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Register to Learn About Key Changes in the 2021 Edition of the ASME BPVC

Posted April 11, 2021 12:10 AM by sue
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Issued every two years, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) sets the standard for the safe design, manufacture and maintenance of boiler and pressure vessels, power-producing machines and nuclear power plant components. Today, more than ever, code users around the world - boiler/pressure vessel manufacturers, operators, stamp holders and inspectors - rely on the updated information to ensure safety and compliance.

Attend this webinar to learn about key revisions as highlighted by the committees responsible for each section.

Three webinar attendees will be chosen at random to receive one of our special prizes* $500 or $300 or $200 deposit account credit toward purchases in our online standards store. Our team will announce the winners in the May newsletter.

*No purchase necessary. Deposit accounts do not apply to subscription orders and may not be applied toward the renewal of a subscription.

Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from IHS Markit.

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The 2019 ASME BPVC Has Published - What Do You Need to Know?

Posted August 25, 2019 12:00 AM by Joe Kroog
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The 2019 edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) was recently published on July 1. And with it, operators, stamp holders, inspectors, engineers, quality and other technical professionals have already begun tearing into each section and evaluating the impacts of the changes published in the newest edition. While these companies and teams have six months before the 2019 Code officially goes into effect, we often hear that it’s just not enough time to evaluate and implement the engineering changes needed to stay compliant.

  • Over 40 major changes were announced across the twelve sections of the Code
  • A new Section III, Division 5, Subsection HH Subpart B was released
  • A new Division in Section XI
  • Major editorial alignment changes
  • Hundreds of other changes across the various sections

We’d love to hear from you - How are you consuming and addressing these changes?

1. Wait until the 2019 Code goes into effect in January 2020 and address before next certification audit.

2. Waiting for OEM or supplier to implement changes to their requirements and/ or products.

3. Team is actively reviewing hardcopy books - earmarks, sticky notes or tabs flagging potential impacts from changes.

4. Team already reviewing newly published 2019 version within an online subscription platform.

5. Team is utilizing version comparison (or redline) functionality that highlights changes from the 2017 to the 2019 edition.

6. Attend the complimentary 2019 ASME BPVC Key Changes Webinar that provided insights into major changes in each section of the new Code.

7. Download the complimentary 2019 ASME BPVC Fact Book.

8. Other.

Get your complimentary copy of the 2019 ASME BPVC Fact Book from IHS Markit. Join the on-demand version of the complimentary 2019 ASME BPVC Key Changes webinar on GlobalSpec. If you are interested in leveraging the version comparison functionality to shorten engineering change cycles, learn more about ASME BPVC solutions from IHS Markit.

Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from IHS Markit.

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New Report Finds Shortcomings in Product Development

Posted July 14, 2019 12:01 AM by Joe Kroog

A new research effort into the product development process has revealed some compelling trends with information overload. In retrospect, the move to a digitally driven process makes sense but is far from perfect. And companies still fall on a wide spectrum of approaches and efficiencies in their product development processes. Despite an abundance of alternatives, there are still some surprising trends.

A couple key discoveries:

1. The number one method for sourcing information; 62% rely on other employees to help source information. The physicality and duplicity of this method to finding information is shocking given the magnitude of digital sources available.

2. The number two method for sourcing information; 42% provide employees with multiple logins to various IT systems (42 percent). This method is more effective than physically looking for information; however, the drawbacks are many.

3. On par with the second most common method for sourcing information; 42% still rely on paper-based documentation. While this is response is disappointing, it’s understandable given the reliance on accessing historical project files which are limited to paper.

This research report further investigates the different types of information as well as the outcomes impacting the organization from difficult to find information. Ranging from incorrectly ordered parts to high numbers of change orders, it’s clear the move to digitization hasn’t started to reap it’s intended rewards.

Download a complimentary copy of this full report on IHS Markit Engineering Trends, Insights and Innovations. https://ihsmarkit.com/Info/0619/eireviewinfooverload.html

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Engineering Webinar Calendar - April 2016

Posted April 04, 2016 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta
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Engineering360 has a great lineup of webinars each month. Learn about specific topics from industry experts, for free, from the comfort of your own chair.

