ANSI/BIFMA Front or Rear Stability Test

General Purpose Office Equipment >> BIFMA X5.1-2017 Tests: Front or Rear Stability

BIFMA X5.1-2017 Tests

Section 11 – Stability Test

Part A – Rear Stability

  • Only applies to chairs with a backrest height of 8” and up
  • Chair is set onto test platform with 0.5” restraining device behind back legs
  • A series of disks weighing 22 lbs. ea. is loaded into the chair
  • A force is applied to the top disk, based upon the seat height of the loaded chair

 


 

Part B – Front Stability

  • Chair is set onto test platform with 0.5” restraining device in front of front legs.
  • A vertical load of 135 lbs. is applied with front stability loading fixture.
  • A horizontal force of 4.5 lbs. is applied at the same level as the top of the seat.

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