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ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.

ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), was formed over a century ago, when a forward-thinking group of engineers and scientists got together to address frequent rail breaks in the burgeoning railroad industry. Their work led to standardization on the steel used in rail construction, ultimately improving railroad safety for the public. As the century progressed and new industrial, governmental and environmental developments created new standardization requirements, ASTM answered the call with consensus standards that have made products and services safer, better and more cost-effective. The proud tradition and forward vision that started in 1898 is still the hallmark of ASTM International.

Today, ASTM continues to play a leadership role in addressing the standardization needs of the global marketplace. Known for its best in class practices for standards development and delivery, ASTM is at the forefront in the use of innovative technology to help its members do standards development work, while also increasing the accessibility of ASTM International standards to the world.

Join The Local Chapter

Join our ASTM Subcommittee F01.18 Joining our ASTM Membrane Switch Subcommittee requires a simple registration form submitted to ASTM along with a $75 annual fee.

Even if you cannot attend meetings a membership will provide you with ballots to vote and comment plus you will have access to all meeting minutes via

To fill out an application Click Join ASTM and request to join subcommittee F01.18.

Our subcommittee meets two times each year, January & June. The June meeting always is the two days immediately following the annual Membrane Switch Symposium and in the same location.

Also remember to request volume 10.04 for your free ASTM Standards that you receive every year with your membership renewal. This volume has all of the published Membrane Switch Standards included.

Any questions please contact ASTM Membrane Switch Subcommittee Chairman:
Alan Burk

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