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Preferred metric units for general use by the federal government

Preferred metric units for general use by the federal government

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Published by General Services Administration in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Metric system -- Standards -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesFederal standard -- 376B
    ContributionsUnited States. General Services Administration
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 21 p. ;
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14709941M

    The metric system is a number of different systems of measurement with length based on the metre, mass on the gram, and volume on the litre. This system is used around the world. It was developed in France and first introduced there in , 2 years after the execution of Louis metric units are based on decimal groups (multiples of ten).At first the metric system was based on two. c. Federal Standard B, Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government, Janu ADDITIONAL HELP Effective Date: 05/21/ a. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Metric Program Home Page DEFINITIONS Effective Date: 07/16/

    Metric system means the International System of Units (SI) established by the General Conference of Weights and Measures in , as interpreted or modified from time to time for the United States by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the Metric Conversion Act of and the Metric Education Act of The following is a set of important dates and their associated documents in the history of the modern metric system. In his book The Tenth Simon Stevin suggests that a decimal system should be used for weights and measures, coinage, and divisions of the degree of arc. Introduction of Gunter’s chain, a device for use by surveyors in England to measure distance.

    (a) Policy. The Metric Conversion Act of , as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of (15 U.S.C. a, et seq.), requires Federal agencies to establish implementing guidelines pursuant to metric policy to adopt the metric system as the preferred system of weights and measurements for United States trade and commerce. This section establishes the Department of . listed first. As the use of metric units approaches general acceptance for the application, the use of the traditional units must be discontinued. (See Mandatory References, ADS , Metric Specifications, and Federal Standard B, Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government.


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Preferred metric units for general use by the federal government Download PDF EPUB FB2

This standard lists preferred metric units (See ) recommended for use throughout the Federal Government. It gives guidance on the selection of metric units required to comply with the provisions of the Metric Conversion Act of (P.L.

), as amended by the Omnibus Trade and. Preferred metric units for general use by the federal government. [Washington, D.C.?]: General Services Administration, Office of Federal Supply and Services, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

General Services. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Preferred metric units for general use by the federal government. [Washington, D.C.?]: General Services Administration, [].

Provides preferred metric units (SI units and units accepted for use with SI) recommended for use throughout the Federal Government. General Product Information - (Show below) - (Hide below).

This standard lists preferred metric units (See ) recommended for use throughout the Federal gives guidance on the selection of metric units required to comply with the provisions of the Metric Conversion Act of (P.L. ), as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of (P.L.

), and Executive Order (EO) of J Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government FedStd B PDF Edition: This historic standard lists referred metric units recommended for use by the Federal Government.

This standard lists preferred metric units (See ) recommended for use throughout the Federal Government. It gives guidance on the selection of metric units required to comply with the provisions of the Metric Conversion Act of (P.L.

), as amended. FED-STDB, FEDERAL STANDARD: PREFERRED METRIC UNITS FOR GENERAL USE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (27 JAN ).This standard was developed by the Standards and Metric Practices Subcommittee of the Metrication Operating Committee, which operates under the Interagency Council on Metric Policy.

This standard lists preferred metric units (See ) recommended for use throughout the Federal Government. It gives guidance on the selection of metric units required to comply with the provisions of the Metric Conversion Act of (P.L.

), as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of (P.L. ), and Executive. The International System of Units (Le Systeme International d’Unites (SI)) of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Most units that VA will use are listed in Federal Standard B, Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal. GENERAL RE(NJIREMEIVIS Preferred Metric Units. Preferred metric units for use throughout the Federal Government are: The S1 units (together with their multiples and submultiple); Three other metric units-he liter, hectare, and metric ton-that are accepted for use with.

SAE Reports and other documents must utilize, as applicable, the metric units of SI and other allowable units given in the SI Standard and in Appendix C. The liter, which the General Conference established as a special name for the cubic decimeter, is approved for.

metric practice, standard for: fed std b: preferred metric units for general use by the federal government: sae map uniform measurement units for leakage rates: sae j hydraulic cylinder test procedure: aiim tr1: 0: guidelines for metrics: sae as [r] cargo compartment fire detection instruments.

National Technical Information Service ( Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA ; Phone: ()): • PBMetric Handbook/or Federal Officials (includes Federal Standard No. A of May 5,Preferred Metric Units General Use by the Federal Government), 45 pp.,$ The imperial system of units, imperial system or imperial units (also known as British Imperial or Exchequer Standards of ) is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act and continued to be developed through a series of Weights and Measures Acts and amendments.

The imperial units replaced the Winchester Standards, which were in effect from. Preferred metric units for general use by the federal government. By United States. General Services Administration.

Office of Federal Supply and Services. Abstract "Supercedes Federal standard A, May 5, ""FSC MISC, Date: 3/12/"Includes es bibliographical references."Preprint copy.""Janu "Shipping list no. LC PREFERRED METRICUNITS FORGENERALUSE BYTHE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT METRICINFORMATION LC November ThisLetterCircularcomprisesalistofPreferredMetric.

the federal government took no formal action on metric until when its use as a measurement system was legalized. Inall standard U.S. measures were defined in terms of metric units. InCongressional legislation requiring the federal government to use metric exclusively was defeated by a single vote.

The International System of Units of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, as interpreted or modified from time to time for the United States by the Secretary of Commerce. The units are listed in the current version of Federal Standard B, “Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government.” c.

Hard metric. The. PREFERRED METRIC UNITS FOR GENERAL USE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT This standard lists preferred metric units (See ) recommended for use throughout the Federal Government. It gives guidance on the selection of metric units required to comply with the provisions FED-STD.

FEDSTDB-Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government.The document to be used as a primary reference for inch-pound to metric conversions is Federal Standard A, Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government, May 5, A selected number of conversion factors are presented in Tables X through X below.Interagency Committee on Metric Policy ().

“Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal Government,” Federal StandardInteragency Committee on Metric Policy, c/o Office of Weights and Measures, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 38 pp.