The National Fluid Power Association is looking for engineers to participate in the development of ISO standards.
NFPA holds the secretariat of ISO Technical Committee 131, fluid power systems, and is responsible for 225 published ISO standards, of which 44 projects are currently under development.
NFPA members are invited to volunteer as experts on one or more of the TC 131 subcommittees at both the national and international level.
One of the strengths of ISO standardization is that the standards are created by the people who need them. In the United States, 153 industry experts participate on 11 technical advisory groups to drive all aspects of the standards development process, from deciding whether a new standard is needed to defining the technical content.
ISO standards, technical specifications, and technical reports play a key role in fluid power technology. Designing, assembling, and maintaining a hydraulic or pneumatic system often involves putting together a variety of components, often from a variety of suppliers. Without standards for dimensional interchangeability, performance measurement and communication, safety requirements, and testing and inspection methods, these processes would be much more difficult.
Standards benefit users because they:
Standards benefit manufacturers because they:
Standards for fluid power products and systems fall into three basic categories:
Involvement in the process can bring significant advantages to participating individuals and businesses alike, including:
Getting involved in standards development brings your concerns and needs to bear on the process that can affect you and your customers in the future.
To get involved, contact Denise Husenica at (414) 778-3354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.