Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ANSI B11 Machine Tools Safety Package

Machine tools are used in a wide range of industries, safety being important in all of them. Throughout their life-cycle, from their initial design steps to their operation and ongoing maintenance, safety plays a vital role, and has is the focus of the ANSI B11 Machine Tools Safety series of standards. With each standard focusing on a separate kind of machine tool to allow a narrow focus, these standards delve deep into the specifics of each.

Currently developed by B11 Standards, an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization founded in 2010, they have taken up the responsibility for maintaining this vital series of standards that have been published and revised for close to a full century. Representing different stakeholder groups, B11 works to promote safety as an integral part of design and use of machine tools of all sorts.

Starting from ANSI B11.0, which addresses general requirements and risk assessment, the overall scope of the series is laid out. ANSI B11.1 through B11.24 each address and describe a specific type of machine and specifically lay out what cases the standards are applicable in and where the limits of applicability are.

The ANSI B11 series also includes 7 technical reports to provide further information for machine tool development and integration, covering risk assessment, selection of programmable electronic systems (PES/PLC), sound level measurements, safety control systems, and designing for safety and lean manufacturing.

Sold individually or together as a package to offer both convenience and savings, ANSI is offering the ANSI B11 Machine Tools Safety Package at a discount on the ANSI webstore.

Monday, March 16, 2015

ISO/IEC 18025:2014 Environmental Data Coding Specifications (EDCS)

ISO/IEC 18025:2014 provides a collection of nine Environmental Data Coding Specifications (EDCS) dictionaries used to model environmental concepts. Together, environmental data can be encoded unambiguously and used for a range of applications within different industries.

These nine dictionaries are:
  • classifications: specify the type of environmental objects;
  • attributes: specify the state of environmental objects;
  • attribute value characteristics: specify information concerning the values of attributes;
  • attribute enumerants: specify the allowable values for the state of an enumerated attribute;
  • units: specify quantitative measures of the state of some environmental objects;
  • unit scales: allow a wide range of numerical values to be stated;
  • unit equivalence classes: specify sets of units that are mutually comparable;
  • organizational schemas: useful for locating classifications and attributes sharing a common context; and
  • groups: into which concepts sharing a common context are collected.

With values enumerated within the standard, the ISO/IEC 18025 EDCS is thorough and diverse, allowing for many environmental phenomena to be accurately encoded, ranging from atmospheric conditions and man-made structures, to solar flares. The standardization of the data formatting and the data itself allows for more reliable record keeping and information sharing between entities. Promoting cooperation and reducing redundant efforts, the EDCS is a shining example of standardization's benefits.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Operation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities

The New Operation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities Standard, CSA Z8002-14

How well does the Canadian healthcare system work? Did you know that regardless of the political debate, Canada boasts one of the highest life expectancies (about 82 years) and lowest infant mortality rates of industrialized countries according to the World Health Organization? It is true that the wait times tend to be longer than in other countries, but Canada has started taking steps to address this a decade ago.  Among other aspects, there was a call for standardization of data and definitions.

The Old Saint John's Hospital in Bruges, Belgium

Proper operation and maintenance of a health care facility (HCF) are essential to the safe and effective delivery of services to patients and to the health and safety of personnel. The Canadian Standards Association, CSA, develops standards through a consensus standards development process approved by the Standards Council of Canada. This process brings together volunteers representing varied viewpoints and interests to achieve consensus and develop a standard.

CSA recently released the new CSAZ8002-14  standard that describes the requirements, including quality system requirements, for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a HCF. It sets out specific requirements for buildings and architectural systems, site elements related to the building and its functions, including on-site access routes, on-site utilities, the building's mechanical, electrical, information technology, security systems, life safety systems, building services and interfaces for installed equipment, both medical and non-medical as well as many more. Ensuring maximum safety, efficiency and effectiveness depends on the O&M functions being executed by qualified personnel using a well-organized and documented system. This Standard establishes requirements for the HCF as a whole.

CSA Z8002 is part of the Z8000 Series of standards on health care facility design and construction, which also includes:

  1. Z8000Canadian health care facilities standard that describes essential elements and specific requirements for the planning, design, and construction of HCFs, both public and private; and
  2. Z8001Commissioning of health care facilities standard that provides requirements for the commissioning of health care facilities and all related building systems.
At the core of Z8002 is a coordinated operation and maintenance program (COMP), which aims to identify health care facility elements that require O&M and to ensure each element is continuously supported and monitored. There is also on-site training available based on Z8002.  The training is delivered at your place of business and can be customized to meet your specific requirements. Learn More about CSA Z8002 Training.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Particle Testing Standards - Magnetic Particles

On the ANSI webstore, there are hundreds of standards for particle testing. Many of these standards deal with paints and powders as one would expect. But a large group of standards pertain to magnetic particles often for characterizing steel tubes, welds or surface imperfections. The table below shows the standards for magnetic particle testing. This list is current as of March 3, 2015 and if some standards are revised or new ones created, you can find them on the ANSI webstore.

