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- Metric Practice Guide for the Welding Industry
AWS A1.1:2016 is based on the International System of Units (SI) as defined in the U.S. Federal Register notice of July 28, 1998, "Metric System of Measurement: Interpretation of the International System of Units for the United States". (Other source documents and style guides are referenced in Annex D.) This guide contains specifications of the SI base units, derived units, prefixes, and rules for their use in AWS documents and by the welding industry. It also contains factors and rules for converting from U.S. customary units to SI units and recommendations to industry for managing the transition.