U.S. Technical Advisory Groups Hold Fall Meetings

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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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ISO/TC 131 Fluid Power Systems Spring Meetings Held in Paris

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Six TC 131 working groups focused on hydraulic and pneumatic systems, pneumatic control products, treatment of air, accumulators, and water hydraulics met in Paris in mid-May to further the work of hydraulic and pneumatic standards development. Participating countries included France, Italy, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, and Turkey. NFPA would like to thank…

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U.S. Technical Advisory Group for Contamination Control Convenes in Memphis

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The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to Subcommittee 6 – Contamination Control recently met in Memphis, Tennessee. Twenty-nine committee members came together to continue work on contamination-related standards, focusing on deliverables for the upcoming TC 131/SC6 meetings in Xinxiang, China, where three representatives from the U.S. TAG will meet with worldwide engineering counterparts. Two major…

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New Fluid Power Standard Published

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Standardization development continues in the field of fluid power systems and components. TC 131, the technical committee directly responsible for fluid power, has 224 published ISO standards to date. There are 49 standards currently under development. The following ISO standards were published this past month: Subcommittee 4 – Connectors (couplings) ISO 8434-1: 2018 Metallic tube…

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NFPA Helps ISO Work Toward Hydraulic Filter Energy Efficiency Standards

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  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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NFPA Helps ISO Work Toward Fluid Power Energy Efficiency Standards

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  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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NFPA Board Adopts Standardization Advocacy Position for Energy Efficient Fluid Power Components and Systems

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  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Shortly after establishing a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the association’s first advocacy position utilizing that process. The position focuses on the need for energy efficiency improvements in fluid power components…

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