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ANSI/ASA S12.15

1992 Edition, December 7, 1992

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AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD For Acoustics – Portable Electric Power Tools, Stationary and Fixed Electric Power Tools, and Gardening Appliances – Measurement of Sound Emitted

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , September 1, 2016


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1992 Edition, December 7, 1992
  • Published Date: September 1, 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • Page Count: 32
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

 This standard applies to portable electric power tools rated at or below 250 volts (V) for use in accor-dance with American National Standard National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-1990. 

This standard also applies to stationary and fixed electric power tools rated at or below 600 V for use in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70-1990. 

This standard also applies to gardening ap-pliances. such as cultivaters, edger-trimmers, grass shears, etc.. either battery-operated or cord-connect-ed. and rated at or below 250 V for use in accordance with ANSI/NEPA 70-1990.

This standard does not cover machine 1001% as defined in ANSI/NFPA 70-1990, nor does it cover tools, other than hand tools, intended primarily for production line use. This standard does not cover ga-rage equipment, soldering irons or guns. painting equipment, floor-finishing machines, or vacuum cleaners. Lawnmowers, snow throwers, and chain saws are also excluded since they are covered in American National Standard Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors, and Lawn Tractors. ANSI 871.1-1980, American National Standard Safety Specifications for Snow Throwers, ANSI 871.3.1984, and the American Na. Ilona! Standard Safety Standard for Portable Electric Toots, ANSI/UL 45-1990, respectively.

This standard does not apply to pneumatic and gasoline-powered tools.

1) This standard also provides a single-sheet certi-fication form (see Appendix A).

2) Sound Level Meters IEC 651 (1979)

3) Acounstics-Preferred Frequencies for measurements, ISO 266-1975

Purpose

The purpose of this standard is to provide test pro-cedures for the measurement of airborne sound from portable electric power tools. stationary and fixed electric power tools. and gardening appliances.

This standard provides for the measurement of sound pressure levels and for the calculation of sound power levels.