May 9th, 2013
ANSI/ASSE A10.9 2013 Edition, “Safety Requirements for Masonry and Concrete Work,” has just been released and is available from Document Center Inc. in either paper or pdf format. The document is one of the American National Standards for Construction and Demolition Operations.
ANSI/ASSE A10.9 establishes safety requirements pertaining to concrete construction and masonry work in construction. The requirements cover all on-site concrete construction and masonry work including design, erection, operation and maintenance of aggregate processing plants, concrete mixing plants and conveyances. It also contains safety requirements regarding the specialty concrete operations of prestressing by pretensioning or post-tensioning, lift-slab construction, tilt-up construction and slipforms.
The new ANSI A10.9 2013 Edition was released to update the information relating to reinforcing steel and post-tension operations. It is intended to help industry meet new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. ASSE, the American Society of Safety Engineers, has put in a request to OSHA to have the references in title 29 CFR Part 1926 (Safety and Health Regulations for Construction) updated to include this new edition of the standard, which replaces all previous editions.
All ASSE standards are available from Document Center’s web store, www.document-center.com. They are sold in both paper and pdf format under license agreement with ASSE. Should you prefer, you are welcome to contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’re your Standards Experts and we’re here to assist you with all your compliance documentation requirements.
May 8th, 2013
SAE has released a new 2013 edition of SAE J429, “Mechanical and Material Requirements for Externally Threaded Fasteners,” and you can purchase it now from Document Center Inc. in both paper and pdf format. The Ground Vehicle Standard covers the mechanical and material requirements for inch-series steel bolts, screws, studs, screws for sems (screw and washer assemblies), and U-bolts in sizes to 1-1/2 in. inclusive.
FYI: The U-bolts in SAE J429 2013 are used predominantly in the suspension and related areas of vehicles. They are treated like studs in this document. SAE recommends that designers using this standard review the actual load-carrying capacity of them with saddle load tests.
The studs in this standard are cylindrical rods of moderate length, threaded on either one or both ends, or even throughout the entire length of the stud. Any products that use a head, collar, or something similar are referred to as bolts. Table 2 covers the chemical composition requirements.
The 2013 Edition is a revision of the previous J429 released in September of 2009. The new edition replaces all previous editions, which are now obsolete.
SAE standards and specifications can all be purchased at Document Center’s web store, www.document-center.com. Or you can reach us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (email@example.com). We sell the documents under license agreement with SAE and can provide you with on-going support with notification and reporting services.
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May 7th, 2013
TechAmerica has just released the new EIA 748C, “Earned Value Management Systems,” and it’s available now from Document Center Inc. in either paper or pdf format. The standard describes the Earned Value Management System (EVMS), a tool for scheduling budget and tracking expenses. The new 36-page Revision C is the first update since Revision B in June of 2007.
Processes included in EIA 748 are:
- the integration of program scope, schedule, and cost objectives,
- the establishment of a baseline plan for accomplishment of program objectives, and
- the use of earned value techniques for performance measurement during the execution of a program.
These processes allow for the establishment and application of an integrated program management system that brings together the elements of the work scope, scheduling, and cost objectives. The method is a system of “earned value” established during the planning phase and tracked during the execution (control) phase of a project.
EIA was an umbrella organization for a number of electronic industry associations that ceased to exist in 2011. TechAmerica is now responsible for the EIA standards that were generated by GEIA, the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association. All of this series of the EIA standard are available from Document Center’s Webstore, www.document-center.com, in both paper and pdf format.
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May 6th, 2013
ISO 3534-3 3rd Edition, “Statistics – Vocabulary and symbols – Part 3: Design of experiments,” has just been released and is now available from Document Center Inc. in either paper or pdf format. The new revision defines statistical terms and symbols used for the design of experiments. It is 106 pages in length because the text is in both English and French.
Experiments that use the statistical analysis terms of this standard will have a one-dimensional and continuous response variable. This standard on statistics also assumes that the error term follows a normal distribution with constant variance.
Definitions contain a wealth of information provided as equations, tables and figures. Annex A covers Concept Diagrams, with an explanation provided in Annex B. Checklists for designed experiments can be found in Annex C. And a description of experimental design from the systems model perspective in presented in Annex D.
