/images/buttons/swirl_60.jpg/images/southwire_100x70.jpgASTM Recruiting New Membersastm-recruiting-new-members.htmThe American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) needs you. The 100 year old organization is seeking new members from industry participants who have a desire to shape the current--and future--standards around wire and cable.
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ASTM Recruiting New Members

Organization relies on industry participation to set industry standards.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) needs you. The 100 year old organization is seeking new members from industry participants who have a desire to shape the current--and future--standards around wire and cable.

ASTM creates, maintains, and reviews manufacturing and testing standards to ensure consistent and quality products. Committee B01 Chairman Mark Lancaster, also Southwire's Manager of Overhead Transmission - Energy Division, says, "We need participation not only from utilities, but also from manufacturers and end users to ensure the standards we create are balanced and fair for everyone affected." 2 new standards, B957 and B958, have been added relating to steel core wire. Click here to view the new standards.

Membership benefits include networking, conferences and voting opportunities
Committee B01 (Electrical Conductors) meets twice a year, but meeting attendance is not required to be active. Members receive ballots electronically to vote on new standards. A recent ballot included 13 specification and testing standards up for vote, including:

  • Test Method For Determination of Cross-Sectional Area of Stranded Conductors
  • Specification For Compressed Round Stranded Copper Conductors, Hard, Medium-Hard, or Soft Using Single Input Wire Construction
  • Specification For Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum 1350 Conductors (AAC)

ASTM is open to anyone in the industry looking to get involved. Whether you're interested in how ASTM standards affect your company, have ideas for new standards, or think there should be a new standard but aren't sure how to go about it. Visit ASTM online to view membership types and register.