The Symposium on Fire-Resistant Fluids will be held Monday June 24, 2013. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants the symposium will be held at the Fairmont Q.E. in Montreal, QC, in conjunction with the June D02 standards development meetings of Committee.
Fire is a major hazard in many industrial, transportation and military applications requiring the use of approved fire-resistant fluids. Fire-resistant fluids are an essential component for the safe operation of systems in these industries where there is a risk of fire due to the requirements of that industry. Industry trends for higher performance, lower system fluid volumes and higher operating temperatures may be increasing the potential for fire in some applications. The need has perhaps never been greater since the initial development of fire-resistant fluids for test methods and industry standards that are reproducible accurately discriminate the level of fire resistance between fluids and directly relate to specific application fire hazards. The objective of the symposium is to hold a technical forum for papers related to current trends for fire-resistant fluids and their development, testing, classification, regulation, application, use and monitoring.
The language of the symposium will be English.
Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names View Scheduled Program
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes June 5, 2013. The fees to attend this symposium 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 symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.
A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9678.
ASTM Member Fee
Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 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 Symposium C-Chairmen John Sherman, BASF Corporation, Wyandotte, MI, Email: email@example.com, tel: 734-324-6412 and Betsy J Butke, The Lubrizol Corp, Wickliffe, OH, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 440-347-2599.
All meetings will be held at the Fairmont QE Montreal, 900 Rene Levesque Blvd., West, Montreal QC Canada H3B 4A5. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at 514-861-3511. To make your hotel reservation on-line, visit Reservations at the Fairmont QE Montreal. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 514-861-3511.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than MAY 17, 2013. Reserved rooms may be SOLD OUTprior to the cut-off date.. ASTM rates are $164 CDn single/double plus 15% 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.
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: Fairmont QE Montreal requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Fairmont QE Montreal Reservation Center will provide you with a confirmation number.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Fairmont QE Montreal notice of cancellation must be received by 4:00pm on the day of arrival.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The Fairmont QE Montreal internet in guest rooms at $16.04 CDN for 24 hour service.
The hotel is located approximately 13 miles/20 minutes from the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 514-861-3511. The web site for the hotel is Fairmont QE Montreal Information
For information on the city of Montreal, visit the Montreal Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: Montreal Convention and Visitors Bureau
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: This link provides information on travel from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport the Fairmont QE Montreal Public Transportation from Airport to Fairmont QE Montreal. Taxis cost approximately $40 CDN.
PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $24.00 for valet or self-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 Montreal. The average temperatures in June range from a high of 70 degrees to a low of 50 degrees.
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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".