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ASTM International Database ` ASTM International Database ` Prepared by Walid Boulus Information Services Department (ISD) November-2012
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.
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.
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.
Features of the database : - Full text database. - Regularly updated. - Gives unlimited usage rights. - Usage report..- PDF download for user manual.
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.
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
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