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American National Standards Institute From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from ANSI ) Jump to: navigation , search "ANSI" redirects here. For other uses, see ANSI (disambiguation) . American National Standards Institute Logo of the American National Standards Institute. Abbreviation ANSI Formation May 14, 1918 (1918-05-14) (93 years ago) [1] Purpose/focus National standards Headquarters Washington, DC Membership 125,000 companies and 3.5 million professionals [2] Official languages English Website ansi.org The American National Standards Institute ( ANSI , / ˈ æ n s i ː / AN -see ) is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. The organization also coordinates U.S. standards with international standards so that American products can be used worldwide. For example, standards ensure that people who own cameras can find the film they need for that camera anywhere around the globe.
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ANSI accredits standards that are developed by representatives of standards developing organizations, government agencies, consumer groups, companies, and others. These standards ensure that the characteristics and performance of products are consistent, that people use the same definitions and terms, and that products are tested the same way. ANSI also accredits organizations that carry out product or personnel certification in accordance with requirements defined in international standards. [3] The organization's headquarters are in Washington, DC . ANSI's operations office is located in New York City . The ANSI annual operating budget is funded by the sale of publications, membership dues and fees, accreditation services, fee-based programs, and international standards programs.
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Contents 1 History 2 Membe rs 3 Process 4 Internat ional activiti es 4 . 1 S t a n d a r d s p a n e l s 4 . 2 A m e r i c a n n a t i
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[ edit ] History ANSI was originally formed in 1918, when five engineering societies and three government agencies founded the American Engineering Standards Committee (AESC). In 1928, the AESC became the American Standards Association (ASA). In 1966, the ASA was reorganized and became the United States of America Standards Institute (USASI). The present name was adopted in 1969. Prior to 1918, these five founding engineering societies: American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE, now IEEE ) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME, now American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers ) American Society for Testing and Materials (now ASTM International ) had been members of the United Engineering Society (UES). At the behest of the AIEE, they invited the U.S. government Departments of War, Navy (combined in 1947 to become the
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