IPC releases air moving device standard, first in series of OEM critical components standards
Apr 27, 2006
IPC has announced the first in a series of published standards on critical components for the computer and telecommunications industry.
The newly released IPC-9591, Performance Parameters (Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental and Quality/Reliability) for Air Moving Devices, provides performance parameters for air movement devices such as fans, blowers and other forced air movement techniques.
"This standard," according to John Grosso, director of supplier engineering and quality for sub-tier and critical commodities, Dell Inc., and chair of the IPC OEM Critical Commodities Committee, "was an excellent test of our ability to develop critical component standards on a timely basis."
Grosso said the standard took nine months to publish -- from the initial meeting of the subcommittee to final approval. To facilitate development, a content expert developed the first draft. "This is exceptionally fast turnaround for standard development; the subcommittee should be complimented for its hard work."
Components and Power Supplies Next to be Standardized
Grosso said that the committee has identified three other critical components for the next phase of standardization: power conversion (supplies) and active and passive components. "Standardization of air movement devices, as well as the other components identified by the IPC OEM committee, is critical to the success of the computer and telecommunications industry - improving quality and reliability for the products we use," Grosso explained.
The IPC OEM Critical Components Committee includes senior managers of Dell Inc.; Lucent Technologies; Apple Computer Inc.; Cisco Systems Inc.; Motorola; Hewlett-Packard Co.; IBM Corporation and Lenovo. Chalam Kalahasti, Cisco Systems Inc., is the committee's vice chair. The committee will identify the scope of the standards in late summer.
IPC-9591 can be found at www.ipc.org/OnlineStore. For more information on the OEM Critical Components committee, contact Tony Hilvers, IPC vice president of industry programs, at 847-597-2837 or TonyHilvers@ipc.org