Spring 2023 Technical Advisory Group Update

Standards Development

The Technical Advisory Groups to ISO TC 131 Sub-Committee 4 and Sub-Committee 6 met this month in preparation for the International meetings being hosted in Frankfurt, Germany.  While the meetings in Germany are being held in person, the TAG meetings were held virtually via Zoom.  Following are some highlights from these meetings. TAG to SC…

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WANTED: Engineers!

NFPA is looking for Engineers to lend their expertise to writing the very standards you use every day! NFPA manages the ISO Technical Committee 131 (Fluid Power Systems) which covers Hydraulic AND Pneumatic Components. The US TAG (Technical Advisory Group) is the mirror organization that reaches consensus on the US position for these ISO Standards.…

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ISO Standards Impact Our World – U.S. Fluid Power Industry Needs You

fluid power standardization

Since 1969, NFPA has worked to foster cooperation among users and manufacturers by being involved in the development of fluid power ISO standards. NFPA holds the secretariat of ISO Technical Committee 131, fluid power systems, and is responsible for 237 published ISO standards, of which 27 projects are currently under development. One of the strengths of…

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Contamination, Connectors Groups Convene Prior to ISO Meetings

standards meetings in Nashville and Madison

Last week was a busy week for two of NFPA’s fluid power U.S. technical advisory groups (TAGs). Technical Committee 131’s Subcommittee Six (SC 6) on contamination/filters met in Madison, Wisconsin and Subcommittee Four (SC 4) on connectors/couplings met in Nashville, Tennessee to continue ISO standardization work. SC 6 Updates The focus of the filters subcommittee…

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Getting Machinery Builders Engaged in ISO Project for Gas-Loaded Accumulators

ISO Standards

The ISO working group on accumulators is developing an ISO document for requirements, especially for performance, for gas-loaded accumulators (ISO/TS 16920). The intention of the project is to create a single document to replace the current regional and national standards that limit global trade in and use of accumulators on machinery (including construction and agricultural…

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