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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The testing pressure differential is usually determined by the testing specifier. 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. Some designs are more sensitive than others to this upward moving water. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. It is difficult to simulate the identical complex wetting conditions that can be encountered in service, with large wind-blown water drops, increasing water drop impact pressures with increasing wind velocity, and lateral or upward moving air and water.
Give us a call to discuss your next project. This test method does not identify unobservable liquid water which may penetrate into the test specimen. 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. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations.
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BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. The calibrated spray apparatus spray-rack system delivers water to the test specimen at a rate of 5.
Most generic specifications call for a minimum testing pressure of 6. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. 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.
The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly. Water that penetrates the assembly, but does 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.
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. 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. This test method does not address these issues. For specific hazard statements, see 7.
Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. These factors should be fully considered prior to specifying the test pressure difference to be used. 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.
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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. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc.
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.