WHAT IS SEFA? The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Associ- ation (SEFA) is a voluntary international trade association representing members of the labora- tory furniture, casework, fume hood and related equipment industry. The Association was found- ed to promote this rapidly expanding industry and to improve the quality, safety and timely com- pletion of laboratory facilities in accordance with customer requirements. SEFA members work together to establish, monitor and modify, as needed, industry-wide recommended practices in the areas of fume hoods, laboratory work surfaces, equipment and furniture installations. SEFA RECOMMENDED PRACTICES SEFA and its committees are active in the devel- opment and promotion of recommended prac- tices having domestic and international applica- tions. Recommended practices are developed by the association taking into account the work of other national standard-writing organizations. Liaison is also maintained with government agen- cies in the development of their specifications. SEFA’s recommended practices are developed in and for the public interest. These practices are designed to promote better understanding between designers, architects, manufacturers, purchasers, and end users to assist the purchas- er in selecting and specifying the proper product to meet the user's particular needs. LABORATORY FURNITURE - SEFA 8 This recommended practice is intended to pro- vide manufacturers, specifiers, and users tools for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural integrity of laboratory casework and compli- mentary items.
SEFA 8 CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE INDEPENDENT TEST LAB
Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc. contracted with Bjorksten Research Laboratory, 2 Fen Oak Court, Madison, WI 53718 to test our laboratory casework as it conforms to the SEFA 8 stan- dards. The finish tests were performed by Chem- craft International, Inc., 1101 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI 54914. The summary results are shown below:
4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 5.1 5.2 5.3 6.1 6.2
Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
6.3 6.4 6.5 7.1 8.1 8.2 8.3 9.2
Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
DESCRIPTION OF TEST CABINET Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc. model number 108- 4822, 48" wide x 22" deep combination base cabinet with one (full opening) drawer and two doors. Cabinet was leveled and the drawers, doors, hinges, latches, etc. were inspected and all were operating properly. The wall cabinet was Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc. model number D03-4812, 30" high x 48" wide x 12" deep with 2 doors and 2 movable shelves.
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