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Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation of members and partners, highlighting recent accomplishments and new resources related to standardization.

UL White Paper Details Potential for Renewable Energy Usage in the U.S.
UL, an ANSI member and audited designator, has released the results of a study on Germany's unique renewable energy usage. Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and Transformation in Global Energy Markets, which was written by UL chief economist Erin Grossi, examines Germany's energy ecosystem as the country replaces nuclear plants with renewable sources of energy.

"Specific innovations we looked at were battery storage, intelligent transformers and inverters, sensors and data analytics, and their associated standards," said Grossi.

To learn more and access the full white paper, see the UL news release.

SAE Webinar to Outline Sustainable Resources to Reduce Emissions for Vehicle Interiors

SAE International, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, will hold a presentation on lightweight, renewable solutions for emissions reduction during the manufacturing process and in the cabin of vehicles.

"Sustainable Solutions: Reduced Emissions for Vehicle Interiors" will be held on October 13, 2015, at 10am EDT. Attendees will learn about regulation forecasts and how to meet requirements for emissions at present and in the future. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the sustainability and engineering experts giving the presentation.

To learn more and register for the free webinar, visit the SAE news item.

ESMA Conference to Address the Future of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) of the United Arab Emirates will hold a conference on innovations, opportunities, and advances in electric and hybrid vehicles.

"The International Conference on Future Mobility" will be held on November 8-9, 2015 in Dubai. Presenters will discuss many elements of the electric and hybrid vehicle industry, including regulations, distribution, market potential, supporting infrastructure, research and development, and more. Attendees are set to include regulators, government authorities, thought leaders, and key industry players.

Read more about the conference at

William Frick & Company Approved Accreditation as an ANSI ASD
ANSI's Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has approved William Frick & Company, a new ANSI member in 2014, as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) under its proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on William Frick & Company-sponsored American National Standards, effective September 30, 2015. For additional information, please contact Chad Svastisalee, creative director at William Frick & Company (847.918.3700, [email protected]).

CSA Offers Tips for Safe Use of Turkey Fryers
CSA Group, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has published a list of safety tips for users of outdoor turkey fryers this fall. Tips include:

  • Ensure that the turkey fryer is on a stable, level, non-combustible surface. It cannot be on a wooden deck.

  • Dry the turkey outside and in before putting it in the oil. Some marinades may react with the hot fryer oil.

  • Never heat the oil above 400F (200C). Turn the gas off if the oil begins to smoke.

  • Do not move the pot or drain the oil until it has cooled to 115F (45F) or less.

To view many more tips on getting started, turkey frying time, fire safety, and clean up, see the CSA news item.


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