ASTM E331 00 PDF

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 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. The satm of the design concept to determine if any water resistance performance requirements were specified for the wall.

The testing pressure differential is usually determined by the testing specifier. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Specifically excluded from this specification are windows, glass doors and skylights. Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. Most generic specifications call for a minimum testing pressure of 6. 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.

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.

Read more about what our customers have to say Water that penetrates the assembly, but does not result in a failure as defined herein, may have adverse effects on the performance of contained astn such as sealants and insulating or laminated glass.


The water spray system awtm nozzles spaced on a grid to deliver water so that the test specimen is wet uniformly, includingthose areas vulnerable to water penetration. Analyzing the data and establishing a cause and effect relationship between wall characteristics and the observed leakage. The reviewing of project documents for the building.

The AAMA describes steps for calculating the approximate differential air pressures the specimens experienced during actual wind driven rain e3311. Procedure A is a uniform static air pressure difference.

BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. Some designs are more sensitive than others to this upward moving water. See our page for further information. These systems shall be tested per the AAMA 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.

ASTM E331 – 00(2016)

For specific hazard statements, see 7. This test method exclusively awtm a uniform static air pressure difference. These factors should be fully considered prior to specifying the test pressure difference to be used. 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. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

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ASTM International – Standard References for ASTM E – 00()

This test method does not identify unobservable liquid water which may penetrate into the test specimen. The determination of the service history of asttm building to provide patterns in the observed leakage and visible damage and where to focus our investigation.


Procedure B is a cyclic static air pressure difference. The purpose of this voluntary guideline is to recreate leaks that are known to occur. This starts with a clearly defined sequence of activities that SITC follows during a investigation: Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard.

It can only be utilized prior to the issuance of the building occupancy permit and no later asfm six months after the installation of the fenestration product. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

Give us a call to discuss your atsm project. 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. The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly.

ASTM E | Water Penetration Testing

This specification is for quality assurance testing only of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems and their installation. SITC determines what procedure to utilize based on the laboratory testing results.

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. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA.