BIFMA X5.6-2016 Panel Systems - Tests
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This standard is intended to provide a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural performance of panel systems products, such as panels, screens, panel-supported systems, access doors and various hang-on components used in conjunction with panel systems products. Building wall-mounted components are not covered by this standard; they are covered by the ANSI/BIFMA X5.9 Standard for Office Furniture Storage Units ? Tests. Where a product may be covered by more than one ANSI/BIFMA standard, the manufacturer shall determine which standard provides most appropriate test conditions. Where a product is intended for use outside of the commercial office and related institutional environments, it is the responsibility of the user of this standard to determine if it is suitable for use in such evaluations. This standard specifies acceptance levels to help ensure reasonable safety and performance independent of construction materials, manufacturing processes, mechanical designs, or aesthetic designs. The acceptance levels herein are based on the actual field and test experience of BIFMA members. This standard also provides recommendations for acoustical performance of panel systems products, and an Informative Annex that addresses considerations for Full-height Relocatable Wall products. The standard defines tests used to determine the acceptability of the product and specifies the acceptance levels of performance. These tests are not intended to assess a product that has been in use.