New Technical Standards Now Available from NFPA

Two new technical documents have recently been published and are now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).

The NFPA/T3.10.3 R1-2007 covers hydraulic fluid power, filters and separators, and fluid power systems and components. The document serves to collect, edit and define terms that are applicable to hydraulic filters and separators as applied to hydraulic fluid power systems, and to establish a supplemental source for, and common understanding of, hydraulic fluid power and separator terms as they apply to hydraulic fluid power and ISO 5598. The document's list price is $44; NFPA member price is $31.

The second document, the ISO 1219-1:2006 supersedes ISO 1219-1:1991. This part of ISO 1219 establishes basic elements for symbols. It lays down rules for devising fluid power symbols for use on components and in circuit diagrams. This part of ISO 1219 is a collective application standard of ISO 14617 series. In this part of ISO 1219, the symbols are designed in fixed dimensions to be used directly in data processing systems, which might result in different variants.

In addition to terms in English and French, this part of ISO 1219 gives the equivalent terms in German; these are published under the responsibility of the member body for Germany (DIN). However, only the terms and definitions given in the official languages can be considered as ISO terms and definitions.

The ISO 1219-1:2006 has a list price of $228 and an NFPA member price of $181.

The documents can be ordered at NFPA's online store at or by calling NFPA at 414-778-3344.

The National Fluid Power Association represents more than 300 U.S. and multinational manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of hydraulic and pneumatic products and systems. NFPA coordinates standards development for fluid power at the industry, national and international levels. ISO, ANSI and NFPA standards are intended as guides to aid the manufacturer, the consumer and the user.