Monday, January 8, 2001
ISO Standard 15171-2:2000 is a new standard published by the
National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) referencing couplings that may be used
in any hydraulic system that uses mineral oil.
The hydraulic system could be on a piece of mobile machinery (for
example, a tractor or bulldozer). Or it could be stationary industrial machinery
(for example, a press or robot).
"The scope of this standard indicates that the use of this
coupling with hydraulic fluids other than mineral oil requires a specific
agreement between the supplier and the purchaser," says Karen Boehme, NFPA's
International Standards Development Manager. "While couplings that conform to
ISO 15171-2 can be used at a maximum working pressure of 63 MPa (630 bar), they
can be connected or disconnected without tools only to a maximum pressure of 40
MPa (400 bar)."
NFPA is making the document available for $22.00 for NFPA members
and $28.00 for non-members. To order, contact NFPA's publication department at
(414) 778-3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.