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New Steelmaking e-Learning Course from ASTM International, Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI)

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Today, ASTM International, in partnership with the Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI), launched an online Introduction to Steelmaking course. The course focuses on the use of ASTM International’s world-renowned steel standards, which are included in the cost. 

Specifically, participants will learn to:

  • Write better steel specifications and purchase orders,
  • Perform better inspection on steel products,
  • Become more competent in accepting or rejecting steel products,
  • Better understand steelmaking by practicing with ASTM International steel standards, and more. 

By the end of the course, participants will understand the basics of steelmaking by practicing with 11 selected ASTM and American Petroleum Institute (API) steel standards. 

This e-learning course is comprised of:

  • 28 Connecting-the-Standards examples that demonstrate how to use steel standards,
  • 28 photos and diagrams that explain steelmaking and standard requirements,
  • 9 videos that show steelmaking processes and practices,
  • 23 knowledge checks, including 18 interactive skill tests, and
  • A final assessment quiz.

ASTM International is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This e-learning course offers 0.1 CEUs.

ASTM International announced the partnership with CASTI in 2017. The ASTM-CASTI e-Learning Series allows learners to study at their own pace on any device, with easy, step-by-step explanations of codes and standards. CASTI’s role in the partnership is to provide training content and subject matter expertise through its 29 years of experience training people worldwide on codes and standards for a number of industries. 

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About ASTM International

Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards – developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovative services to improve lives… Helping our world work better. 

About Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI)

Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) was founded in 1989 when John E. Bringas, P.Eng. taught our first course in welding metallurgy. Since then, CASTI has presented over 2,000 courses internationally, specializing in the area of engineering codes and standards (API, ASME, CSA, NACE, ISO, and others). The CASTI instructor staff includes members of many codes and standards committees as well as globally-recognized professional engineers with international accreditations. 

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