Founded in 1898, ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Over 30,000 individuals from 100 nations are the members of ASTM International, who are producers, users, consumers, and representatives of government and academia. In over 130 varied industry areas, ASTM standards serve as the basis for manufacturing, procurement, and regulatory activities. Formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International provides standards that are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions around the globe.
ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals was formed in 1964. G01 meets twice a year, usually in May and November, with approximately 50 members attending over three days of technical meetings usually preceded by a workshop or symposium. The Committee, with current membership of approximately 350, currently has jurisdiction of over 70 standards, published in the Annual book of ASTM Standards, Volume 3.02. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects important to industries where corrosion of metals is an issue, including, computers in corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, laboratory corrosion tests, environmentally assisted cracking, corrosion of nuclear materials, corrosion in natural waters, corrosion in soils, electrochemical measurements in corrosion testing, in-plant corrosion tests, and corrosion of reinforcing steel.