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 values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. The AAMA describes steps for calculating the approximate differential air pressures the specimens experienced during actual astj driven rain events. The calibrated spray apparatus spray-rack system delivers water to the test specimen at a rate of 5.

This test method does not identify unobservable liquid water which may penetrate into the test specimen. ASTM E references the following documents: This standard is utilized for adtm field quality assurance testing or forensic testing.

For specific hazard statements, see 7. This standard is utilized for laboratory or interior mock up testing only. 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. The ASTM E Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of E31 Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Xstm 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.

Water Penetration Field Testing

BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. 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.

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Read more about what our customers have to say Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. The testing pressure differential is usually determined by the e3311 specifier.

The purpose of this voluntary guideline aetm to recreate leaks that are known to occur. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

This test method exclusively utilizes a uniform static air pressure difference. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. 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.

ASTM states that the field test may be made at the time the window, skylight, curtain wall or door assemblies are initially installed.

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.

In service, the performance will also depend on the rigidity of supporting construction and on the resistance sstm components to deterioration by various causes, vibration, thermal expansion and contraction, etc. 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.

This specification is for quality assurance testing only. asmt

This specification is for quality assurance testing only of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems and their installation. Which would be referred to as quality assurance testing.

ASTM E | Water Penetration Testing

Referenced Documents purchase separately Ashm 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.

These systems shall be tested per the AAMA This starts with a clearly defined sequence of activities that SITC follows during a investigation: Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line. There are two different procedures listed for the test method. This differs greatly from the AAMA asfm AAMA field testing procedures that are intended for evaluating newly installed fenestration products or quality assurance testing.


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

Most generic specifications call for a minimum testing adtm 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.

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

The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly. See our page for further information. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. 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.

Procedure B is a cyclic static air sstm difference. Procedure A is a uniform static air pressure difference. The evaluation of the design concept to determine if any water resistance performance requirements were specified for the wall.