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JIC = Joint Industry Conference.

NFPA = National Fluid Power Association

ANSI = American National Standard Institute

A copy of the ANSI and NFPA hydraulic reservoir standards can be purchased from the NFPA, in Milwaukee, WI, at (414) 778-3344.

JIC and Flat Top Reservoirs are, generally speaking, one and the same.

P & O Steel = Pickled and Oiled Steel

Pickled:  This is a process of removing from the surface of steel foreign substances, such as iron oxides (scale), by means of acid solutions which eliminates the need for sandblasting.   

Oiled:  Generally used with the phrase pickled and oiled steel, meaning the surface has been coated with a chemical to maintain the surface after pickling.

 Weld Risers:  Items produced in a production operation to save time, cost, and elevate the mounting surface, of the component it is designed for, when used on top of reservoir.  Also adds additional mounting area when used on side of reservoir.

 Reservoir Capacity:  The general rule of thumb for industrial use is that the reservoir capacity will be a minimum of three times the G.P.M. of the pump or pumps using the oil of a reservoir with an additional 10% air space capacity.

 Reservoir Cooling Capacity:  Heat(BTU/HR) = 2 times the temperature difference between the reservoir wells and air (°F) times the reservoir area ( sq. ft.).

 A gallon (US Standard) contains 231 cubic inches.  1 millimeter equals .03937 inches.

 To find gallon capacity of rectangle reservoirs in U.S. gallons, take the length (in inches) multiplied by the width (in inches) multiplied by the height (in inches) divided by 231(cubic inches).

 Doubling the diameter of a pipe increases its capacity by four times.

 Sandblasting should never be done to the inside of reservoirs or any surfaces that may come in contact with the fluid being used in the system.  Also never coat the inside of a reservoir with epoxy primers or paints.  All cutting, welding, and grinding should be completed before any primer or paint is applied to the outside surface of the reservoir.

 Copolymers of butadiene and acrylonitrile are known by several generic names; NBR, Buna-N, and Nitrile Rubber.  The most commonly used name is Nitrile Rubber.


Copolymers of Vinylidine Fluoride and Hexafluoropropylene are commonly know as Viton® of Dupont Dow Elastomers and Fluorel® of 3M Company.


NOTE: Due to product improvement, specifications and price are subject to change without notice.
* All List Prices are in US currency and all shipments are FOB from factory.

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