Title: Workshop on Copper vs. Aluminum Connectors
Dates: Wednesday October 08 2014
Location: Sheraton New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
Event Name: October 2014 Committee Week
A Workshop on Copper vs. Aluminum Connectors will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Sponsored by ASTM Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.
Presenters: David T. Brenner, National Program Manager, Electrical Applications, Copper Development Association, Inc. and James Michel, Manager, Technical Services, Copper Development Association, Inc.
A research study on the title topic was recently conducted at Powertech Labs, a part of BC Hydro. The study compared aluminum wiring systems with copper wiring systems. The aluminum was prepared in several different ways: with and without wire brushing; with and without oxide inhibitor. The copper samples had no preparation. Both were tested at various connector torque values to a recognized IEC test. The study, which will be described in more detail, found a 100% failure rate among the aluminum samples with mechanical connectors, irrespective of preparation or torqueing. The copper conductor connected to copper connectors had zero failures.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes October 1, 2014. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.
Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only.
All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.
A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at email@example.com or 610-832-9678.
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Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman David Styers, Wieland Metals Inc., Decatur, AL, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 256-318-3805.
The workshop will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans. Hotel registration information will be posted at the ASTM website approximately 8 weeks before the workshop.
Committee B05 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".