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Selected Standards Standards address a great variety of topics, with links to selected topics below, organized by industry and application. If you are looking for a specific standard, use the document number search above.


Energy Standards

Energy Standards

Energy standards deal with the production, generation, and distribution of energy, sourced from an expanding range including renewables such as wind, hydroelectric, and solar, to coal and gas fueled designs. These standards address the equipment and machinery involved, their design, production, testing, use, and maintenance, as well as associated environmental testing and other such considerations.

Read more about The Energy Industry in the United States or an Overview of Energy Production & Consumption Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.


Workplace Safety Standards

Workplace Safety Standards

Workplace safety standards address safety in a variety of workplaces, whether it be through proper safety precautions, safeguards included in equipment beginning from the design stages, clearly recognizable warning signs and labels, personal protective equipment, or a number of environment specific standards, such as those for confined spaces or explosive atmosphere. The sheer amount of workplace safety standards is evidence of the attention given to the issue, with standards developed both by industry specific associations for their own industries, as well as by international standards bodies that serve to unify across borders.


Manufacturing and Production Standards

Manufacturing and Production Standards

Manufacturing and production standards address the technology underlying modern production. Conveyors and automation present a field where standardization is intrinsic to both its functioning and purpose. Standards for preventive maintenance keep everything running, while machine tool standards are also used in the manufacturing field in non-automated applications. Together, these standards cover a great deal of the design, construction, and use of equipment used in manufacturing, from small scale operations, to massive automated plants.


Product Design Standards

Product Design Standards

Product design standards address the design and production of products intended for a wide range of ordinary consumers from the public at large. Unlike safety standards intended for workers who might be expected to receive training prior to using equipment, these standards address safety and comfort concerns for the public, such as playground equipment and furniture for children or considerations such as ergonomics for a wide array of industries, environments, and products.


Electronics Standards

Electronics Standards

Electronics standards apply to both electronic components and the more complicated equipment built out of them. With standards for resistors, transducers, capacitors, and other components, as well as also addressing specific requirements of high reliability electronics such as those used in automotive/aerospace or military applications, electronic component standards address from the simple to the complex.


Automotive and Aerospace Standards

Automotive and Aerospace Standards

The automotive and aerospace industries share many components, requiring parts that can continue functioning properly under the high levels of stress (e.g., heat, vibration, pressure, etc) that are to be expected in, for example, an engine. Beyond that, other materials such as adhesives and sealant are also included. Automotive standards strive to provide interoperability, so that engines manufactured by one company can use fuel from a second and engine oil from a third without issues arising.


Software Standards

Software Standards

Software, both throughout various industries and as industry in itself, relies on standardization at its very core. From the very foundation of standardized hardware specifications and interfaces, up through programming languages and interoperability, as well as the simple fact of using software in the application and use scenario that it was intended for, software development and use is heavily driven by standardization.


Other Standards

Other Standards

ANSI offers standards from every field and industry, from those that benefit from widespread attention to those with niche applications. Listed here are those that don't fall into the categories above but are important nonetheless.