E20 Temperature Measurement
    Title: Workshop Transitioning from Mercury Thermometers to Alternative Thermometers
    Dates: Tuesday June 26 2012
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square; San Francisco, CA
    Event Name: D02 June 2012 Meeting

    About The Event
    Registration Information
    Technical Chair Contact Information
    Hotel Information
    Transportation and Directions
    Standards Development Meetings
    Future Meeting Dates


    A Workshop on Transitioning from Mercury Thermometers to Alternative Thermometers will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 3:00p-7:00p with 3:00pm to 5:00pm being the Technical Workshop, and 5:00pm to 7:00pm being the Exhibits. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E20 on Temperature Measurement, the workshop will be held at the Hilton in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.

    Over the last 6 years, NIST has actively participated in several national and international phase-out efforts to identify alternative thermometers for a broad range of measurement applications. The use of mercury thermometers has been virtually eliminated in routine hospital use, but a wide variety of regulations and test methods in the petroleum, concrete, and pharmaceuticals, to name a few, continue to specify mercury-in-glass thermometers. NIST will continue to support our stakeholders by providing technical and scientific support to find suitable alternative thermometers that meet their measurement needs. Several U.S. government, state agencies, and international organizations are driving the removal of mercury thermometers as a means to reduce mercury in the environment.


    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 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 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



    On Site

    ASTM Member Fee
    Non-Member Fee
    Presenter Fee
    Student Fee


    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman C Dawn Cross, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD,, 301-975-4822.



    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.


    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
    511 San Francisco Bay Area
    World Taxi Meter
    San Francisco Cable Car
    Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart)

    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.


    Meeting schedules of Committee E20 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Christine DeJong at or tel: 610-832-9736.


    Committee E20 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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