UL 4500:2017-01 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Cleaning Solution Savings for Floor Scrubber Machines.
2.1 This procedure applies to battery powered walk-behind and ride-on floor scrubber machines intended
for commercial indoor use.
3 Units of Measurement
3.1 For the purposes of this procedure, values shall be reported in accordance with the requirements of the individual criterion. If the manufacturer’s choice of units deviates, that change shall be documented and justified as to the reason and relevance for that change.
4 Undated References
4.1 Any undated reference to a code or standard appearing in the requirements of this procedure shall
be interpreted as referring to the latest edition of that code or standard.
5.1 For the purpose of this procedure, the following definitions apply.
5.2 GROSS MACHINE WEIGHT — The weight of the machine with a full tank of cleaning solution, as ready for use.
5.3 MAXIMUM WORKING MODE SPEED — The working speed, as defined by the manufacturer, at which the machine is traveling in a straight, forward direction, on a straight, flat, smooth concrete surface. This parameter is intended to indicate the recommended maximum working speed of the machine, with all floor cleaning functions of the machine operating simultaneously.
©:IEC. This definition is reproduced from IEC 62826 Ed. 1 b:2014 with permission of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on behalf of the International Electrotechnical Commission. All rights reserved.
5.4 RIDE-ON MACHINE — Floor scrubber machine with a traction drive and with an operator seat or a platform on which the operator is sitting/standing during operation.
5.5 WALK-BEHIND MACHINE — Floor scrubber machine with or without a battery powered motor designed to be controlled by the operator walking behind the machine.
5.6 WORKING SCRUBBING PATH WIDTH — The path the machine cleans, based solely on the width of the brushes or pads. This is the width that is exposed to the full cleaning process, to indicate the effective cleaning width of the machine, not the outside physical width of the machine.
©;IEC. This definition is reproduced from lEG 62826 Ed. 1 b:2014 with permission of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on behalf of the International Electrotechnical Commission. All rights reserved.
COMPLIANCE, EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
6.1 The manufacturer shall provide full performance and technical specifications for each product submitted for testing. Technical specifications must, at a minimum, include working scrubbing path width, solution tank size. cleaning solution density. battery capacity, working speed, machine weight with and without solution and batteries.
6.2 The manufacturer shall provide the completed test reports or be tested for the cleaning solution consumption during the use phase for each product submitted according to the procedures in Assessment Part I: Measurement of Cleaning Solution Consumption, Section 7.
6.3 See Information Required, Section 9, for a complete list of documents to be submitted.
7 Assessment Part I: Measurement of Cleaning Solution Consumption
7.1.1 The cleaning solution consumption of floor scrubber machines shall be measured according to
Section 7.2 — 7.3 with witness testing with a representative from a testing laboratory present.
7.2 Testing site requirements
7.2.1 The testing site should be a rectangle space of 960 ft2 (40 ft x 24 ft) that enables the machine to make twelve 180 degree turns. Testing areas and the number of turns may change based on the information provided.
7.2.2 The testing site shall have a flat smooth surface with no obstacles present.UL 4500 pdf download.