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
Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter
Date Initiated: 08-20-2020
Technical Contact: Mike Schutte