STP574

    Metrication in the United Kingdom— The Industrial Bonus

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    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.

    Keywords:

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


    Author Information:

    Feilden, GBR


    Paper ID: STP32263S

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32263S


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