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ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions Product Image

ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions

  • Published: April 2011
  • 12 pages
  • BIFMA

The material presented in this standard was developed as a result of the efforts of the members of BIFMA International and reviewed by a broad representation of interested parties, government organizations, and commercial testing organizations.

This standard defines the acceptance criteria for VOC emissions from furniture used in offices to be classified as low-emitting product and should be used in conjunction with the ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2011 Standard Test Method for Determining VOC Emissions from Office Furniture Systems, Components and Seating. The acceptance criteria set forth in this Standard were not independently developed or validated by BIFMA and this is not intended to be a health or safety based standard. The maximum emission factor criteria were derived by BIFMA, using the ANSI consensus process, from the concentration criteria established outside of BIFMA and are consistent with Section 11.5.1 (General Calculation of Emission Factor Limits) in ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2011.

The original work on this standard was completed in June 2005 by the BIFMA Engineering Committee and particularly by its Subcommittee on Furniture Emissions Standards. The Subcommittee conducted reviews READ MORE >

1. Scope
1.1 Compliance of Workstations, Seating, and Individual Components/Furniture Items

2. Definitions

3. General
3.1 Representative (Worst-case) Sample Selection
3.2 Manufacturer's Instructions

4. Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions
4.1 Evaluation Method
4.2 Acceptance Level

5. Laboratory Requirements

6. Retesting and Timing
6.1 Testing Interval
6.2 Evaluation factors that determine the need for more frequent testing intervals

List of Tables

Table A1.1 Limits of Indoor Air Concentrations due to Emissions from Furniture and Seating
Table A1.2 Workstation or Individual Furniture Components Maximum Emission Factors

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