ISO (International Standards Organization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards.
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 159 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that co-ordinates the system. ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.
Parker is a member of governing bodies such as BCAS (UK), CAGI (USA) and VDMA (Germany), which directly contribute to the development of international standards for compressed air quality and compressed air testing. There are three ISO standards currently in use which directly relate to compressed air quality (purity) and testing. These are: ISO8573 Series / ISO 12500 Series / ISO7183 The most commonly used standard is the ISO8573 Series and in particular ISO8573-1:2010.