ASTM F450 - 13

    Standard Test Methods for Vacuum Cleaner Hose—Durability and Reliability (Plastic)

    Active Standard ASTM F450 | Developed by Subcommittee: F11.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 These test methods can be used by buyers of vacuum cleaner hose to specify the test criteria the hose must meet to be acceptable for their purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the effect of anticipated stresses and strains that vacuum cleaner and extractor hoses will receive in normal use.

    1.2 These test methods apply to plastic (regular and reinforced) vacuum cleaner and extractor hoses for household use.

    1.3 The following tests are included:



    Torsional flex


    Hot and cold flex with aging


    Abrasion, external surfaces




    Pull test on hose fittings with aging




    Stretch ratio


    Extractor hoses


    1.4 These test methods are individual tests as agreed upon between the hose and vacuum manufacturer.

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.6 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

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D695 Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics

    F395 Terminology Relating to Vacuum Cleaners

    F595 Test Methods for Vacuum Cleaner Hose--Durability and Reliability (All-Plastic Hose)

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47121607(Vacuum cleaner supplies or accessories)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F0450

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F450-13, Standard Test Methods for Vacuum Cleaner Hose—Durability and Reliability (Plastic), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013,

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