BFPA Publishes New Pneumatic Training Reference Manual

24 Feb 2022

BFPA announces the publication of the new BFPA Minimum Educational Recommendations Pneumatic Training Course Manual in the latest development in its ongoing campaign to raise educational standards in the fluid power industry.

The BFPA Minimum Educational Recommendations Pneumatics’ Course Manual is designed to support those involved in the maintenance and management of pneumatic systems and covers:

  • Basic principles
  • Pneumatic symbols
  • Compressors and receivers
  • Air preparation
  • Control valves
  • Pneumatic actuators
  • Tube and pipework
  • Electrical control Vacuum technology
  • Maintenance of pneumatic systems
  • Test and Measurement
  • Health and Safety

This brand new industry leading training course manual on pneumatic technology can be used either as a standalone textbook or as a reference document to augment training courses developed to meet the minimum educational recommendations for pneumatics. Written by leading industry experts and produced to the very highest publishing standards, this  book is a one-stop reference manual for both novices wishing to embark upon a career in this sector or seasoned experts who simply require a consolidated reference source which captures all of the fundamental principles of this much under-rated and all-encompassing  technology.

Currently two BFPA member companies: National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC) and SMC Pneumatics UK Limited have been audited and approved to deliver training courses which meet the new BFPA Minimum Educational Recommendations for pneumatics.

Copies of this publication can be purchased from the BFPA website

Please contact Karen Gordon Brander at the BFPA for more information on 01608 647900 or email