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AASHTO is a leading source of technical information on design, construction and maintenance of highways and other transportation facilities, including aviation, highways, public transit, rail, and water.
Founded as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Association continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile and materials industries. AATCC is internationally recognized for its standard methods of testing fibers and fabrics to measure and evaluate such performance characteristics as colorfastness, appearance, soil release, dimensional change, and water resistance.
ACI functions as a technical and educational society for sharing innovative ideas and promoting superior concrete technology. The Institute publishes more than 400 technical standards, reports and manuals on testing, inspection, cracking and failure, building code requirements, and related topics.
Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.
SAE ITC TSC Aerospace Standards originate from the technical standards published by the UK's SBAC and ADS, SBAC's successor organization. They form a collection of some 4500 aerospace standards covering airframe and engine standard parts (AS, AGS & ESC), reference sheets (RS) and technical specifications (TS). The documents also complement the aerospace standards published by SAE International.
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies committed to the safe and reliable delivery of clean natural gas to over 65 million customers. AGA's members account for roughly 83 percent of all natural gas delivered by the nation's local natural gas distribution companies. AGA is an advocate for local natural gas utility companies and provides a broad range of programs and services for member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international gas companies and industry associates. Natural gas meets nearly one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.
The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology.
ANSI supports the development and approval of national voluntary standards, develops accreditation programs, and serves as U.S. representative to the International Standards Organization (ISO). Members include trade associations, labor unions, professional societies, standards developing organizations, private industry, academe, and government.
API is a leader in the development of petroleum and petrochemical equipment and operating standards covering topics that range from drill bits to environmental protection. These embrace proven, sound engineering and operating practices and safe, interchangeable equipment and materials. Many have been incorporated into state and federal regulations and adopted by ISO for worldwide acceptance.
Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organization recognized by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia. The organization develops internationally aligned Australian Standards that enhance the nation's economic efficiency, international competitiveness and contribution to community demand for a safe and sustainable environment. Standards Australia is the Australian member of ISO and IEC.
ASD-STAN is an association which establishes, develops and maintains standards on behalf of that European aerospace industry. Over the years, ASD-STAN has established a lean and streamlined standardisation process for European aerospace standards in agreement with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). It is well recognised as the European body for the development of global aerospace standards by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG).
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 158 countries.
Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE is responsible for several American National Standards Institute (ANSI) committees and leads the way in setting standards for safety in construction, demolition, motor vehicle operations, hazardous energy, fall protection, mold remediation, training and certification.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 13,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
As a leader in welding education and technology development, AWS promotes best practices and works to advance the science and application of welding and allied processes such as joining, brazing, soldering, cutting, and thermal spray.
BICSI is the worldwide preeminent source of information, education and knowledge assessment for the constantly evolving information and communications technology (ICT) community. BICSI serves over 23,000 ICT professionals within the design, integration and installation of wired and wireless infrastructure that empower all facets of today?s and tomorrow?s voice, data, and automation networks.
BIFMA is the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry.
BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.
CGA publications address a wide range of standards, technical information and recommendations for best practices in the manufacture, storage, transportation, distribution, and use of industrial gases, cryogenic liquids and other products, including gas-handling equipment.
The International Commission on Illumination - abbreviated as CIE from its French title Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage - is a technical, scientific and cultural organization devoted to the art and science of lighting. CIE publishes Standards, Technical Reports and Recommendations prepared by technical committees, with 100+ publications in print. Joint publications include the IEC/CIE International Lighting Vocabulary and ISO/CIE Standards. CIE has been accepted as representing the best authority on the subject and is recognized by ISO as an international standardization body.
CISPR's work involves equipment and methods for measuring interference, establishing limits and immunity requirements, and prescribing (in liaison with other IEC technical committees) methods of measuring immunity. The committee also takes account of the impact of safety regulations on interference suppression of electrical equipment.
