BIFMA Back Strength Test Static

General Purpose Office Equipment >> BIFMA X5.1-2017 Tests: Back Strength Testing

BIFMA X5.1-2017 Tests

Section 5 – Back Strength – Type I & II – Static

  • Type 1 chair has tilting seat and back. Test applies to chairs with seat backs over 8"
  • Type 2 chairs have fixed seats and tilting backs
  • Pull from center of back using fixture to span back rest
  • Functional load of 150 lbs. held for 1 minute
  • Proof load of 225 lbs. held for 1 minute

 


 

Section 6 – Back Strength – Type III – Static

  • Type 3 chairs have fixed seat and backs
  • Test applies to chairs with seat backs over 8”
  • Pull from center of back using fixture to span back rest
  • Functional load of 150 lbs. held for 1 minute
  • Proof load of 225 lbs. held for 1 minute

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