Issue 32 - Summer 2018

Aug 12, 2018

Standards & Certification Update

Summer 2018 EDITION

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

 

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What’s New

Development of Robotic Arm Standards Activities

ASME has initiated a new project for the development of standards and guidelines for robotic arms, based on needs identified at recent Robotics Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) meetings. An initial outreach was issued to existing ASME Standards & Certification committees to identify members interested in this field.

On July 31, 2018, a teleconference was held with 25 interested parties present to initiate the development of a roadmap for ASME robotics standards.

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

For more information, Contact Angel Guzman (+1.212.591.8018).

ASME Participates in Workshop on Water and Sanitation Systems in India

On June 26-27, 2018, ASME was among many organizations participating in the U.S.-India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Project (SCCP), Phase II Workshop in New Delhi, India. The theme of this event was Workshop on Water and Sanitation Systems in India: Leveraging Standards for Infrastructure Improvement, and was sponsored by U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and coordinated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The purpose of the SCCP Phase II Workshop was to learn about technology and standard practices used in the U.S. and apply that knowledge toward improving access to safe water and improved sanitation in India.

Angel Guzman, ASME Standards and Certification Project Engineer, was a representative at the workshop presenting an introduction to ASME standards development and an overview of the ASME A112 series of standards on plumbing materials and equipment, and their role in the U.S. plumbing industry.

For more information, Contact Angel Guzman (+1.212.591.8018).

ASME Data Migration and System Unavailability Dates for Standards & Certification Community

ASME will be preforming data center migration and system updates concerning several key tools utilized by ASME Standards & Certification (S&C) volunteers and customers. The data center migration will transition all information to a cloud-based system to ensure future system stability, security, uptime, and availability. Due to this migration, several key S&C systems will be unavailable during this process. Please note the systems and dates below for expected system unavailability:

September 14-15 – Events Calendar October 12-14 – C&S Connect October 26-28 – C&S Connect, CA Connect, Single Sign On, and Product Catalog

For more information on any updates or changes to dates, visit the S&C Hubpage “The Latest” section.

ASME Among Sponsors of 2018 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day

On October 18, 2018 ASME will be among various stakeholders taking part in the 2018 U.S. celebration of World Standards Day. Initially established in 1970, the aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy. The event, which will take place in Washington D.C., is co-chaired each year by the American National Standards Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is a part of a broader World Standards Week for ANSI members and other stakeholders. This year’s theme is “Innovation Nation”.

For more information, visit the World Standards Week webpage.

ASME Standards & Certification to Host Free Webinar on Volunteer Training

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 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, contact Carlton Ramcharran (+1.212.591.7955).

ASME Participates in North American Hydrogen Codes and Standards Forum

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, ASME was among several organizations and jurisdictions participating in the second meeting of the North American Hydrogen Codes and Standards Forum held in Sacramento, CA.

The purpose of the forum lead by CSA Group, formerly the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), is to assess current standards activities and identify opportunities to harmonize requirements between Canada and the United States concerning hydrogen gas vehicles and related infrastructure. In addition, the forum will help in improving the technical coordination between the hydrogen industry, government and local jurisdictions, and standards development organizations.

For more information, contact Adam Maslowski (+1.212.591.8017).

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Interested in broadening your technical know-how? Download the ASME Learning & Development course catalogue or the Summer 2018 course calendar – or visit us on the web.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON – HONORS AND AWARDS

Each year, ASME Standards & Certification issues numerous honors and awards to recognize the contribution and service of individuals involved with its standards development activities. Nominations for 2019 awards are currently open. A summary of award information is included below. Please refer to each award for submission and deadline information.

Dedicated Service Awards – honors dedicated voluntary service to the Society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness. Nomination is open to any individual with at least 10 years of service on a standards committee, board, or council.

Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal – recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual to the development of documents, objects or devices used in ASME programs of technical codification, standardization and certification. This award is sponsored by the Council on Standards and Certification.

Patrick J. Higgins Medal – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the broad fields of standardization and testing through the development and promotion of codes and standards or conformity assessment programs. This award is sponsored by the Board on Standardization and Testing.

Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of nuclear power plant industry through the development and promotion of codes and standards or the ASME Nuclear Accreditation Program. This award is sponsored by the Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards.

Safety Codes and Standards Medal – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of public safety through the development and promotion of the codes and standards. This award is sponsored by the Board on Safety Codes and Standards.

J. Hall Taylor Medal – recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the broad fields of piping and pressure vessels through the development and promotion of codes and standards or conformity assessment programs. The award is sponsored by the Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards.

Performance Test Codes Medal – recognizes outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of Performance Test Codes. The award is sponsored by the Board on Standardization and Testing.

Wilfred C. LaRochelle Conformity Assessment Award – recognizes distinguished service in the area of Conformity Assessment, including but not limited to, the establishment, advancement and promotion of ASME’s Product & Personnel Certification and Accreditation Programs.

Certificate of Appreciation – issued to selected individuals for outstanding leadership and/or significant service in the development of codes and standards. Requires committee recommendation to the cognizant board.

Certificate of Achievement – available annually to each standards committee to recognize significant personal achievement in the development and promulgation of codes or standards under the committee’s jurisdiction. Nominations require approval by 90% of the membership of the consensus committee and is then subject to approval by the cognizant board for action on behalf of the Council on Standards and Certification.

Certificate of Acclamation – available annually to each standards committee for recognition of excellence in the development of a specific work product (e.g. new document, major revision) and are presented to an individual or a small group of individuals most responsible for the work product. The standards committee Chair may make nominations to the cognizant board for the issuance of Certificates of Acclamation.

Membership Grade of Fellow – ASME’s highest level of membership. Available to ASME Members who have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME. Conferred by the ASME Committee of Past Presidents to worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.

To learn more visit ASME’s Honors and Awards webpage or reference the relevant committee operating procedures.

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