Here's a peek at the April calendar of hour-long webinars. Click each link to learn more and sign up!

How Smart Hydraulics Save Money

April 6, 2016

Sure, your current component is doing its job, but in the ever-evolving world of smart machines that's not enough anymore. In fact, your existing component could actually be delaying your projects and costing you more money than necessary. Attendees of this presentation will learn how investing in dynamic machine control via interconnected components saves money in the long run.

Key Take-Aways:

  • How smart hydraulic systems leverage the Internet of Things
  • Discover the different levels of smart hydraulic technology
  • Understand how open-source software - paired with integrated controls - offers custom, connected solutions that streamline setup, reduce downtime, and optimize machine output

Easy Entry to Programmable Digital Power Control

April 12, 2016

With the digital power IC market forecast to grow more than 40% YoY until 2019, Infineon continues to expand its portfolio of applications, products, and solutions. Attendees of this presentation will learn how the new XMC™ Digital Power Explorer Kit helps power supply designers discover innovative features of XMC™ microcontrollers dedicated to power conversion.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand the benefits of digital power conversion with XMCTM
  • Learn how the XMCTM Digital Power Explorer Kit enables easy entry to programmable digital power control
  • Discover how XMCTM microcontrollers address digital power, complementing the rest of Infineon's portfolio
  • Learn DAVE™ IDE and DAVE™ Digital Power APPs allow rapid prototyping and accelerate SW development

How to Counter Cable Failure

April 14, 2016

Cable failure is a common occurrence across many industrial environments. In this presentation, product experts from igus® identify causes of cable failure in dynamic applications. Attendees will learn how cable selection, with these causes in mind, can eliminate unexpected downtimes, lower repair costs, and increase productivity.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Discover common causes of cable failure in dynamic applications
  • Learn how cable selection can eliminate unexpected downtimes, lower repair costs, and increase productivity
  • Understand why igus® is the only cable manufacturer to offer complete guarantees on all cables

Rapid and Reliable Pipeline Leak Detection

April 20, 2016

Pipelines are among the safest and most efficient means of transport available. For this reason, leak monitoring systems are a necessary part of their safety concept. This webinar delves into the fundamental principle of the E-RTTM method for rapid and reliable leak detection, showing the potential of the system by way of a sample case taken from the chemical industry.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Learn about API1130 leak detection methods
  • Discover the difference between basic leak detection and high fidelity systems
  • Understand key factors for seamless implementation and successful operation

Alcoa - Capturing the growing demand of Additive Manufacturing parts in Aerospace

April 21, 2016

The aerospace market is one of the leading industries embracing Additive Manufacturing for real production parts. Alcoa is an established innovation leader in aerospace and 3Dprinting, with unique and comprehensive capabilities from raw material to finished part.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Design freedoms afforded by additive manufacturing
  • The cost & weight savings AM parts can deliver to the aerospace market
  • Thru-put and speed considerations for production parts
  • Highlights of applications of Electron Beam Melting at Alcoa

Continuous Thermal Imaging Inside a Glass Melt Tank

April 22, 2016

This presentation describes how a process thermal imaging system provides real-time video and accurate temperature measurement anywhere inside a glass melt tank, 24/7. By monitoring the live video, an operator can configure the most efficient firing pattern for optimum burner performance.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Learn how AMETEK Land's NIR Borescope provides 24/7 real-time video and accurate temperature measurement anywhere within a glass melt tank
  • Understand the advantages of a borescope thermal imager compared to visual video cameras and single point pyrometers
  • Discover how to obtain live temperature values from more than 324,000 data points
  • Learn how long term data trending can save energy and prevent refractory damage

Design and Optimize a Complete Drive System

April 26, 2016

Optimizing a complete drive system improves performance, increases reliability, and extends overall product life. When the individual components are designed together as a system, initial costs are reduced. This presentation explains how to build an overall drive system that is better than the sum of its parts.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand the information required to design and optimize a drive system
  • Learn what service conditions must be addressed to ensure system reliability
  • Learn how to handle voltage stress concerns
  • Discover the causes and resolution of shaft currents

