American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Definition - What does American National Standards Institute (ANSI) mean?

American National Standards Institute, commonly known as ANSI, is a private nonprofit organization whose motto is to oversee the development of global standards maintained and used in the industries for products, services, systems, processes and personnel in the United States and other nations. This organization also coordinates with international standards so that American products remain high in demand in rest of the world.

Petropedia explains American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was formed on May 14, 1918 and is headquartered in Washington D.C. Its operational office is located in New York and its annual budget is funded by the membership dues & fees, subscriptions, publications, accreditation services, international standard programs and special fee based programs.

Most of the government agencies, corporations, organizations, academic bodies, international bodies and individuals use the membership programs of ANSI. In total, more than 125,000 organizations and more than 3.5 million professionals follow ANSI codes, standards and policies.

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP), encourages the set rules of code and standards to be followed by the oil and gas sector worldwide. American Petroleum Institute (API) serves as a secretariat of Technical Committee (TC) 67 on behalf of ANSI and regulates the ANSI set standards for materials used in the oil and gas industry.

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