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Plumbing: Websites

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Suggested Websites

AGA - American Gas Association- represents companies delivering natural gas safely, reliably, and in an environmentally responsible way to help improve the quality of life for their customers every day. AGA's mission is to provide clear value to its membership and serve as the indispensable, leading voice and facilitator on its behalf in promoting the safe, reliable, and efficient delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses across the nation.

American Boiler Manufacturers Association(ABMA)  advocates for the safe production and operation of boilers, facilitates advances in energy efficiency, and provides solutions for our member companies.

HI- The Hydraulic Institute is the global authority on pumps and pumping systems:develops comprehensive pump standards, guidelines and guidebooks and HI standards cover pump design and applications, installation, operation and maintenance, pump testing, definitions and nomenclature and address such topics as allowable vibration, pump efficiency, nozzle loads, pump piping, viscosity correction and more.

IAPMO- The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public’s health and safety by working with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world, by providing code development assistance, industry-leading education, plumbing and mechanical product testing and certification, development of our flagship Uniform Plumbing Code® and Uniform Mechanical Code®

PHCC - Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association-   provides services, information and resources that help our members succeed — and to protect public health & safety and the environment. These include best practices for running more profitable operations, proven ways to attract and retain the best people, and a variety of opportunities to build valuable connections.

Georgia Chapter: PHCC of Georgia

ANSI American National Standards Institute  oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accreditation - assessing the competence of organizations determining conformance to standards.

NCI --  National Comfort Institute, Inc. is an organization that provides heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical contractors with a focused offering of services and tools to help them improve their businesses, differentiate themselves, grow, and become more profitable..

UL Standards development covers more than just products; it also includes testing of systems and services. And, while we're widely known for our work with safety standards, UL develops a wide variety of standards to measure and validate performance, environmental health and sustainability.‚Äč


Evaluating Sources Using the CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you determine if a source is credible.  The acronym CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.

Anyone can publish information on the Internet.  Before using information you find on the Internet for assignments and research, it is important to judge its accuracy and to establish that the information comes from a reliable and appropriate source.