Voluntary Standards cover lean manufacturing and plumbing.
Press Release Summary:
November 28, 2008 - ANSI will publish series of snapshots of standards initiatives undertaken in global and national standards arena. B11.TR7-2007 provides guidance on practical application of safety and lean manufacturing principles to machines and manufacturing systems for improving performance, safety, and quality. ASME A112.19.3/CSA B45.4-2008 applies to plumbing fixtures made of stainless steel alloys and specifies requirements for materials, construction, performance, testing, and markings.
Original Press Release
Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Safe, Lean Manufacturing to Plumbing Fixtures
Press release date: November 18, 2008
Plumbing has come a long way since the invention of water systems by the ancient Greeks and Romans nearly 4,000 years ago. ANSI-accredited standards developer and organizational member ASME continues to safeguard public health with the recent publication of ASME A112.19.3/CSA B45.4-2008, Stainless Steel Plumbing Fixtures. ASME A112.19.3/CSA B45.4-2008 applies to plumbing fixtures made of stainless steel alloys, including corrosion-resistant steel, and specifies requirements for materials, construction, performance, testing, and markings. The new standard covers various plumbing fixtures including bathtubs, bidets, shower bases, urinals, drinking fountains, water coolers, and lavatories, as well as a variety of sinks for use in the bathroom, kitchen, bar, laboratory, laundry, service, and utility area. ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. ASME develops codes and standards that enhance public safety and enables learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the global engineering and technology community.