NFPA Creates Video Presentation on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry

In response to COVID-19 challenges that schools across the country are facing, NFPA has been working to source more virtual fluid power educational resources. NFPA’s educator partner network has expressed interest in showing students videos from NFPA member companies that have real life examples of various fluid power technologies in use.

To kick things off, NFPA’s CEO/President Eric Lanke created a video presentation on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. The presentation includes an overview of the association, including its mission and ends statement, an economic snapshot of the industry, NFPA workforce development programs and career opportunities. This video can be useful for those who are interested in better understanding how the fluid power industry works and the many opportunities to find a lifelong career.

The presentation is largely based on NFPA’s latest Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, which can be downloaded and shared by members and non-members alike. NFPA members and affiliate organizations can also request a custom presentation suited to the needs of their corporate or conference event at that website.

NFPA is still seeking member-submitted videos that will be placed on NFPA’s educator resource page where all educators can access them for classroom use. This is a great opportunity for NFPA member companies to get their products and thought leadership in front of the emerging engineering talent pool. This can also help students become familiar with how specific products work while also creating brand awareness for when they’re looking for jobs or making purchasing decisions once they’re in the workforce.

Below are the video topics we are looking for:

# Topic Area Video Footage Focus NFPA Member Type
1 Hydraulic Hose Description of hose construction and manufacturing Hose Manufacturer
2 Hydraulic Hose Hose selection including different types of hoses and STAMPED process Hose Manufacturer or OEM
3 Hydraulic fittings Description of the hydraulic fitting selection process and the trade-offs for different fittings are considered when making a choice of a hydraulic fitting Fitting distributor or OEM
4 Hydraulic fluid Explanation about different types of hydraulic fluids and considerations fluid suppliers make about the fluids that they provide Hydraulic fluid supplier
5 Hydraulic fluid Explanation of the process that an OEM goes through to select a hydraulic fluid for their equipment OEM
6 Hydraulic pumps Explanation of how hydraulic pumps are designed and manufactured Hydraulic pump supplier
7 Hydraulic motors Explanation of how hydraulic motors are designed and manufactured Hydraulic motor manufacturer
8 Hydrostatic Transmissions How applications engineers work with OEMs in the design of Hydrostatic Transmissions Hydrostatic transmission suppliers
9 Hydraulic cylinders Design considerations for hydraulic cylinders Cylinder suppliers
10 Cartridge Valves Cartridge valve design and manufacture Valve suppliers
11 Specialty valves Explanation of how speciality valves are designed and manufactured Valve suppliers
12 Coolers Explanation of cooler design considerations and selection process OEM
13 Load-sensing systems Load-sensing systems in equipment OEM
14 Electrohydraulic Valves Electrohydraulic valve manufacturer explaining some design considerations of E/H valves. Valve suppliers
15 Filtration Selection of filters Distributor/Integrator

 

If your company has a video(s) that fits the topic area and description, please contact Amy Zignego at azignego@nfpa.com.

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