ASTM International - ASTM E583-87
Practice for Systematizing the Development of (ASTM) Voluntary Consensus Standards for the Solution of Nuclear and Other Complex Problems (Withdrawn 1995)
|Publication Date:||1 January 1987|
|ICS Code (Nuclear energy in general):||27.120.01|
|ICS Code (Wind turbine energy systems):||27.180|
1.1 This practice covers matrix approaches applicable to a broad range of problems.
1.2 This practice describes how the ASTM system for developing and managing full consensus standards, in which individual ASTM committees usually are involved, can be coupled with matrix approaches to provide agreed-upon, yet adjustable objectives for voluntary accomplishment. This would apply irrespective of the time required, the number of ASTM committees concerned, or the complexity of the issues involved.
1.3 For the solution of multicommittee problems of a conventional nature, this procedure contemplates that one ASTM committee will assume the responsibility for developing and maintaining the guide covering the master matrix.
1.4 When a new Society committee is formed to handle a problem beyond the scope of the previously available ASTM committee, it should try to use this matrix approach to consolidate, refine, and manage its approach to problems agreed upon during organizational meetings.
1.5 This document will be changed to add references to typical examples of matrix approaches as these ASTM recommended guides are adopted by the Society. Whenever indicated, this procedure should be revised to include excerpts from guideline documents that illustrate new applications for this technique.
1.6 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.