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In Memoriam Luis (Lou) Moreiras Sr., TC 131/SC4 Chairman until December 2020, recently passed away. Lou began his career in engineering in the 1970s and spent 32 years of his career at Parker Hannifin before retiring in 2009. He started his consulting company, Hydraulic Technical Services, LLC, the same year. In addition, he served as...

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fluid power standardization
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from ISO/TC 131 Standards Development. As the International Standards Organization (ISO) secretariat for Technical Committee (TC 131) – Fluid power systems, NFPA coordinates standardization work, both internationally at...

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Due to the pandemic, ISO standards meetings were held in a virtual setting this year. In October, 15 working groups (representing over 100 fluid power engineers from Italy, Sweden, France, Germany, Turkey, United Kingdom, Japan, China, Portugal, and the United States) came together to further the advancement of ISO standards projects focused on accumulators, sealing...

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fluid power standardization
INFLUENCE the global conversation in the standards development process. DISCOVER breakthroughs in fluid power technology. ENGAGE with important fluid power stakeholders and decision makers. JOIN the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to Technical Committee 131 - Fluid Power Systems As the International Standards Organization (ISO) secretariat for Technical Committee (TC 131) – Fluid power, NFPA coordinates standardization work, both internationally...

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fluid power standardization
As the International Standards Organization (ISO) secretariat for Technical Committee (TC 131) – Fluid power, NFPA coordinates standardization work, both internationally at the ISO level and nationally at the technical advisory group level. NFPA is looking for cylinder engineers interested in participating in this work. Committee members view and download documents and reply to ballots...

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NFPA is looking for engineers interested in participating standards development activities as experts in ISO/TC 131 and/or the U.S. TAG to TC 131. One of the strengths of ISO standardization is that the standards are created by the people who need them. In the United States, 153 industry experts participate on 11 technical advisory groups (TAGs)...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the first of those objectives. We call that objective Effective Forum, and it’s where NFPA...

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The fall ISO/TC 131 meetings were held in Milan, Italy from October 7 – 17, 2019. A record number of fluid power experts attended a combination of 17 subcommittee and/or working group meetings that focused on hydraulic and pneumatic quick-action couplings, o-rings, seals, contamination control/filters, cylinder mounting dimensions, component and system sound measurement, and water...

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September has been a busy month for the fluid power U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs). Forty-one committee members from the U.S. TAG to Subcommittee 4 – Connectors and Couplings came together the week of September 10 in Louisville, Kentucky and 23 committee members of the U.S. TAG to Subcommittee 6 – Contamination control reconvened the week...

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Twenty-eight committee members of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to Subcommittee 6 – Contamination control reconvened the week of June 10 in St. Augustine, Florida. The focus of the meeting was on deliverables for the October 2019 TC 131/SC 6 meetings in Milan, Italy where U.S. experts will meet with worldwide engineering counterparts. Work continues...

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