Category Archives: Standards

ISO standards development meetings in Switzerland
The Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) in Winterthur, Switzerland was the host of the fall TC 131 fluid power systems ISO standards development meetings. Two subcommittees (Connectors and Contamination Control) and 11 working groups met to further the developmental progress on new work item proposals, systematic reviews of published standards, interlaboratory testing to validate current...

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standards meetings in Nashville and Madison
Last week was a busy week for two of NFPA’s fluid power U.S. technical advisory groups (TAGs). Technical Committee 131’s Subcommittee Six (SC 6) on contamination/filters met in Madison, Wisconsin and Subcommittee Four (SC 4) on connectors/couplings met in Nashville, Tennessee to continue ISO standardization work. SC 6 Updates The focus of the filters subcommittee...

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Flat Walt at ISO meetings
When the workforce team traveled to Houston for the FIRST® Robotics Competition, we encountered many teams with creative branding and marketing ideas. One that stood out was the unique spin on "Flat Stanley," a children's book character who later turned into a fun pen-pal activity for children, involving sending "flat" characters through the mail and...

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U.S. TAG to TC 131/SC 6
The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for contamination control (TC 131/SC 6) met in June to continue their ISO standardization work in fluid power filtration. More than 30 NFPA TAG and SAE filter test engineering experts attended the three-day long meeting. Both NFPA and non-NFPA members, representing many fluid power-related companies, were in attendance -...

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ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio
Working Groups in San Antonio SC 1/WG 2 - Vocabulary SC 1/WG 4 - Product properties and classifications SC 7/WG 3 - Design criteria for O-ring standard applications SC 7/WG 4 - Rotary shaft lip type seals SC 7 - Sealing Devices SC 8/WG 13 - Positive-displacement pumps, motors and integral transmissions – Method of...

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IFPE 2017 Standards Meetings
IFPE 2017 was the site of two standards development committee meetings this past March.  Members from NFPA and SAE came together to discuss current and future ISO standards projects in: Contamination control – filtration Connectors – port and fitting ends, flange port connectors, hydraulic and pneumatic quick-action couplings, test methods for fluid power hose assemblies, and other...

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NFPA member news
In Memoriam Clifford Allen Jr. passed away on February 23, 2017 at the age of 90. He studied engineering in college and founded Lexair, Inc. in 1977, where he went on to be awarded 13 patents for devices he invented. He was a long-time member of NFPA and was involved in standards development for a number of...

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    by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Utilizing a process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems....

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Standards Development
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Utilizing a process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems....

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Fall has been a busy time for the ISO/TC 131 - fluid power systems working groups.  Forty-seven delegates representing the U.S. and other international member bodies around the globe met in October in Frankfurt, Germany and in November in Milan, Italy (pictured above) to further the work of hydraulic and pneumatic standards development.  The discussions revealed...

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