J1342_200706 Test Method for Determining Power Consumption of Engine Cooling Fan Drive Systems

Revised

06/13/2007

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The technique outlined in this SAE Recommended Practice was developed as part of an overall program for determining and evaluating fuel consumption of heavy-duty trucks and buses, but it is applicable to off highway vehicles as well.
It is recommended that the specific operating conditions be carefully reviewed on the basis of actual installation data. Cooling requirements are affected by all heat exchangers that are cooled by the fan drive system. These may include radiators, condensers, charge air coolers, oil coolers, and others.
Because of the variation in size, shape, configuration, and mountings available in cooling fans and fan drive systems, specific test devices have not been included.
Using known power/speed relationships for a given fan, this procedure can be used to calculate the fan drive system’s power consumption for engine cooling systems using fixed ratio, speed modulating, and on/off fan drives. This power consumption may then be used in determining engine net power per SAE J1349. For fan power/speed relationships, refer to SAE J1339.
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The rationale for this document is to provide a method for determining the power consumption of various types of fan drive systems.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/J1342_200706
Pages
4
Citation
SAE International Recommended Practice, Test Method for Determining Power Consumption of Engine Cooling Fan Drive Systems, SAE Standard J1342_200706, Revised June 2007, Issued July 1981, https://doi.org/10.4271/J1342_200706.
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Published
Jun 13, 2007
Product Code
J1342_200706
Content Type
Recommended Practice
Status
Revised
Language
English