Test Dust

Test dust is a product to evaluate the performance characteristics of domestic used vacuum cleaner. The sand is composed according to DIN EN 60312-1:2017 chapter It is sand with a clearly defined grain size distribution in the range of 0.09 mm – 0.20 mm.

To determine the performance of a vacuum cleaner the sand is spread on and rolled into a standardized carpet. The performance of the vacuum cleaner is the ratio between the hoovered mass  and the total  mass.


  • can with 7.5 kg net content
  • grain size: 0.090 – 0.200 mm
  • test sand respectively test dust used in the vacuum cleaner industry