FTM 94: Keep up-to-date with the Standards

Fastener Training Minute 94: Keeping up-to-date with standards

This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published June 18, 2015 as “The importance of having the most current specifications” during episode 94 of Fully Threaded Radio.

Well hi everybody it’s Carmen Vertullo, welcome to the Fastener Training Minute and I’m coming to you from the Fastener Training Institute and Carver Consulting here in San Diego.

Today I want to talk to you about specifications and the importance of having the most current specifications when you’re working with fasteners. There are some important ways you can do that. It’s not that hard to do and it’s one of the things that gets us in trouble. So when we return get ready to listen up on the importance of having the most current specifications.

I recently attended the ASTM F16 committee meeting in Anaheim, California, and it turns out that in terms of specifications and standards ASTM is on the Move. Lots of recent changes to a variety of very important standards.

For example ASTM A354 some very important changes occurred to that standard as a result of what happened on the Bay Bridge, but you should be aware of that. If you’re not some other standards such as ASTM A307 low strength bolt has some changes, ASTM A449 medium strength fasteners have some changes. A brand new standard has been published called ASTM F3125 which replaces all of the existing structural bolt standards.

And that’s just a few so if you are using fastener standards and you should be, you need to be sure you’re using the most up-to-date standards. One way you can do that is go to the ASTM website or to the ASME website or the IFI website and just look it up and they’ll tell you what the latest standard is. If you ever have a question or an issue about having the most current standard feel free to drop a line to the Fastener Training Institute at fastenertraining.org and we’ll get you an answer.

So remember, you have to have the most current standard when you’re working with fasteners.

If you haven’t already registered for it we have a great program and Cleveland Fastener Training Week where we will talk all about this.

This is Carmen Vertullo with the Fastener Training Minute in the Fastener Training Institute.

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