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 up of 150 participants from more than 80 U.S. companies, universities, government, technical societies and trade associations.
Over the past six months NFPA welcomed three new committee members to the TAG:
- Donna Sullivan, Lydall Filtration
- Mary Dyksterhouse, Parker Hannifin Corp.
- Ted Amling, Parker Hannifin Corp.
NFPA recognizes the value of standards development. Experience has shown that the best standards are those developed by companies that make products and systems and those who apply, service, and use them. There continues to be a need for member companies and their customers to get involved in the development of ISO standards for fluid power. Click here to learn more about how to use standards to improve your business.
For information on how you can become a U.S. TAG member and have a voice in standards development click here. Getting involved is as easy as joining a U. S. TAG committee and becoming involved in reviewing and commenting on documents.
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the Y/Y % change in fluid power equipment PPI starting to decline. The Y/Y % change appears to have peaked at 14.4% in July 2022, and now sits at 10.4%. The graph below shows this trend over time, and just how large the recent spike…
On Saturday, February 4, 2023, the NFPA teamed up with Triton College, Illinois’ NFPA Fast Track Hub, and BSA’s Pathway to Adventure Council – Portage Creek District, IL, to introduce Scouts (ages 12-14) to fluid power. Triton College hosted the event, which was led by Antigone Sharris, Chair and full-time faculty of Triton’s Engineering Technology…
Registration is now open to NFPA members for the 2023 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge final competitions. With the support of NFPA Pascal Society donors, this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge program features two separate competitions with a new race at each event, 23 universities, and a lot of excitement. Now is the time for NFPA Foundation…