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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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. MISSION 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.

Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line. SITC determines what procedure to utilize based on the laboratory testing results. This specification is for quality assurance testing only of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems and their installation. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

0 are two different procedures listed for the test method. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. The calibrated spray apparatus spray-rack system delivers water to the test specimen d331 a rate of 5.

These factors should be fully considered axtm to specifying the test pressure difference to be used. Analyzing the data and establishing a cause and effect relationship between wall characteristics and the observed leakage. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.


Most generic specifications call for a minimum testing pressure of 6. 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. Procedure B is a cyclic static air pressure difference.

This test method exclusively utilizes a uniform static air pressure difference. 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.

ASTM E331 – 00(2016)

Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. 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. This standard is utilized for either field quality assurance testing or forensic 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.

Link to Active This 000 will always route to asstm current Active version of the standard. Procedure A is a uniform static air pressure difference.

Water Penetration Field Testing

The diagnostic field water check is utilized for installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems only. Give us a call to discuss your next project.

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. 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.

These systems shall be tested per the AAMA For specific hazard statements, see 7. ASTM E references the following documents: This standard is utilized for laboratory or interior mock up testing only. Which would be referred to as quality assurance testing. The reviewing of project documents for the building.


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. The AAMA describes steps for calculating the approximate differential air pressures the specimens experienced during actual wind driven rain events. 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.

This test method does not address these issues. If you are looking for asrm 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. Some designs are more sensitive than others to this upward moving water.

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. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. Specifically excluded from this specification are windows, glass doors and skylights. This starts with a clearly aetm sequence of activities that SITC follows during a investigation: We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA.

In applying the results of tests by this test axtm, note that the performance of a wall or its components, or both, may be a function of proper installation and adjustment.