Category Archives: Standards

Standards development committee members from NFPA, ARPM, and SAE came together recently in downtown Indianapolis to discuss all things connectors - port and fitting ends, flange port connectors, hydraulic and pneumatic quick-action couplings, test methods for fluid power hose assemblies, and other connector-related products and components. Twenty-one committee members (both NFPA and non-NFPA members) represented the connector industry, including...

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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. As...

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Thirty-one members of the U.S. technical advisory group (TAG) on filtration standards met in Minneapolis last week to discuss hydraulics, fuel, lube oil, and air filtration test standards related to fluid power and automotive engines. Members of this group are from various parts of the filtration industry: media suppliers (Ahlstrom, H&V, Lydall), filter manufacturers (Donaldson, Mann+Hummel,...

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royal-systems-group
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Using a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors recently 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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Fluid power experts from around the globe recently gathered at the University of Science and Technology in Wrocław, Poland. They discussed fluid power related ISO standard issues in the following subcommittees and working groups: Fluid power terms and symbols Sealing devices Product testing Control products (valves) Pneumatic systems Reliability of pneumatic components Twenty-seven engineering experts representing...

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

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Communications Survey Grid Legend
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Shortly after establishing a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the association’s first advocacy position utilizing that process. The position focuses on the need for energy efficiency improvements in fluid power components...

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NFPA member news
In Memoriam Jim Morgan, NFPA's Technical Director, CEO, and founder of ISO/TC 131 from 1965 - 1988 died on March 24, 2016 in Venice, Florida. He was 92 years old. Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Morgan was a graduate of Marquette University College of Engineering and a Registered Professional Engineer. Morgan was also heavily involved with the...

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NFPA member news
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Standards development is a key activity that contributes to the fulfillment of NFPA’s mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. As a result, our Board of Directors recently determined that it may from time to time be appropriate for NFPA to take a position of public advocacy for a...

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ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio
As of December 31, 2015, John Berninger, Parker Hannifin retiree and consultant, has stepped down in his role as chairman of ISO/TC 131, Fluid Power Systems. Berninger had chaired the TC 131 development of ISO Standards for the past 12 years. The NFPA Board of Directors will thank Berninger for his dedication to the fluid...

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