CIE 173:2012

Tubular Daylight Guidance Systems (Including Erratum 1)

Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage / 01-Aug-2012 / 77 pages

Tubular daylight guidance systems are linear devices that channel daylight into the core of a building. They consist of a light transport section with, at the outer end, some device for collecting natural light and, at the inner end, a means of distribution of light within the interior. Collectors may be either mechanical devices that actively focus and direct daylight (usually sunlight), or be passive devices that accept sunlight and skylight from part or whole sky hemisphere. The transport element is usually a tube lined with highly reflective or prismatic material or may contain lenses or other devices to redirect the light. Light is distributed in an interior by output components, commonly diffusers made of opal or prismatic material. The major emphasis of this Report is on passive zenithal systems, the most commercially successful type of daylight guidance being installed in many parts of the world.

The Report includes a contextual review of the technology of all generic types of daylight guidance system. The major part of the report is concerned with photometry of components and systems, design methods, maintenance issues in both design and use, energy aspects, cost and benefits, human factors and architectural issues in the context of passive zenithal systems. The report includes case studies showing good practice.

This publication corrects and replaces CIE 173:2006 "Tubular Daylight Guidance Systems".

An Erratum is included that shows a corrected value in Table 3 and a corrected formula in Appendix C.

The publication is written in English, with a short summary in French and German.

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NFPA (Fire) 150

Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities 2013 Edition

National Fire Protection Association / 2012 / 36 pages

Follow the best practices for safe animal housing facilities including first-time guidance for performance-based design in the 2013 NFPA 150.

Expanded with a new chapter on performance-based design, the 2013 edition of NFPA 150: Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities is the industry benchmark used to safeguard the health and welfare of animals while protecting human life and property.

Used by engineers, architects, and AHJs, NFPA 150 covers all types of animal housing facilities where animals are kept for any purpose, including barns, stables, kennels, animal shelters, veterinary facilities, zoos, laboratories, and racetracks.

The document is divided into three major sections:

  • Section 1 contains administrative requirements
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  • Section 2 provides general requirements for all facilities housing animals, including new Chapter 5 on performance-based design that gives designers more flexibility and assists authorities with plans review.
  • Section 3 includes specific requirements focused on the class of the facility.

Updated for industry developments and trends, the 2013 NFPA 150 also presents:

  • A new Annex on system design that takes animal reaction to alarms into consideration
  • A new construction table in Chapter 7 reflecting the 2012 edition of NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code.

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SCTE 61 2012

Test Method for Jacket Web Separation

Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers / 01-Sep-2012 / 8 pages

The purpose of this document is to provide instruction on the calculation of braid coverage for braided coaxial drop cables. Braid coverage is expressed as a percentage of optical coverage of the underlying core by the braid wires.

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SAE J 1107

Laboratory Testing Machines and Procedures for Measuring the steady state Force and Moment Properties of Passenger Car Tires ( Stabilized: Aug 2012 )

SAE International / 31-Aug-2012

This document has been declared "Stabilized" and will no longer be subjected to periodic reviews for currency. Users are responsible for verifying references and continued suitability or technical requirements. New technology may exist.This information report presents background and rationale for sAE recommended Practice J1106, Laboratory Testing Machine and procedures for measuring the Steady State Force and Moment Properties of passenger Car tires. Research experience is discussed in this information report, however, to the extent deemed necessary to provide background and rationale for the Recommended Practice. Material is therefore included on speed effects, contaminants, dynamic testing, traction, surface geometry, and other subjects not considered in the Recommended practice. the report begins with a general discussion of the factors affecting tire forces and moments, and a brief historical review of associated research and testing activities. A discussion is presented of the principal requirements for tire force and moment data as they derive from considerations of vehicle dynamics and tire design. Factors affecting test machine selection and design are reviewed in a broad context ranging from overall system structure to specific subsystem requirements. Methods for testing, data processing, and presentation and interpretation of test results are discussed in detail. The report concludes with a discussion of equipment and procedures for "special tests", not currently performed on a routine basis, but which provide data of significant and growing interest to the vehicle designer.

