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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

About the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Founded in 1880 as the American Institute of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a leading non-profit organisation that promotes the art, science, and practice of mechanical and multi-discipline engineering and allied sciences. Its mission is to advance engineering for the benefit of humanity, helping the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges.


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ASME B30.17 : 2015
Cranes and Monorails (With Underhung Trolley or Bridge)
ASME B89.6.2 : 1973 : R2017
Temperature and Humidity Environment for Dimensional Measurement
ASME Y14.5:2018
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
ASME B18.6.8 : 2010 : R2017
Thumb Screws and Wing Screws (Inch Series)
ASME B40.100 : 2013
Pressure Gauges and Gauge Attachments (B40.100 - 2013)
ASME B31.3:2018
Process Piping
ASME HST-5:2020
Performance Standard for Air Chain Hoists
ASME OM:2020
Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants
ASME TES-1:2020
Safety Standard for Thermal Energy Storage Systems: Molten Salt
ASME B1.1:2019
Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN, UNR, and UNJ Thread Forms)
ASME RAM-1:2020
Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability of Equipment and Systems in Power Plants
ASME B46.1 : 2019
Surface Texture (Surface Roughness, Waviness, and Lay)
Metal fittings
Gas and steam turbines. Steam engines
Lifts. Escalators
Flanges, couplings and joints
Other lifting equipment

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A standard enhances the safety of industry operations, assures quality, and help keep costs down to reduce waste and minimise confusion.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has the responsibility for developing and maintaining ASME Standards, enabling collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

Often mistaken as a government body, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an independent non-governmental organisation with over 85,000 members in over 135 countries.   

Alongside its role as the leading organisation for standard development and contribution to international standards, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is involved with various industries and has an evolving portfolio across pressure technology, power plants, elevators, construction equipment, piping, nuclear components, and more. These standards contribute to the positive impact on safety, quality, and efficiency in industries worldwide.  

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