A new series of six webcasts from The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will encourage attendees to use standards in designing and building fluid power systems to increase energy efficiency, improve reliability, reduce environmental impact, and ensure system safety.

The 60-minute presentations are free for NFPA members and $50 each for non-members or $200 for all six. They include:

January 26, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central
Safe, reliable and efficient pneumatic systems
Using ISO 4414 to design better pneumatic systems
Presenter: Gary Baumgardner, Chief Engineer, Parker Hannifin Corp.

March 29, 2012 (Thursday) – 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central
A clean system is a happy (and more reliable) system
Using ISO standards in the selection and application of hydraulic filters
Presenter: Leonard Bensch, Consultant, Pall Corporation

May 17, 2012 (Thursday) – 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central
Safe, reliable and efficient hydraulic systems
Using ISO 4413 to design better hydraulic systems
Presenter: Jerry Carlin, Chief Engineer, Eaton Corporation

July 19, 2012 (Thursday) – 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central
Improving performance and protecting the environment through better system design
Using ISO and NFPA standards to prevent leakage in hydraulic systems
Presenter: Phil Robinson, Consultant, Parker Hannifin Corp.

September 18, 2012 (Tuesday) – 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central
Unlocking the mysteries of pneumatic flow rating
Using ISO 6358-1 and -2 to measure flow rating and improve pneumatic component and system performance
Presenter: John Berninger, Consultant, Parker Hannifin Corp.

November 7, 2012 (Wednesday) – 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central
Better contamination control through better contamination measurement
Using ISO 11500 to get more accurate data on hydraulic system contamination
Presenter: Barry Verdegan, Research Fellow, Cummins Filtration, Inc.

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