J342_202010 Spark Arrester Test Procedure for Large Size Engines

Stabilized

10/06/2020

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This SAE Recommended Practice establishes equipment and procedures for the evaluation of the effectiveness and other performance characteristics of spark arresters or turbochargers used on the exhaust system of large engines normally used in a railroad locomotive, stationary power plant, and other similar applications. This document does not cover applications requiring flame arresting, exhaust gas cooling, or isolation from explosive gases. Two test methods are presented: a laboratory test using ambient air (cold test) and an engine test using exhaust gases (hot test). The hot test is preferred.
Arresters tested by the provisions of this document can be expected to perform as tested when tilted no more than 45 degrees from their normal position. Test results from a spark arrester or turbocharger evaluated by the hot test can be applied to different engines of similar design, provided the data shows it to be effective in the applicable flow ranges.
Certain design and performance characteristics, which represent current requirements by regulatory agencies for qualification and approval under this document, are listed in Appendix A.
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Content
The technical report covers technology, products, or processes which are mature and not likely to change in the foreseeable future. The technical committee makes a conscious decision not to maintain the document any longer.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/J342_202010
Pages
9
Citation
SAE International Recommended Practice, Spark Arrester Test Procedure for Large Size Engines, SAE Standard J342_202010, Stabilized October 2020, Reaffirmed March 2013, Revised January 1991, Issued June 1968, https://doi.org/10.4271/J342_202010.
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Published
Oct 6, 2020
Product Code
J342_202010
Content Type
Recommended Practice
Status
Stabilized
Language
English