SAE J2527

Automotive accelerated weathering standards – SAE J2527 – Ford / General

artificial weathering

SAE J2527

accelerated exposure of exterior automotive material using xenon arc lamps

SAE J2527 tests the performance of samples inside a Q-LAB Xe-3 Xenon Arc Chamber. Samples are exposed to Xenon Arc light, accelerating the simulation of the outdoor environmental conditions. This allows us to recreate the effects of direct sunlight, temperature and/or moisture.

SAE J2527 standard requirements

proposed parameter rangewithin current operating range
standard refSAE J2527 (2013)
irradiance0.55w/m² at 340nmyes
filter systemextended UVyes
chamber temperature47 degrees light, 38 degrees darkyes
BST/BPT temperatureBST 70 degrees lightyes
relative humidity50% ±5% light, 95% darkyes
light cycle2hrs light, 1hr darkyes
spray cycle60mins dark with spray front and back,
40min light no spray,
20 min light with front spray,
60min light
test duration3000 & 6000hrs

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