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ASTM F655 - 11 standard specification for test carpets and pads for vacuum cleaner testing


Source: ASTM International

This specification provides the construction details, replacement procedures, and selection criteria for the standard test carpets and pads used when testing vacuum cleaners. The carpet types, which shall be constructed in accordance with the physical requirements provided herein, are classified as follows: shag custom tufted test carpet; plush custom tufted test carpet; multilevel custom tufted test carpet; and level loop test carpet. Padding, on the other hand, shall be of the sponge rubber type of waffle construction with a reinforcing skrim.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

1. Scope

1.1 This specification provides construction details and a replacement procedure for the standard carpet and pad to be used when testing vacuum cleaners.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
F608 Test Method for Evaluation of Carpet Embedded Dirt Removal Effectiveness of Household/Commercial Vacuum Cleaners

Index Terms

vacuum cleaners;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings); 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

DOI: 10.1520/F0655-11

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