BS EN ISO 5912:2020 pdf download -Camping tents – Requirements and test methods
If the fabric requires a pre-conditioning (due to soaking behaviour of seams) it shall be made in accordance with 8.3. If additional preparation work (e.g. seam sealing) is recommended by the manufacturer, it should be carried out in accordance with information supplied by the manufacturer.
6.2 Requirements for components
6.2.1 Frame General
All metal parts shall be such that there is no change at the end of the test in accordance with 8.2, except a minor discolouration. In the case of enamelled or coated frame components, there shall be no infiltration under the varnish of more than 0,5 mm in accordance with ISO 9227.
The frame parts shall be clearly marked to facilitate the pitching, the only exception to this being, if the frame parts for a camping tent can only be assembled in one form or a detailed construction plan is available. If two frame components are fitted together, the lower component shall not become detached when subjected to twice its own weight in a vertical position. The tubular connection of the frame components to be fitted together shall have a minimum length of two times the outside diameter. Edges and corners Edges and corners accessible during assembly and use shall be free from burrs and/or sharp edges. Test in accordance with 8.6.1. Tubular components, holes and gaps Tubular components, holes and gaps accessible during pitching, striking and use shall be covered if a 7 mm or 12 mm test probe can be pushed into them in any direction to a depth of more than 10 mm when tested in accordance with the requirements in 8.6.2. Shear and squeeze points Shear and squeeze points that are created only during setting up or folding are acceptable, providing that the user can be assumed to be in control of his/her movements and to be able to cease applying the force immediately on experiencing pain. T
he edges of shear and squeeze points shall be rounded or chamfered. There shall be no accessible shear and squeeze points created by parts of the frame assembly operated by mechanical mechanisms, e.g. mechanical springs, gas lifts. There shall be no accessible shear or squeeze points created by loads applied during normal use (this hazard is best prevented by the use of automatic locking systems). Test in accordance with 8.6.3.
6.2.2 Zip fasteners General The slider shall not be the same colour as the teeth and ribbon of the zip, unless a conspicuous handle of a different colour shall be attached to the slider. In order to open the doors from inside and outside independently, the zip fasteners of doors shall have double tagged sliders. Lateral strength of zip fasteners The lateral strength of zip fasteners shall be in accordance with the values in Table 3.
Test in accordance with 8.4.
6.2.3 Guying system
The individual guying assembly including eyelets, lower and upper attachments and tensioning device shall withstand a minimum tensile force in accordance with Table 4.
Test in accordance with 8.1.
For resistance to corrosion of metal eyelets, see
6.2.4 Tent and pole bags
At least one bag shall be supplied for the camping tent.
The characteristics of the material used for the bag shall be at least in accordance with the specifications of fabrics for outer tents (coated/uncoated) in accordance with Table 2, except for resistance to penetration by rain.
Separate bags shall be supplied for the frame assembly and the pegs, where applicable.
7 Tent accessories
The camping tent shall be supplied with sufficient tent accessories to ensure the performance of the camping tent in accordance with this document.
8 Test methods
8.1 Strength of guying system
Assemble and pitch the camping tent in accordance with the instructions supplied by the manufacturer and close the tent doors and windows.
Dismantle a guy and apply a tensile force in accordance with Table 4 for the respective performance level of the camping tents cat. A or camping tents cat. B on the guying system for 1 min in the direction of the ground fastening (see Figure 3).