INCITS 468-2010

Information Technology – Multi-Media Commands – 6 (MMC-6)

This standard was published by INCITS (InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards) in December 2010. It has 718 pages.

This standard defines a SCSI-based command set needed to access multi-media features. The applicable clauses of this standard, when used in conjunction with other standards and publications, define a full standard set of commands.

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Practices for Mitigating Surface Impacts Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing, First Edition

This document was published in January 2011 by American Petroleum Institute. It has 34 pages.

The purpose of this guidance document is to identify and describe practices currently used in the oil and natural gas industry to minimize surface environmental impacts-potential impacts on surface water, soils, wildlife, other surface ecosystems and nearby communities-associated with hydraulic fracturing operations. While this document focuses primarily on issues associated with operations in deep shale gas developments, it also describes the important distinctions related to hydraulic fracturing in other applications.

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ASTM Section 1:2011

ASTM Book of Standards – Section 1 – Iron and Steel Products (Volumes 01.01-01.08)

This collection of ASTM standards is annually updated.

This complete section contains 8 volumes and 935 standards:

  • Volume 01.01 Steel-Piping, Tubing, Fittings
  • Volume 01.02 Ferrous Castings; Ferroalloys
  • Volume 01.03 Steel-Plate, Sheet, Strip, Wire; Stainless Steel Bar
  • Volume 01.04 Steel-Structural, Reinforcing, Pressure Vessel, Railway
  • Volume 01.05 Steel-Bars, Forgings, Bearing, Chain, Springs
  • Volume 01.06 Coated Steel Products
  • Volume 01.07 Ships and Marine Technology
  • Volume 01.08 Fasteners; Rolling Element Bearings

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API Std 616

Gas Turbines for the Petroleum, Chemical, and Gas Industry Services, Fifth Edition

This standards was published by API (American Petroleum Institute) in January 2011. This 5th edition has 180 pages and it replaces previous 4th edition, that was published in year 1998.

This standard covers the minimum requirements for open, simple, and regenerative-cycle combustion gas turbine units for services of mechanical drive, generator drive, or process gas generation. All auxiliary equipment required for operating, starting, controlling, and protecting gas turbine units are either discussed directly in this standard or referred to in this standard through references to other publications. Specifically, gas turbine units that are capable of firing gas or liquid or both are covered by this standard. This standard covers both industrial and aeroderivative gas turbines.

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ASME B31.1 2010 – Power Piping

This standard has 352 pages and was published on December 31, 2010 by ASME.

This code prescribes minimum reguirements for the design, materials, fabrication, erection, test, and inspection of power and auxiliary service piping systems for electric generation stations, industrial institutional plants, central and district heating plants.

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ANSI/ASME A17.2-2010

Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks

A new edition of A17.2 was published on December 9, 2010 by ASME. It has 240 pages and ISBN 9780791833124.

17.2 covers recommended inspection and testing procedures for electric and hydraulic elevators, escalators, and moving walks required to conform to the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, A17.1-1955 and later editions and The Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, A17.3. This Guide also addresses some requirements from editions of A17.1 prior to 1955. Note: This Guide may not reflect the latest requirements in the current A17.1 and A17.3 Codes.

The A17.2-2010 edition provides for updated cross-references as well as additional guidelines to coordinate with the A17.1-2007 edition.

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Residential Natural Gas Market Survey, 2009 Data

Report published by AGA (American Gas Association) on January 31, 2011.

This report provides a comprehensive look at the residential natural gas market, including market shares by city, region, and overall U.S.; appliance penetration; state comparison of energy prices; LIHEAP and other bill paying assistance programs; and company-by-company comparisons of customers, throughput, use per customer, revenue per customer, and revenue per Mcf.

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Classifications of Locations for Electrical Installations in Gas Utility Areas

In December 2010 AGA published this 54 page booklet, that applies to those areas in which flammable gases are produced, manufactured, stored, transmitted and distributed. It provides guidance for classification of areas for electrical installations in gas utilities, under the provisions of the National Electrical Code (NEC) or other applicable codes or regulations providing a similar basis for defining “Classified Locations.”

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IES HB-10-11

The IES Lighting Handbook, Tenth Edition

Editors: David DiLaura, Kevin Houser, Richard Mistrick, Gary Steffy
The 10th edition of Illuminating Engineering Society Handbook has 1087 pages (ISBN 9780879952419).

Successful lighting professionals must be able to incorporate into their work many new technological and scientific developments. Examples: solid state lighting sources; humans’ perception of light as they age, sustainability and the integration of daylighting with electric lighting; the effects of light on human health; to name a few. Clients rely on and, indeed, expect lighting practitioners to know their specialties and to make well-informed decisions and recommendations on the client’s behalf. That is why the 10th edition of the new IES Lighting Handbook is an essential knowledge reference for anyone in lighting. The 10th edition brings together some of the best minds in the lighting community to present the current state of knowledge as it relates to lighting and lighting design. With reliable and comprehensive information in a single source, practitioners can approach projects with confidence.

Changes to the new edition:

  • Provides a compendium of what is known that directly relates to lighting and lighting design
  • Concise explanation of material
  • Content and format tailored to those involved in lighting decisions including practitioners, designers, architects, and engineers
  • Four color throughout; 600+ illustrations that enhance understanding
  • Conveniently-referenced tabular information is exemplified with numerous photographs and illustrations
  • Sustainable practice embedded throughout: refinement of light level criteria, definitive criteria related to brightness and user impressions, factors influencing power and energy use for lighting, and methods to minimize light trespass and light pollution


  • New illuminance determination procedure consisting of visual age-based illuminance ranges and mesopic adaptation
  • Extensive updates on light sources, including solid state lighting
  • Holistic and complementary daylighting and electric lighting strategies
  • More extensive and specific qualitative lighting design criteria such as subjective impressions (psychological factors) and architectural spatial factors
  • Broader quantitative criteria such as illuminance uniformities, power and energy aspects, light trespass, and light pollution
  • In-depth coverage of sustainability practices: new chapters on daylighting, controls, sustainability, commissioning and energy management

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