CAN/ULC S134-13

Standard Method of Fire Test of Exterior Wall Assemblies

Published by: Underwriters Laboratories of Canada / 08/01/2013
This test method enables an assessment of the fire spread characteristics of non-load bearing exterior wall assemblies. The test determines the comparative burning characteristics of exterior wall assemblies by evaluating fire spread over the exterior surface, heat flow from the fire plume to the exterior surface, and fire spread within the test specimen.

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TMS MDG-7

Masonry Designers’ Guide-7th edition

Published by: The Masonry Society / 2013 / 7th Edition
The best guide on designing masonry is now even better! The 7th Edition of the Masonry Designers’ Guide (MDG-7) has been completely updated to address the numerous additions and changes in the 2011 edition of the Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 and TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6) – also referred to as the 2011 MSJC. The MDG-7 includes updated discussion and examples related to a recalibration of the Allowable-Stress Design method, a new Chapter on the Design of Masonry Infills, discussion on enhanced special inspection requirements, and new and revised discussions and examples throughout. In addition, information related to masonry design requirements in the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) is included, and examples use the latest loading requirements from ASCE 7-10.

The MDG-7 is an excellent resource for experienced masonry designers as well as new designers and students learning about masonry for the first time because:

  • it was developed by dozens of masonry experts who are familiar both with masonry design and with the Code requirements governing masonry’s use
  • it includes over 70 practical examples for typical masonry buildings and components
  • it provides practical tips on how to quickly and efficiently design typical masonry
  • it includes drawings and photographs to illustrate concepts and procedures discussed

Topics covered in the MDG-7 include masonry materials, testing, quality assurance, quality control, construction methods, structural design, seismic design, and using the MSJC with model Building Codes. Additional online resources are available via a new companion website including:

  • access to an electronic version (pdf format) of the complete MDG-7 for easy reference and searching
  • Excel spreadsheets used in some of the design examples
  • select technical notes on clay brick and concrete masonry that are often used by designers

Definitive. Practical. Time-Saving. Graphical. The MDG is one of the most popular design guides for masonry due to its extensive examples, helpful drawings and photographs, and practical coverage of masonry design issues.

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API RP 557

Guide to Advanced Control Systems, Second Edition

Published by: American Petroleum Institute / 10/01/2013 / 45 pages / 2nd Edition
This Recommended Practice (RP) addresses the implementation and ownership of advanced control systems for petroleum processing facilities.

This RP describes commonly used practices for the opportunity identification, justification, project management, implementation, and maintenance of advanced control systems. This practice is not intended to specify the use or selection of any particular technique over another, nor is intended to describe specific applications. It may be used as the basis for defining the work processes and common functions required to define, implement, and maintain advanced control systems.

The practices described in this document are applicable to all advanced control systems applications. Users who are experienced in advanced control may have developed their own equivalent practices. This document is not intended to supersede user practices that have been found to be acceptable or to require that the practices described in this document be followed if they are not appropriate to the circumstance.

Selection of a specific hardware platform, software platform, or application software is not within the scope of this RP.

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PEI RP1300-13

Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Service, Repair and Maintenance of Aviation Fueling Systems (2013 Edition)

Published by: Petroleum Equipment Institute / 2013 / 39 pages / 1st Edition
This document has been prepared in response to requests from fixed base operators, equipment manufacturers and service and repair contractors for a single authoritative source of information for the design, installation, service, repair and maintenance of aviation fueling systems.

The intent of the document is to provide recommendations that will:

  • Promote the proper design, construction and safe operation of fueling systems;
  • Minimize the possibility of fueling system failure;
  • Avoid practices that will unnecessarily increase installation costs; and
  • Minimize environmental impacts and hazards.

The recommended practices in the publication are limited to those relating to design, installation, service, repair and maintenance of aircraft fueling systems located at aviation fuel provider facilities. It does not cover the design or operation of hydrant systems or ground equipment fueling systems for fuel distribution.

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UL 429

108

Published by: Underwriters Laboratories / 11/06/2013 / 94 pages / 7 Edition
Electrically Operated Valves
UL 429
1 Scope

1.1 These requirements cover electrically operated general purpose and safety valves rated 600 volts or less and intended for the control of fluids, such as air, gases, oils, refrigerants, steam, water, and the like. Electrically operated valves, other than automotive fuel valves, covered by these requirements are intended to be used in other than hazardous locations as defined by the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

1.2 These requirements also cover electrically operated valves intended to be factory installed on or in certain appliances as operating or safety controls.

1.3 These requirements cover valves whose coils are powered by a Class 2 (low-voltage) source. These include general purpose valves used with a nonflammable and nonhazardous fluid, general purpose valves used with a flammable or hazardous fluid and safety valves. Valves incorporating a high-voltage transformer with a low-voltage secondary as an integral part of the valve assembly, are also covered by these requirements.

