If you think you need to obtain an International Standard but want to “kick the tires” before you buy, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has a tool to help – its Online Browsing Platform.

The platform allows you to preview the content of more than 10,000 of ISO’s 20,000 published standards (ISO expects to make its entire catalog available by the end of 2013), including forewords, tables of contents, introductions and scopes, and run full-text searches and use advance filtering options. You can also browse terms, definitions and graphical symbols from all of ISO’s standards. 

Many of the standards developed by ISO Technical Committee 131 (ISO/TC 131) for fluid power systems are included; NFPA serves as the secretariat of this technical committee.  If you have any questions about ISO or ISO/TC 131, please contact Karen Boehme at kboehme@nfpa.com.