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Significance and Use
4.1 The test results allow the comparison of the maximum air power available when no dirt has been introduced into the vacuum cleaning system, that is, a completely clean filter or an empty, clean dirt container.
1.1 This test method covers procedures for determining air performance characteristics of household central vacuum cleaning systems, which use a flexible cleaning hose assembly and incorporates a series universal motor(s). This test method does not apply to the carpet cleaning mode of operation where dirt or debris is involved.
1.2 These tests and calculations include determination of suction, airflow, air power, maximum air power, and input power under standard operating conditions (see ).
Note 1: For more information on air performance characteristics, see Refs (. )
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. A specific precautionary statement is given in .
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.
IEC StandardIEC 62885-2 Surface Cleaning AppliancesPart 2: Dry Vacuum Cleaners for Household or Similar UseMethods for Measuring the Performance
E1 Specification for ASTMLiquid-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
E2251 Specification for Liquid-in-Glass ASTM Thermometers with Low-Hazard Precision Liquids
F431 Specification for Air Performance Measurement Plenum Chamber for Vacuum Cleaners
ICS Number Code 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)
UNSPSC Code 47121602(Vacuum cleaners)
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ASTM F820-21, Standard Test Method for Measuring Air Performance Characteristics of Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top