In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, ASTM International has decided that it is inadvisable and impractical to hold the committee meetings in Prague on April 27-May 1. The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

    • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governmental bodies.
    • Input from our members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel and the large gathering in Prague.
    • Watching the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

    Staff managers will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.

    Looking forward, we will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of future scheduled ASTM meetings and events. Please consult our meeting webpage for the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to ASTM International.

    B05 Copper and Copper Alloys

    Title: Workshop on Annealing of Electrical Conductors

    Dates: Wednesday April 13 2016

    Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio; San Antonio, TX

    Event Name: April 2016 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Dress and Weather

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates

    About the Event

    A Workshop on Annealing of Electrical Conductors will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Sponsored by ASTM Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, the workshop will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, TX, in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of the committee.

    This ASTM workshop addresses three important concepts, namely, general principles of annealing, softening of copper and aluminum, and some annealing problems. Specific topics include structure/property changes, engineering rules and guidelines, stages of annealing, role of work hardening, effects of composition, interaction of impurities, control of such process variables as amount of reduction and intermediate anneals, measurement of the annealing process, softening kinetics, batch versus strand annealing, and annealability testing. Problems include those related to composition and equipment issues, oxidation and staining, hydrogen embrittlement, sticky wire, and cavitation fracture.

    Presenter: Horace Pops, Horace Pops Consulting, Inc.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes April 6, 2016.

    There is no fee to attend the workshop.

    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.

    To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman David Styers, Wieland Copper Products, LLC, Decatur, AL,, tel: 256-280-2185.

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Grand Hyatt san Antonio, 600 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Grand Hyatt Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at (210) 224-1234 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than March 11, 2016. ASTM rates are $155 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    The Grand Hyatt San Antonio has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Grand Hyatt Government Reservations. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

    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: The Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 48 hours prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The hotel offers complimentary wireless connections in the guest rooms and public spaces.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 9 miles/11 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (210) 224-1234 and the general fax number is (210) 212-9522. The website for the hotel is Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel.

    For information on the city of San Antonio, visit the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Visit San Antonio.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle transportation to and from the San Antonio International Airport is available for a fee by SATRANS, the city's official airport shuttle, between 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM, daily.Reservations are required. Their phone number is (210) 281-9900. To make a reservation online, visit San Antonio Airport Shuttle. Taxis cost approximately $30 one way.

    PARKING: The hotel provides valet parking at a cost of $39 daily while self parking has a cost of $29 daily.

    Dress and Weather

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for San Antonio. The average temperatures in April range from a high of 81 degrees to a low of 58 degrees.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee B05 are posted on the ASTM web site at> or contact the ASTM staff manager, Jennifer Rodgers at or tel: 610-832-9694.

    Future Meeting Dates

    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".

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