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Engineering standards are documents that specify characteristics and technical details that must be met by the products, systems and processes that the standards cover. The purpose of developing and adhering to standards is to ensure minimum performance, meet safety requirements, make sure that the product/system/process is consistent and repeatable, and provide for interfacing with other standard-compliant equipment (ensure compatibility). At CEAT, we teach you the importance of standards and how to implement them in a company wide production area. You will be responsible for making technical manuals on standards for a given company.

There are several good sources on engineering standards, including the IEEE Standards in Education and Standards Association portals; ASTM International ; ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. Some of the standards used by companies and government institutes are listed below:

  • AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • ACI - American Concrete Institute
  • API - American Petroleum Institute
  • ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
  • ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning
  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
  • AWS - American Welding Society
  • ICC - International Code Council
  • IESNA - Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
  • NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code