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ASTM International honors Fred Barnes with Lowrie B. Sargent Jr. Award
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ASTM International’s petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants committee (D02) has honored Fred Barnes, aviation fuels consultant with the Lowrie B. Sargent Jr. Award. 

The Lowrie B. Sargent Jr. Award is an award presented at the discretion of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants to a member, or former member, who has exhibited outstanding leadership in the standardization work of the committee. The award was established in 1982 and honors Dr. Lowrie B. Sargent, Jr., chairman of Committee D02 from 1966 to 1975.

Barnes, who is based in Gig Harbor, Washington, U.S.A., was honored for his outstanding leadership in the work of the committee. He was previously honored by the committee with the Award of Excellence, Award of Appreciation, and the Kurt Strauss Steady Hand Award. 

An ASTM International member since 1983, Barnes has taught a technical training course in aviation fuel specifications and test methods for more than 20 years. He retired from Chevron in 2002, having previously worked for Shell Oil Company. 

Barnes holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri. 

In addition to ASTM International, Barnes is active with the American Petroleum Institute, International Air Transport Association, Energy Institute, Society of Automotive Engineers, Air Transport Association, National Air Transport Association, and the Coordinating Research Council. 

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