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AOM4060/6061: Agri-Food Systems Innovation: Standards & Regulations

Understanding the problem and context is an important part of the engineering design process. This guide can help.
These tutorials from the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies provide an excellent intro to standards.

   Introduction icon       Introdution: Let's get started!

Module one icon      Module 1 An Overview of Standards for Product Design Needs (16:01)

 Module two icon        Module 2 Anatomy of a Standard (10:40)

Module three icon Module 3 Discovering and Locating Standards (13:07)

   Module four icon       Module 4 Standards in Everyday Objects (3:45)

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA). Created by Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul McPherson, Aly Edmonson and Sam Gulati. Created June 17, 2017.

Finding Standards

Through UF subscription (use UF VPN to access when off-campus):

Free View/Read Access Online:

  • ANSI Standards (American National Standards Institute) Incorporated by Reference (IBR) portal provides access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of federal Regulations (CFR) are offered at no cost in “read only” format for online reading. There are no print or download options. 
  • NFPA Standards (National Fire Protection Association).  Under codes and standards drop down menu, look for the link Free access.  
  • UL Standards (Underwriters Laboratory). Under UL Alternative Documents link, you can read them for free online via the Digital View option (free account required).

Remember: most government standards are also free, such as NASA standards

Looking for More?

Try this ebook: Standards for Engineering Design and Manufacturing
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