Standards And Quality

Standards And Quality

Anwar El-Tawil

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The book brings together a number of subjects of prime importance for any practicing engineer and, students of engineering. The book explains the concepts and functions of voluntary standards, mandatory technical regulations, conformity assessment (testing and measurement of products), certification, quality and quality management systems as well as other management systems such as environmental, social responsibility and food safety management systems.

The book also gives a comprehensive description of the role of metrology systems that underpin conformity assessment. A description is given of typical national systems of standards, quality and metrology and how they relate directly or through regional structures to international systems. The book also covers the relation between standards and trade and explains the context and stipulations of the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Contents:
  • Standards and Their Benefits
  • The Standardization Process
  • The National Standards Body
  • International Standardization
  • Conformity to Standards — Certification and Accreditation
  • Standards and Trade
  • Quality and Quality Management Systems
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Oview of Other Management Systems
  • The Role of Metrology — The Quality Infrastructure

Readership: Practicing engineers and managers in industry who wish to understand quality infrastructure and quality management, and their relation to regional and international standards.
Key Features:
  • The book gives information about all aspects of the quality infrastructure in one publication
  • The material represents the state of the art at national and international levels
  • The narrative and explanation provide easy reading without sacrificing the necessary depth of the info


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