Surface cleaning appliances - Part 3: Wet carpet cleaning appliances - Methods for measuring the performance

IEC 62885-3:2014 is applicable to wet cleaning appliances for household use for carpet cleaning in or under conditions similar to those in households. This part of IEC 62885 is not applicable to steam cleaning vacuums. The purpose of this standard is to:
- specify the essential performance characteristics of wet cleaning appliances being of interest to users
- describe methods for measuring these characteristics and
- be complementary to the methods for dry vacuum cleaners in IEC 60312-1.
Due to influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency of the operator, most of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for comparative testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.
See IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-2 for safety requirements.
Wet hard floor tests are under consideration and are intended to be published in a separate standard.
This first edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60312-2 published in 2010. This edition constitutes a technical revision. Click here to access to information on suppliers of test materials and details of test equipment. This information is given for the convenience of users of this International Standard and does not constitute an endorsement by IEC of the suppliers named. This information will be continuously updated.

Appareils de nettoyage des sols - Partie 3: Appareils pour le nettoyage humide des tapis et moquettes - Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude à la fonction

L'IEC 62885-3:2014 s'applique aux appareils pour le nettoyage humide des tapis et moquettes à usage domestique ou à usage analogue. La présente partie de l'IEC 62885 ne concerne pas les aspirateurs à vapeur.
La présente norme a pour objet:
- de spécifier les caractéristiques essentielles d'aptitude à la fonction des appareils de nettoyage humide présentant un intérêt pour les utilisateurs
- de décrire les méthodes de mesure de ces caractéristiques, et
- de compléter les méthodes appliquées pour les aspirateurs à sec de l'IEC 60312-1.
En raison de l'influence des conditions environnementales, des variations de temps, de l'origine des matériaux d'essai et de l'aptitude de l'opérateur, la plupart des méthodes d'essai décrites offrent des résultats plus fiables si elles sont appliquées lors d'essais comparatifs d'un certain nombre d'appareils en même temps, dans le même laboratoire et par le même opérateur.
Voir l'IEC 60335-1 et l'IEC 60335-2-2 pour les exigences de sécurité.
Des essais de nettoyage des sols durs et mouillés sont à l'étude et sont destinés à être publiés dans une norme séparée.
Cette première édition annule et remplace la première édition de l'IEC 60312-2, parue en 2010. Cette édition constitue une révision technique.
Cliquez ici pour accéder aux informations relatives aux fournisseurs de matériaux d'essais et aux détails concernant l'équipement d'essai.
Ces informations sont données à l'intention des utilisateurs de la présente Norme internationale et ne signifient nullement que l'IEC approuve ou recommande les fournisseurs ainsi désignés.
Ces informations sont mises à jour de manière continue.

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Part 3: Wet carpet cleaning appliances – Methods for measuring the
performance
Appareils de nettoyage des sols –
Partie 3: Appareils pour le nettoyage humide des tapis et moquettes – Méthodes
de mesure de l'aptitude à la fonction
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IEC 62885-3
Edition 1.0 2014-12
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
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inside
Surface cleaning appliances –
Part 3: Wet carpet cleaning appliances – Methods for measuring the
performance
Appareils de nettoyage des sols –
Partie 3: Appareils pour le nettoyage humide des tapis et moquettes – Méthodes
de mesure de l'aptitude à la fonction
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 6

4 General conditions for testing .......................................................................................... 8

4.1 Atmospheric conditions ........................................................................................... 8

4.2 Test equipment and materials ................................................................................. 9

4.3 Voltage and frequency ............................................................................................ 9

4.4 Running-in of wet cleaning appliance and attachments ........................................... 9

4.5 Equipment of the wet cleaning appliance ................................................................ 9

4.6 Operation of the wet cleaning appliance .................................................................. 9

4.7 Conditioning prior to tests ..................................................................................... 10

4.8 In-house reference cleaner system(s) ................................................................... 10

5 Cleaning tests ............................................................................................................... 10

5.1 Dry cleaning tests ................................................................................................. 10

