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IHS Standards Store - a source for engineering specifications, standards, manuals and technical publications.
If Preston Library does not own the standard, then ask Col. Janet Holly about borrowing or ordering it.
These are the professional organizations developing standards for mechanical engineering:
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME is the leading international developer of codes and standards associated with the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering. Starting with the first issuance of its legendary Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code in 1914, ASME's codes and standards have grown to nearly 600 offerings currently in print. These offerings cover a breadth of topics, including pressure technology, nuclear plants, elevators / escalators, construction, engineering design, standardization, and performance testing.
International Organization for Standardization
ISO develops International Standards. We were founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 19,500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. From food safety to computers, and agriculture to healthcare, ISO International Standards impact all our lives.
Engineering standards describe the important features of a product, service or system. There is a current set of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards in the reference room [Ref. TA 401.A653].
Coverage: 1931 - present
Access to all of ASTM's 12,500+ standards, 1,500+ books, scholarly articles from their 9 journal publications, and more than 47,000+ papers, chapters and articles, as well as online training courses and videos. The standards cover active, redline, and historical standards.
An engineering code contains a collection of rules or regulations which provide correct procedures to maintain uniformity and safety.
Web Resources for Standards
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ANSI Incorporated by Reference (IBR)
ANSI IBR Portal provides a one-stop mechanism for access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These standards incorporated by the U.S. government in rulemakings are offered at no cost in “read only” format and are presented for online reading. There are no print or download options.
Federal Government Standards
Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST's Global Standards Information website is your gateway to a wealth of standards and conformity assessment information to help you compete successfully in the global marketplace. Find the latest global standards news, events, resources, key contacts and more