ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

ISO publishes updated SI Guide.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
April 23, 2008 - In effort to maintain global standards for units and derived units, ISO published 32-page guide that serves as condensed user manual for SI, the International System of Units. SI provides information on 7 base units of measure, including length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity. Latest version also contains SI derived unit "katal" used in clinical chemistry, and prefixes for binary multiples used in information technology.

Standards for Good Measure: ISO Publishes Updated SI Guide for the International System of Units


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
11 West 42nd St., 13th Flr.
New York, NY, 10036
USA



Press release date: April 16, 2008

As part of a continuing effort to maintain global standards for units and derived units, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published an updated SI Guide. This thirty-two page guide serves as a condensed user manual for the SI, the International System of Units (Systeme International d'Unitęs). A comprehensive metric and decimal system, the SI provides information on seven base units of measure, including length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance and luminous intensity.

The latest version of the SI Guide also contains two new components: the SI derived unit "katal," used primarily in clinical chemistry, and the inclusion of prefixes for binary multiples used in information technology.

Based on the International Standard ISO 31, Quantities and units, the information referenced in the guide was developed by ISO Technical Committee (TC) 12, Quantities, units, symbols, conversion factors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a government member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), serves as the ANSI-accredited Administrator of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to TC 12.

In addition to its work in the ISO arena, NIST is responsible for developing and maintaining metrology standards in the United States. Standardization of physical measurements, as well as uniformity in U.S. weights and measures laws, regulations and standards, are overseen by NIST in order to achieve equity between buyers and sellers in the marketplace.
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
 More New Product News from this company:
ANSI Website offers complete SAE International standards.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ANSI-NSP Nanotechnology Standards Database Webinar Rescheduled for December 5
U.S. and German Standardizers Meet to Advance Transatlantic Trade Objectives
Reminder: Standards Simulation Workshop to Be Held November 19 in New York City
People on the Move
People on the Move
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address