TS 16949 - Where did the 16949 come from?

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dryson

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I have been to no avail for months if not years now to find out where the number 16949 came from or how it was derived.

It is a silly question but it is a bet that no one has been able to win.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. A fun topic if any thing.
 
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This has come up in a couple of threads, but I can't remember which threads and I couldn't find it in a quick search, but essentially no one knows as far as I can tell.
 
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Sean Kelley

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16949 came from....

The 16949 is a sequential numbering meaning there was a 16948 before this one. I do not know all of the standars but a great many of them are sector/industry specific based off of ISO 9000. Hope this helps to answer that question. :)
 

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dryson said:
I have been to no avail for months if not years now to find out where the number 16949 came from or how it was derived.

It is a silly question but it is a bet that no one has been able to win.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. A fun topic if any thing.
I believe you've asked this question in at least 3 different threads now. :frust:
In another thread I linked to a post with an email from someone at ISO that gave a pretty good answer. It's pretty close to what Sean said above. Here's my take on it. They are just assigned sequentially, exept that some blocks of numbers are reserved by some technical committees. Also, many numbers aren't used because a standard was proposed, assigned a number, but never approved. If you really want to see what all of the standards are go to the ISO website and do a search. Here's a linky to the ISO standards search page:
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/Standards_Search.StandardsQueryForm

Doing just a quick search for 169* in the keyword field shows 17 released standards that are in the 16900 range:
ISO 16902-1:2003 Hydraulic fluid power -- Test code for the determination of sound power levels of pumps using sound intensity techniques: Engineering method -- Part 1: Pumps
ISO/TR 16913:1999 Plastics pipes and fittings -- Definitions of types of test
ISO/PAS 16917:2002 Ships and marine technology -- Data transfer standard for maritime, intermodal transportation and security (available in English only)
ISO/TS 16922:2002 Natural gas -- Guidelines for odorizing gases
ISO 16929:2002 Plastics -- Determination of the degree of disintegration of plastic materials under defined composting conditions in a pilot-scale test
ISO 16931:2001 Animal and vegetable fats and oils -- Determination of polymerized triglycerides by high-performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC)
ISO/TS 16949:2002 Quality management systems -- Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2000 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations
ISO/IEC 16969:1999 Information technology -- Data interchange on 120 mm optical disk cartridges using +RW format -- Capacity: 3,0 Gbytes and 6,0 Gbytes
ISO 16978:2003 Wood-based panels -- Determination of modulus of elasticity in bending and of bending strength
ISO 16979:2003 Wood-based panels -- Determination of moisture content
ISO 16981:2003 Wood-based panels -- Determination of surface soundness
ISO/TR 16982:2002 Ergonomics of human-system interaction -- Usability methods supporting human-centred design
ISO 16983:2003 Wood-based panels -- Determination of swelling in thickness after immersion in water
ISO 16984:2003 Wood-based panels -- Determination of tensile strength perpendicular to the plane of the panel
ISO 16985:2003 Wood-based panels -- Determination of dimensional changes associated with changes in relative humidity
ISO 16998:2003 Wood-based panels -- Determination of moisture resistance -- Boil test
ISO 16999:2003 Wood-based panels -- Sampling and cutting of test pieces
There are 20 more in development stages in this range.
 
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