Ever thought about taking part and sharing your expertise on behalf of the fluid power industry?

26 Feb 2019

BFPA member satisfaction surveys over the years have repeatedly shown how valuable our members believe the BFPA technical standards development work is to the industry, and for some it is the main reason they remain in membership. 2018 was yet another successful year for the 10 BFPA Technical Committees, which were responsible for the revision, development and publication of no less than 31 technical standards relating to fluid power.

BFPA’s Standards Projects Manager Yvonne Pearman commented: “Of the international standards and technical reports published and contributed to in 2018, two important technical reports emerged following BFPA’s and CETOP’s input and lobbying for the fluid power industry’s position in relation to the EcoDesign Directive 2009/125/EC with regards to energy efficiency. She added: “As technical reports they are valid for three years, after which, ballots to review their status will be held to consider whether they should be developed as international standards.”

The reports referred to above are:

  • BS ISO/TR 22165:2018 – PFP – Application notes for the improvement of the energy efficiency of pneumatic systems (published) and
  • ISO/DTR 22164 HFP – Application notes for the optimization of the energy efficiency of hydraulic systems (due to be published soon).

BFPA is currently having a drive to try and encourage more people to join their Technical Committees and Martin Kingsbury (BFPA Membership and Training Director) and Yvonne Pearman (BFPA Standards Projects Manager) are planning to visit members who are interested, to explain the benefits and dispel the myths surrounding sitting on a Technical Committee!

Would you like someone to visit you and explain a bit more about the BFPA and how the BFPA Technical Committees work? If so, please Email Yvonne Yvonne@bfpa.co.uk or Martin martin@bfpa.co.uk and a visit can be arranged.

BFPA’s 10 technical and standards development committees drive standards in the industry forward. These committees are made up of BFPA members who are experts in their particular field, who work tirelessly – and voluntarily – on behalf of all of our members, using their expertise and experience to benefit the industry. The organogram below shows how the BFPA committees mirror the International Standards Organisation:

At the recent NFPC Open Day, Yvonne (and colleagues Martin Kingsbury and Emma Lear) attended with the aim of getting the message across about BFPA’s Technical Committees.