ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011 General Purpose Office Chairs - Tests

ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 is intended to provide manufacturers, specifiers, and users with a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural adequacy of general-purpose office chairs. General-purpose office chairs are normally used in an office environment and may include, but are not limited to those seating styles typically referred to as: executive/management, task/secretarial, side/guest chairs, stacking chairs, tablet arm chairs and stools.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 includes the following tests:

  • Back Strength Test - Static – Type I
  • Back Strength Test - Static – Type II & III
  • Base Test - Static
  • Drop Test - Dynamic
  • Swivel Test - Cyclic
  • Tilt Mechanism Test - Cyclic
  • Seating Durability Tests - Cyclic
  • Stability Tests
  • Arm Strength - Vertical - Static
  • Arm Strength - Horizontal - Static
  • Back Durability Test - Cyclic - Type I
  • Back Durability Test - Cyclic - Type II & III
  • Caster/Chair Base Durability Test - Cyclic
  • Leg Strength - Front and Side Application
  • Footrest Static Load Test - Vertical
  • Footrest Durability Test - Vertical - Cyclic
  • Arm Durability Test - Cyclic
  • Out Stop Tests for Chairs with Manually Adjustable Seat Depth
  • Tablet Arm Static Load Test
  • Tablet Arm Load Ease Test - Cyclic

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