Welded Steel Tanks for Water Storage

This standard was published by AWWA (American Water Works Association) in July 2011. It has 236 pages.

The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum requirements for the design, construction, inspection, and testing of new welded carbon steel tanks for the storage of water at atmospheric pressure.

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ASTM A370-11

Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

This standard was published by ASME in May 2011.

These test methods cover procedures and definitions for the mechanical testing of steels, stainless steels, and related alloys. The various mechanical tests herein described are used to determine properties required in the product specifications. Variations in testing methods are to be avoided, and standard methods of testing are to be followed to obtain reproducible and comparable results. In those cases in which the testing requirements for certain products are unique or at variance with these general procedures, the product specification testing requirements shall control.

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API Spec 5CT

Specification for Casing and Tubing, 9th Edition

This standard was published by API (American Petroleum Institute) in July 2011. It has 281 pages.

This Standard specifies the technical delivery conditions for steel pipes (casing, tubing and pup joints), coupling stock, coupling material and accessory material and establishes requirements for three Product Specification Levels (PSL-1, PSL-2, PSL-3). The requirements for PSL-1 are the basis of this Standard. The requirements that define different levels of standard technical requirements for PSL-2 and PSL-3, for all Grades except H-40, L-80 9Cr and C110, are contained in Annex H.

This Standard can also be applied to tubulars with connections not covered by API standards.

This Standard is not applicable to threading requirements.

This Standard is based on the Eighth edition of API Spec 5CT.

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AISC 325-11A

Steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition

Was published in 2011 by American Institute of Steel Construction.
This Manual is the fourteenth major update of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which was first published in 1927. Replacing the 13th Edition Manual, the 14th Edition Manual contains several updates and revisions, including the new HP18 and HP16 series, updated connection tables based on increased bolt shear strength values, revised single-plate and extended single-plate connection design procedures, enhanced prying action procedure, and a revised bracket plate design procedure.
The following specifications, codes and standards are printed in Part 16 of this Manual:
  • 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, including the new Chapter N on QC and QA, expanded composite design provisions, and improved slip-critical connection provisions
  • 2009 RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts
  • 2010 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges

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CAN/CSA M421-11

Use of Electricity in Mines

Edition: 4th, 86 pages
Published by Canadian Standards Association (CAN) in April 2011
ISBN: 9781554915330
This Standard establishes minimum requirements for electrical work and electrical equipment operating, or intended to operate, in mines. Note: Users should be aware that federal, provincial, and territorial legislation can impose additional requirements.

1.2 Application

This Standard is intended to be used with the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part or local regulatory amendment thereto, unless such requirements are modified by this Standard. Note: Adherence to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, normally addresses the minimum electrical safety requirements for mining-related fixed buildings, structures, and premises located on the surface, as these are no different from other industrial facilities. Such facilities could include processing plants, camps, offices, and drys. However, specific applications can exist within or on such buildings, structures, or premises that warrant the application of this Standard, e.g., the following equipment operating at voltages exceeding 150 V to ground: (a) mobile equipment fed by portable power cables; (b) movable equipment fed by portable power cables where the ground-fault voltage and ground potential rise relative to the surrounding earth or structures cannot be limited to 100 V; and (c) quick-connect couplers that are not mechanically interlocked with a load-break-rated disconnect switch.

1.3 Application to non-mining structures

This Standard does not apply to tunnels, aqueducts, conduits, or excavations for civil construction purposes. However, where mines incorporate such structures, this Standard applies.

1.4 Clause numbering system

This Standard is divided into seven clauses, numbered from 1 to 7. Clauses are further divided into subclauses (e.g., Clause 4.3). There can be up to five levels of subclauses (e.g., Clause Multiple items, designated by lowercase letters in parentheses (e.g., (a), (b), (c)) can be enumerated in a list. If an item requires further listing, subsidiary items are identified by lowercase Roman numerals in parentheses (e.g., (i), (ii), (iii)). Items in a further list under these subsidiary items are identified by an Arabic numeral in parentheses (e.g., (1), (2), (3)). Note: For further information see CSA-SDP-3.2.