1.4 These requirements do not cover valves for use in hydraulic fluid power systems.

1.5 These requirements do not cover automatic valves for gas appliances that are covered by the requirements in the Standard for Automatic Valves for Gas Appliances, ANSI Z21.21/CSA 6.5.

1.6 These requirements do not cover valves employing electrical parts, including coils, switch contacts and resistance elements, located in the flammable gas containing compartment of a valve. Valves constructed as such shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 913.

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UL 1990

Nonmetallic Underground Conduit with Conductors

Published by: Underwriters Laboratories / 11/22/2013 / 24 pages / 3 Edition
Nonmetallic Underground Conduit with Conductors
UL 1990
1 Scope
1.1 These requirements cover nonmetallic underground conduit with conductors. These products consist of a factory assembly of conductors or cables inside a coilable, smooth-wall, continuous length conduit with a circular cross section. The conduit is Schedule-40, Schedule-80, EPEC-A or EPEC-B High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) in trade sizes 1/2 (16) – 4 (103). This product is intended for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. The values in parentheses are metric trade designators of conduit. The designations Schedule-40, Schedule-80, EPEC-A and EPEC-B refer to conduit having specific outside diameters and wall thicknesses.

1.2 This product is for aboveground use where encased in not less than 2 inches (51 mm) of concrete and for underground use by direct burial or encasement in concrete.

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ASAE/ASABE AD4254-13:2012 OCT2013

Agricultural machinery – Safety – Part 13: Large rotary mowers

Published by: The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 10/01/2013 / 38 pages
ANSI/ASABE AD4254-13:2012, Agricultural machinery – Safety – Part 13: Large rotary mowers, is an
adoption with deviations of the identically titled ISO standard ISO 4254-13:2012, Agricultural machinery –
Safety – Part 13: Large rotary mowers. Deviations noted in the following Foreword sections pertain to those
provisions where harmonization could not be achieved between ASABE and the International Standard.

This part of ISO 4254, when used together with ISO 4254-1, specifies the safety requirements and their
verification for the design and construction of towed, semi-mounted, or mounted large rotary mowers with
single or multiple cutting elements which have a cutting diameter of 1 000 mm or greater for any single cutting
element assembly, mounted on a propelling tractor or machine, intended for agricultural mowing equipment
and designed for shredding crop residue, grass and small brush by impact. It describes methods for the
elimination or reduction of hazards arising from the intended use and reasonable foreseeable misuse of these
machines by one person (the operator) in the course of normal operation and service. In addition, it specifies
the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer.

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CSA C22.2 NO. 182.1-13

Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors of the Pin and Sleeve Type (Bi-National Standard, with UL 1682)

Published by: CSA Group / 10/01/2013 / 93 pages

Preface

This is the harmonized UL and CSA Group Standard for Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors of the Pin and Sleeve Type. It is the Fourth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 182.1 and the Fourth edition of UL 1682. This edition of CSA C22.2 No. 182.1 supersedes the previous edition published in 2007. This edition of UL 1682 supersedes the previous edition published in 2007.

For products intended for use in Canada, general requirements are given in CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 0.


Scope

1.1
This standard applies to pin and sleeve type plugs, receptacles, power inlets, and connectors, rated up to 800 amperes and up to 600 volts ac or dc, and which may include up to eight pilot contacts. These devices are intended to provide power from branch circuits, or are for direct connection to the branch circuit in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CEC), C22.1, and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, using copper conductors, for use in either indoor or outdoor nonhazardous locations. In Canada, the terminals of a device intended to accommodate aluminum conductors also comply with CSA C22.2 No. 65.

1.2
In the U.S., this standard does not apply to single conductor pin and sleeve devices.

1.3
This standard does not apply to:

a) Devices molded integrally with flexible cord or cable that are covered by UL 817 and CSA C22.2 No. 21;

b) General and special use devices, such as attachment plugs, receptacles, cord connectors, inlets, current taps, flatiron and appliance plugs, that are covered by UL 498 and CSA C22.2 No. 42, CSA C22.2 No. 57, and CSA C22.2 No. 182.2;

c) Single and multi-pole connectors intended for connection to copper conductors, for use in data, signal, control and power applications within and between electrical equipment, where exposed, that are covered by UL 1977 and CSA C22.2 No. 182.3;

d) Devices intended for use in hazardous (Classified) locations that are covered by UL 1203 and CSA C22.2 No. 159; and

e) Products such as switched interlocks that are covered by UL 508 and CSA C22.2 No. 14.

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ACI 562M-13

Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings and Commentary (Metric)

Published by: American Concrete Institute / 05/01/2013 / 63 pages
This code provides minimum material and design
requirements for the repair of damaged, deteriorated, or
deficient structural concrete members and systems repaired
in accordance with the design basis code. Structural
repair includes restoring or increasing one or more of the
following: strength, stiffness, ductility, and durability of
existing members.

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DIN 5493

Logarithmic quantities and units

Published by: Deutsches Institut Fur Normung E.V. (German National Standard) / 10/01/2013 / 20 pages

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