STP574: Metrication in the United Kingdom— The Industrial Bonus

    Feilden, GBR

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 1975


    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

    Paper ID: STP32263S

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32263S

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