Issue 31 - Spring 2018

May 9, 2018

Standards & Certification Update

Spring 2018 EDITION

A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about ASME Standards & Certification activities

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What’s New

ASME Involvement in Energy Storage System Forum and Publication of New Draft Standard for Trial Use on Mechanical and Thermal Energy Storage Systems

From March 28-29, 2018, ASME participated at the Energy Storage Systems Safety and Reliability Forum in Seattle, WA. The forum was organized by the U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) Energy Storage Program to present the current state of energy storage safety and help advance the DOE roadmap for energy storage, including challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions for improving energy storage systems. Nicole Gomez, ASME Standards & Certification Engineer, was a panelist at the workshop presenting an introduction to ASME standards development and current activities of the Standards Committee for Thermal Energy Storage Systems (TES).

In addition, as part of its ongoing efforts to better serve emerging technologies, ASME recently published PTC 53-2018, Mechanical and Thermal Energy Storage Systems [Draft Standard for Trial Use]. Developed under the Performance Test Code Standards Committee, this draft standard is the newest addition to the PTC series. Its objective is to establish uniform test methods and procedures for conducting performance tests of mechanical or thermal energy storage system(s) (ESS). An ESS is a system that consumes energy to increase the internal energy of the storage media and releases the stored energy, producing useful power or heat.

With the goal to provide the highest level of accuracy consistent with current engineering practice, this draft standard will provide quantifiable methods to assess the performance of mechanical or thermal energy storage systems for various technology platforms and applications. It includes procedures for measuring various parameters such as the quantity of energy input and the quantity of useful energy output. The procedures apply to systems including, but not limited to: compressed air, fly wheels, molten salts, and pumped hydro for storing energy mechanically or thermally from any source.

ASME has issued the new document as a “Draft Standard for Trial Use”, furthering the invitation for public comment and requests for revisions. To ensure the highest quality standards, comments and user experiences during the trial use period will be taken into consideration prior to being formally submitted to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for acceptance as an American National Standard.

For more information about the TES Standards Committee, contact Nicole Gomez (+1.212.591.8720).

For more information about PTC 53, contact Donnie Alonzo (+1.212.591.8034).

ASME Undertakes Development of Standards for Model Based Enterprise

At their February 28, 2018 meeting, the ASME Council on Standards and Certification approved the creation of a new Standards Committee on Model Based Enterprise (MBE). The MBE Standards Committee, which will report to the Board on Standardization and Testing, will develop and maintain guidelines and standards covering the rules, guidance, and examples for the creation, use, and reuse of model-based datasets, data models, and related topics within a Model-Based Enterprise. The MBE will include use of the model from inception, through design, manufacturing, inspection and to customer feedback. This effort also supports additive manufacturing since a model is needed to print an additive component. This effort is related to the Y14 Engineering Product Definition and Related Documentation Practices and it is planned to coordinate closely with the Y14 Standards Committee.

ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts.

For more information about MBE Standards Committee, contact Fredric Constantino (+1.212.591.8684).

ASME Standards & Certification to Host Free Webinar on Volunteer Training

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT, ASME Standards & Certification (S&C) will host a webinar focused on the ASME standards development process. The webinar is targeted to S&C committee members or members of the public interested in learning about the processes and tools used by ASME. Key topics to be presented include:

Standards development committee structures and processes Overview of C&S Connect Expectations and benefits of volunteering

For more information and to register, contact Carlton Ramacharran (+1.212.591.7955).


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ASME Continues its Participation in Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo

On April 15, 2018, for the third straight year ASME was among the over 100 colleges, engineering firms and professional societies participating in the Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo held at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY. Be an Engineer at the Engineering Expo was established in 2003 as an annual event drawing high school and middle school students and their parents looking to learn about educational opportunities in engineering. Students were enlightened about engineering as a profession and how standards and certification are an important part of engineering and vital to the safe and efficient operation of virtually every part of all infrastructures.

Kathleen Peterson, Project Engineering Advisor interacting with participants at the 2018 Engineering Expo.

ASME Participates in STEAM Expo

On March 3, 2018, ASME was among the organizations, engineering firms and professional societies participating as presenters in the Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) Expo held at Suffern High School in Suffern, NY. The STEAM Expo was presented by the REACH Foundation of Rockland as an event showcasing how STEAM is being interpreted by the Suffern school system and allowing presenters to inform visitors on how STEAM education will prepare students for future innovations. ASME Standards & Certification encouraged and engaged visitors to explore and consider opportunities in STEAM, including engineering as a profession and how standards and certification are vital to the safe and efficient operation of virtually every part of all infrastructures.

Geraldine Burdeshaw, Project Engineering Advisor manning the ASME booth at the 2018 STEAM Expo.

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