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ASME codes and standards now available online

NEW YORK, March 15, 2001 — Since 1884, when the first performance test code was developed, ASME International (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) has pioneered the development of codes, standards and related accreditation programs.

Now engineers can browse and obtain electronic editions of ASME’s codes and standards online at

The ASME Digital Store opened today, offering customers the ability to read introductions to specific volumes, make purchases, and securely download PDF files of 400 ASME codes and standards directly to their personal computers. Critical code information that once took hours or days to receive is now delivered almost instantly.

The Digital Store offers electronic downloads of ASME codes and standards in categories including Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Tools, Fasteners, Flow Measurement, Pumps Turbines, Piping, and many more. Searching for documents can be done easily by entering a key word or subject category.

Customers need only Internet access, a valid e-mail address and a personal computer. Once at the site, they can refer to a list of frequently asked questions and answers about using the site, making purchases and using the electronic versions.

The introduction of the Digital Store is one of many initiatives that ASME is taking to become a more “Web-centric” organization. Earlier this year, the Society launched the ASME Virtual Campus, created to bring graduate courses and distance learning opportunities to engineers and other technical professionals.

ASME International is a 125,000-member organization focused on technical, educational and research issues. ASME conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing standards.