Energy Efficient Hydraulics
Fifth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,...

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NFPA Member Company News
Eaton Corporation announced the retirement of Jim Meil, effective April 30. Meil retired after 29 years of service with Eaton. “In his role as chief economist, Jim has played an invaluable role in helping Eaton’s management understand and anticipate market trends and opportunities,” said Richard H. Fearon, vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer....

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A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief A Jolt of Reality to the Tax Reform Debate Rep. Dave Camp's tax reform plan differs from previous attempts not just in its size -- at almost 1,000 pages -- but also in its comprehensiveness....

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Students in the ME2110: Creative Decisions and Design class at the Georgia Institute of Technology used pneumatic actuators and control valves to make monkeys fly during a design competition. The project was made possible by a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, and the use of pneumatics. The ME2110 course consists of...

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Purdue Spring Fest
Children and adults of all ages learned about different kinds of science, art and other topics while having a good time on Purdue University's campus with this year's Spring Fest the weekend of April 12-13, 2014. The free family-friendly event is a mix of entertainment and education. The 35 scheduled activities, included hands-on mini-excavators, cow...

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IEOC Mobile Event App
The All New IEOC14 Mobile Event App sponsored by Yates Industries The Un-App. This app is very “un-app” like. No app stores. No waiting, no wondering if it will work on your device. Once you download your IEOC14 app, you will have access to all the IEOC features, even when you don’t have access to the...

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NFPA Member Company News
Pall Corporation announced it has acquired Filter Specialists Inc. (FSI), a worldwide supplier of filtration products and solutions based in Michigan City, Indiana. Pall will be acquiring FSI’s unique Polyweld®, Polymicro® and BOS filter bags, along with its extensive line of both steel and plastic filter vessels. For the full press release click here. Bosch...

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pneumatic system
The second edition of the International Standard for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators, ISO 19973-4:2014, was published in March 2014. The standard provides test procedures for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators by testing, using the general test conditions and calculation method from ISO 19973-1. ISO 19973-4 applies to manually adjustable and...

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