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SAE J 1106

Laboratory Testing Machines for Measuring the Steady State Force and Moment Properties of Passenger Car Tires ( Stabilized: Aug 2012 )

SAE International / 31-Aug-2012

This document has been declared "Stabilized" and will no longer be subjected to periodic reviews for currency. Users are responsible for verifying references and continued suitability or technical requirements. New technology may exist.This recommended practice describes some basic design requirements and operational procedures associated with equipment for laboratory measurement of tire force and moment properties of the full range of passenger car tires. These properties must be known to establish the tire's contribution to vehicle dynamic performance. Many factors influence laboratory tire force and moment measurements. This recommended practice was compiled as a guide for equipment design and test operation so that data from different laboratories can be directly compared and applied to vehicle design and tire selection problems. This recommended practice is based on types of equipment and procedures that are used in several laboratories for routine tire evaluation. This limits the scope of this recommended practice to equipment and methodology for measuring the steady state properties of free-rolling tires. The procedures are intended to characterize the performance of the tire under operating conditions which are essentially invariant with time or which vary slowly enough so that dynamic effects are negligible (quasi-static rolling conditions). This recommended practice includes specific recommendations for space, measuring system ranges and accuracy needed to measure the force and moment properties of the full range of passenger car tires. It must be emphasized that the experience on which this Recommended Practice is based has been primarily obtained through testing of passenger car tires.

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ASTM Section 2:2012

ASTM Book of Standards – Section 2 – Nonferrous Metal Products (Vols 2.01-2.05)

ASTM International / 01-Sep-2012 / 4770 pages

Published annually in September

This set contains 777 standards:

  • Volume 02.01 Copper and Copper Alloys
  • Volume 02.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys
  • Volume 02.03 Electrical Conductors
  • Volume 02.04 Nonferrous Metals Nickel, Cobalt, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Cadmium, Precious, Reactive, Refractory Metals and Alloys; Materials Thermostats, Electrical Heating and Resistance Contacts, and Connectors
  • Volume 02.05 Metallic and Inorganic Coatings; Metal Powders, Sintered P/M Structural Parts

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IPC 1758

Declaration Requirements for Shipping, Pack and Packing Materials.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries / 01-Jul-2012

IPC-1758 establishes a standard reporting format for pack and packing material declaration data exchange between supply chain participants and supports reporting of materials contained in pack and packing materials. The data descriptions incorporate the requirements of the IPC-1751A for generic company information. As such, the IPC-1751A becomes a mandatory part of this standard. The IPC-1758 zip file contains the following documents:

  • IPC-1758 Declaration Requirements for Shipping, Pack and Packing Materials.
  • 1750A Schema Version 2.0
  • IPC-1751A Generic Requirements for Declaration Process Management
  • List of Solution Providers

Previous versions of the IPC-175x family of standards were supported by Adobe® PDF forms. Beginning in February 2012, these standards will no longer be supported with a PDF form. A list of solution providers that have developed solutions is included in the download file. This list is purely for informational purposes.

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ATIS/ANSI 0300091.2012

Serialization Standard for Telecommunications Network Infrastructure Equipment

Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions / 05-Sep-2012 / 12 pages

This standard provides a format and structure for assigning serial numbers to telecommunications infrastructure equipment.

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ASTM E165/E165M-12

Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry

ASTM International / 15-Jun-2012 / 18 pages

1.1 This practice covers procedures for penetrant examination of materials. Penetrant testing is a nondestructive testing method for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as cracks, seams, laps, cold shuts, shrinkage, laminations, through leaks, or lack of fusion and is applicable to in-process, final, and maintenance testing. It can be effectively used in the examination of nonporous, metallic materials, ferrous and nonferrous metals, and of nonmetallic materials such as nonporous glazed or fully densified ceramics, as well as certain nonporous plastics, and glass.

1.2 This practice also provides a reference:

1.2.1 By which a liquid penetrant examination process recommended or required by individual organizations can be reviewed to ascertain its applicability and completeness.

1.2.2 For use in the preparation of process specifications and procedures dealing with the liquid penetrant testing of parts and materials. Agreement by the customer requesting penetrant inspection is strongly recommended. All areas of this practice may be open to agreement between the cognizant engineering organization and the supplier, or specific direction from the cognizant engineering organization.

1.2.3 For use in the organization of facilities and personnel concerned with liquid penetrant testing.

1.3 This practice does not indicate or suggest criteria for evaluation of the indications obtained by penetrant testing. It should be pointed out, however, that after indications have been found, they must be interpreted or classified and then evaluated. For this purpose there must be a separate code, standard, or a specific agreement to define the type, size, location, and direction of indications considered acceptable, and those considered unacceptable.

1.4 UnitsThe values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Keywords:
fluorescent liquid penetrant testing; hydrophilic emulsification; lipophilic emulsification; liquid penetrant testing; nondestructive testing; solvent removable; visible liquid penetrant testing; water-washable; post-emulsified; black light; ultraviolet light; visible light; ICS Number Code 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)

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