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Standards Committees

As the International Standards Organization (ISO) secretariat for Technical Committee (TC 131) – Fluid power, NFPA coordinates standardization work, both internationally at the ISO level and nationally at the technical advisory group level, in the following areas of activity. Participants are welcome to work on as many committees, or as few, as they wish.

These committees typically meet face-to-face two or three times each year, but they also conduct business via conference calls and on-line meetings. Committee members view and download documents and reply to ballots via the Internet by logging onto on-line committee forums.

Help shape standards for fluid power. Join a committee. Contact Denise Husenica at dhusenica@nfpa.com.

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  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 1 - Terminology, classification and symbols

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 1 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards dealing with terminology, classification and symbols. Examples of topics covered are vocabulary, graphic symbols, circuit diagrams and preferred nominal pressures.

Committee Members

  • Anant Jain     Danfoss
  • John T Jones   Particle Sizing Systems
  • James Simpson    Individual Member 
  • Jamie Mui    T-Lon Products
  • Gordon Dow     HYDAC
  • Roy Schmoutz     Komatsu
  • DJ O'Konek     Nott Co.
  • Eric Cummings    ROSS Controls
  • David Phillips    SMC Corporation of America
  • Kim Stroes    SMC Corporation of America
  • Brent Fairchild    Sheffer Corporation
  • Tom Weinkauf     Sun Hydraulics

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 2 - Pumps, motors and integral transmissions

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 2 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for pumps, motors and integral transmissions. Examples of topics covered are inch and metric dimensions for pump and motor flanges and shaft ends.

Committee Members

  • Richard Cushing    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Abdul Karim Maoued    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ananda Ponnusamy    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Joe Wright    Danfoss
  • Lee Hage    Danfoss
  • Anant Jain     Danfoss
  • Chris Williamson     Danfoss
  • James Simpson    Holding Company
  • Jack Johnson    IDAS Engineering Inc.
  • John Montague    Individual Member
  • John Jones    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Les Claar    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Daniel Dyminski     Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Peter Rao    U.S. Army, RDECOM

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 3 - Cylinders

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 3 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for cylinders. Examples of topics covered are acceptance tests, mounting dimensions, tolerances and identification code for cylinder mounting types and dimensions.

Committee Members

  • Mark Rodloff     Alkon Corporation
  • Anant Jain     Danfoss
  • Ed Duda    Motion
  • Dave Tetzlaff    Innovative Hydraulics
  • Gregory Beeber    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Lido Boni    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Robert Briant    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Mark Ruesch    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Bud Haver    Peninsular Cylinders
  • Pete Molloy    SMC Corporation of America
  • Brent Fairchild    Sheffer Corporation
  • Kent Thompson   Prince Manufacturing

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 4 - Connectors and similar products & components

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 4 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for connectors (sometimes called fittings and couplings) and conductors (tubes and hoses). Examples of topics covered are port and stud end systems, testing of connectors, flange connectors, threaded connectors and nominal dimensions of tubes and hoses.

Committee Members

  • William Atchison    Caterpillar Inc.
  • John Addington    Compressed Air & Gas Institute
  • Steven Kocourek    Deere Dubuque Works
  • Tam Huynh    Danfoss
  • Paul DeWitt    Danfoss
  • Mitchell Wiese    Faster Couplings, Inc. 
  • Brett Stone    ARPM
  • James Simpson    Individual Member
  • Mark Paxton    Hansa-Flex
  • Al Pacosky    Holmbury, Inc.
  • Jamie Roethler    John Deere Product Engineering Center
  • Robert Mackey    Main Manufacturing Products, Inc.
  • Ted Amling    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Greg Kreczko    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Philip Novak    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Jason Mikulski     Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Paul LeMay     PArker Hannifin Corp.
  • Jeff Andrasik    Smithers Rapra
  • Jeremy Jackson    Smithers Rapra
  • Scott Rolston    Stucchi USA
  • Chad Petersen    The Toro Company
  • Tom Weinkauf     Sun Hydraulics

Meeting Frequency

One to two times per year, usually in conjunction with SAE FCCTC meetings.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 5/Pneumatic - Pneumatic control products

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 5/Pneumatic develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for pneumatic valves, fluid logic devices, electrical connectors used in fluid power systems and compressed air filters, regulators and lubricators (FRLs). Examples of topics covered are valve mounting surface dimensions, dimensions and requirements for electrical connectors and testing of FRLs.

Committee Members

  • Frank Langro    Festo Corporation
  • Mark Henderson    MAC Valves Inc.
  • Michael Jamison    MAC Valves Inc.
  • Kevin Williams    MAC Valves Inc.
  • Randy Bennett    Nass controls
  • James Rosenbury    Nass controls
  • Chris Bacon    Nexteer Automotive
  • Brad Atkin    Numatics Incorporated
  • Terry Hessling    Numatics Incorporated
  • Mark Ruesch     Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Nick Larsen    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Chris Chilson    PolyMod® Technologies Inc.
  • Eric Cummings    ROSS Controls
  • Robert Dickman    SMC Corporation of America
  • Paul Mundie    SMC Corporation of America
  • David Phillips    SMC Corporation of America
  • Kim Stroes    SMC Corporation of America

Meeting Frequency

One to two times per year as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 5/WG 2 - Hydraulic control products

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 5/WG 2 develops U.S. industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for hydraulic valves used in fluid power systems. Examples of topics covered are valve mounting surface dimensions, cartridge valve cavities, and dimensions and marking requirements for hydraulic valve manifolds.

Committee Members

  • Chuck Meinke    Bosch Rexroth Corp.
  • Abdul Karim Maoued    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ed Duda    Motion
  • Rahul Navale    Danfoss
  • Anant Jain     Danfoss
  • Peter Lauer    Danfoss
  • Kenneth Rasmussen   Danfoss
  • James Simpson    Individual Member
  • Jack Johnson    IDAS Engineering Inc.
  • Chris Bacon    Nexteer Automotive
  • Boris Peysin    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Roy Schmoutz     Komatsu
  • Mark Ruesch     Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Peter Rao    U.S. Army, RDECOM
  • Michael White    Vonberg Valve, Inc.
  • Tim Kerrigan     MSOE
  • Tom Weinkauf     Sun Hydraulics

Meeting Frequency

One to Two times per year as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 6 - Contamination control

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 6 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for contamination control. Examples of topics covered are calibration of automatic particle counters, filter multipass test and methods for determining the cleanliness of components.

Committee Members

  • Larry Gerken    ARGO-HYTOS Inc.
  • Dan Arens    Baldwin Filters Inc.
  • Brad Hunter    Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
  • John Moir    Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
  • Jeffrey Mothersbaugh    Bekaert Corporation
  • Ed Bielo    C&J International, Inc.
  • Clay Bielo     C&J International, Inc.
  • John Irvin    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Abdul Karim Maoued    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Sean Lantz     Chevron
  • Eric Quillen    Cummins Filtration Inc.
  • Bryan Steffen    Cummins Filtration Inc.
  • Barry Verdegan (Ret.)    Cummins Filtration Inc.
  • Billy Bates     Cummins Filtration Inc.
  • Ivan Sheffield    Des-Case
  • Ed Duda    Motion
  • Stephen Larsen    Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Douglas Lundstrom    Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Kenneth Nicholas    Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Greg Zeien    Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Nick Stanley    Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Keh Dema    Eastman Chemical Company
  • Monica Peterson    Fluid Technologies, Inc
  • James Simpson    Individual Member
  • Abbey Vijlee    Individual Member
  • Vijay Rajadhyaksha Individual Member
  • Sneha Swaminathan    Hollingsworth & Vose Company
  • Sudheer Jinka    Hollingsworth & Vose Company
  • Howard Yu     Hollingsworth & Vose Company
  • Brian Schreiber    HYDAC
  • Peter Hoekstra    IBR Laboratories
  • Paula Goodale    GVS Filtration
  • Adam Burnett    Lydall Performance Materials, Inc.
  • Rahul Bharadwaj    Lydall Performance Materials, Inc.
  • Ashish Gadhave    Lydall Performance Materials, Inc.
  • Paul Michael    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Thomas Wanke    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Robert Fletcher    NIST
  • ErinBabik   Naval Sea Systems Command/SEA 05Z6
  • Chris Bacon    Nexteer Automotive
  • Kanwar Suri    PTI Technologies, Inc.
  • Eric Krause    Pall Corporation
  • Darren Nowicki    Pall Corporation
  • Nalin Patel    Pall Corporation
  • Scott Lehman    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Matt Vielhaber    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • John T. Jones    Particle Sizing Systems
  • Bud Haver    Peninsular Cylinders
  • Ryan McCall    Purolator Facet Inc.
  • Chris Leasure    Schroeder Industries
  • Matt Leasure    Schroeder Industries
  • Christopher Bortnik    Schroeder Industries LLC
  • Peter Rao    U.S. Army, RDECOM
  • Brad Joyce    Wix Filtration Corp.

Meeting Frequency

Two times per year.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 7 - Sealing devices

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 7 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for sealing devices. Examples of topics covered are dimensions, tolerances and identification code for O-rings, rotary shaft lip type seal dimensions and dimensions of seal housings.

