SEFA Results


4.2.1 Purpose of Test The cabinet load test challenges the structural integrity and the load-bearing capability of the cabinet construction. The test demonstrates the ability of the cabinet to support heavy loads. 4.2.2 Test Procedure The cabinet top was loaded using 2,000 pounds of solid steel bars stacked five high, in eight equally spaced rows. After 10 minutes, the bars were removed from the cabinet. 4.2.3 Acceptance Level There are no signs of permanent damage. 4.3.1 Purpose of Test The purpose of the test is to challenge the functional characteristics of the cabinet when subjected to a concentrated load on the center of the cabinet top. 4.3.2 Test Procedure Four, 50 pound solid steel bars were placed on top of the cabinet, along the cabinet centerline. With the weight in place, the drawers and doors were operated and inspected. 4.3.3 Acceptance Level Doors and drawers operated normally. There is no permanent distortion to the front rail, cabinet joinery, doors, or drawers. CABINET CONCENTRATED LOAD TEST 4.4.1 Purpose of Test The test evaluates the structural integrity of the cabinet construction when subjected to torsional load. 4.4.2 Test Procedure The cabinet was supported on three, 3-1/4” x 3-1/2” x 4”H hardwood blocks, located under the two rear corners and one front corner. The cabinet was secured, diagonally from the unsupported corner with seven, 50 pound, solid steel bars to prevent overturning. Four, 50 pound, solid steel bares were placed on the unsupported corner of the cabinet and left in position for 15 minutes. The weights were then removed and the cabinet was placed on the floor in its normal, upright, position. The cabinet joinery was inspected and the cabinet was leveled and measured, diagonally, between the corners of the face and the back of the cabinet. 4.4.3 Acceptance Level When returned to normal position, the operation of the cabinet was normal and there was no evidence of permanent damage. The difference between the diagonal measurements does not exceed 1/8” front or back. 4.5.1 Purpose of Test The test demonstrated the ability of a cabinet to resist standing water. 4.5.2 Test Procedure The thickness of the material along the perimeter of the bottom of the cabinet was measured on 6” increments. The thickness was recorded and the arithmetic mean was calculated. The cabinet was then placed in a pan of water so that the bottom 2” of the cabinet was submerged. The cabinet remained in the water for 4 hours and then it was removed and immediately re-measured at the same locations that were measured ini- tially. The thickness at each location was recorded and the arithmetic mean was calculated. After the cabinet had dried, it was inspected for damage. 4.5.3 Acceptance Level The cabinet shows no signs of permanent deformation or deterioration and the average increase in thickness is less than four percent (3.5%). CABINET TORSION CABINET SUBMERSION TEST | | 877.348.9663

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