5.2 Wet cleaning tests ................................................................................................ 10

5.2.1 Wet cleaning effectiveness on carpet ......................................................... 10

5.2.2 Re-soiling .................................................................................................. 15

5.2.3 Drying time ................................................................................................ 15

5.2.4 Maximum usable capacity of dirt recovery receptacle ................................ 15

5.2.5 Maximum usable capacity of cleaning liquid dispensing tank ..................... 15

5.2.6 Maximum flow rate of cleaning liquid ......................................................... 15

5.2.7 Maximum pick up rate of soiled liquid ........................................................ 15

5.2.8 Wet cleaning of hard surfaces ................................................................... 15

5.2.9 Wet cleaning of upholstery ........................................................................ 16

6 Miscellaneous tests ....................................................................................................... 16

6.1 General ................................................................................................................. 16

6.2 Motion resistance .................................................................................................. 16

6.3 Life test................................................................................................................. 16

6.4 Mass ..................................................................................................................... 16

6.5 Weight in hand ...................................................................................................... 16

6.6 Specific cleaning time ........................................................................................... 16

6.7 Dimensions ........................................................................................................... 16

6.8 Noise level ............................................................................................................ 16

6.9 Energy consumption ............................................................................................. 16

7 Test material and equipment ......................................................................................... 17

7.1 General ................................................................................................................. 17

7.2 Materials ............................................................................................................... 17

7.2.1 Synthetic soil ............................................................................................. 17

7.2.2 Carpet specifications ................................................................................. 17

8 Instructions for use ........................................................................................................ 18

Annex A (informative) Information on materials .................................................................... 19

Annex B (informative) Information at the point of sale .......................................................... 20

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 21

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Figure 1 – Polymer pellets – Unsoiled vs. soiled ................................................................... 11

Figure 2 – Carpet grooming tool with weight ......................................................................... 12

Figure 3 – Carpet colour measurement template and colorimeter .......................................... 12

Figure 4 – Carpet soiling cylinder prepared for soiling ........................................................... 13

Figure 5 – Carpet cleaning template with stroke pace setting device ..................................... 14

Figure 6 – Carpet drying rack ................................................................................................ 14

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SURFACE CLEANING APPLIANCES –
Part 3: Wet carpet cleaning appliances –
Methods for measuring the performance
FOREWORD

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International Standard IEC 62885-3 has been prepared by subcommittee 59F: Surface

cleaning appliances, of IEC technical committee 59: Performance of household and similar

electrical appliances.

This bilingual version (2018-11) corresponds to the monolingual English version, published in

2014-12.

This first edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60312-2 published in 2010. This

edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes a complete revision of the wet carpet cleaning test in Clause 5 and

changes related to this test. The International Standard has also been limited to tests on

carpets.
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The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
59F/269/FDIS 59F/273/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.
The French version of this standard has not been voted upon.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

A list of all the parts in the IEC 62885 series, under the general title Surface cleaning

appliances, can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the stability date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data

related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
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understanding of its contents. Users should therefore print this document using a

colour printer.
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SURFACE CLEANING APPLIANCES –
Part 3: Wet carpet cleaning appliances –
Methods for measuring the performance
1 Scope

This part of IEC 62885 is applicable to wet cleaning appliances for household use for carpet

cleaning in or under conditions similar to those in households. This part of IEC 62885 is not

applicable to steam cleaning vacuums.
The purpose of this standard is to:

– specify the essential performance characteristics of wet cleaning appliances being of

interest to users
– describe methods for measuring these characteristics and
– be complementary to the methods for dry vacuum cleaners in IEC 60312-1.

NOTE Due to influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency of

the operator, most of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for comparative

testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.

See IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-2 for safety requirements.

Wet hard floor tests are under consideration and are intended to be published in a separate

standard.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and

are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any
amendments) applies.

