Brake Material Coefficient of Friction Registration

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Registration
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Registration Process
  • Approved Testing Facilities

VESC V-3 regulations require brake friction material to be marked with an identifying edge code. This edge code must contain a company assigned ID, formulation identification code, hot and cold friction coefficients and an environmental designation. NSF registers the hot and cold friction coefficients and can also act as a registrar for the environmental designation that meets all criteria set forth by the states of Washington and California. See Friction Material Registration for the requirements of this program.

Registration affords companies an easy, quick and cost effective means to publicly demonstrate compliance to multiple industry standards and regulations.

Benefits of Registration

Many state laws require brake material friction coefficients to comply with VESC V-3 regulations. Registration by NSF of brake material friction coefficients ensures brake material meets these requirements.

NSF registration allows companies to publicly demonstrate compliance of products or services with standards, laws, regulations and requirements of potential customers.

Products and services that meet registration requirements appear in the online NSF registration listings and can be referenced in marketing and other promotional information.

Registration by NSF, an independent third-party registrar, helps mitigate liability for companies and adds defensibility.

Why Work With NSF?

NSF International is an independent global organization with over 70 years of experience developing standards, auditing, testing and certifying to protect and improve public health globally.

Registration Process

The process for registering brake material friction coefficients involves the following steps:

  1. Company completes application form.
  2. The company submits a report for testing performing according to SAE J661 from an NSF approved laboratory containing all required data and photographs showing compliance with VESC V-3.
  3. Company submits the appropriate payment of the registration fee and/or any other applicable fees.

Complete policies and requirements can be found in the NSF Registration Scheme for Automotive Parts and Services.

Approved Testing Facilities

Many state laws require brake materials’ coefficients of friction to be marked on the brakes to comply with the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission Regulation V-3 (VESC V-3). The states also require third-party laboratory testing of brake materials in accordance with SAE J661_201211, Brake Lining Quality Test Procedure. NSF International approves third-party testing facilities for coefficient of friction testing. Approved facilities include:

Greening Testing Laboratories

Approval end date: May 11, 2018

Contact:
Mike Dorney
mdorney@greeninginc.com
313-366-7160
www.greeninginc.com

Address:
19465 Mt. Elliott Avenue
Detroit, MI 48234

Link Engineering Company

Approval end date: 7/18/2018

Contact:
Christopher Arquette
c.arquette@linkeng.com
313-625-4069
www.linkeng.com

Address:
401 Southfield Road
Dearborn, MI 48120, USA

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