Fluid Power Journal

Profile: Denis M. Poirier Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPCC, CFPIHM

How did you begin your career in the fluid power industry? I took my first technical course in hydraulics and electro-mechanical maintenance in 1989 while …

Are You Competent When it Comes to Safety?

“Imagine a worksite where everyone takes responsibility for hazard recognition and control.” Competency – it’s a word we hear bantered about …

Energy Efficient Hydraulics & Pneumatics Conference Returns in 2017

Efficient consumption of energy is one of the key concerns around the world today. In fact, my local power company regularly prepares a report so I know how my …

Energy-Saving Considerations and Fixed Pump Unloading

An energy-saving design strategy must be applied in designing a hydraulic system. This design strategy considers many energy-saving issues that minimize the …

NFPA, IFPS Members Educate DOE Assessors on Fluid Power Efficiency

by Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO The U.S. Department of Energy maintains more than 20 Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) around the United States—university …

Gear Pump Load Sense

A hydraulic distributor hired a sales engineer for a new territory they were moving into. The first customer the engineer visited requested a quote on a …

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Launches new website

by Lynn Beyer, NFPA Director of Workforce Development Programs I was moderately upset when Instagram recently changed its format. This social media site has …

Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids: Cost vs. Benefits

A large automotive components manufacturer had a series of fires on its hot stamping lines—all caused by oil from ruptured hoses or leaky couplings that …

How to Handle Complex Lubrication Issues

Cooperation Between Lubricant and Equipment Manufacturers Solves Pneumatic Application Problems Selecting the proper specialty lubricant for pneumatic …

NFPA Continues to Strengthen the Fluid Power Industry

By Tricia Fulton, CFO, Sun Hydraulics Corp., 2016-17 NFPA Chairwoman of the Board In June of this year, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic …

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