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.

    G04 Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres

    Title: 14th International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

    Dates: Wednesday April 13 2016 - Friday April 15 2016

    Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio; San Antonio, TX

    Event Name: April 2016 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Dress and Weather

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    The Fourteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres will be held Wednesday-Friday, April 13-15, 2016. Sponsored by ASTM Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres. The symposium will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, TX, in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of Committee G04.

    Objective
    The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of peer-reviewed papers on topics related to fire hazards in oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments and other oxidizer systems. Relevant topics include oxygen fire hazards and incidents, materials flammability and compatibility, ignition mitigation strategies, and good practices that improve the safety and reliability of oxygen, oxygen-enriched and non-oxygen oxidizer systems and components.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Technical Program

    Click on the link for the program of presentation times, and presenters' names View Schedule/Program


    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes April 6, 2016. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -the Wednesday evening reception (cash bar),
    -the Thursday dinner (cash bar),
    -the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP) which will be sent to all symposium attendees. The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

    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, but does not include the STP, reception, or dinner described above.

    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.

    Cancellations
    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 hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

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

    Preregistration On Site
    ASTM Member Fee645.00670.00
    Non-Member Fee670.00695.00
    Presenter Fee645.00670.00
    Session Chair645.00670.00
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.75 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.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairs: Eddie Davis, NASA, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA, email: eddie.davis@nasa.gov, telephone 256-544-2490 or Ted Steinberg, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, email t.steinberg@qut.edu.au, tel: +61 7 3138 5102.


    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 G04 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/G04.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Kristy Straiton at kstraiton@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9640.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee G04 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".


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