Kawasaki Certifies Horsepower for 32 Small Engines Under SAE International Standard

Oct 28, 2011, 14:13 ET from SAE International


WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kawasaki Motor Corporation has certified 32 of its family of small engines under SAE International's standard for gross horsepower rating – "J1995: Engine Power Test Code-Spark Ignition and Compression Ignition- Gross Power Rating."

J1995 is a companion document to SAE International's "J1349: Engine Power Test Code – Engine Power and Torque Certification," which certifies vehicle engines for net horsepower. In addition, testing criteria for both J1995 and J1349 are outlined through SAE International's "J2723: Engine Power Test Code - Engine Power and Torque Certification," document. 

"SAE International's formal acknowledgment means that Kawasaki has met the required standards to use the SAE International reference in its advertising and promotional materials for specified engines. The certification entailed a battery of engine tests operated and witnessed by independent, experienced engineers familiar with the requirements of SAE J1995," said Gary Pollak, Program Manager, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International.

Engine certification is based on a series of self-certification tests conducted by the manufacturer that are witnessed and verified by an SAE-qualified observer. Certification under these SAE International standards assures consumers that the production engines they purchase will produce at least 98 percent of their rated values.

Kawasaki executives are in agreement that the very strict SAE J2723 standard is better suited to accommodate the company's advanced engine and manufacturing technologies.

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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