Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST R) has signed an Order on creation of new technical committee on standardization – «Air-oil circuits and systems» (TC 419). Russian Standardization Institute (FSBI «RST») is responsible for maintenance of TC 419.
Power air-oil circuits and systems are widely used in modern machines and equipment in various fields of mechanical engineering including road-building machinery, elevating machines, shaft-sinking and tunneling and oil-and-gas production equipment, military equipment, marine facilities, railway equipment, agricultural machines, technological equipment for metallurgical industry, energetics and other high-tech fields. Development of standardization in this field is tightly connected with the implementation of new methods of designing and perspective technologies of manufacturing processes, provision of security, effectiveness and reliability of works in various operational circumstances and development of national standards on air-oil circuits, pneumatic power drives and systems will lead to the provision of implementation of modern level of the development of equipment, technologies, best manufacturing practices and minimization of the dependence on foreign manufacturers.
First priority challenges and main directions of the activities of TC 419 «Air-oil circuits and systems» are matters of forming the relevant Collection of Standards on terms and definitions, operational parameters, requirements for the security and energy efficiency, control and test methods. The right to participate in the activities of the below-mentioned ISO technical committees - ISO/ТC 131 «Fluid power systems» and its subcommittees, ISO/TC 118/SC 4 «Compressed air treatment technology» and ISO/ТC 118/SC 6 «Air compressors and compressed air systems» has been assigned to TC 419.
Management of TC 419 has been imposed on the following Russian manufacturers:
- Joint Stock Company «Pnevmostroimashina» (Ekaterinburg);
- Federal State-Funded Institution «URALTEST» (Ekaterinburg).