ISO/TC 131 Subcommittees Set to Meet in Okinawa

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 by TC 131 Chairperson John Berninger, plans to present a number of proposals during the week long meetings. Along with representation from the United States, international experts from  Japan, China, Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, will be present to discuss fluid power technology issues around the world. A sample of the agenda items already identified and in the queue for discussion include:

ISO/DIS 5598 – Fluid power systems and components — Vocabulary – The ISO/TC 131/SC 1 will discuss and identify any new figures needed to be added to the current document in order to update to this Standard.

ISO 12238Pneumatic fluid power — Directional control valves — Measurement of shifting time – A number of proposals have been submitted by the participating countries for review and discussion by the ISO/TC 131/SC 5/WG 3.

ISO 3601-2Fluid Power Systems — O-rings — Housing dimensions for general applications – The Japanese have submitted a proposal for review and discussion by the  ISO/TC 131/SC 5/WG3.

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