the corrosion of concrete.

“This standard presents test methods to help determine effects of biogenic acidification on concrete products and/or the efficacy of antimicrobial products to resist microbially-induced corrosion in concrete,” says Mel Marshall, president of Mel C. Marshall Industrial Consultants, Inc.  

New Commercial Spaceflight Standard Supports Safety of Suborbital Vehicles

A new standard developed by ASTM International’s commercial spaceflight committee (F47) establishes a failure tolerance for suborbital vehicles specific to situations of occupant safety.

Failure tolerance, also known as fault tolerance, is the ability of a system to continue satisfying safety or operational objectives in the event one or more components fail.

New ASTM Standard Will Support Biomedical Nanomaterials Measurement

A new ASTM International standard test method will support the measurement of nanoparticle-based products used in a wide range of applications from cancer therapy to antibacterial coatings in textiles. ASTM’s nanotechnology committee (E56) developed the new standard, which was recently published as E3247.

Proposed ASTM International Petroleum Standard Will Help Provide Accurate Information on Hydrocarbons

A proposed ASTM International standard will be used to help determine the effects of petroleum processes in the production of finished fuels. ASTM’s petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants committee (D02) is developing the proposed standard. 

ASTM International Developing Proposed Standard for Special Needs Shopping Carts

ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) has developed a new standard that addresses performance and safety specifications for special needs shopping carts. Such carts would be used in grocery, drug, discount, and other retail stores. 

According to ASTM International member Alan Deal, the intended use of the carts described in the standard is to transport, or assist the transport, of a special needs individual while shopping.

ASTM International Petroleum Committee Revises Standard to Include Study on New Dyed Gel Batch

ASTM International’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02) has revised its standard for hydrocarbon types in liquid petroleum products by fluorescent indicator adsorption (D1319). This latest revision documents the results of a study that evaluated performance of a new production batch of the dyed gel used in the method versus the workable past production.

ASTM International Walkway Surface Standard Aims to Support Pedestrian Safety

A new standard practice developed by ASTM International’spedestrian/walkway safety and footwear committee (F13) provides insight on the selection of walkway surfaces when considering pedestrian safety.

This standard, soon to be available as F3132, outlines key elements for selecting new or planned walkway surfaces for reduced risk of slips and falls.

ASTM International Developing Proposed Fatigue Cracking Evaluation Standard

A proposed ASTM International standard will allow those in the road construction industry to extend the service life of asphalt mixtures by more accurately predicting and evaluating fatigue performance. ASTM’s road and pavement committee (D04) is developing the proposed standard. 

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Help with Water Distribution

A proposed ASTM International standard will help in the construction of water service lines connecting buildings to water distribution mains. ASTM’s committee on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys (A01) is developing the proposed standard.  

ASTM International Standard Will Help with Safety of Connected Consumer Products

A new ASTM International standard will help ensure the safety of connected consumer products, including the Internet of Things:  physical objects, embedded with sensors, software and other technologies that enable connectivity. The standard will be used to test and evaluate connected consumer products to prevent cybersecurity vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could compromise safety-related performance and create a safety hazard.


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