Standard Active Last Updated: Aug 11, 2022
ASTM F494-05(2022)

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

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.


1.1 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 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.

1.6 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.11
Developed by Subcommittee: F11.23
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.1520/F0494-05R22
ICS Code: 97.080