"The Brake Manufacturers Council announced today that SAE’s Performance Review Institute (PRI) will administer the Brake Effectiveness Evaluation Procedure (BEEP) program. This enhances the BEEP certification program as a truly third-party certification program" said Pat Healey, Executive Director of the BMC.
The BEEP program uses the SAE J2430 brake dynamometer standard and the BMC’s vehicle specific dynamometer test data model. This standard, in conjunction with systematic yet cost-effective testing and audits, validates the conformance confidence with the FMVSS requirements of automotive brake friction materials used in passenger cars and light duty trucks in North America.
About the Brake Effectiveness Evaluation Procedure ― BEEP
Formally released in 2001, the BEEP program is the only certification program in the brake friction industry that follows the NHTSA directive to use voluntary industries standards that are developed by Standards Development Organizations like SAE. Additionally all BEEP manufacturers are required to demonstrate a robust quality process with accreditation to ISO 9001 or TS/ISO 16949 and pass annual off the shelf audit tests. The BEEP program quantifies the tested product’s performance relative to its braking torque ability during: normal temperature operation (moderate and high speed, curb and gross vehicle weight), failed system (failed power assist and hydraulic circuit failure), hot performance after fade heating snubs, and brake recovery as required in FMVSS 105 & 135.
About the Brake Manufacturers Council
Established in 1973, The Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC), part of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is dedicated to providing and maintaining, for the mutual benefit of all its members, communications as appropriate with federal, state, and local governmental authorities, as well as technical bodies and Standard Development Organizations, such as SAE and its technical committees.
About the SAE’s Performance Review Institute
The PRI Mission is to provide global, unbiased, independent manufacturing process or product assessments and certification services to the mobility industry for the purpose of adding value, reducing total cost, and facilitating cooperation between users and suppliers. Besides lubricants and aerospace products and systems, PRI has administered for more than 15 years the Heavy Duty Truck Brake Lining Qualification Program.