ASTM F2826 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Sustained Air Performance and Exhaust Emission Efficiencies of Central Vacuum Cleaning Units

    Active Standard ASTM F2826 | Developed by Subcommittee: F11.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The test results allow comparison of sustained air performance of central vacuum cleaners that employ various methods of separating the dirt from the air used to convey the dirt to the central power unit. The results will be expressed as a percentage of the original vacuum performance after loading a prescribed weight of media.

    4.2 The test results will allow a comparison of emissions by measuring the media emitted during the test and expressing this as an Exhaust Emissions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is a laboratory test for determining the sustained air performance and Exhaust Emissions of a central vacuum cleaner when tested under laboratory conditions.

    1.2 This test method is applicable to all central vacuum cleaners with or without any type of internal filter. This test method is intended to help indicate how performance may be affected after multiple times of vacuuming over an extended period of time.

    1.3 The inch-pound system of units is used in this standard except for weight measurements, which are measured in grams. The values stated in parentheses are given for information only.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    F820 Test Method for Measuring Air Performance Characteristics of Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems

    ISO Standard

    ISO5011 Inlet Air Cleaning Equipment for Internal Combustion Engines and Compressors--Performance Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47121602(Vacuum cleaners)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2826

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