UL 4041
Outline of Investigation for Outdoor Furniture

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Edition Number:2SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2019-03-15DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: --
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  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This outline of investigation provides requirements for construction and testing of outdoor patio furniture such as tables, tables with umbrellas, chairs, multi-seat products, loveseats, benches, hanging chairs or swings and chaise lounge chair. Indoor furniture or outdoor furniture with electrical components should reference the Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings, UL 962.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Outline Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Units of measurement
            • 2.2 Undated references
            • 2.3 Note on figures
            • 2.4 Tolerance
          • 3 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 General
          • 5 Protection Against Corrosion
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 6 Welding
          • 7 General
          • 8 Horizontal Glass Impact Test
            • 8.1 Applicability
            • 8.2 Purpose of test
            • 8.3 Test setup
            • 8.4 Test procedure
            • 8.5 Compliance criteria
          • 9 Vertical Glass Impact Test
            • 9.1 Applicability
            • 9.2 Purpose of test
            • 9.3 Test setup
            • 9.4 Test procedure
            • 9.5 Compliance criteria
          • 10 Shear and Pinch Point Test
            • 10.1 Applicability
            • 10.2 Purpose of test
            • 10.3 Test setup
            • 10.4 Test procedure
            • 10.5 Compliance criteria
        • TABLE TESTING
          • 11 Stability Test
            • 11.1 General
            • 11.2 Table stability – Tables designed to support an umbrella
          • 12 Top Load Ease Cycle Test
            • 12.1 Applicability
            • 12.2 Purpose of test
            • 12.3 Test setup
            • 12.4 Test procedure
            • 12.5 Compliance criteria
          • 13 Concentrated Load Test
            • 13.1 Normal (Functional) load test
            • 13.2 Concentrated abnormal (Proof) load test
          • 14 Distributed Load Test
            • 14.1 Normal (Functional) load test
            • 14.2 Distributed abnormal (Proof) load test
          • 15 Table Unit Drop Test
            • 15.1 Applicability
            • 15.2 Purpose of test
            • 15.3 Test setup
            • 15.4 Test procedure
            • 15.5 Compliance criteria
          • 16 Leg Strength Test
            • 16.1 Applicability
            • 16.2 Purpose of test
            • 16.3 Test setup
            • 16.4 Normal (Functional) test
            • 16.5 Abnormal (Proof) test
          • 17 Test for Tables with Casters
            • 17.1 Applicability
            • 17.2 Purpose of test
            • 17.3 Test setup
            • 17.4 Test procedure
            • 17.5 Compliance criteria
        • CHAIR TESTING
          • 18 Stability Tests
            • 18.1 Applicability
            • 18.2 Purpose of test
            • 18.3 Stability disk
            • 18.5 Front stability
          • 19 Backrest Strength Test – Static – Type I and II
            • 19.1 Applicability
            • 19.2 Purpose of test
            • 19.3 Test setup
            • 19.4 Test procedures
            • 19.5 Conformance criteria
          • 20 Backrest Strength Test – Static – Type III
            • 20.1 Applicability
            • 20.2 Purpose of test
            • 20.3 Test setup
            • 20.4 Test procedures
            • 20.5 Conformance criteria
          • 21 Drop Test – Dynamic
            • 21.1 Applicability
            • 21.2 Purpose of test
            • 21.3 Test setup
            • 21.4 Test procedures
            • 21.5 Compliance criteria
          • 22 Swivel Test – Cyclic
            • 22.1 Applicability
            • 22.2 Purpose of test
            • 22.3 Test setup
            • 22.4 Test procedure
            • 22.5 Conformance criteria
          • 23 Seating Durability Tests – Cyclic
            • 23.1 Applicability
            • 23.2 Test purpose
            • 23.3 Impact test
            • 23.4 Front corner load-ease test – Cyclic – Off-center
            • 23.5 Conformance criteria
          • 24 Arm Strength Test – Vertical – Static
            • 24.1 Applicability
            • 24.2 Test purpose
            • 24.3 Test setup
            • 24.4 Test procedures
            • 24.5 Compliance criteria
          • 25 Arm Strength Test – Horizontal – Static
            • 25.1 Applicability
            • 25.2 Test purpose
            • 25.3 Test setup
            • 25.4 Test procedures
            • 25.5 Compliance criteria
          • 26 Backrest Durability Test – Cyclic – Type l
            • 26.1 Applicability
            • 26.2 Purpose of test
            • 26.3 Test setup
            • 26.4 Test procedures
            • 26.5 Compliance criteria
          • 27 Backrest Durability Test – Cyclic – Type Il and lll
            • 27.1 Applicability
            • 27.2 Purpose of test
            • 27.3 Test setup
            • 27.4 Test procedure
            • 27.5 Compliance criteria
          • 28 Caster/Chair Base Durability Test for Pedestal Base Chairs
            • 28.1 Applicability
            • 28.2 Purpose of test
            • 28.3 Test setup
            • 28.4 Test procedure
            • 28.5 Conformance criteria
          • 29 Caster/Chair Frame Durability Test for Chairs with Legs
            • 29.1 Applicability
            • 29.2 Purpose of test
            • 29.3 Test setup
            • 29.4 Test procedure
            • 29.5 Conformance criteria
          • 30 Leg Strength Test – Front and Side Application
            • 30.1 Applicability
            • 30.2 Purpose of test
            • 30.3 Front load test
            • 30.4 Side load test
            • 30.5 Conformance criteria – Front and side load tests
          • 31 Footrest Static Load Test – Vertical
            • 31.1 Applicability
            • 31.2 Purpose of test
            • 31.3 Test setup
            • 31.4 Static load test – Normal (functional) load
            • 31.5 Static load test – Abnormal (proof) load
          • 32 Footrest Durability Test – Vertical – Cyclic
            • 32.1 Applicability
            • 32.2 Purpose of test
            • 32.3 Test setup
            • 32.4 Test procedure
            • 32.5 Conformance criteria
        • CHAISE LOUNGE CHAIR TESTING
          • 33 Chaise Lounge Chair
            • 33.1 Stability
            • 33.2 Backrest strength test – Static
            • 33.3 Drop test – Dynamic
          • 34 Seating Durability Tests – Cyclic
            • 34.1 Applicability
            • 34.2 Purpose of test
            • 34.3 Test setup
            • 34.4 Test procedure
            • 34.5 Compliance criteria
          • 35 Arm Strength Test – Vertical – Static
            • 35.1 Applicability
            • 35.2 Test purpose
            • 35.3 Test setup
            • 35.4 Test procedures
            • 35.5 Compliance criteria
          • 36 Arm Strength Test – Horizontal – Static
            • 36.1 Applicability
            • 36.2 Test purpose
            • 36.3 Test setup
            • 36.4 Test procedures
            • 36.5 Compliance criteria
          • 37 Backrest Durability Test – Cyclic
            • 37.1 Applicability
            • 37.2 Purpose of test
            • 37.3 Test setup
            • 37.4 Test procedure
            • 37.5 Compliance criteria
          • 38 Leg Strength Test – Front and Side Application
            • 38.1 Applicability
            • 38.2 Front load test
            • 38.3 Side load test
          • 39 Lifting Test for Mobile Chaise Lounge Chair
            • 39.1 Applicability
            • 39.2 Purpose of test
            • 39.3 Test setup
            • 39.4 Test procedure
            • 39.5 Compliance criteria
        • MARKINGS
          • 40 General
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 41 General
    • Appendix A Test method and requirement for Swing or Hanging chairs