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.

These systems shall be tested per the AAMA Read more about what our customers have to say SITC determines what procedure to utilize based on the laboratory testing results.

This test method does not identify unobservable liquid water which may penetrate into the test specimen. Some designs are more sensitive than others to this upward moving water.

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

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. See our page for further information. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. This differs greatly from the AAMA and AAMA field testing procedures that are intended for evaluating newly installed fenestration products astk quality assurance testing.

This field water check method is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event. 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 states the field test may also be made after the building is completed and in service to determine whether or aetm reported leakage problems are due to the failure of the installed assemblies. Specifically excluded from this field check method is the testing of operable components such as operable window and doors. It can only be utilized prior to the issuance of the building astmm permit and no later than six months after the installation of the fenestration product.


Analyzing the data and establishing a cause and effect relationship between wall characteristics and the observed leakage. 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. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly. The reviewing of project documents for the building. Specifically xstm from this specification are windows, glass doors and skylights. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

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. The water spray system has nozzles spaced on a grid to deliver e313 so that the test specimen is wet uniformly, includingthose areas vulnerable to water penetration.

MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. ASTM states that the field test may be made at the time the window, skylight, curtain wall or door assemblies are initially installed.

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

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 determination of the service history of the building to provide patterns in the observed leakage and visible damage and where to focus our investigation.

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

Procedure B is a cyclic static air pressure difference. The diagnostic field water check is utilized for installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems only. This specification is for quality assurance testing only. The AAMA describes steps for calculating the approximate differential air pressures the specimens experienced during actual wind driven rain events. 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.


This standard is utilized for either field quality assurance testing or forensic testing. The purpose of this voluntary guideline is to recreate leaks that are known to occur. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results.

Which would be referred to as quality assurance 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. This test method does not address these issues. This test method exclusively utilizes a uniform static air pressure difference. 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.

The calibrated spray apparatus spray-rack system delivers water to the test specimen at a rate of 5. 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. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

For specific hazard statements, see 7. 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.

Water Penetration Field Testing

Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line. Procedure A is a uniform static air pressure difference.

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There are two different procedures listed for the test method. ASTM E references the following documents: