Standards & Compliance Briefing: UL Counterfeits, Rainwater Collection, Ship Recycling
UL has issued warnings about use of counterfeit UL marks. These include a USB power supply product, Model A1265, marked “Designed by Happy in trauel,” similar to an authorized Apple product; power savers with model numbers CHT-001B, CHT-001C, CHT-001D, CHT-001E, CHTâ??001F, CHT-003B and SDH-001G; and photovoltaic panels with the model number AP-250MK. These products have not been evaluated by UL.
The International Code Council and CSA Group are starting to develop the CSA/ICC 805 Rainwater Collection System Design and Installation standard, which they say will ensure systems’ basic safety and performance. The standard will be developed in accordance with both ANSI and Standards Council of Canada accreditation requirements. The ICC/CSA Rainwater Collection System Design and Installation Consensus Committee will hold its first meeting April 9-10 in Rosemont, Ill.
A resolution urging the Ohio government to stop public building projects’ use of LEED has passed the state Senate and now moves on to the House, Ohio Green Building Law reports.
Turkey’s Aliaga Ship Recycling has earned the ISO 30000 ship recycling management system standard from LRQA.
The Green Building Council South Africa has certified its 50th building under the Green Star SA system. Green Star SA is based on the Australian Green Star rating system, and has been customized for the South African context, the GBCSA says. Meanwhile, the New Zealand Green Building Council has certified its 100th commercial building to the Green Star rating.
The International Electrotechnical Commission has issued a pre-release of IEC 60034-2-1 ed2.0, Rotating electrical machines – Part 2-1: Standard methods for determining losses and efficiency from tests (excluding machines for traction vehicles). The standard’s voting period runs until May 2.
ASTM has withdrawn ASTM C1110-03(2008), Standard Practice for Sample Preparation for X-Ray Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Uranium in Ores Using the Glass Fusion or Pressed Powder Method, a test method for the determination of trace, minor, and major elements in waste streams. It is withdrawing the standard without replacement because the standard was originally developed to support the industry along with an analysis method, which was never completed.
ASTM has published ASTM C1199-14, Standard Test Method for Measuring the Steady-State Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems Using Hot Box Methods. This test method details the calibration and testing procedures and necessary additional temperature instrumentation required in applying Test Method C1363 to measure the thermal transmittance of fenestration systems mounted vertically in the thermal chamber.
ASTM has published ASTM D6569-14, Standard Test Method for On-Line Measurement of pH. On-line pH measurement is preferred over laboratory measurement to obtain real time, continuous values for automatic control and monitoring purposes, the organization says – and the test method covers the continuous determination of pH by electrometric measurement using glass, antimony or ion-selective field-effect transistor electrodes as sensors.
ASTM has published ASTM D422-63(2007)e1, Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils. Under this test method, the distribution of particle sizes larger than 75 micrometers is determined by sieving, while the distribution of smaller particle sizes is determined by a sedimentation process using a hydrometer.
ASTM has published ASTM D5779 / D5779M-14, Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Apparent Specific Gravity of Rock and Manmade Materials for Erosion Control.
ASTM has published ASTM D6572-13e1, Standard Test Methods for Determining Dispersive Characteristics of Clayey Soils by the Crumb Test. The crumb test provides a simple, quick method for field or laboratory identification of a dispersive clayey soil, ASTM says – and such soils are often responsible for colloidal erosion.
ASTM has published ASTM D5391-14, Standard Test Method for Electrical Conductivity and Resistivity of a Flowing High Purity Water Sample. This test method is applicable for detecting trace amounts of ionic contaminants in water, and is the primary means of monitoring demineralization and other high purity water treatment. It is also used to detect ionic contamination in boiler waters, microelectronics rinse waters, and pharmaceutical process waters, and to monitor and control the level of boiler and power plant cycle treatment chemicals, ASTM says.
ASTM has published ASTM C1601-14, Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Masonry Wall Surfaces. The method can be used to determine the surface penetration of water, which may degrade thermal conductivity, durability and efflorescence.
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