Laboratory Testing of Vehicle and Industrial Heat Exchangers for Thermal Cycle Durability
This SAE Recommended Practice is applicable to all liquid-to-air, liquid-to-liquid, air-to-liquid, and air-to-air heat exchangers used in vehicle and industrial cooling systems. This document outlines the tests to determine durability characteristics of the heat exchanger under thermal cycling.
This document was revised to include the use of SAE J2679, Charge Air Cooler Leakage, as a method for testing charge air coolers for integrity before and after thermal cycle testing. Other minor corrections have been made to spelling, punctuation, and formatting.
Test equipment and instrumentation
Also known as: SAE J 1542
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