Industrial Ethernet Cabling for Harsh Environments

April 28, 2016

How robust is your Ethernet cabling infrastructure? This presentation explains why the correct choice of Ethernet cabling ensures optimal network operation for maximum uptime and productivity. Choosing the correct Ethernet cabling for industrial and harsh environments also ensures full implementation of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) capability.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand the importance of network reliability
  • Learn how to evaluate the network environment
  • Discover factors that can affect network cabling infrastructure
  • Learn about Belden DataTuff® industrial Ethernet Cables and Connectivity for harsh environments

If none of these topics interest you, take a look at the list of webinars available on-demand. You might have missed a great one! You can also look at the full calendar of upcoming webinars.

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Webinar Calendar – January 2016

Posted January 11, 2016 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta

Engineering360 has a great lineup of webinars each month. Learn about specific topics from industry experts, for free, from the comfort of your own chair.

Here's a peek at the January calendar of hour-long webinars. Click each link to learn more and sign up!

The Future of Semiconductors

January 13, 2016

Join the discussion with three of the leading experts on semiconductors as they discuss the most important innovations going on in the market.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understanding of the changing semiconductor market
  • New technologies in the semiconductor market
  • Companies and products to watch

An Introduction to Humidity and Moisture Measurement

January 19, 2016

Understand the technologies, techniques, and products used to measure moisture in compressed air and gases. This presentation addresses a range of topics, including humidity measurement definitions and terminology; moisture measurement technologies; sampling methods and calibration requirements.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand why humidity and moisture should be measured and controlled
  • Learn the major markets and applications for moisture/humidity measurement
  • Discover primary technologies for measuring moisture in compressed air and gasses
  • Understand the importance of calibration frequency and traceability

Understand the key design criteria for a Fiber Bet Mist Eliminator

January 20, 2016

When selecting capital equipment such as aerosol mist collectors there are tradeoffs to be made. A lower front-end cost is tempting, but what are the consequences of making that selection? In this presentation, attendees will consider design criteria critical to meeting project objectives.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand how fiber bed filters (FBF) are used to control aerosol emissions, either as a standalone device or as a 'pre-filter' for other air pollution control (APC) devices
  • Learn how key design elements - such as bed depth, fiber size, bed density, and flow direction - affect system performance
  • Work with a fixed design parameter and discover the potential differences in final equipment design
  • Learn how to balance the 'tradeoffs' between capital costs and operating costs

Bonding and Attachment Solutions - Do You Know What Adhesives to Use?

January 20, 2016

Selecting the right adhesive for your application can be challenging. For example, 3M offers more than 2,000 adhesive products. Some of those products bond to plasticizers, some to silicones, some to foams, and some to oily metals. This presentation will describe tape solutions for a variety of bonding applications, including thick, thin and/or dissimilar substrates, or substrates with low surface energy.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand the difference between 3M™ VHB™ Tapes, adhesive transfer tapes, and double coated tapes
  • Discover how 3M adhesive tapes can solve many difficult bonding applications
  • Learn how die cut adhesives from Action Fabricators - a 3M Preferred Converter - facilitate handling and application
  • Understand how the services provided by Action Fabricators can help in your design and sample needs

Silicone Elastomer Technologies for Wearable Electronics

January 21, 2016

The rapidly expanding market for wearable electronic devices presents unique challenges to design engineers. This presentation explains how silicone elastomer technologies can lower production costs, meet the demands of daily wear, and easily accommodate a multitude of form and functional requirements.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Learn how self-adhesive liquid silicone rubber can build a better wearable device
  • Understand how SilGel® and SILPURAN® silicone gels can offer added protection of wearable electronics
  • Discover WACKER's next generation adhesives for MEMS and high-speed fabrication
  • Learn about advances in ELASTOSIL® and SILPURAN® silicone films for EAP and sensing applications

If none of these topics interest you, take a look at the list of webinars available on-demand. You might have missed a great one! You can also look at the full calendar of upcoming webinars.

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