Tag Archives: Standards

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....

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Fall has been a busy time for the ISO/TC 131 - fluid power systems working groups.  Forty-seven delegates representing the U.S. and other international member bodies around the globe met in October in Frankfurt, Germany and in November in Milan, Italy (pictured above) to further the work of hydraulic and pneumatic standards development.  The discussions revealed...

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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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fluid power standardization
  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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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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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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