IEC 60312-1, Vacuum cleaners for household use – Part 1: Dry vacuum cleaners – Methods

for measuring the performance
ISO 554, Standard atmospheres for conditioning and/or testing – Specifications

ASTM F2828-12, Standard test method for assessing carpet cleaning effectiveness in terms

of visual appearance change when cleaned with a wet extraction cleaning system

ASTM D6540, Standard test method for accelerated soiling of pile yarn floor covering

AATCC Test Method 122-2009, Carpet soiling: service soiling method
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
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3.1
cleaning head

plain nozzle or a brush attached to a connecting tube, or a power nozzle, separate or part of

the appliance housing, and that part of a vacuum cleaner which is applied to a surface to be

cleaned
[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.3]
3.2
active nozzle
cleaning head provided with an agitation device to assist dirt removal

Note 1 to entry: The agitation device may be driven by an incorporated electric motor (motorized nozzle), an

incorporated turbine powered by the air flow (air-turbine nozzle) or an incorporated friction or gear mechanism

actuated by moving the cleaning head over the surface to be cleaned (mechanical nozzle).

[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.4]
3.3
self-propelled cleaning head
cleaning head provided with a propulsion mechanism
3.4
extractor

wet cleaning appliance with the cleaning head forming an integral part of or directly connected

to the cleaner housing, the cleaning head may be provided with an agitation device to assist

dirt removal and the complete cleaner housing being moved over the surface to be cleaned by

means of an attached handle
3.5
forward stroke
forward movement of a stroke pattern

Note 1 to entry: On test carpets, forward strokes are normally carried out in the direction of the carpet pile

(direction of manufacture) unless otherwise indicated.
[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.15]
3.6
return stroke
backward movement of a stroke pattern
[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.16]
3.7
stroke speed

speed of the cleaning head, moved as uniformly as possible, during a forward or a return

stroke
[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.12]
3.8
stroke length
distance between the two parallel lines defining the limits of a stroke pattern
[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.13]
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3.9
stroke pattern
arrangement of the forward and return strokes on the surface to be cleaned
[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.10]
3.10
cleaning cycle

for a given measurement, the sequence of forward and return strokes to be carried out at a

specified stroke speed over the test area according to the appropriate stroke pattern

3.11
wet cleaning appliance

electrically operated appliance that applies cleaning solution and removes soil together with

solution from the surface to be cleaned by an airflow created by a vacuum developed within

the unit

Note 1 to entry: The material and solution thus removed is separated in the appliance and the cleaned dry suction

air is returned to the ambient.
3.12
passive nozzle
cleaning head without any agitation devices
[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.5]
3.13
cleaning head width
external maximum width of the cleaning head in millimetres

[SOURCE: IEC 60312-1:2010, 3.7, modified – "metres" has been replaced by "millimetres".]

3.14
steam vacuum cleaner

electrically operated appliance producing wet steam heat (steam generated from water only

or a water solution mix) to moisten an absorbent pad for surface removal of soil stains

Note 1 to entry: A steam vacuum cleaner may employ an additional dry cleaning function to remove dry surface

debris.

Note 2 to entry: Evaluation of the cleaning performance of a steam vacuum cleaner on hard surfaces is covered

under IEC 60312-4 .
4 General conditions for testing
4.1 Atmospheric conditions

Unless otherwise specified, the test procedures and measurements shall be carried out under

the following conditions (in accordance with ISO 554):
Temperature: (23 ± 2) °C
Relative humidity: (50 ± 5) %
Air pressure: 86 kPa to 106 kPa

Temperature and humidity conditions within the specified ranges are required for good

repeatability and reproducibility. Care should be taken to avoid changes during a test.

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If test procedures and measurements are carried out at other than standard atmospheric

conditions, the ambient temperature shall be maintained at (23 ± 5) °C.
4.2 Test equipment and materials

Measurements on carpets shall be carried out on a flat floor consisting of a smooth untreated

pine plywood or equivalent panel, at least 15 mm thick and of a size appropriate for the test.

Equipment and materials for measurements (devices, test carpets, soil, test dust, etc.) to be

used in a test shall, prior to the test, be kept for at least 16 h at standard atmospheric

conditions according to 4.1.

