One of the main aims of the Association is to create, raise and maintain standards in the fluid power industry. Our technical committees play a key role in framing worldwide best practice through the development of national, European and international standards.
We hold the External Secretariat on behalf of the British Standards Institution (BSI), the UK’s National Standards Body and maintain a database of circa 500 fluid power standards covered by the technical committees.
Our ten technical committees, under the remit of the BSI MCE/18, are BFPA members who are experts in their particular field. They work tirelessly – and voluntarily – on behalf of all our members, using their expertise to benefit the industry.
Working together, they have helped frame European legislation designed to harmonise and raise standards, safety and professionalism.
BFPA/Technical and Standards Policy Committee
BSI Panel MCE/18 – Chairman: Jerry Hughes, Jemlyn Limited
BFPA/TC 1 Accumulators
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/1 – Chairman: Graham Miller, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Limited
BFPA/TC 3 Cylinders
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/3 – Chairman: Colin Gibson, SMC Limited
BFPA/TC 4 Connectors and Associated Components
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/4 – Chairman: Jerry Hughes, Jemlyn Limited
BFPA/TC 5 Control Components
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/5 – Chairman: Richard Driver, SMC Pneumatics (UK) Limited
BFPA/TC 6 Contamination Control
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/6 – Chairman: TBC
BFPA/TC 7 Fluid Seals and their Housings
BSI Committee MCE/11 – Chairman: Dr Nick Peppiatt
BFPA/TC 8 Product Testing
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/8 – Chairman: Mark Fairhurst, BHR Group
BFPA/TC 9 Systems
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/9 – Chairman: Stan Saunders, Bosch Rexroth Limited
BFPA/TC 16 Hydraulic Fluids
BSI Panel MCE/18/-/16 – Chairman: Dr. Neal Milne, LANXESS Solutions UK Limited
Click here to see the BFPA Technical Committees’ Organogram
Our committees are open to all members. Why not take part and harness your own expertise on behalf of the industry?
- Influence what is happening to your technology and your industry
- Ensure that Regulation is created only with input from industry experts
- Join in stimulating and intellectual debate in a non-commercial environment
- Time commitment of only two to three meetings per year
- Full administrative support provided by the BFPA
- Help give UK engineering a vice in the international arena
To find out more about becoming a committee member, please contact us.
The BFPA are a BSI distributor for all BSI standards. BFPA members benefit from a 20% discount on the purchase of any BSI standard acquired through the Association.
Library of Standards
Click here to see our definitive list of fluid power standards that identifies the 500 or so standards.
The Standards Project Manager, Yvonne Pearman, having worked for the Association for 16 years, has a wealth of knowledge and access to the BFPA technical experts as well BFPA Consultants to help with enquiries concerning European Directives, hydraulic and pneumatic queries etcetera.
For ease of reference, please send any enquiries via email to email@example.com with as much detail as possible to aide a quick response.