As an ANSI-accredited standards body, CTA provides essential industry standards that enable interoperability between new products and existing devices. CTA standards can help you navigate the critical trends between technological innovation, marketplace globalization and regulatory reform.
The Engineering Equipment & Materials Users Association is a non-profit international membership organisation that exists to serve its member companies. EEMUA aims to improve the safety, environmental and operating performance of industrial facilities in the most cost-effective way, pursuing and promoting leadership in industrial asset management by sharing engineering experiences and expertise, and by the active, enlightened promotion of the distinct interests of users of engineering products.
FCI is an association of manufacturers of equipment for fluid (liquid or gas) control and conditioning. The institute is organized into product-specific sections that address issues relevant to particular products and/or technologies. These include regulators, secondary pressure drainers, control valves, pipeline strainers, solenoid valves, instruments, steam traps, and safety and relief valves.
FM Approvals offers worldwide certification and testing services of industrial and commercial loss prevention products. Recognized and respected across the globe, FM Approvals certification assures customers that a product or service has been objectively tested and conforms to the highest national and international standards.
Dedicated to excellence in the engineering, manufacturing and application of pumping equipment, HI standards are intended to eliminate misunderstandings between manufacturers, purchasers and customers. HI Pump Standards are widely used by consultants, contractors, engineering construction firms, manufacturers, libraries and universities, and pump users.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is an ANSI-accredited and ISO-certified standards body, with over 200 codes and standards covering plumbing, mechanical, swimming pools, backflow, solar and green energy systems. IAPMO codes help regulate the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, protecting the health, safety and general welfare of a building's users.
ICC founders include BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI. ICC works to develop a single, comprehensive, fully coordinated set of national model construction codes. Current ICC standards address a wide range of topics, including codes for international building, plumbing, mechanical systems, and energy conservation.
The Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) is a professional organization dedicated to developing cable standards for the electric power, control, and telecommunications industries. Since 1925, the objective has been to ensure safe, economical, and efficient cable systems utilizing proven state-of-the-art materials and concepts.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society, serving members in computing, electrical engineering and electronics. Comprised of 37 societies and councils, IEEE publishes technical journals, magazines, proceedings, and more than 800 standards.
For over a century, IES (formerly IESNA) has provided services, programs and publications for the lighting community and its consumers. In addition to approximately 100 design guides, technical memoranda and documents, IES develops standards in conjunction with other related organizations.
The Institute of Environment Sciences and Technology (IEST) is the preeminent, non-profit, technical association for professionals in the field of Contamination Control/Cleanrooms, Environmental Testing, or Nanotechnology Facilities.
Founded in 1945, The International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation
JEDEC is the global leader in developing open standards for the microelectronics industry. With over 4,000 volunteers representing nearly 300 member companies. JEDEC brings manufacturers and suppliers together on 50 different committees, creating standards to meet the diverse technical and developmental needs of the industry. These collaborations ensure product interoperability, benefiting the industry and ultimately consumers by decreasing time-to-market and reducing product development costs.
JIS covers industrial and mineral products, comparable to standards established by various industrial associations for specific needs, or standards established and used by companies (operation manuals, products specifications etc.). The need for common practices in companies of the same industrial sector leads to the establishment of industrial association standards, and the same need in terms of wider applications promotes the establishment of JIS.
MMPDS is recognized throughout the world, and it represents the primary source of statistically based design allowables for metallic materials and fastened joints used in the design of aerospace vehicle structures in the United States.
The Metal Powder Industries Federation is a federation of six trade associations representing various aspects of powder metallurgy (PM), metal powders, and particulate materials. MPIF's mission is to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries.
MSS is the only organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the technical needs of the valve and fittings industry. Standards and codes are written and revised by 25 technical committees and address topics such as valves, valve actuators, pipe fittings, flanges, and pipe hangers.
