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ASTM Updates for October 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMThis post contains an update of new, revised and otherwise updated ASTM standards that pertain to the geotechnical engineering, materials testing and related fields.  This time around there are a number of geosynthetic standards being updated, including several new standards relating to QC testing of geomembranes and leak detection.  Sorry it hass been a little while since these updates were posted last.  ASTM changed the format of their emails, and the spreadsheet I use to parse them needed to be updated. Click through for the updated ASTM standards.


Press Releases

Polyurethane Used in Marcellus Shale Region Pipeline

Pipeline Contractor Uses Advanced Technology Product in Challenging Marcellus Shale Region: Saves Money, Reduces Labor Costs and Erosion, and Protects Pipeline

MOUNT AIRY, NC—As the largest consumers of world energy, the U.S. is counting on natural gas to play a greater role in our energy mix. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts U.S. demand to increase 14 percent from 2008 to 2035 with heavy growth in the industrial and utility sectors, which means infrastructure for extracting, transporting, and storing gas is increasingly vital.

Companies like Canada’s Talisman Energy and it’s U.S. partners, are racing to build that infrastructure by putting down and protecting essential pipeline in rough, rural areas like the Marcellus Shale region of northeastern PA where severe climates can be challenging and requires new technologies like TerraThane polyurethane foam systems.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of this press release from NCFI [/Editor]