Category Archives: Standards

The International Standards Organization (ISO) technical committee for fluid power (TC 131), along with 19 of its subcommittees and working groups, converged on Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Milan, Italy in October to foster standards development within the hydraulics and pneumatics industries. The delegates in each committee/working group worked diligently to resolve and move many fluid...

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Standards Development
ISO and NFPA standards are available from a number of sources. Use these links to search for and purchase fluid power standards: American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Document Center Information Handling Service (IHS) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO standards only Sai Global Tech Street Following is the list of fluid power ISO standards that...

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Okinawa, Japan was the site of the ISO/TC 131 - fluid power systems spring meeting cluster during the week of May 18, 2015.  Six subcommittees and working groups involved in fluid power vocabulary, pneumatic cylinders and sealing devices met to discuss current projects and propose possible new work items.  Thirty engineering experts were in attendance, representing...

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Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of projects in May. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Published Standards ISO 3723:2015 — Hydraulic fluid power — Filter elements — Method for end load test - In hydraulic fluid power systems, power is transmitted...

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Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of projects in April. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Published Standards ISO 6953-1:2015 — Pneumatic fluid power — Compressed air pressure regulators and filter-regulators — Part 1: Main characteristics to be included in...

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In just three short weeks the ISO/TC 131 spring meeting cluster of subcommittees and working groups for vocabulary, pneumatic cylinders, pneumatic control products, treatment of air, pneumatic component reliability and design criteria for O-ring standard applications will convene at the Okinawa Jichikaikan (Okinawa Pref. Municipal Center) in Japan. The U.S.A. delegation of engineering experts, led...

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During a recent U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 6 meeting in San Antonio, the contamination control committee members had the opportunity to tour the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). SwRI is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. The Institute occupies more than 1,200 acres and provides...

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Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of projects in March. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Published Standard ISO 18413:2015 - Hydraulic fluid power -- Cleanliness of components -- Inspection document and principles related to contaminant extraction and...

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Energy Efficient Hydraulics
ISO Technical Committee (TC) 131 is responsible for standardization in the field of fluid power systems and components. The scope of the technical committee, its subcommittees and working groups comprises terminology, construction, principal dimensions, safety requirements and testing and inspection methods including such components as: accumulators, compressed air dryers, conductors (rigid and flexible), cylinders, electro-hydraulic...

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Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of new projects that will eventually become published ISO Standards. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Committee Draft of ISO 3968 - Hydraulic fluid power — Filters — Evaluation of differential pressure versus...

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