When you buy something, you want to be confident that it will perform as you expect.
That’s why standardization systems are so important. They let us know that what we’re getting is what we think we’re getting, and that it won’t let us down.
This is especially crucial when the consequences of a product failing are dire–like in an engineering project.
The piping industry relies on standards. To give you a brief idea of how it works, let’s look at how standards apply to industrial pipe fittings.
What Standards Tell Us
Pipe fitting standards give us information about how fittings were designed, how they were constructed, and how they can be expected to perform. Some of the characteristics that pipe fitting standards cover include:
Types Of Industrial Pipe Fitting Standards
There are a number of organizations that specify pipe fitting standards. Some of the most well-known include:
ANSI: The American National Standards Institute
This private, non-profit organization coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. ANSI’s ‘schedule numbers’ classify wall thicknesses for different pressures uses.
ASME: American Society For Mechanical Engineers
ASME is one of the most respected organizations when it comes to developing standards and codes.
ASTM International: American Society for Testing And Materials
One of the largest voluntary standards development organizations, ASTM develops and publishes voluntary standards on the basis of materials, products, systems and services. Its standards include pipes, tubes and fittings.
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