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ASTM standards cover a broad range of energy-related subjects, including petroleum, coal and coke, nuclear technology and solar energy, among others. The standards are leading the way for the more efficient use of all energy sources. See below for the latest news on ASTM's activities in this area, and explore relevant standards, committee meeting dates and more in the boxes to the left.

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Natural Ester Insulating Fluids

Natural esters, also known as vegetable oils, can be used as an alternative to mineral oil as an insulating liquid in power transformers and other electrical equipment. A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide the electrical power industry with a relatively straightforward test for oxidation stability of natural esters....

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Strategic Standardization

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Break It Down, Build It Up

“It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites wer... READ MORE »

ASTM's Technical Information Resource

A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Con... READ MORE »

Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

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Quantile Estimation

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Partnering to Meet Standards Goals

When responding to standards needs, ASTM International welcomes the opportunity to partner with othe... READ MORE »

Preparing Tomorrow’s Work Force Today

The education of students pursuing careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathemat... READ MORE »

Industrial Biotechnology

With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modes... READ MORE »

ASTM Technical Journals

Whether a paper addresses epoxy resin or self-consolidating concrete, unsaturated soils or ballistic... READ MORE »