This test procedure is intended to provide a quality control method for checking torque-tension characteristics of non-prevailing torque type threaded steel fasteners 6 through 24 mm nominal diameters. Realistically, torque-tension relationships for specific individual fastener assembly joints will vary due to the different joint parameters. Tests using actual joint components will be required to determine accurate torque-tension values for those conditions. For the inch series version, see SAE J174.
To advance the goal of harmonization, SAE J174M is cancelled and superseded by ISO 16047, Fasteners – Torque/clamp force testing.