DS/ISO 21016:2007

Office furniture - Tables and desks - Test methods for the determination of stability, strength and durability

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This International Standard specifies test methods for the determination of the stability, the strength and the durability of all types of office tables designed to be used in the seated and/or standing position, e.g. work tables, height adjustable tables, meeting tables, and desks. It applies to tables that are fully assembled and ready for use.
This International Standard does not contain test methods for storage elements. These can be found in ISO 7170.
The tests consist of the application, to various parts of the units, of loads, forces and velocities simulating normal functional use, as well as misuse, that might reasonably be expected to occur.
With the exception of the deflection of table tops, the tests are designed to evaluate properties without regard to materials, design/construction or manufacturing processes.
The test results are only valid for the unit/component tested. These results may be used to represent the performance of production models provided that the tested model is representative of the production model.
Tests carried out according to this International Standard are intended to demonstrate the ability of the item to give satisfactory service in its intended environment. It should be understood that such tests do not ensure that structural failure will not eventually occur as a result of habitual misuse or after an excessively long period of service. The tests have been developed for units/components that have not been in use. However, when properly justified, they may be used for fault investigation.
This International Standard specifies test methods only. It does not specify requirements. These should be specified in a requirements document. If this is not available, suggested forces and cycles can be found in Annex A (informative).
Assessment of ageing and degradation is not included.

Number of pages: 24

Published: 2007-10-26

Date of approval: 2007-07-19

International relationships : ISO 21016:2007 IDT

ICS: 97.140 - Furniture

Item number: M208934



  • ISO/TC 136

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