Standard Active Last Updated: Apr 26, 2021
ASTM F2105-21

Standard Test Method for Measuring Air Performance Characteristics of Vacuum Cleaner Motor/Fan Systems

Significance and Use

4.1 The test results allow the comparison of the maximum air power at the vacuum cleaner motor/fan system inlet under the conditions of this test method.


1.1 This test method covers procedures for determining air performance characteristics of series universal motor/fan systems used in commercial and household upright, canister, stick, hand-held utility, combination-type vacuum cleaners, and household central vacuum cleaning systems.

1.2 These tests and calculations include determination of suction, airflow, air power, maximum air power, and input power under specified operating conditions.

Note 1: For more information on air performance characteristics, see References (1) through (2).2

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are 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.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.11
Developed by Subcommittee: F11.22
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.1520/F2105-21
ICS Code: 23.120; 97.080