About ASME Standards

ASME is not alone in developing technical standards; however, it is globally recognized as the leader in providing consensus standards relating to the field of mechanical engineering.

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Our Standards are accepted for use in more than 100 countries around the world.

Starting with the first issuance of its legendary Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code in 1914, ASME's codes and standards have grown to nearly 600 offerings currently in print.

More than 4,700 dedicated volunteers —engineers, scientists, government officials, and others — contribute their technical expertise to protect public safety, while reflecting best practices of industry.

The ASME process includes a broad public review for all of its standards actions. ASME's voluntary standards may be adopted by jurisdictional authorities as a means of complying with their governing regulatory requirements.

Standards & Certification Mission

Develop the best, most applicable codes, standards, conformity assessment programs, and related products and services in the world for the benefit of humanity. Involved the best and brightest people from all around the world to develop, maintain, and promote the use of these ASME products and services.

Standards & Certification Vision

To be the world leader in mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering codes, standards, conformity assessment programs, and related products and services.


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Standards can serve as a vital tool for building trust between producers and consumers and for providing access to global markets. ASME Standards Technology, LLC (ASME ST-LLC) was established to facilitate the standardization of innovative technology, by initiating and managing leading edge research projects essential to standards development.

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ASME conformity assessment programs—under which a company or an individual is assessed and certified based on demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of an ASME standard—continue to provide a vital service to enhancement of public safety and facilitation of international commerce. Learn More About Certification

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Engineers make up ASME, and it's that passion and knowledge that literally runs the world. By volunteering you can learn new skills, help the world, and influence the ASME of tomorrow. Read More About Volunteering

About ASME Standards and Certification

ASME is the leading developer of codes, standards, and certification programs associated with the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering.

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