A series of fluid power systems ISO standards development meetings were recently held in Milwaukee, WI.
The following subcommittees hosted working group and/or committee meetings during this cluster meeting:
Symbols, terminology, and classifications (SC 1)
Cylinders (SC 3)
Control Products & Components (SC 5)
Contamination Control (SC 6)
Sealing Devices (SC 7)
Product Testing (SC 8)
Installations and Systems (SC 9)
Over 12 working groups and/or committees met to further the developmental progress on current projects, systematic reviews of published standards, and to discuss possible new areas of work within the fluid power industry. For many of these groups, this was the first time since 2019 that they had met in person. All experts appreciated the break from their all-virtual meetings and felt that a great amount of progress was made in the advancement of the revisions of many standards.
Seventy-Six committee members representing the fluid power industry attended the week-long meetings. Sixteen U.S. experts who participate on various U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) attended on behalf of the U.S. fluid power industry. The remaining delegates traveled from China, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Türkiye, and the United Kingdom.
Continuing the Development Process
NFPA members are encouraged to participate in fluid power industry standards development. Whether at the national and/or international level, your engineering expertise is needed
- to help influence global technology;
- give expert input;
- be a part of the U.S. voice in an international arena.
Click here to learn how you can get involved. NFPA is the secretariat to ISO technical committee (TC 131) on fluid power systems and administrator for 11 fluid power ANSI U.S. TAGs.
May Cluster Meetings Scheduled In-Person,
May 13th-17th, 2023 Tokyo, Japan
Contact Allison Forsythe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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