UCI has full-text access to the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL)! Find >12,200 active standards, 12,300 Redlined standards, 28,500 historical or withdrawn standards and journals from the ASTM, eBooks, and conference proceedings and special technical publications.
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Standards and Specifications are described as documents that describe the rules and conditions for how materials and products should be manufactured, defined, measured, tested, and applied. They are used to establish baselines or a minimum level of performance and quality control to ensure that optimal conditions and procedures for the purpose of creating compatibility with products and services from different periods and a range of sources. Specifications have a more limited range of application than standards and generally establish requirements for materials, products, or services. Standards and specifications may be issued by voluntary technical or trade associations, professional societies, national standards bodies, government agencies, or by international organizations. It is critical to establish the source.
Standards and specifications are of greatest utility to engineers, scientists and those working with new innovations.
Types of Standards:
What are some points to remember when using standards?
To locate a standard you should (ideally) have at least three of the following:
There are several methods one can use to obtain a standard or specification not in our collection:
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