This SAE Recommended Practice is intended to describe a procedure for rating the size of single-stage reciprocating air compressors. It describes the conditions that can be used for testing and it defines a standardized rating expressed in SLPM (SCFM).
The current SAE J2743 document was reviewed by all air compressor suppliers to determine if changes were needed at this 5 year review. After determining, the suppliers see no need for revisions. The committee requested that the OEM engine and OEM vehicle manufacturers be surveyed to get their inputs as well. The results of this survey were reviewed with the committee on May 1, 2012 and the decision was made to re-affirm SAE J2743 as written.