Formerly the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, NACE International represents members from 92 countries and is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the study of corrosion. NACE works to protect people, infrastructure, the environment, and the economy from the effects of corrosion by promoting engineering and research. Approximately 100 standards cover subjects such as laboratory corrosion testing, corrosion prevention and blast cleaning.
The National Aerospace Standards (NAS) are voluntary standards developed by the aerospace industry. Subject matter experts from AIA member companies participate in committees and working groups to develop and maintain the NAS library. The NAS parts are most well-known for state-of-the-art, high strength, precision fasteners, electrical connectors, splices and terminations, rod end bearings, and many other types of hardware and components.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the voice of the electrical construction industry. A trade organization founded in 1901, NECA contractors set industry standards for traditional and integrated electrical systems and leads the industry in the practical application of new technologies. NECA aims to protect the public while making electrical innovation possible.
NEMA is the largest U.S. trade organization representing manufacturers of products used in the generation, transmission, distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. Many of NEMA's 350+ standards have been approved as American National Standards or adopted by the federal government.
The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) is an organization that serves the electrical testing industry by offering accreditation of third-party electrical testing firms, certifying electrical testing technicians, and producing American National Standards.
The NORSOK standards are developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations. Furthermore, NORSOK standards are as far as possible intended to replace oil company specifications and serve as references in the authorities regulations.
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research and technology organization. NRC works with clients and partners to provide innovation support, strategic research and scientific and technical services.
Dedicated to research, education, testing, certification, and service, NSF International (formerly the National Sanitation Foundation), develops standards and criteria for health-related equipment, products and services worldwide. The organization also assists companies preparing for ISO 9000 and 14000 registration.
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.
The Petroleum Equipment Institute is a trade association whose members manufacture, distribute and service petroleum marketing and liquid-handling equipment. Founded in 1951, PEI represents more than 1,600 member companies located in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Members include manufacturers, sellers and installers of equipment used in service stations, terminals, bulk plants, fuel, oil and gasoline delivery, and similar petroleum marketing operations.
Process Industry Practices from PIP help increase the value of the engineering/ procurement/ construction process for the U.S. process industry and enhance compliance with safety, health and environmental objectives. PIP practices harmonize standards across the following engineering disciplines: Civil/Structural/Architectural, Coatings/Insulation/Refractory, Machinery, Electrical, P&ID, Piping, Process Control/Analyzers, and Vessels.
SAE standards are internationally recognized for their role in helping ensure the safety, quality, and effectiveness of products and services across the mobility engineering industry. They contain detailed production and interoperability guidelines; clarify legal and regulatory grey areas; condense product development cycles; ensure consistency and high quality in manufacturing; and lead the way to maximum performance.
SIA is the ANSI-approved developer of standards for the scaffold and access industry. SIA standards contain technical specifications developed and tested by scaffold experts, which prescribe rules governing the safety, construction, design, testing, care and use of various types of scaffolds.
SCTE standards cover a wide range of industry needs --- from F connectors to protocols for high-speed data access over cable. SCTE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and works in cooperation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
An ANSI-accredited standards developer, the Security Industry Association (SIA) creates standards that are open, enable easy integration of diverse components, and provide a means to establish predictable levels of performance. Participants shape the future of the industry, acquire industry intelligence, and enable rapid acceptance of products in new markets.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, SMPTE serves its members with the latest technology information and education on a rapidly changing industry. SMPTE also is an accredited and globally-respected industry standards-setting body. As the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, SMPTE is shaping the future of the constantly evolving content business.
ULC tests and certifies products for public safety. It publishes over 180 standards on fire safety and equipment, building materials, electrical products, fire protection equipment, fire resistance, burglar and fire alarm systems, heating and ventilation equipment, and flammable liquids and gases.
Over 300 analytical methods and procedures support the installation, implementation, maintenance and safe operation of UOP-licensed processes. These test methods are a valuable resource to help users analyze feedstocks and various process streams. Considered an industry standard in its own right, they supplement ASTM, API, and other important industry standards and publications.