Auto Service World
Feature   May 1, 2009   by Auto Service World

SAE Takes Over Aftermarket Brake Testing Program

The Brake Manufacturers Council has announced that SAE’s Performance Review Institute (PRI) will administer the Brake Effectiveness Evaluation Procedure (BEEP) program.

This move enhances the BEEP program as a truly third-party certification program.

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, which parallels the CMVSS standards used for new vehicles in Canada.

As a result, the program quantifies the tested product’s performance relative to its braking torque ability during normal temperature operation, failed system, hot performance after fade heating snubs, and brake recovery, as required in CMVSS/FMVSS 105 and 135.