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This specification provides the construction details, replacement procedures, and selection criteria for the standard test carpets and pads used when testing vacuum cleaners. The carpet types, which shall be constructed in accordance with the physical requirements provided herein, are classified as follows: shag custom tufted test carpet; plush custom tufted test carpet; multilevel custom tufted test carpet; and level loop test carpet. Padding, on the other hand, shall be of the sponge rubber type of waffle construction with a reinforcing skrim.
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2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F555 Test Method for Motor Life Evaluation of an Upright Vacuum Cleaner
F608 Test Method for Evaluation of Carpet Embedded Dirt Removal Effectiveness of Household/Commercial Vacuum Cleaners
F922 Test Method for Motor Life Evaluation of an Electric Motorized Nozzle
F1284 Test Method for Evaluating Carpet Embedded Dirt Removal Effectiveness of Residential Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems
F1334 Test Method for Determining A-Weighted Sound Power Level of Vacuum Cleaners
F1409 Test Method for Straight Line Movement of Vacuum Cleaners While Cleaning Carpets
F1411 Practice for Presenting Selected Information on Vacuum Cleaners for Consumer Use
F1601 Test Method for Motor Life Evaluation of an Electric Motorized Nozzle for Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems
F1692 Test Method for Life Evaluation of a Turbine-Powered Nozzle for Household Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems
F2609 Test Method for Litter-Cleaning Effectiveness of Vacuum Cleaners
F2756 Test Method for Determining Energy Consumption of Vacuum Cleaners
F2797 Test Method for Evaluating Edge Cleaning Effectiveness of Vacuum Cleaners
ICS Number Code 97.080 (Cleaning appliances); 97.150 (Floor coverings)
UNSPSC Code 47121602(Vacuum cleaners)
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ASTM F655-13, Standard Specification for Test Carpets and Pads for Vacuum Cleaner Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top