A Workshop on Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids will be held Monday June 25, 2011. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, the workshop will be held at the Hilton San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of Committee D02.
Energy efficiency has become a driver for many industries due to increasing interest in reducing carbon footprints and obtaining associated benefits. Since hydraulic systems are widely used for transmitting power, much attention has focused on increasing hydraulic pump efficiency. Numerous studies using a variety of techniques to measure the effect of different fluids on hydraulic pump, motor, and system efficiency have been reported in recent years. However, standard methods for determining the effect of hydraulic fluids on efficiency do not exist. The workshop will address the development of energy efficient hydraulic fluids and measurement of the resulting benefits.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Kim A. Stelson has agreed to be the keynote speaker for the workshop. Dr. Stelson is director of the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. The center includes seven universities, three non-profit organizations and sixty member companies. Stelson is also a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Stelson's research in fluid power emphasizes the potential for new technology to greatly improve energy efficiency in new and existing applications such as the control of vehicle power trains and hydrostatic transmissions for wind turbines. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and earned his S.M. and Sc.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names), click on http://myastm.astm.org/MEETINGS/SYMPOSIAPROGRAMS/D02ID1958.pdf.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes June 20, 2012. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9678.
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ASTM Member Fee
Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.
Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Robert I. Davidson, Ph.D, Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, VA, USA, Email: email@example.com, tel: 804-788-6327.
SPEICAL NOTICE AS OF MAY 4, 2012
The ASTM Group Rate is currently SOLD OUT at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The Hilton is still accepting reservations at the hotel's current rate of $279/night.
OVERFLOW - A block of rooms are available at our overflow hotel, HandleryUnion Square Hotel, 351 Geary St., at a discounted rate for single/double occupancy (Saturday, June 23 - Friday, June 29). Reservations can be made by calling 415-781-7800 or toll free 1-800-995-4874. Discounted group rate will be honored until the ASTM overflow block is full but no later than Thursday, May 24, 2012.
All meetings will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-445-8667. To make your hotel reservation on-line, visit Reservation at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 415-771-1400. The hotel's check in policy is 3:00pm and check out is 12:00pm.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than May 21, 2012. ASTM rates are $229 single/double plus 15.58% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hilton San Francisco Union Square has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $155.
IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.
ADVANCE DEPOSIT: Hilton San Francisco Union Square requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hilton San Francisco Union Square Reservation Center will provide you with a confirmation number.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date. If you wish to cancel, please do so three days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. For your deposit, The Hilton San Francisco Union Square will charge your credit card the equivalent of one nights stay (room rate plus tax) which will not be refunded unless canceled three days prior to your arrival.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
The hotel is located approximately 14 miles/30 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 415-771-1400 and the general fax number is 415-771-6801. The web site for the hotel is Hilton San Francisco Union Square Information
For information on the city of San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Please visit the links below to travel from San Francisco Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Taxis cost approximately $41.Please visit the following sites to plan accordingly: San Francisco Travel
IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE: Parking is extremely expensive in and around the Hilton Union Square area ($53.58/day for self, $59.28/day valet, both self parking and valet for 24h hours). Please note this when deciding wheather or not to rent a car during your stay.
Committee D02 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".