Tag Archives: Standards

Cummins Filtration Madison Wisconsin
  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO My travels recently took me to Madison, WI, so I decided to swing by Cummins Filtration in a little town outside of Madison called Stoughton. Barry Verdegan was my host, who has been involved in fluid power standards for a long time, and is now the chair of the...

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ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio
Along with performing systematic reviews on existing fluid power related ISO Standards, The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been working on a number of ISO draft International Standards projects related to contamination control, pneumatic control products and sealing devices: ISO 21018-4 - Hydraulic fluid power — Monitoring the level of particulate contamination in...

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The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) to ISO/TC 131 provides input and promotes U.S. interests in the development of the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards for fluid power products and systems. NFPA administers the U.S. TAG on behalf of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The membership of the U.S. TAG is made...

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U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 4 (Connectors and similar products and components) chair Phil Robinson, Parker Hannifin Corp., and vice chair Jim Miller, Deere & Company, have recently retired. NFPA would like to thank each of them for their many years of service. Both gentlemen have contributed to the successful development of multiple ISO Standards....

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Standards Development
Since November 2013, an ad hoc group of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131 for Fluid Power Systems has been meeting by teleconference to discuss the feasibility of creating Standards for determining power consumption of components within the fluid power industry. To date, the focus has been to explore the possibility of adding such methods to current...

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Standards Development
This is the second article in a series to keep our members better informed about Standards development and to also report on the progress of this energy efficiency initiative as it relates to ISO Standards. John Berninger, TC 131 chairperson and Parker Hannifin retiree, has led national and international discussion groups to suggest proposals for...

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Standards Development
At the NFPA Technical Board meeting this past spring, a number of NFPA standards underwent five-year reviews. One of the reviews was NFPA/T3.28.9 R1-1989 (R2009), Fluid power systems and products – Moving parts fluid controls – Method of diagramming. A motion was approved to withdraw the NFPA document if ISO 5784-1, -2 and -3, Fluid...

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In October, the British Fluid Power Association hosted the annual ISO Technical Committee 131 – Fluid Power Standards development meetings at the British Standards Institute (BSI) headquarters in London, United Kingdom.  Sixteen separate subcommittee and working group meetings were held during this week long event.  Seventy-eight technical experts from all over the world came together...

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World Standards Week
Standardization has long been an important engine for innovation and economic growth. As the world transitions to a truly global economy, standards have taken on special significance, helping to assure that organizations everywhere can compete on a level economic playing field. This year the U.S. will celebrate World Standards Day – Standards Level the Playing...

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Energy Efficiency in construction equipment
This is the first article in a series being written in NFPA News to keep our members better informed about Standards development and to also report on the progress of this energy efficiency initiative as it relates to ISO Standards. In an effort to ensure a better design and maintenance in existing fluid power components...

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