The ASTM E (Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure. Imison. John H. Waskow, P.E.. Architectural Testing, Inc. Test Method: ASTM E , Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls. Purchase your copy of ASTM E – 00() as a PDF download or hard copy directly from the official BSI Shop. All BSI British Standards.
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ASTM states the field test may also be made after the building is completed and in service to determine whether or not reported leakage problems are due to the failure of the installed assemblies. Professional services based on 000 information adtm helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. Procedure B is a cyclic static air pressure difference. Water that penetrates the assembly, but e3331 not result in a failure as defined herein, may have adverse effects on the performance of contained materials such as sealants and insulating or laminated glass.
The calibrated spray apparatus spray-rack system delivers water to the test specimen at a rate of 5. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. Procedure A is a uniform static air pressure difference.
It can only be utilized prior to the issuance of the building occupancy permit and no later than six months after the installation of the fenestration product. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc.
Water Penetration Field Testing
It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. These factors should be fully considered prior to specifying the test pressure difference to be used.
SITC determines what procedure to utilize based on the laboratory testing results. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
This specification is for quality assurance testing only. This field water check method is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative aatm a wind driven rain event.
Specifically excluded from this specification are windows, glass doors and skylights. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results.
Water Penetration Field Testing
This test method exclusively utilizes a uniform static air pressure difference. Analyzing the data and establishing a cause and effect relationship between wall characteristics and the observed leakage. This standard is utilized for either field quality assurance testing or forensic testing.
MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. The ASTM E Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference is a testing standard that describes the procedures to determine the water penetration resistance of windows, curtain walls, skylights, and doors when water is applied using a calibrated spray apparatus while simultaneously applying uniform static pressure to opposite sides of the test specimen.
ASTM states that the field test may be made at the time the window, skylight, curtain wall or door assemblies are initially installed. This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results.
In service, the performance will also depend on the rigidity of supporting construction and on the resistance of components to deterioration by various causes, vibration, thermal expansion and contraction, etc. Conducting the investigative testing to verify and extend hypotheses arrived at during the document review and inspection portions of the investigation using controlled and reproducible procedures. The diagnostic field water check is utilized for installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems only.
If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, provide concise reports, and help you through the entire process, contact BDG today. The AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing for air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance performance. This differs greatly from the AAMA and AAMA field testing procedures that are intended for evaluating newly installed fenestration products or quality assurance testing.
This test method does not address these issues. The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly. Most generic specifications call for a minimum testing pressure of 6. The ASTM E testing is performed by applying water to the exterior of the test specimen while lowering the pressure inside by means of an air chamber built on the inside or opposite side of the test specimen. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA.
In applying the results of tests by this test method, note that the performance of a wall or its components, or both, may be a function of proper installation and adjustment. Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. For specific hazard statements, see 7. These systems shall be tested per the AAMA See our page for further information. ast,
ASTM E | Water Penetration Testing
Link to Active This link ashm always wstm to the current Active version of the standard. Some designs are more sensitive than others to this upward moving water. The reviewing of project documents for the building. Specifically excluded from this field check method is the testing of operable components such as operable window and doors. The AAMA describes steps for calculating the approximate differential air pressures the specimens experienced during actual wind driven rain events.
The evaluation of the design concept to determine if any water resistance performance requirements were specified for the wall. This starts with a clearly defined sequence of activities that SITC follows during a investigation: The water spray system has nozzles spaced on a grid to deliver water so that the test specimen is wet uniformly, includingthose areas vulnerable to water penetration. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard.
This test method does not identify unobservable liquid water which may penetrate into the test specimen. The testing pressure differential is usually determined by the testing specifier.
The purpose of this voluntary guideline is to recreate leaks that are known to occur. The main objective of forensic water testing is to identify the leak paths through the simulation of the weather events that produced the reported leakage.