Voluntary Consensus Standards and Codes


Engineering standards are normally sets of rules, procedures, and/or requirements developed and approved by consensus to assure the adequacy of a given product, process, or system. Standards are normally developed in committees whose members have experience in a particular field of endeavor. Generally, standards are written for the following purposes:

  1. Safety and reliability

  2. Reduction of cost

  3. Increased flexibility

  4. Promotion of business

  5. Helping society function

  6. Consistency.

3.1Purpose of Standards
3.2Voluntary Consensus Standards
3.3American National Standard Institute (ANSI)
3.5Some ANSI Accredited Organizations

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