Metrication in the United Kingdom— The Industrial Bonus

    Published: Jan 1975

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    This paper reviews the British industrial program for metrication and the provision of metric standards which were the cornerstone for the changeover. British experience in the practical use of SI units is detailed, and examples are given of the opportunities metrication provides for simplification and variety reduction.


    metric system, units of measurement, standards, weights and measures, government policies

    Author Information:

    Feilden, GBR

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32263S

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