American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Definition - What does American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) mean?

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional non-profit organization that promotes the practice, science and art of various disciplines in engineering as well as allied sciences throughout the globe through:

  • Continuing education
  • Professional training and development
  • Standards and codes
  • Research
  • Government relations
  • Publications and conferences

Corrosionpedia explains American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME was established in 1880 by a group of top industrialists and since then it has grown immensely, having 130,000 members in almost 160 countries all over the world, about 30% of which are students.

ASME is an association that paves the way for sharing knowledge, collaboration and enrichment of career as well as development of skills throughout all the disciplines in engineering.

Other members include project managers, career engineers, researchers, corporate executives and academic leaders. ASME offers its services to a broad scope of the technical community via high-quality programs in various fields through the development of performance test codes (PTCs) to give standard procedures and rules for the preparation, planning, reporting, execution of these test results.

The PTCs are categorized into heat transfer and combustion, power production, fluid handling and others.

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