SAE Restraint Systems Effluent Test Procedure(STABILIZED Aug 2011)
This SAE Recommended Practice describes a method to collect, identify, and quantify effluent resulting from deployment of in-vehicle stored energy restraint systems. Deployment and collection is completed in a 2.83 m3 (100 ft3 ) chamber. This procedure is written as a guideline for the identification and quantification of both particulate effluent (size, concentration, and composition) and gaseous effluent (concentration and composition). The intent of this procedure is to describe and recommend testing methods and not to establish limits for the effluent. This procedure should be used in conjunction with performance specifications from the customer and/or manufacturer of the device(s) being tested. This is a general procedure for repetitive and comparative testing, and suggests only general guidelines for the safe conduct of tests and reliable data correlation.
This document outlines a procedure that, according to experts in the field, is unlikely to change in any significant way in the foreseeable future. Though the procedure is still conducted in many labs, and it is referenced in related documents, its use has diminished. The document's usage may be inferred from the following SAE purchasing data: