Standard Test Method for Measuring Air Performance Characteristics of Vacuum Cleaners
|Publication Date:||10 October 1998|
|ICS Code (Cleaning appliances):||97.080|
1.1 This test method covers procedures for determining air performance characteristics of commercial and household upright, canister, stick, hand-held, utility, and combination-type vacuum cleaners having provisions for attaching a hose and incorporating a series universal motor. This test method does not apply to the carpet cleaning mode of operation.
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).
NOTE 1--For more information on air performance characteristics, see Refs (1-6).
1.3 The foot-pound-inch system of units is used in this standard. The values in parentheses are given for information only.
1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. A specific precautionary statement is given in Note 2.