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Industry Standards

A set of criteria within an industry relating to the standard functioning and carrying out of operations in its respective field of production. Generally accepted requirements followed by the members of an industry. It provides an orderly and systematic formulation, adoption, or application of standards used in a particular industry or sector of the economy. Industry standards vary from one industry to another (e.g. SAE AS5553A, SAE AS6462, SAE AS6081, SAE ARP6178, SAE AS6174, SAE AS6301).
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