NSF/ANSI 40-2010

Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems

This standard was published by NSF International in November 2010. It has 34 pages.
The purpose of this Standard is to establish minimum materials, design and construction, and performance requirements for residential wastewater treatment systems. This standard also specifies the minimum literature that manufacturers shall supply to authorized representatives and owners as well as the minimum service-related obligations that manufacturers shall extend to owners.

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ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2010

Standard 135-2010 — BACnet A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks (ANSI Approved)

SSPC 135 and TC 1.4, Control Theory and Application

This standard was published by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) in 2011.


BACnet, the ASHRAE building automation and control networking protocol, has been designed specifically to meet the communication needs of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control, lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems. The BACnet protocol provides mechanisms by which computerized equipment of arbitrary function may exchange information, regardless of the particular building service it performs. As a result, the BACnet protocol may be used by head-end computers, general-purpose direct digital controllers, and application specific or unitary controllers with equal effect. The motivation for this standard was the widespread desire of building owners and operators for “interoperability,” the ability to integrate equipment from different vendors into a coherent automation and control system – and to do so competitively. The purpose of this standard is to define data communication services and protocols for computer equipment used for monitoring and control of HVAC&R and other building systems and to define an abstract, object-oriented representation of information communicated between such equipment, thereby facilitating the application and use of digital control technology in buildings. This protocol provides a comprehensive set of messages for conveying encoded binary, analog, and alphanumeric data between devices including, but not limited to:
(a) hardware binary input and output values,
(b) hardware analog input and output values,
(c) software binary and analog values,
(d) text string values,
(e) schedule information,
(f) alarm and event information,
(g) files, and
(h) control logic.

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ANSI/ASME B16.21-2011

Nonmetallic Flat Gaskets for Pipe Flanges

This standard was published by American Society of Mechanical Engineers in February 2011.

This Standard covers types, sizes, materials, dimensions, tolerances, and markings for nonmetallic flat gaskets. These gaskets are dimensionally suitable for use with flanges described in the referenced flange standards.

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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Third Edition, Volumes 1, 2 and 3

This 3rd edition of the guide has been published by ASME in 2009. It has 2400 pages and was edited by K. R. Rao.

This third edition of the Companion Guide of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes has been updated to the current (2007) Code Edition. Since the first edition, a total of 140 authors have contributed to this publication, and in this edition there are 107 contributors of which 51 are new authors. Several of the new contributors are from countries around the world that use ASME B&PV; Codes, with knowledge of ASME Codes, in addition to expertise of their own countries’B&PV; Codes. All of these authors who contributed to this third edition considerably updated, revised or added to the content matter covered in the second edition to address the current and futuristic trend as well as dramatic changes in the industry.

The first two volumes covering Code Sections I through XI address organizational changes of B&PV; Code Committees and Special topics relating to the application of the Code. Volume 1 covers ASME Code Sections I through VII, B31.1 and B31.3 Piping Codes. Volume 2 has chapters addressing Code Sections VIII through XI, refurbished with additional code material consistent with the current 2007 Code edition. ASME Code Section VIII Division 2 was completely rewritten, and that effort has been captured in this publication. Notable updates included in this Volume relate to maintenance rule, accreditation, dynamic loads, functionality, operability criteria, fluids, pipe vibration analysis, code design and evaluation for cyclic loading for Code Sections III and VIII.

Volume 3 addresses Code Section XII and issues for the success of current and the next generation of Nuclear Reactors and Internals, License Renewal, Public Safety, PRA and Spent Fuel Pool-related issues. The impact of globalization and inter-dependency of ASME B&PV; Codes is recognized in this volume, by inclusion of several countries that own and operate nuclear reactors or have nuclear steam supply vendors and fabricators that use ASME B&PV; Code Sections I through XII. This information is meant to benefit international users of ASME Codes with authors covering East and West European countries, Africa, Asia, in addition to the USA and Canada.

A unique feature of this publication is the inclusion of all author biographies and an introduction that synthesizes every chapter, along with an alphabetical listing of indexed terms.

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IEEE 1036-2010

IEEE Guide for the Application of Shunt Power Capacitors

This standard was published by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in January 2011. It has 97 pages and ISBN 9780738164922.

This guide applies to the use of 50 Hz and 60 Hz shunt power capacitor units rated 2400 Vac and above, and assemblies of such capacitors. Included are guidelines for the application, protection, and ratings of equipment for the safe and reliable utilization of shuntpower capacitors. The guide is general and intended to be basic and supplemental to specific recommendations of the manufacturer. The guide covers applications that range from simple capacitor unit utilization to complex capacitor bank situations.

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ANSI/HI 10.1-10.5-2010

American National Standard for Air-Operated Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation

This standard was published by HI (Hydraulic Institute). It has 34 pages.

