Why do we need standards?
Standards facilitate everyday life.
They increase safety and can be used to rationalize operations. Standardization
ensures that products, services and methods are appropriate for their intended
use. It ensures that products and systems are compatible and interoperable.
A product manufactured according to standards is accepted in the international markets. Using standards removes barriers to trade.
There are many different standards in the world. Paper and envelope sizes, clothing and shoe sizes, food packaging, screws, nuts, and many other familiar things in the market are based on standards. All manufacturing and construction as well as installation, repairing and maintenance work is conducted in accordance with standards. In addition, using systems, devices, and equipment, as well as operating processes and maintaining them, requires standards.