There are a total of 3 parts in the ISO 3534 series:
- ISO 3534-1:2006, Statistics — Vocabulary and symbols — Part 1: General statistical terms and terms used in probability
- ISO 3534-2:2006, Statistics — Vocabulary and symbols — Part 2: Applied statistics
- ISO 3534-3:2013, Statistics — Vocabulary and symbols — Part 3: Design of experiments
An additional Part, ISO 3534-4, Statistics — Vocabulary and symbols — Part 4: Survey sampling, is at the draft stage. The release date has not yet been determined.
ISO standards can be purchased at Document Center’s web store, www.document-center.com. Territorial restrictions may apply. If you like, you can always reach us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (email@example.com). We’re your Standards Experts and we’re here to assist you with all your compliance information requirements.
May 3rd, 2013
ISO 178 5th Edition, “Plastics – Determination of Flexural Properties,” has just been updated with the release of Amendment 1. This new amendment is available from Document Center Inc. in either paper or pdf format. It makes changes to ISO 178 and you’ll need to get a copy it order to be in compliance.
You’ll use ISO 178:2010 to test flexural strength, flexural modulus, and other aspects of the flexural stress/strain relationship in order to confirm that the material is appropriate for your application. It uses a freely supported beam, loaded at mid span (three-point loading test).
The amendment for this standard is purchased separately. It contains changes to the following sections of the standard:
- Page iv, Foreword
- Page 7, 5.5.1
- Page 11, 8.1 (replaces figure 5)
- Pages 10 to 11, 8.1
- Page 11, 8.2
- Page 15, 11 d)
As you can see, the changes are extensive, resulting in an 8-page amendment.
Remember, your copy of ISO 178 5th Edition is obsolete without this new amendment. You can purchase it and all ISO standards at the Document Center web store, www.document-center.com. Territorial restrictions may apply. If you prefer, you can always get in touch with us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’re your Standards Experts and we’re here to help you.
May 2nd, 2013
Here at Document Center, we often are asked very specific questions about standards. Just yesterday, a client asked me about the AMS 2405. He wanted to know what “Noncurrent” meant in the title.
“Do you remember the use of the phrase ‘Inactive for New Design’ in Mil Specs and Standards?” I queried. And of course, because this customer has been doing business with us since the 1980′s, he certainly did. ”Noncurrent is the SAE equivalent status.”
However there are some subtle differences in the two terms. A noncurrent standard is not recommended for new design, but still can be used. A document that is inactive for new design cannot be used for new design.
So the AMS 2405 has not been recommended for new design since 2000, when SAE released the notice of noncurrent status as AMS 2405 Revision C. We looked to see if SAE had suggested another standard for new design, but no. Our closest match was the AMS 2404.
It is not uncommon for standards users not to fully understand the administrative terminology that is used to describe the document by the issuing agency. If you ever have any questions about the status of a particular document, please get in touch with us. There are many situations where this type of confusion can negatively impact your business.
You can always use the Document Center webstore at www.document-center.com to place your orders and look up information on the standards you need. But you can also contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (email@example.com) with any questions you may have.
May 1st, 2013
ISO 9660, “Information Processing – Volume and File Structure of CD-Rom for Information Interchange,” has just been modified by the release of a new Amendment 1. The new update is available from Document Center now in either paper or pdf format. ISO 9660 specifies the volume and file structure of compact read-only optical disks (CD-ROM) for the information interchange between information processing systems.
ISO 9660 was originally released as the ECMA 119, with the same title. ISO adopted the 2nd Edition of the ECMA document in 1988. This is the first modification of the standard since that time. The new amendment is intended to bring harmonization between ISO 9660:1988 and widely used “Joliet Specification.” It is 18 pages in length, so the update is extensive.
Changes to ISO 9660 center on the addition of an Enhanced Volume Descriptor. You’ll be able to find a complete list of how this addition modifies the document in the 4-page Annex B.
ISO 9660 is one of the many ISO standards available from Document Center Inc. at our webstore, www.document-center.com. Or contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Territorial restrictions may apply. We’ve been an authorized reseller of ISO standards since the 1990′s and can assist you with any questions or requirements you may have.
