ASME Codes and Standards

  • ASME Codes and Standards

    Posted by NDT-Inspect on 17/03/2022 at 12:05 pm

    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, “promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe” via “continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach. ASME is thus an engineering society, a standards organization, a research and development organization, an advocacy organization, a provider of training and education, and a nonprofit organization. Founded as an engineering society focused on mechanical engineering in North America, ASME is today multidisciplinary and global.

    ASME has over 110,000 members in more than 150 countries worldwide.

    ASME was founded in 1880 by Alexander Lyman Holley, Henry Rossiter Worthington, John Edison Sweet and Matthias N. Forney in response to numerous steam boiler pressure vessel failures.[7] Known for setting codes and standards for mechanical devices, ASME conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations,[8] holds numerous technical conferences and hundreds of professional development courses each year, and sponsors numerous outreach and educational programs. Kate Gleason and Lydia Weld were the first two women members.

    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, “promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe” via “continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.

    ASME is thus an engineering society, a standards organization, a research and development organization, an advocacy organization, a provider of training and education, and a nonprofit organization. Founded as an engineering society focused on mechanical engineering in North America, ASME is today multidisciplinary and global.

    ASME has over 110,000 members in more than 150 countries worldwide.

    ASME was founded in 1880 by Alexander Lyman Holley, Henry Rossiter Worthington, John Edison Sweet and Matthias N. Forney in response to numerous steam boiler pressure vessel failures. Known for setting codes and standards for mechanical devices, ASME conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences and hundreds of professional development courses each year, and sponsors numerous outreach and educational programs. Kate Gleason and Lydia Weld were the first two women members.

    ASME is one of the oldest standards-developing organizations in America. It produces approximately 600 codes and standards covering many technical areas, such as fasteners, plumbing fixtures, elevators, pipelines, and power plant systems and components.

    ASME’s standards are developed by committees of subject matter experts using an open, consensus-based process. Many ASME standards are cited by government agencies as tools to meet their regulatory objectives.

    ASME standards are therefore voluntary, unless the standards have been incorporated into a legally binding business contract or incorporated into regulations enforced by an authority having jurisdiction, such as a federal, state, or local government agency. ASME’s standards are used in more than 100 countries and have been translated into numerous languages.

    ASME is one of the oldest standards-developing organizations in America. It produces approximately 600 codes and standards covering many technical areas, such as fasteners, plumbing fixtures, elevators, pipelines, and power plant systems and components. ASME’s standards are developed by committees of subject matter experts using an open, consensus-based process.

    Many ASME standards are cited by government agencies as tools to meet their regulatory objectives. ASME standards are therefore voluntary, unless the standards have been incorporated into a legally binding business contract or incorporated into regulations enforced by an authority having jurisdiction, such as a federal, state, or local government agency. ASME’s standards are used in more than 100 countries and have been translated into numerous languages.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Society_of_Mechanical_Engineers

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