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Elevators and Escalators
ASME’s Codes and Standards have earned a worldwide reputation for safety. The ASME A17.1CSA B44-2010 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators has served as the bedrock for the safe design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of escalators and related conveyances. A complete A17 Series of Safety Codes & Standards for Elevators and Escalators is available at a 10 percent savings now through December 31, 2011. You can order all seven standards (A17.1 through A17.7) with just one Order No. AX17CS.  Contact ASME 1-800-843-2763 for more details.

Energy Assessment
The industrial sector, including petroleum and coal, chemicals, paper, primary metals/steel, cement, power utilities, food processing and other manufacturing, has long been America’s largest energy user, currently consuming about 33 percent of the total usage. While many industrial facilities have the potential to increase the efficiency of their systems, they have difficulty doing so because there is no market definition for energy-efficiency assessment services. ASME’s new Energy Assessment (EA) Standards and Guidance Documents were development at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy to address this critical need. These four EA standards, the first of their kind in the world, include Process Heating Systems, Pumping Systems, Steam Systems and Compressed Air Systems. Contact ASME at 1-800-843-2763 for more details.

Heavy/Light Rail Transit Vehicles
Two standards outlining the structural safety requirements for both heavy and light rail vehicles are now available from ASME, the leading developer of international mechanical engineering standards, certification, and professional training and development programs. The rail standards, RT-1-2009 Safety Standard for Structural Requirements for Light Rail Vehicles and RT-2-2008 Safety Standard for Structural Requirements for Heavy Rail Vehicles, aim to increase passenger safety in the event of train collisions, while also limiting and controlling damage to the railcar bodies.  Reflecting the best practices in rail vehicle design and testing, the standards provide state-of-the-art guidelines for manufacturers, transit system operators, and governing entities. Contact ASME at 1-800-843-2763 for more details.

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About Jagadeep

Jagadeep is currently the Webmaster for the ASME Silver State Section, and Postdoctoral Scholar and Instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has authored more than 30 refereed technical papers.

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