ASME is the leading international developer of codes and standards associated with
the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering. Starting with the first
issuance of its legendary Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code in 1914, ASME's codes and
standards have grown to nearly 600 offerings currently in print. These offerings cover
a breadth of topics, including pressure technology, nuclear plants, elevators / escalators,
construction, engineering design, standardization, and performance testing.
Developing and revising ASME codes and standards occurs year-round. More than 4,700
dedicated volunteers — engineers, scientists, government officials, and others — contribute
their technical expertise to protect public safety, while reflecting best practices
of industry. The results of their efforts are being used in over 100 nations; thus
setting the standard for code-development worldwide.