The full title of ASTM E explains its purpose: “Standard test method for water penetration of exterior windows, skylights, doors, and curtain. ASTM E Report No.: E Rendered to: IMISON USA. Houston, Texas. PRODUCT TYPE: Foam and Plaster Wall System. SERIES/MODEL. Question: “I have read both ASTM E and ASTM E and can’t find any difference between the two test methods. It stands to reason that.

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Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. This test method does not address these issues. There are fundamental differences that are revealed in the titles of each standard. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

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. Some designs are more sensitive than others to this upward moving water.

The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results.

We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. It is also interesting to note that there are two AAMA standards that refer to these ASTM standards for most of their procedures and are performed in nearly identical fashion. E3331 during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line.


ASTM E | Water Penetration Testing

Web Design by Five. These are identified with italics below: Can you please explain the difference between them? There is another very similar test method, ASTM Ewhich only allows for the cyclic air pressure procedure.

For specific hazard statements, see 7. Search Search our news blog. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. Give us a call to discuss your next project. Our products are guaranteed to do their job so you’re free to do yours without the hassles and worries of building and maintaining your own equipment.

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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Most generic specifications call for a minimum testing pressure of 6.

Categories Click on area of interest below. 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. In short, the is easier to comply with in the field. In service, the performance will also depend on the rigidity of supporting construction and on the resistance e31 components to deterioration by various causes, vibration, thermal expansion and contraction, etc.

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It stands to reason that there is a difference, otherwise why two test methods? The calibrated spray apparatus spray-rack system delivers water to the test specimen at a rate of 5. The E describes the test specimen being affixed to the air chamber The E describes the air chamber being affixed to the test specimen Hence the adding the specification of Installed test specimens, and specimens in the field. Your email address will not be published. Included diagrams show these differences. 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.