Work Item
ASTM WK76026

New Practice for Standard for the Presentation of Fastener Quality Assurance Data and Information

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be to develop and maintain specifications, test methods, terminology, guides and practices for threaded, non-threaded, driven and other fasteners and fastener components, and the dissemination of knowledge related thereto. Provisions for materials, manufacturing, quality assurance, mechanical properties, classification, coatings, electroplating and inspection applicable to fasteners are included herein.

The activities of this Committee will include assistance to other Committees in developing fastener standards, and its work will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interests.


test report; quality report; certificate of conformance; record of conformance; statement of compliance; inspection report; test results; compliance data; quality assurance


The format and content of fastener quality assurance documents, such as test reports, certifications, certificates of conformance, and certificates of compliance, can vary widely. This can be a source of confusion and delays when user needs and expectations differ significantly from the content and format that manufacturers and responsible parties provide. Since there is not a standardized approach, it is the intention of the proposed document to provide practices and guidelines that encompass industry accepted practices, as well as related standards. This could facilitate the ease of using reported fastener quality assurance information as a basis for qualifying fastener lots. Furthermore, it is intended that this ASTM Practice could be included in appropriate ASTM F16 standards as a supplement, as those standards come up for revision or reaffirmation.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F16.93

Committee: F16

Staff Manager: Jennifer Rodgers

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-23-2021

Technical Contact: Sahil Prabhudesai

Item: 001

Ballot: F16.93 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item