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SAE, AEM collaborate on new underground-equipment standard

  • Magazine Article
  • 20TOFHP10_07
Published October 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
Language:
  • English

SAE International recently published the first standard of its kind for the vacuum excavation equipment industry - J3107, Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment - Safety Requirements - in collaboration with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The J3107 standard complements the already-published J3106, Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment Classification and Nomenclature, which defines the common terminology for vacuum excavation and sewer cleaning equipment.

The J3107 standard is not intended to cover equipment addressed by other on-road federal, state, and local regulations. Truck-mounted or trailer-mounted vehicles are required to meet local or regional on-road requirements, as applicable. Prior to publication of J3107, there were no safety standards or guidelines for the vacuum excavator or sewer cleaning equipment industries.