Gonzales, Ralph . 2005. Manufacturer Submission Procedure for the Qualification Testing of General-purpose, Screen, and Locomotive Spark Arrester Exhaust Systems. 0551 1803P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center.
This document describes submission procedures specifically for use by a manufacturer in submitting a general-purpose or locomotive spark arrester exhaust system for evaluation and qualification testing. The spark arrester qualification test provides a method of testing to evaluate the spark arresting effectiveness of general-purpose and locomotive exhaust systems that may come into close proximity with grass, brush, timber, and similar cellulose materials with potential for fire ignition. The present evaluation program is based on performance requirements established by the USDA Forest Service Standard 5100-01c, "Spark Arresters for Internal Combustion Engines" for General-purpose/Screen Spark Arrester Performance Requirements and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Recommended Practice J350, "Spark Arrester Test Procedure for Medium Size Engines."
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