The following information covers accessory drive belt testing methods and includes test configurations, pulley diameters, power loads, and guidance for interpreting test data. Belt construction definitions are also documented. This information has been prepared from existing literature, including standards and data supplied by Producers and Users of V- ribbed belts.
This latest revision of SAE J2432 accomplishes the following:
- Acceleration of durability testing consistent with more durable belt compounds available in the market.
- Elimination of redundant tests that identify the same failure modes.
- A more stringent noise test consistent with quieter belt compounds available in the market.
- General review and modifications for test consistency, clarification, and improved methodology.