Download a complete list of all the particle testing standards in Excel or Google Sheets, which has links to the documents and provides the document number, title, abstract and list price.


Document Number Title  List Price 
BS 5138:1974 Specification for magnetic particle flaw inspection of finished machined solid forged and drop stamped crankshafts (British Standard)  $              241.00
BS EN 10228-1:1999 Non-destructive testing of steel forgings. Magnetic particle inspection (British Standard)  $              142.00
BS EN 1330-7:2005 Non-destructive testing. Terminology. Terms used in magnetic particle testing (British Standard)  $              241.00
BS EN 1369:2012 Founding. Magnetic particle testing (British Standard)  $              241.00
BS EN ISO 10893-5:2011 Non-destructive testing of steel tubes. Magnetic particle inspection of seamless and welded ferromagnetic steel tubes for the detection of surface imperfections (British Standard)  $              171.00
BS EN ISO 17638:2009 Non-destructive testing of welds. Magnetic particle testing (British Standard)  $              171.00
BS EN ISO 23278:2009 Non-destructive testing of welds. Magnetic particle testing of welds. Acceptance levels (British Standard)  $              142.00
BS EN ISO 3059:2012 Non-destructive testing. Penetrant testing and magnetic particle testing. Viewing conditions (British Standard)  $              142.00
BS EN ISO 9934-1:2001 Non-destructive testing. Magnetic particle testing. General principles (British Standard)  $              171.00
BS EN ISO 9934-2:2002 Non-destructive testing. Magnetic particle testing. Detection media (British Standard)  $              241.00
BS EN ISO 9934-3:2002 Non-destructive testing. Magnetic particle testing. Equipment (British Standard)  $              171.00
BS ISO 4986:2010 Steel castings. Magnetic particle inspection (British Standard)  $              277.00
DIN EN 10228-1:1999 Non-destructive testing of steel forgings - Part 1: Magnetic particle inspection (FOREIGN STANDARD)  $                 75.00
DIN EN 1330-7:2005 Non-destructive testing - Terminology - Part 7: Terms used in magnetic particle testing; Trilingual version EN 1330-7:2005 (FOREIGN STANDARD)  $              111.00
DIN EN 1369:2013 Founding - Magnetic particle testing; German version EN 1369:2012 (Foreign Standard)  $              139.00
ONORM EN 10228-1:1999 Non-destructive testing of steel forgings - Part 1: Magnetic particle inspection (Austrian Standard)  $                 76.00
ONORM EN 1330-7:2005 Non-destructive testing - Terminology - Part 7: Terms used in magnetic particle testing (multilingual version: de/en/fr) (Austrian Standard)  $              127.00
ONORM EN 1369:2013 Founding - Magnetic particle testing (Austrian Standard)  $              127.00
ONORM EN ISO 10893-5:2011 Non-destructive testing of steel tubes - Part 5: Magnetic particle inspection of seamless and welded ferromagnetic steel tubes for the detection of surface imperfections (ISO 10893-5:2011) (Austrian Standard)  $                 97.00
ONORM EN ISO 17638:2009 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing (ISO 17638:2003) (Austrian Standard)  $              109.00
ONORM EN ISO 23278:2009 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing of welds - Acceptance levels (ISO 23278:2006) (Austrian Standard)  $                 57.00
ONORM EN ISO 3059:2013 Non-destructive testing - Penetrant testing and magnetic particle testing - Viewing conditions (ISO 3059:2012) (Austrian Standard)  $                 97.00
ONORM EN ISO 9934-1:2004 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 1: General principles (EN ISO 9934-1:2001 + A1:2003) (Austrian Standard)  $              127.00
ONORM EN ISO 9934-2:2003 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 2: Detection media (ISO 9934-2:2002) (Austrian Standard)  $              127.00
ONORM EN ISO 9934-3:2003 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 3: Equipment (ISO 9934-3:2002) (Austrian Standard)  $              109.00
AS 1171-1998 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing of ferromagnetic products, components and structures (FOREIGN STANDARD)  $              120.00
SIS-CEN/TR 16638:2014 Non-destructive testing - Penetrant and magnetic particle testing using blue light (Swedish Standard)  $              100.00
SS-EN 1330-7:2005 Non-destructive testing - Terminology - Part 7: Terms used in magnetic particle testing (Swedish Standard)  $              132.00
SS-EN 1369:2012 Founding - Magnetic particle testing (Swedish Standard)  $              115.00
SS-EN ISO 10893-5:2011 Non-destructive testing of steel tubes - Part 5: Magnetic particle inspection of seamless and welded ferromagnetic steel tubes for the detection of surface imperfections (ISO 10893-5:2011) (Swedish Standard)  $                 84.00
