“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 BEEPcertification 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.
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.