Committee Members

  • Ananda Ponnusamy    Caterpillar
  • James Simpson     Individual Member
  • Paul Michael    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Val Comes    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Richard Swanson    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Chris Chilson    PolyMod® Technologies Inc.
  • Ronald Zielinski    PolyMod® Technologies Inc.
  • Tadd McBride    SKF Salt Lake City
  • Letha Keslar     ARPM
  • Greg Vassmer     ARPM

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 8 - Product testing

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 8 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for testing of fluid power products. Examples of topics covered are hydraulic component fatigue pressure rating and reliability, pump and motor startability and sound measurement.

Committee Members

  • Chuck Meinke    Bosch Rexroth Corp.
  • Richard Cushing    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Abdul Karim Maoued    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ananda Ponnusamy    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Anant Jain    Danfoss
  • Sam Hall    Danfoss
  • Mike Betz    Danfoss
  • Ed Duda    Motion
  • Keh Dema    Eastman Chemical Company
  • Lee Hage    Danfoss
  • Rob Ireton    Danfoss
  • Monica Peterson    Fluid Technologies, Inc.
  • Jack Johnson    IDAS Engineering Inc.
  • Peter Hoekstra    IBR Laboratories
  • John Montague     Individual Member 
  • Tim Kerrigan   Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Paul Michael    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Thomas Wanke    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Joel Laber    NTS Detroit
  • Kanwar Suri    PTI Technologies, Inc.
  • Lido Boni    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Eric Cummings    ROSS Controls
  • Paul Mundie    SMC Corporation of America
  • Brent Fairchild    Sheffer Corporation
  • Chuck Meinke     Bosch Rexroth
  • Jason Nicholson     Individual Member
  • Keh Dema     Eastman Chemical
  • Tim Kerrigan     MSOE
  • Rahul Navale     Individual Member

Meeting Frequency

Two to three times per year as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 9 - Installations and systems

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 9 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for installations and systems. Examples of topics covered are general and safety requirements for hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Committee Members

  • Abbas (Abbey) Vijlee     Individual Member
  • Anant Jain    Danfoss
  • Mike Betz    Danfoss
  • Steven Kocourek    Deere & Co.
  • Ivan Sheffield    Des-Case
  • Ed Duda    Motion
  • John Montague     Individual Member
  • James Rosenbury    Nass controls
  • Chris Bacon    Nexteer Automotive
  • Lido Boni    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Ivan Sheffield    Des Case
  • Alex Zelhofer     Exponent
  • David Phillips    SMC Corporation of America
  • Kim Stroes    SMC Corporation of America
  • Tim Kerrigan     MSOE
  • Tom Weinkauf     Sun Hydraulics
  • Jeff Placek    WIKA

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 9/WG 1 – Hydraulic systems

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 9/WG 1 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for hydraulic systems. Examples of topics covered are general and safety requirements for hydraulic systems.

Committee Members

  • Abbas (Abbey) Vijlee     Individual Member
  • Steven Kocourek    Deere Dubuque Works
  • Roy Schmoutz     Komatsu
  • Philip Fernandez     Manitowoc Crane
  • Gordon Dow     HYDAC
  • James Simpson     Individual Member
  • John Montague     Individual Member
  • Tim Kerrigan    MSOE
  • Lido Boni    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Ivan Sheffield    Des-Case
  • Tom Weinkauf    Sun Hydraulics

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 9/WG 2– Pneumatic systems

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 9/WG 2 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for pneumatic systems. Examples of topics covered are general and safety requirements for pneumatic systems.

Committee Members

  • James Simpson     Individual Member
  • James Rosenbury    Nass controls
  • Chris Bacon    Nexteer Automotive
  • Mark Ruesch     Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Lido Boni    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • David Phillips    SMC Corporation of America

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/WG 1 - Accumulators

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/WG 1 develops USA industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for accumulators. Examples of topics covered are volumes and pressure ranges of accumulators and dimensions of ports for gas and hydraulic fluid.

Committee Members

  • John M. Connelly     Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Anant Jain    Danfoss
  • Ed Duda    Motion
  • Erin Babik   Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Bill Mosher    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Bob Rajabi    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Jim Simpson  Individual member

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

  U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/WG 4 - Pneumatic component reliability

Committee Mission

The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/WG 4 develops US industry’s input on International (ISO) standards for pneumatic component reliability. Examples of topics covered are general principles and testing to determine the reliability of pneumatic valves and cylinders.

Committee Members

  • James Simpson     Individual Member
  • John Montague     Individual Member
  • Chris Bacon    Nexteer Automotive
  • Robert Briant    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Mark Ruesch    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Eric Cummings    ROSS Controls
  • David Haselden    Ross Controls
  • Robert Dickman    SMC Corporation of America
  • Pete Molloy    SMC Corporation of America
  • David Phillips    SMC Corporation of America
  • Kim Stroes    SMC Corporation of America

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
Phone: (414) 778-3354

Contact Info


6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)

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