It is recommended that carpets that are already being used shall be stored unbeaten at

standard atmospheric conditions according to 4.1. When not in use they should be hanging

free, not lying or rolled.
4.3 Voltage and frequency

Measurements shall be carried out at rated voltage with a tolerance of ±1 % and, if applicable,

at rated frequency.

Wet cleaning appliances designed for d.c. only shall be operated at d.c. Wet cleaning

appliances designed for both a.c. and d.c. shall be operated at a.c. Wet cleaning appliances

not marked with rated frequency shall be operated at either 50 Hz or 60 Hz, as is common in

the country of use.

For wet cleaning appliances with a rated voltage range, measurements shall be carried out at

the mean value of the voltage range if the difference between the limits of the range does not

exceed 10 % of the mean value. If the difference exceeds 10 % of the mean value,

measurements shall be carried out both at the upper and lower limits of the voltage range.

If the rated voltage differs from the nominal system voltage of the country concerned,

measurements carried out at rated voltage may give test results misleading for the consumer

and additional measurements may be required. If the test voltage differs from the rated

voltage, this shall be reported.
4.4 Running-in of wet cleaning appliance and attachments

Prior to the initial test, the wet cleaning appliances and their attachments, if any, shall be kept

running with unrestricted air flow for at least 2 h to ensure adequate running-in. For extractors

with agitation or power nozzles, the agitation device shall be running but not in contact with

the floor. Cleaning solution is not to be dispensed during this running-in period.

Prior to conducting any series of tests, the age, condition, and history of the product shall be

recorded.

Clean water should be flushed through unit prior to testing (pump does not need to be run-in

other than when flushing the unit with clean water.
4.5 Equipment of the wet cleaning appliance

Maintenance & replacement of the wet cleaning appliance components should be addressed

as per the product instruction guide.
4.6 Operation of the wet cleaning appliance

The wet cleaning appliance and its accessories shall be used and adjusted in accordance with

the manufacturer's instructions for normal operation for the test to be carried out.

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The tube grip of cleaners with suction hose or the handle of other cleaners shall be held as for

normal operation at a height of (800 ± 50) mm above the test floor.
4.7 Conditioning prior to tests

If the wet cleaning appliance is unused and de-energized for more than 1 h, then the wet

cleaning appliance and attachments to be used shall be kept running for at least 10 minutes

under the provisions given in 4.4 to allow them to stabilise. Cleaning solution is not to be

dispensed during this 10 minute warm-up period.

All measurements of performance shall be carried out on the same sample(s) of the wet

cleaning appliance with its accessories and attachments, if any.

It is recommended that a minimum of three should be used to achieve statistically significant

results.

Tests carried out to simulate stresses that a wet cleaning appliance may be exposed to during

normal use, possibly causing impairment of the cleaner’s performance, may require additional

samples of replaceable parts. Such tests shall be carried out at the end of the test

programme.
4.8 In-house reference cleaner system(s)

It is required that in-house reference cleaner system(s) be used to regularly check and ensure

the test is in control and cleaning results are not shifting due to possible batch to batch

variability in carpet soil, lot to lot variability in carpeting, etc.
5 Cleaning tests
5.1 Dry cleaning tests

For combined dry and wet cleaning appliances the performance related to dry cleaning shall

be measured by applying the methods in IEC 60312-1.

Where appropriate dry cleaning tests are required, methods included in IEC 60312-1 shall be

used.
5.2 Wet cleaning tests
5.2.1 Wet cleaning effectiveness on carpet
5.2.1.1 General

The purpose of this test is to evaluate the cleaning performance of a wet cleaning appliance

with recommended detergent (if any) and the wet cleaning functions of combined dry and wet

cleaning appliances with recommended detergent (if any).

The cleaning effectiveness is determined from measurements of colour (L*a*b*) change in

identically treated carpet samples using colorimeter instrumentation.

In addition to colorimeter measurements, cleaned carpet samples may be assessed visually

with respect to fabric appearance, streaks and blotches.
This method is describe
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