ISO 18869:2017 specifies methods for testing and evaluating the performance of quick-action couplings for use in hydraulic fluid power applications. This document does not apply to the testing of tube connections, stud ends for ports and flange connections, which are covered by ISO 19879.
Test methods covered in this document are independent of each other and outline the method to follow for each test. See the respective connector standard for which tests to conduct and for performance requirements. It is not intended that all tests be carried out for every application; it is up to the user of this document to select the applicable tests.
For qualification of the coupling, the minimum number of samples specified in this document is to be tested, unless otherwise specified in the relevant coupling standard or as agreed upon by the manufacturer and the user.