SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers)

SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) 2017-05-15T18:18:56+00:00

SAE International

Originally established as the Society of Automotive Engineers. SAE International is a U.S. based professional association and standards developing organization.

At the beginning of the 20th century, automotive engineers from many companies expressed an interest in the ability to have a free exchange of ideas to share and expand their technical knowledge. In 1907 there were 100 members; by the end of World War II membership exceeded 12,000 and now exceeds 138,000 members.

SAE International creates and manages more aerospace and ground vehicle standards than any other entity in the world

As it relates to ambulance safety, SAE International serves as a forum to devise and recommend testing standards. The current ambulance related SAE standards are:

J2917–Occupant Restraint and Equipment Mounting Integrity—Frontal Impact System-Level Ambulance Patient Compartment — This SAE Recommended Practice describes the test procedures for conducting frontal impact occupant restraint and equipment mounting integrity tests for ambulance patient compartment applications. Its purpose is to establish recommended test procedures that will standardize restraint system and equipment mounting testing for ambulances. Descriptions of the test set-up, test instrumentation, photographic/video coverage, and the test fixtures are included.

J2956–Occupant Restraint and Equipment Mounting Integrity—Side Impact System-Level Ambulance Patient Compartment. — This SAE Recommended Practice describes the test procedures for conducting frontal impact occupant restraint and equipment mounting integrity tests for ambulance patient compartment applications. Its purpose is to establish recommended test procedures that will standardize restraint system and equipment mounting testing for ambulances. Descriptions of the test set-up, test instrumentation, photographic/video coverage, and the test fixtures are included.

J3026–Ambulance Patient Compartment Seating Integrity and Occupant Restraint—This SAE Recommended Practice describes the testing procedures that may be used to evaluate the integrity of ground ambulance-based occupant seating and occupant restraint systems for workers and civilians transported in the patient compartment of an ambulance when exposed to frontal or side impact.

J3027–Ambulance Litter Integrity, Retention, and Patient Restraint—This SAE Recommended Practice describes the testing procedures required to evaluate the integrity of a ground ambulance-based patient litter, litter retention system, and patient restraint when exposed to a frontal or side impact.

J3043–Ambulance Equipment Mount Device or Systems—This SAE Recommended Practice describes the dynamic and static testing procedures required to evaluate the integrity of an equipment mount device or system when exposed to a frontal or side impact.

J3044–Occupant Restraint and Equipment Mounting Integrity—Rear Impact System-Level Ambulance Patient Compartment —This SAE Recommended Practice describes the test procedures for conducting rear impact occupant restraint and equipment mounting integrity tests for ambulance patient compartment applications.

J3057 – Modular Body Evaluation-Quasi=Static Loading for Type I and Type III Modular Ambulances – This SAE Recommended Practice describes the test procedures for conducting quasi-static modular body strength tests for ambulance applications.

J3059 – Ambulance Patient Compartment Seated Occupant Excursion Zone Evaluation – This SAE Information Report describes the testing and reporting procedures that may be used to evaluate and document the excursion of a worker or civilian when transported in a seated and restrained position in the patient compartment of a ground ambulance when exposed to a front, side, or rear impact.

Contact

SAE International – USA Headquarters
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096
800-606-7323