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ASTM WK73913

New Test Method for Lifetime Testing for Secondary Hoses Related to Upright Vacuum Cleaners

1. Scope

Develop a lifetime test for stretch hoses used as secondary hoses on upright vacuum cleaners. Life time test based on the main characteristic of the stretch hose. Namely axial elongation and compression. First choice is to define a test carried out on an existing test equipment. Selected equipment based on ASTM 450F (flex test)


Secondary; Stretch; Hose; Wire&Vinyl; Lifetime


Different studies show that one of the main malfunctions of upright vacuum cleaners is the breaking of the secondary hose. A new standard is needed to assess the durability of the secondary hose.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F11.30

Committee: F11

Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 08-20-2020

Technical Contact: Mike Schutte

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