SS-EN ISO 17638:2009 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing (ISO 17638:2003) (Swedish Standard)  $              115.00
SS-EN ISO 23278:2009 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing of welds - Acceptance levels (ISO 23278:2006) (Swedish Standard)  $                 73.00
SS-EN ISO 3059:2012 Non-destructive testing - Penetrant testing and magnetic particle testing - Viewing conditions (ISO 3059:2012) (Swedish Standard)  $                 73.00
SS-EN ISO 9934-1:2001 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 1: General principles (ISO 9934-1:2001) (Swedish Standard)  $              115.00
SS-EN ISO 9934-2:2003 Non destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 2: Detection media (ISO 9934-2:2002) (Swedish Standard)  $              132.00
SS-EN ISO 9934-3:2002 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 3: Equipment (ISO 9934-3:2002) (Swedish Standard)  $              100.00
ASTM A275/A275M-08(2013) Standard Practice for  Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings  $                 43.00
ASTM A456/A456M-08(2013) Standard Specification for  Magnetic Particle Examination of Large Crankshaft<brk/> Forgings  $                 43.00
ASTM A903/A903M-99(2012) Standard Specification for  Steel Castings, Surface Acceptance Standards, Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Inspection  $                 38.00
ASTM A966/A966M-08(2012) Standard Practice for  Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings Using Alternating Current  $                 43.00
ASTM A986/A986M-01(2011) Standard Specification for Magnetic Particle Examination of Continuous Grain Flow Crankshaft Forgings  $                 38.00
ASTM E125-63(2013) Standard Reference Photographs for Magnetic Particle Indications on Ferrous Castings  $                 38.00
ASTM E1444/E1444M-12 Standard Practice for  Magnetic Particle Testing  $                 62.00
ASTM E2297-04(2010) Standard Guide for Use of UV-A and Visible Light Sources and Meters used in the Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Methods  $                 43.00
ASTM E709-14 Standard Guide for  Magnetic Particle Testing  $                 69.00
DIN EN ISO 10893-1:2011 Non-destructive testing of steel tubes - Part 1: Automated electromagnetic testing of seamless and welded (except submerged arc-welded) steel tubes for the verification of hydraulic leaktightness (ISO 10893-1:2011); German version EN ISO 10893-1:2011 (Foreign Standard)  $              130.00
DIN EN ISO 10893-3:2011 Non-destructive testing of steel tubes - Part 3: Automated full peripheral flux leakage testing of seamless and welded (except submerged arc-welded) ferromagnetic steel tubes for the detection of longitudinal and/or transverse imperfections (ISO 10893-3:2011); German version EN ISO 10893-3:2011 (Foreign Standard)  $              107.00
DIN EN ISO 10893-5:2011 Non-destructive testing of steel tubes - Part 5: Magnetic particle inspection of seamless and welded ferromagnetic steel tubes for the detection of surface imperfections (ISO 10893-5:2011); German version EN ISO 10893-5:2011 (Foreign Standard)  $                 96.00
DIN EN ISO 17638:2010 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing (ISO 17638:2003); German version EN ISO 17638:2009 (Foreign Standard)  $              137.00
DIN EN ISO 23278:2010 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing of welds - Acceptance levels (ISO 23278:2006); German version EN ISO 23278:2009 (Foreign Standard)  $                 70.00
DIN EN ISO 3059:2013 Non-destructive testing - Penetrant testing and magnetic particle testing - Viewing conditions (ISO 3059:2012); German version EN ISO 3059:2012 (Foreign Standard)  $                 86.00
DIN EN ISO 9934-1:2002 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 1: General principles (ISO 9934-1:2001); German version EN ISO 9934-1:2001 (Foreign Standard)  $              130.00
DIN EN ISO 9934-2:2003 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 2: Detection media (ISO 9934-2:2002); German version EN ISO 9934-2:2002 (Foreign Standard)  $              167.00
DIN EN ISO 9934-3:2002 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 3: Equipment (ISO 9934-3:2002); German version EN ISO 9934-3:2002 (Foreign Standard)  $              130.00
ISO 10893-5:2011 Non-destructive testing of steel tubes - Part 5: Magnetic particle inspection of seamless and welded ferromagnetic steel tubes for the detection of surface imperfections  $                 88.00
ISO 17638:2003 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing  $              123.00
ISO 3059:2012 Non-destructive testing - Penetrant testing and magnetic particle testing - Viewing conditions  $                 51.00
