A standard can be defined as a set of technical definitions and guidelines, “how to” instructions for designers, manufacturers, and users. Standards promote safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in almost every industry that relies on engineering components or equipment. Standards can run from a few paragraphs to hundreds of pages, and are written by experts with knowledge and expertise in a particular field who sit on many committees.
ASTM Standards Digital Library
ASTM Compass® is the platform that delivers ASTM standards and digital library content. Compass givefirsts you access to a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information, including the ASTM journals and symposia papers (also known as Standard Technical Publications). ASTM Compass publications cover a broad range of engineering disciplines including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, energy, and solar engineering. ASTM Digital Library contains 1,700+ books, 51,000+ papers, chapters and articles. ASTM compass also provide tools including Compass Points, Version Comparison, sharing function to pass on knowledge, translated standards and more.
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