1.5 Inclusive lists and selective lists

The use of the conjunction “and” between two or more items in a sentence or list conveys an inclusive relationship, i.e., all of the items or conditions in the list are included in the criteria (i.e., all items present or conditions satisfied). The use of the conjunction “or” between two or more items in a sentence or list conveys a selective relationship, i.e., at least one of the items or conditions in the list is included in the criteria (i.e., a selective choice).

1.6 Terminology

In CSA Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

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IEEE C2-2012-HB

NESC Handbook: A Discussion of the National Electrical Safety Code, 7th Edition

This 7th edition was published by IEEE in August 2011.

The 2012 NESC Handbook, Seventh Edition, edited by Allen Clapp, is an essential companion to the Code. It gives users insight into what lies behind the NESC’s rules and how to apply them. The Handbook was developed for use at many levels in the electric and communication industries, including those involved in system design, construction, maintenance, inspection, standards development and worker training. The Handbook also discusses how the NESC Committee has interpreted the rules in the Code and responded to change proposals during the past 90 years. This allows users to understand how questions they may have were dealt with in the past. The Seventh Edition includes provisions for loading on warm island utility installations located between 25 degrees North and 25 degrees South latitudes and revised minimum approach distance requirements based upon recent research.

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CIE S 021/E:2011

Vehicle Headlighting Systems Photometric Performance – Method of Assessment

Published by Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage in May 2011

This Standard specifies a method to consistently assess the photometric performance of vehicle headlighting systems to enable the performance of different systems to be compared. The requirements are given in relation to road scene illumination and the limitation of glare, and the performance is assessed using parameters relevant to lane guidance and the detection of pedestrians and objects.

The Standard includes a measurement and calculation procedure. It does not specify the format of an assessment report.

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ISPE Good Practice Guide: Cold Chain Management

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering / 2011 / 140 pages
ISBN: 9781936379071
The new ISPE Good Practice Guide (GPG): Cold Chain Management covers a wide range of topics, including facilities, fixed cold rooms and freezers, temperature controlled shipping equipment, as well as guidance on mapping and monitoring, featuring practical technical guidance in all these areas, as well as addressing maintenance and cleaning with a section covering product traceability. Cold Chain is an area with increasing challenges to manufacturers, as the volume of products requiring controlled temperatures and the complexity of the supply chain for those products increase. The GPG will provide practical guidance and examples of typical documents in the area of cold chain management.

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NSF/ANSI 336 – 2011

Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric

Published by NSF International in March 2011 (78 pages)
This Standard provides pathways toward sustainability by establishing measurable criteria for multiple levels of achievement. It allows manufacturers flexibility in methods for conformance and certification. This Standard assesses product characteristics in the areas of material and component inputs, water and energy use, recycling practices and social accountability. This version of the Standard does not include specific criteria for calculating carbon footprint nor does it cover transportation.

This Standard is applicable to commercial fabrics commonly used in public occupancy settings, such as office, hospitality, healthcare, and institutional interiors. These include but are not limited to upholstery, vertical fabric (furniture system, wall, drapery, and cubicle), and top of the bed fabrics. Fabrics may be formed by combining yarns, fibers, or filaments in a variety of ways including but not limited to woven, non-woven, knitted, bonded, felted, and composite materials. This Standard is applicable to fabrics manufactured in one or multiple facilities, in one or multiple countries.

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CSA ANSI Z21.78-2010/CSA 6.20-2010

Combination Gas Controls for Gas Appliances

4th edition of standard published by Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in August 2010, 152 pages

Details test and examination criteria for combination gas controls having a maximum operating gas pressure of 1/2 psi (3.45 kPa) with one or more of the following fuel gases: natural, manufactured, mixed, liquefied petroleum and liquefied petroleum gas-air mixtures.

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