ISO 4986:2010 Steel castings - Magnetic particle inspection  $              173.00
ISO 6933:1986 Railway rolling stock material - Magnetic particle acceptance testing  $                 51.00
ISO 9934-1:2001 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 1: General principles  $              123.00
ISO 9934-2:2002 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 2: Detection media  $              149.00
ISO 9934-3:2002 Non-destructive testing - Magnetic particle testing - Part 3: Equipment  $              123.00
ISO 23278:2015 Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing - Acceptance levels  $                 51.00
SAE AMS 2300L-2010 (SAE AMS2300L-2010) Steel Cleanliness, Premium Aircraft-Quality Magnetic Particle  Inspection Procedure  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 2301K-2010 (SAE AMS2301K-2010) Steel Cleanliness, Aircraft Quality Magnetic Particle Inspection  Procedure  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 2303F-2010 (SAE AMS2303F-2010) Steel Cleanliness, Aircraft Quality Martensitic Corrosion-Resistant  Steels, Magnetic Particle Inspection Procedure  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 2304B-2010 (SAE AMS2304B-2010) Steel Cleanliness, Special Aircraft-Quality Magnetic Particle  Inspection Procedure  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 2309A-2007 (SAE AMS2309A-2007) Magnetic Rubber Inspection Material (Cancelled: Apr 2007)  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 2442A-2007 (SAE AMS2442A-2007) Magnetic Particle Acceptance Criteria for Parts  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 2641B-2012 (SAE AMS2641B-2012) Vehicle, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Petroleum Base  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 3040D-2008 (SAE AMS3040D-2008) Magnetic Particles, Nonfluorescent, Dry Method  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 3041E-2008 (SAE AMS3041E-2008) Magnetic Particles, Nonfluorescent, Wet Method, Oil Vehicle,  Ready-to-Use  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 3042E-2008 (SAE AMS3042E-2008) Magnetic Particles, Nonfluorescent, Wet Method, Dry Powder  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 3043D-2008 (SAE AMS3043D-2008) Magnetic Particles, Nonfluorescent, Wet Method, Oil Vehicle, Aerosol  Packaged  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 3044F-2008 (SAE AMS3044F-2008) Magnetic Particles, Fluorescent, Wet Method, Dry Powder  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 3045E-2008 (SAE AMS3045E-2008) Magnetic Particles, Fluorescent, Wet Method, Oil Vehicle Ready-to-Use  $                 72.00
SAE AMS 3046F-2009 (SAE AMS3046F-2009) Magnetic Particles, Fluorescent, Wet Method, Oil Vehicle, Aerosol  Packaged  $                 72.00
SAE AMS-I-83387A-2009 (SAE AMS-I-83387A-2009) Inspection Process, Magnetic Rubber  $                 72.00
SAE AS 3071B-2000 (SAE AS3071B-2000) Acceptance Criteria - Magnetic Particle, Fluorescent Penetrant, and  Contrast Dye Penetrant Inspection ( Reaffirmed: Jul 2004 )  $                 72.00
SAE AS 4792A-2013 (SAE AS4792A-2013) Water Conditioning Agents for Aqueous Magnetic Particle Inspection  $                 72.00
SAE AS 5282-1998 (SAE AS5282-1998) Tool Steel Ring for Magnetic Particle Inspection ( Reaffirmed: Feb  2007 )  $                 72.00
SAE AS 5371-1998 (SAE AS5371-1998) Reference Standards Notched Shims for Magnetic Particle Inspection (  Reaffirmed: Feb 2007 )  $                 72.00
SAE AS 5447-2000 (SAE AS5447-2000) Acceptance Criteria for Nuts - Magnetic Particle, Fluorescent  Penetrant, and Visible Penetrant Examination ( Reaffirmed: Jul 2004 )  $                 72.00
SAE AS 7114/2A-2008 (SAE AS7114/2A-2008) NADCAP Requirements for Nondestructive Testing Magnetic Particle Survey (Cancelled: Aug 2008)  $                 72.00
SAE J 420-1991 (SAE J420-1991) Magnetic Particle Inspection  $                 72.00
SAE MAM 2300D-2007 (SAE MAM2300D-2007) Steel Cleanliness, Premium Aircraft-Quality Magnetic Particle Inspection Procedure, Metric (SI) Measurement (Cancelled: Jun 2007)  $                 72.00
SAE MAM 2301C-2007 (SAE MAM2301C-2007) Steel Cleanliness, Aircraft Quality Magnetic Particle Inspection Procedure Metric (SI) Measurement (Cancelled: Jun 2007)  $                 72.00
SAE MAM 2303E-2007 (SAE MAM2303E-2007) Steel Cleanliness, Aircraft Quality, Martensitic Corrosion-Resistant Steels, Magnetic Particle Inspection Procedure, Metric (SI) Measurement (Cancelled: Jul 2007)  $                 72.00
SAE MAM 2304C-2007 (SAE MAM2304C-2007) Steel Cleanliness, Special Aircraft-Quality Magnetic Particle Inspection Procedure Metric (SI) Measurement (Cancelled: Jun 2007)  $                 72.00