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HISTORY OF THE BOARD ON STANDARDIZATION

Resulting from a reorganization of the Society, the ASME Board on Standardization was formed in 1982 under the ASME Council on Codes and Standards. This Board assumed all the authority, responsibility, duties, and function of the former Standardization Committee which had been in existance for many decades and produced several prominent leaders of the Society, including several presidents.

Some of the originating key activities were the standardization of drafting practices and numerous dimensional standards,including hand tools, cutting tools, machine tools, fasteners, and threads. The latter project was initiated after the Baltimore fire to standardize fire hose couplings and was the initial activity under the Board.

During World War II, the Standardization Committee cooperated actively with standards bodies from Great Britain, Canada, and Australia to help the war effort, leading to the publication of Emergency Standards.

Chronological History of ASME Codes and Standards for Standardization & Testing Department - last updated July 2014 (48KB)
Article on Board on Standardization and Testing for the ASME 125 Anniversary (16KB)
Articule on Public/Private Partnering: DOD and ASME (2003) (36KB)
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