codes and standards

codes and standards - Codes Codes • Performance Codes –...

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Objectives Objectives • To make engineering design best practices universally available [for a price…] To promote interchangeability and compatibility Definitions Definitions • Code: collection of laws, rules and regulations created by government for protection of general populace from damage to property or person • Specify what to do, when and where to do it Statutory requirements Standard: mutually acceptable set of procedures, criteria, dimensions, materials, etc. • Specify how to perform design • Recommendations without force of law [criminal/statuatory lwa]
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Unformatted text preview: Codes Codes • Performance Codes – objective specific; procedure/methodology open • Prescriptive Codes – objective and methodology specified Standards Standards • Performance Standards [products] • Test method Standards [ASTM, UL] • Codes of Practice [ASME, ANS, SAE] Issuance Sources Issuance Sources • Individual companies – proprietary, in-house • Trade organizations [BIFMA] • National [ANSI] or International [ISO]...
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