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1 ASTM International Database ` ASTM International Database ` Prepared by Walid Boulus Information Services Department (ISD) November-2012

2 American Society for Testing and Materials International Database What is ASTM International database : - Its a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international standards that contains a vast collection of standards and technical engineering information which covers a broad range of engineering disciplines including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

3 History of the Database - ASTM, started in 1898 by chemists and engineers from Pennsylvania U.S. before other standards organizations such as BSI (1901), DIN (1917), ANSI (1918) and AFNOR (1926). - Formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). - In 2001,the Society became known as ASTM International.

4 ASTM International Overview - It welcomes and encourages participation from around the world in the development of its standards. - It offers technical training programs for industry and government, as well as proficiency testing. - It is developed in accordance with the guiding principles of the World Trade Organization. - It is the tools of customer satisfaction and competitiveness for companies across a wide range of markets.

5 Features of the database : - Full text database. - Regularly updated. - Gives unlimited usage rights. - Usage report..- PDF download for user manual.

6 Technical Support - More than 30,000 of the worlds top technical experts and business professionals representing 150 countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTMstechnical experts advanced electronic infrastructure - ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides and practices that support industries and governments worldwide. -Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access trade, and build consumer confidence.

7 Contents of the database The Annual Book of ASTM Standards covers 15 sections of interest plus a master index: Iron and Steel Products- -Nonferrous Metal Products -Metals Test Methods and Analytical Procedures -Construction -Petroleum Products, Lubricants, and Fossil Fuels -Paints, Related Coatings, and Aromatics -Textiles -Plastics -Rubber -Electrical Insulation and Electronics -Water and Environmental Technology -Nuclear, Solar, and Geothermal Energy. -Medical Devices and Services -General Methods and Instrumentation -General Products, Chemical Specialties, and End Use Products

8 ASTM subscription homepage ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library ( SEDL)


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