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    ASTM F494 - 05(2016)

    Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Primary Disposable Bag Integrity for Vacuum Cleaners

    Active Standard ASTM F494 | Developed by Subcommittee: F11.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

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    Significance and Use

    2.1 These test methods are useful for routine control, design of end-use products, and acceptance testing for conformance to specifications. Good workmanship, seams, and joints that remain strong over a wide range of atmospheric conditions and have the ability to withstand repeated cycles are necessary for satisfactory end use to the consumer.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the evaluation of the integrity of the primary disposable bag used for vacuum cleaners.

    1.2 The intent of these test methods is to verify that the design of the primary disposable bag will perform satisfactorily for the consumer in a wide range of normal use conditions. The filtering capability of the disposable bag is not evaluated with the use of these test methods.

    1.3 The following tests are included:





    Installation and Removal









    Seams and Joints


    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47121602(Vacuum cleaners)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F0494-05R16

    Citation Format

    ASTM F494-05(2016), Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Primary Disposable Bag Integrity for Vacuum Cleaners, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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