This new standard is for air operated pumps and includes those positive displacement reciprocating pumps used for general fluid transfer, which are driven by means of a compressed gas (usually air) from an outside source. The pump may be designed with a single diaphragm or double diaphragms connected to a reciprocating shaft in which one side of the diaphragm is in contact with the liquid being pumped and the other side is in contact with the compressed gas. The standard includes the following sections:

  • Types, configurations, and nomenclature
  • Definitions
  • Design and Application
  • Installation, Operation, and Maintenance

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Standard 62.1-2010 User’s Manual

This standards was published by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) in 2010. It has 178 pages.
The explanatory material, detailed information, figures, and examples contained within this User’s Manual are provided to aid the user in designing, installing, and operating buildings in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010. This Manual does not reproduce the requirements of the standard, but rather paraphrases and explains them. Intended to be used in conjunction with the standard, this Manual:

  • Offers information on the intent and application of Standard 62.1;
  • Explains the standard through the use of sample calculations and examples;
  • Encourages the user to apply the principles of good indoor air quality and effective ventilation when designing buildings and building systems;
  • Provides useful reference material to assist designers in efficiently completing a successful and compliant design;
  • Gives guidance to building operation and maintenance personnel.

This Manual also instructs the user in the application of tools used for compliance with Standard 62.1-2010. In particular, three newly revised spreadsheets are distributed with this User’s Manual that assist in the Ventilation Rate Procedure calculations.This User’s Manual is intended to be used by:

  • Architects and engineers who must apply the standard to the design of their buildings;
  • Those manufacturers of systems and components who choose to provide the industry with complying equipment;
  • Plan examiners and field inspectors who will be charged with enforcing the standard in areas where it is adopted as code;
  • General and specialty contractors who must construct buildings in compliance with the standard; and
  • Operators and maintainers who must ensure the compliance of the building throughout its lifespan.

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API Std 685

Sealless Centrifugal Pumps for Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Gas Industry Process Service, Second Edition

This API (American Petroleum Institute) was published in February 2011. It specifies the minimum requirements for sealless centrifugal pumps for use in petroleum, heavy duty petrochemical and gas industry services.

This standard is applicable to single stage overhung pumps of two classifications, Magnetic Drive Pumps (MDP) and Canned Motor Pumps (CMP). Sections 2 through 8 and Section 10 cover requirements applicable to both classifications. Section 9 is divided into two subsections and covers requirements unique to each classification.

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Certification Exam Pack for API TES – Tank Entry Supervisor Certification Exam [2012]

This package includes all the exam materials required for the API Tank Entry Supervisor (TES) Certification Exam being given in March and September 2012. The package includes the following:

API Publications:

  • API 2015 – Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks, Planning and Managing Tank Entry From Decommissioning Through Recommissioning
  • API 2016 – Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • API 2026 – Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service
  • API Pub. 2207 – Preparing Tank Bottoms for Hot Work
  • API Pub. 2219 – Safe Operation of Vacuum Trucks in Petroleum Service


ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists) Publication Threshold Limit Values [TLVs® ] for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents In the Work Environment and Biological Exposure Indices [BEIs® ], 2008 Edition

29 Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR) Parts 1910 & 1926:

    • CFR 1910.38 Employee Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plans
    • CFR 1910.132-138 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment
    • CFR 1910.146 Permit-Required Confined Spaces
    • CFR 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
    • CFR 1910.1000 (and following) Subpart Z “Toxic and Hazardous Substances”
    • CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication
    • CFR 1926.400-.449 Subpart K – Electrical


  • OSHA 3088 How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations – 2001 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3151-12R Personal Protective Equipment – Revised 2003
  • OSHA 3138-01R Permit-Required Confined Spaces – Revised 2004
  • OSHA 3120 Control of Hazardous Energy [Lockout/Tagout] – 2002 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3111 Hazard Communication Guidelines for Compliance – 2000 (Reprinted)
  • OSHA 3084 Chemical Hazard Communication – 1998 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3075 Controlling Electrical Hazards – 2002 (Revised)
  • OSHA 2254 Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines – 1998 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3007 Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites – 1998 (Revised)

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Certification Exam Pack for API 510 – Pressure Vessel Inpection Certification Exam [2012]

This package includes all the API and ASME exam materials required for the API 510 Certification Exams held on the following dates: December 7, 2011, June 6, 2012, and September 26, 2012. The package includes the following:

    • API Standard 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, Ninth Edition, June 2006
    • API Recommended Practice 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry, 1st Edition, December 2003 (NOTE: Only mechanisms in RP 571 required for exam to be included)
    • API Recommended Practice 572, Inspection of Pressure Vessels, Third Edition, November 2009.
    • API Recommended Practice 576, Inspection of Pressure-Relieving Devices, Third Edition, November 2009.
    • API Recommended Practice 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy, First edition, October 2004.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 2010 edition:
    i. ASME Section V, Nondestructive Examination, Articles 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, and 23 (section SE-797 only)
    ii. ASME Section VIII-Division 1, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Introduction, UG, UW, UCS, UHT, Appendices 1-4, 6, 8 and 12.
    iii. ASME Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications, welding only.

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