ASTM International (ASTM), originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. The organization’s headquarters is in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, about 5 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
ASTM predates other standards organizations such as BSI (1901), DIN (1917) and AFNOR (1926), but differs from these in that it is not a national standards body, that role being taken in the USA by ANSI. However, ASTM standard has a dominant role among standards developers in the USA, and claims to be the world’s largest developer of standards. Using a consensus process, ASTM supports thousands of volunteer technical committees, which draw their members from around the world and collectively develop and maintain more than 12,000 standards.
ASTM International publishes the Annual Book of ASTM Standard each year in print, CD and online versions. The ASTM Free Download only available by subscription and cost was based upon usage.
Sec.01 IRON AND STEEL PRODUCTS
Sec.02 NONFERROUS METAL PRODUCTS
Sec.03 METALS TEST METHODS AND ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES
Sec.04 CONSTRUCTIONS MATERIALS
Sec.05 PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, LUBRICANTS, AND FOSSIL FUELS
Sec.06 PAINTS, RELATED COATINGS AND AROMATICS
Sec.10 ELECTRICAL INSULATION AND ELECTRONICS
Sec.11 WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
Sec.12 NUCLEAR, SOLAR, AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
Sec.13 MEDICAL DEVICES
Each ASTM Section is devised into Volumes.