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8/18/2010 (Rev 5)



The verbiage contained within this document should be used as an internal KI resource in response to
questions associated with the weight loads of KI seating, tables/worksurfaces and storage. This
information should be considered as guidelines in support of the level of loading or force considered
typical of hard use of the product for its intended purposes or design.

Note: The BIFMA definition of a “Functional Load” is The level of loading or force considered typical of
hard use. A good way to understand functional load is to understand the acceptance criteria of a
functional load test. After a functional load test there shall be no loss of serviceability. That is, the
product must still be usable.

Seating: (Non-Bariatric)

Question: What is the weight load limit for KI’s stack, task or lounge seating?

Answer:

       KI products are tested to ANSI BIFMA standards
       KI’s seating meets the BIFMA 225 pound functional load standard for normal use
       The following stack seating achieves a 300 pound functional load:
             o (Will complete the listing as chairs are tested)



Seating: (Bariatric)

Question: What is the weight load limit for KI’s bariatric stack, task or lounge seating?

Answer:

       There is no BIFMA industry standard for bariatric seating solutions
       KI has developed a set of rigorous internal standards that support functional loads of up to 500
        pounds
Storage: (700 Series, E Series, Overheads, Etc)

Question: How many pounds will KI’s shelving and drawers support?

Answer:

       KI storage meets ANSI BIFMA testing standards for storage
       Weight loads per shelves and drawers vary depending on the width and dept of the surface
        area. The BIFMA weight standard for functional load is .017 pound per cubic inch for storage. To
        calculate the weight capacity for a shelf or drawer the following formula should be used.

        Height inches X Width inches X Depth X .017= Weight in pounds

        For shelves calculate the Height as 12”



Tables/Worksurfaces: (All laminate and veneer surfaces)

Question: How many pounds will KI’s table/worksurface support?

Answer:

       KI tables and worksurface meets ANSI BIFMA testing standards for surfaces.
       Weight loads per worksurfaces/tables vary depending on the size of the surface. The BIFMA
        weight standard for functional load is 1.5 pounds per lineal inch of perimeter.
        To calculate the weight load for a given top, add the total perimeter of the top in inches and
        multiply by 1.5.



Question: What BIFMA standards do you test too?

Answer: Depends on the type of product. Again all KI products meet ANSI BIFMA testing standards
(Attached is a listing of the standard BIFMA tests)
ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2002 American National Standard For Office Furnishings-General Purpose Office
                     Chairs
                     Tests Include: Scope, Definitions, General Sections and Tests for: Back Pull, Unit
                     Base, Swivel Cycling, Tilt Mechanism, Seating Impact, Front and Rear Stability,
                     Arm Strength, Back Durability, Caster/Chair Base Durability, Footring Durability
                     and Tablet Arm Tests.
ANSI/BIFMA X5.3-2007 American National Standard For Office Furnishings-Vertical Files
                     Tests include: Scope, Definitions, General Sections and Tests for: Unit Stability,
                     Extendible Element Cycle, Extendible Element Rebound, Out Stop, Lock
                     Mechanism, Extendible Element Latch, Follower Block, Case Racking, Unit
                     Strength, and Interlock System.
ANSI/BIFMA X5.4-2005 American National Standard For Office Furnishings-Lounge Seating
                     Tests include: Scope, Definitions, General Sections and Tests for: Back Strength,
                     Back Durability, Arm Strength, Arm Durability, Seating Impact, Seat Drop,
                     Structural Durability, Unit Base, Leg Strength, Unit Drop, Caster/Base Durability,
                     Swivel Cycling, Tilt Mechanism, and Unit Stability.
ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2008 American National Standard For Office Furnishings-Desk Products
                     Tests include: Scope, Definitions, General Sections and Tests for: Top Loading,
                     Load Ease, Lock Mechanism, Extendible Element or Roll-Out Shelf Cycle, Out
                     Stop, Rebound, Racking, Leg Strength, Horizontal and Vertical Adjustment,
                     Stability, Cycle Testing for Receding Doors, Interlock, Drop Test for Receding
                     Door, Unit Drop, and Table tests.
ANSI/BIFMA X5.6-2003 American National Standard For Office Furnishings-Panels Systems
                     Tests include: Scope, Definitions, General Sections and Tests for: Panel Stability,
                     Panel Mounted Components Weights, Storage Shelf Static Load, Display Shelf
                     Static Load, Cabinet Test, Lateral File Test, File Bin Test, Work Surface Static
                     Load, and Work Surfaces with Supported Drawer Test.
ANSI/BIFMA X5.9-2004 American National Standard For Office Furnishings-Storage Units
                     Tests include: Scope, Definitions, General Sections test methods and
                     performance requirements for freestanding, mobile, and wall-mounted storage
                     units. Where a product may be covered by more than one ANS/BIFMA standard,
                     the manufacturer shall determine which standard provides most appropriate
                     test conditions. Vertical files shall only be tested under X5.3 Vertical Files - Tests.
                     This standard specifies acceptance levels to help ensure reasonable safety and
                     performance independent of construction materials, manufacturing processes,
                     mechanical designs, or aesthetic designs. These tests are not intended to assess
                     a product that has been in use. The intention of this standard is to describe the
                     means of evaluating function and safety of storage units without restricting
                     construction materials, manufacturing processes, or mechanical and aesthetic
                     design. The acceptance levels herein are based on the actual field and test
                     experience of BIFMA International members.
ANSI/SOHO S6.5-2008 American National Standard For Office Furnishings-Small Office/Home Office
                    Tests include: Scope, Definitions, General Sections and Tests for: Top Loading,
                    Load Ease, Lock Mechanism, Extendible Elements, Cycle Tests, Out Stop,
                    Rebound, Leg Strength, Stability, Drop Tests and more.
BIFMA G1-2002         Ergonomics Guideline for VDT (Visual Display Terminal) Furniture Used in Office
                      Work Spaces. BIFMA has developed a guideline for furniture, intended for
                      computer use in the USA and Canada, by applying the measurable principles and
                      design requirements of ISO 9241 parts 3 ("Visual display requirements") and 5
                      ("Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display units"). BIFMA has
                      not attempted to develop an ergonomic standard of its own. Instead it has
                      chosen to provide a guideline that applies ISO principles. We have attempted to
                      include every measurable principle and design requirement in ISO 9241 parts 3
                      and 5 that affects furniture. This Guideline may be ordered at
                      www.bifma.org/secure/orderform.html.
ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-      Standard Test Method For determining VOC Emissions From Office Furniture
2007                  Systems, Components and Seating
                      New Release 09/10/07
ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 Standard for Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions of Low-Emitting Office
                     Furniture Systems and Seating
                     New Release 09/10/07

				
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