ASTM F3150 - 18

    Standard Specification for HEPA Filtration System Performance of Residential and Commercial Vacuum Cleaners

    Active Standard ASTM F3150 | Developed by Subcommittee: F11.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification defines industry acceptable test methods and approaches for evaluating residential and commercial vacuum cleaner filtration systems to HEPA filtration performance levels.

    1.2 This specification defines the minimum filtration efficiency requirements for achieving HEPA performance for filtration systems of residential and commercial vacuum cleaners.

    1.3 This specification applies only to residential and commercial vacuum cleaning products that are used in non-critical applications. Non-critical applications refers to applications not requiring the removal of hazardous dust as defined per IEC 60335-2-69.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


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

    ISO Standard

    ISO 29463-5 High-efficiency filters and filter media for removing particles in airPart 5: Test method for filter elements

    ASTM Standards

    F395 Terminology Relating to Vacuum Cleaners

    F1977 Test Method for Determining Initial, Fractional, Filtration Efficiency of a Vacuum Cleaner System

    F2608 Test Method for Determining the Change in Room Air Particulate Counts as a Result of the Vacuum Cleaning Process

    IEST Standards

    IEST-RP-CC001 HEPA and ULPA filters

    IEST-RP-CC007

    IEST-RP-CC034 HEPA and ULPA Filter Leak Tests


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47121602(Vacuum cleaners)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3150-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3150-18, Standard Specification for HEPA Filtration System Performance of Residential and Commercial Vacuum Cleaners, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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