Call for Abstracts for BFPA International Conference on Managing Fluid and Lubricant Contamination 10 – 11 September 2018

The BFPA is pleased to announce a new International Conference on ‘Managing Fluid and Lubricant Contamination’ in September 2018 and is calling for abstracts of papers to be submitted on relevant topics.

The British Fluid Power Association and the University of Bath, Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control are organising a week of conferences on aspects of fluid power and motion control in September 2018.

The BFPA is organising an international conference on:

Managing Fluid and Lubricant Contamination

to be held at the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control, Bath, England on 10 and 11 September, 2018.

This conference will confirm the importance of minimising hydraulic fluid and lubricant contamination and how recent developments may be changing our appreciation of what constitutes ‘cleanliness’.

The principal themes of the conference are:

• Contaminant formation
• Varnish – an increasing problem in major applications
• Developments in test methods for assessing fluid and lubricant  cleanliness
• Changes to the classification of cleanliness
• The control of fluid cleanliness and contamination by air, water and particulates
• Case studies of problems associated with cleanliness and contamination

A table-top exhibition of products related to these themes will be held adjacent to the conference hall.

This event will be of value to all end users that need to maintain clean systems; those responsible for fluid and lubricant maintenance, filtration, and condition monitoring in a wide range of applications, and many lubricant and hydraulic fluid professionals.
The British Fluid Power Association would therefore like to invite experts in these fields to share their knowledge and submit an abstract (100-150 words) of a paper or presentation on the above topics or for companies to book space at the exhibition.

Submission schedule:

9  February 2018   Abstracts due
6  April 2018          Draft of paper/presentation
1   June 2018          Revision of paper (if necessary)
21 June 2018          Final version of paper

Abstracts should be submitted in the first instance to BFPA via Janet Dixon

More information on conference fees, registration, programme details will be available soon, but in the meantime if you have any questions please contact Janet Dixon

The BFPA conference will be followed on the 12 – 14 September 2018 by the Bath/ASME International Fluid Power and Motion Control Symposium, FPMC2018. More information is available from the University of Bath on their website (

Conference attendees will be able to obtain special rates when attending both events.

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Date: 10 - 11 September 2018

Venue: Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control, University of Bath, Bath, England

To be confirmed

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