April 30th, 2013
There’s a new ASME B16.5 2013 Edition, “Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard.” You can order it now from Document Center Inc. The new revision covers pressure-temperature ratings, materials, dimensions, tolerances, marking, testing, and methods of designating openings for pipe flanges and flanged fittings.
ASME B16.5 is limited to flanges and flanged fittings made from cast or forged materials, and blind flanges and certain reducing flanges made from cast, forged, or plate materials. Also included in this Standard are requirements and recommendations regarding flange bolting, flange gaskets, and flange joints.
- flanges with rating class designations 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, and 1500 in sizes NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 and flanges with rating class designation 2500 in sizes NPS 1/2 through NPS 12, with requirements given in both metric and U.S. Customary units with diameter of bolts and flange bolt holes expressed in inch units;
- flanged fittings with rating class designation 150 and 300 in sizes NPS 1/2 through NPS 24, with requirements given in both metric and U.S. Customary units with diameter of bolts and flange bolt holes expressed in inch units; and
- flanged fittings with rating class designation 400, 600, 900, and 1500 in sizes NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 and flanged fittings with rating class designation 2500 in sizes NPS 1/2 through NPS 12 that are acknowledged in Non-Mandatory Appendix E (with U.S. Customary units only.)
Document Center Inc. has been a reseller of the ASME standards since the 1980′s. You can purchase all current ASME standards and many obsolete editions at our webstore, www.document-center.com. Or contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) and email (email@example.com). We’re here to assist you with all your standards requirements.
April 29th, 2013
There’s a new ASTM D4332 2013 Edition, “Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing,” and you can buy it now from Document Center Inc. The standard covers the set up of standard and special conditioning and testing atmospheres to simulate particular field conditions that can affect a container, package, or packaging component while in use.
The reason that this test is useful is because many materials used for containers and packages (for example, cellulosic materials) are impacted by changes in the surroundings like temperature and relative humidity (RH). Once the package has been brought up to the condition that it is expected to encounter in use, then the required packaging tests can be run.
FYI: If you are testing fibreboard, you’ll need the ASTM D685 for the preconditioning requirement.
It’s been seven years since the ASTM D4332 was reviewed and twelve since it’s been revised. The previous ASTM D4332-01(R2006) Edition is now obsolete and replaced by the new ASTM D4332-13 Edition.
Want to see more standards on packaging? Take a look at our page for the ICS Code 55.020. It has a wide variety of packaging standards that you can purchase from Document Center Inc.
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April 26th, 2013
Looking for help with the Industry Standards you use in your business? Every day Document Center answers questions on Industry Standards that help people like you make good purchasing decisions. And what we notice is that we are one of the very few places you can find a Standards Expert anymore.
I can remember when I first took over Document Center in the 1980′s, it was not unusual to find customers with large standards libraries. And there might be several people in the organization who were tasked with the oversight of the collection. A company would have a legacy of standards expertise within the organization.
But the other day, one of my friends in the Dept. of Defense noted that one of the results of Mil Spec reform was a loss of the “institutional memory” of how things should be done in the organization with regards to the use of standards. And I think this is true in many companies who rely on outsourced standards collection services as well.
Successful use of standards is not only the adherence to an existing list of standards in your collection. It involves understanding what standards are being released in your area of interest, understanding the changes as new revisions are released, and keeping up with the evolving global regulatory environment.
Document Center provides a broad range of services to make sure you use standards in the best way possible to get the most out of your standards program. When you contact us, you can ask us questions about government and industry standards and know that we have the expertise to provide you with an answer.
And Document Center has our Standards Audit service which gives you a list of the items you need to avoid simple errors brought about by the use of incomplete or obsolete documents. We monitor Industry Standards with both our regular Notification service and our Premium StandardsAlert and StandardsExpress services. These programs notify you when changes to your standards collection occur, so you know how the documents you use are changing. And we offer a current awareness program StandardsInformer to help you keep up with the emerging developments and documents in your field.
The intelligent use of standards is more than just having documents available to your staff. Document Center is here to answer your questions about standards and to make sure that the benefits of standardization are maximized within your company.
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