Title: Symposium on Developing Consensus Standards for Measuring Chemical Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation
Dates: Thursday April 30 2015 - Friday May 01 2015
Location: Marriott Anaheim; Anaheim, CA
Event Name: April 2015 Committee Week
The Symposium on Developing Consensus Standards for Measuring Chemical Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation to be held Thursday April 30th and Friday May 1, 2015. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality, the symposium will be held at the Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim, CA, in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of the Committee.
Standardized methods are needed to assess the potential impacts of SPF insulation products on indoor air quality and to establish re-entry or re-occupancy times after product installation in a building and post-occupancy ventilation needs. The objective of the symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas from SPF manufacturers, regulatory agencies, indoor air quality professionals, testing labs, air quality consultants, instrument vendors, and other stakeholders. Following the presentations on the current status of measuring emissions from SPF insulation, participants will discuss paths forward for research, method development, and development of standards.
The collaboration and exchange of information at the symposium will be valuable towards the development of standards at ASTM D22.05 on Indoor Air. The subcommittee recently developed D7859 to standardize spraying, sample preparation, packaging and specimen preparation of SPF insulation. Currently, standards are being developed for estimating emissions of semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds (e.g. blowing agents, catalysts and flame retardants) with micro-scale chambers followed by analysis with thermal desorption GC/MS. Specialized chambers are also being evaluated for measuring methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) emissions. The symposium will be informative towards future development of standards for measuring emissions from SPF insulation.
The language of the symposium will be English.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes April 22, 2015. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:
-the Thursday evening reception (hosted)
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 symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.
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Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, 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 symposium.
Additional information about the symposium is available from the Symposium Co-chairs, John Sebroski, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, Email: email@example.com, tel: 412-777-3420 or Mark Mason, US EPA Office of Research and Development, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 919 541-4835.
All meetings will be held at the Marriott Anaheim, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel directly at 714-750-8000. To make your hotel reservation online, visit: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2015aprilmtg. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, call the hotel directly.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2015. ASTM rates are $159 single/double plus taxes and fees (when calling directly you must mention ASTM 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 Marriott Anaheim has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $138. Please refer to the ASTM International government block to make your reservation.
There is a 15% occupancy tax, a 2% Anaheim Tourism Improvement District Assessment, and a California State Tourism Fee of $0.70 per night.
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INTERNET: The Marriott Anaheim provides internet access throughout the hotel at a cost of $12.95 per day.
The hotel is located approximately 12 miles/20 minutes from the John Wayne Airport and 35 miles/60 minutes from LAX. The hotel's phone number is 714-750-8000 and the general fax number is 714-750-9100. The web site for the hotel is Marriott Anaheim.
For information on the city of Anaheim visit the Anaheim Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: anaheimoc.org.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Super Shuttle Service is available at the baggage claim terminal. The cost is $21 per person round trip from the John Wayne Airport and $32 per person round trip from LAX. Taxis cost approximately $35 from John Wayne Airport and $90 from LAX.
PARKING: Parking is available for $24 self-parking and $28 valet parking with in and out privileges.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Anaheim. The average temperatures in April range from a high of 76 degrees to a low of 53 degrees.
Committee D22 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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".