Quality Control Standards

    ASTM's quality control standards provide the mathematical and statistical procedures instrumental in the evaluation of experiments and test methods. These procedures encompass the information-gathering stage of an experiment where variation is present, and includes the probability sampling process, the determination of the precision and bias of an experiment, and the measurement of the reliability and degree of uncertainty of test results and data. These quality control standards help guide laboratories and their respective scientists and engineers in the careful planning and design of experiments and test procedures.

    List of quality control standards developed by ASTM:

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    E456 - 13A(2017)e5 Standard Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics


    E2554 - 18e1 Standard Practice for Estimating and Monitoring the Uncertainty of Test Results of a Test Method Using Control Chart Techniques
    E2655 - 14(2020) Standard Guide for Reporting Uncertainty of Test Results and Use of the Term Measurement Uncertainty in ASTM Test Methods
    E2782 - 17 Standard Guide for Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)


    E2555 - 21 Standard Practice for Factors and Procedures for Applying the MIL-STD-105 Plans in Life and Reliability Inspection
    E2696 - 21 Standard Practice for Life and Reliability Testing Based on the Exponential Distribution
    E3159 - 21 Standard Guide for General Reliability

    Sampling / Statistics

    E105 - 21 Standard Guide for Probability Sampling of Materials
    E122 - 17 Standard Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
    E141 - 10(2018) Standard Practice for Acceptance of Evidence Based on the Results of Probability Sampling
    E178 - 21 Standard Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations
    E1325 - 21 Standard Terminology Relating to Design of Experiments
    E1402 - 13(2018) Standard Guide for Sampling Design
    E2586 - 19e1 Standard Practice for Calculating and Using Basic Statistics
    E3080 - 19 Standard Practice for Regression Analysis with a Single Predictor Variable


    SI10 - 16 IEEE/ASTM SI 10 American National Standard for Metric Practice

    Statistical Quality Control

    E29 - 13(2019) Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
    E1994 - 09(2018) Standard Practice for Use of Process Oriented AOQL and LTPD Sampling Plans
    E2234 - 09(2018) Standard Practice for Sampling a Stream of Product by Attributes Indexed by AQL
    E2281 - 15(2020) Standard Practice for Process Capability and Performance Measurement
    E2334 - 09(2018) Standard Practice for Setting an Upper Confidence Bound for a Fraction or Number of Non-Conforming items, or a Rate of Occurrence for Non-Conformities, Using Attribute Data, When There is a Zero Response in the Sample
    E2587 - 16(2021)e1 Standard Practice for Use of Control Charts in Statistical Process Control
    E2762 - 10(2020) Standard Practice for Sampling a Stream of Product by Variables Indexed by AQL
    E2819 - 11(2021) Standard Practice for Single- and Multi-Level Continuous Sampling of a Stream of Product by Attributes Indexed by AQL
    E2910 - 12(2018) Standard Guide for Preferred Methods for Acceptance of Product

    Test Method Evaluation and Quality Control

    E177 - 20 Standard Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
    E691 - 20 Standard Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
    E1169 - 21 Standard Practice for Conducting Ruggedness Tests
    E1323 - 15(2020) Standard Guide for Evaluating Laboratory Measurement Practices and the Statistical Analysis of the Resulting Data
    E1488 - 12(2018) Standard Guide for Statistical Procedures to Use in Developing and Applying Test Methods
    E2282 - 14(2019) Standard Guide for Defining the Test Result of a Test Method
    E2489 - 16 Standard Practice for Statistical Analysis of One-Sample and Two-Sample Interlaboratory Proficiency Testing Programs
    E2709 - 19 Standard Practice for Demonstrating Capability to Comply with an Acceptance Procedure
    E2935 - 21 Standard Practice for Evaluating Equivalence of Two Testing Processes

    Other standards developed by ASTM committees:

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    Aerospace Material Standards

    Analytical Chemistry Standards

    Asset Management Standards

    Atmospheric Analysis Standards

    Biotechnology Standards

    Construction Standards

    Business Copy Product Standards

    Carbon Standards

    Catalyst Standards

    Cement Standards and Concrete Standards

    Coal Standards and Gas Standards

    Composite Standards

    Computerized System Standards

    Consumer Product Evaluation Standards

    Copper Standards

    Corrosion Standards and Wear Standards

    Durability of Nonmetallic Material Standards

    Electrical Insulating Material Standards

    Electrical Standards and Magnetic Conductor Standards

    Electronics Standards

    Environmental Standards

    Fastener Standards

    Fatigue Standards and Fracture Standards

    Fire Standards and Flammability Standards

    Forensic Science Standards

    Geotechnical Engineering Standards

    Glass Standards and Ceramic Standards

    Industrial Chemical Standards

    Industrial Hygiene Standards and Safety Standards

    Laboratory Testing Standards

    Leather Standards

    Masonry Standards

    Medical Device Standards and Implant Standards