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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ASTM E331 – 00(2016)

These factors should be fully considered prior to specifying the test pressure difference to be used. The determination of the service history of the building to provide patterns in the observed leakage and visible damage and where satm focus our investigation.

The air-pressure differences acting across a ast, envelope vary greatly. 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 r331 of the test specimen.

There are two different procedures listed for the test method. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is sstm to each specific testing standard for accurate results.

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

The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided ashm information only and are not considered standard.

This standard is utilized for either field quality assurance testing or forensic testing. This test method exclusively utilizes a uniform static air pressure difference. These systems shall be tested per the AAMA 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 aetm successful testing results.


Read more about what our customers have to say Procedure A is a uniform aastm air pressure difference. It is difficult to simulate the identical complex wetting conditions that can be e3331 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.

Analyzing the data and establishing a cause and effect relationship between wall characteristics and the observed leakage. 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.

The diagnostic field water check is utilized for installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems only. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc.

ASTM E | Water Penetration Testing

See our page for further information. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations.

The testing pressure differential is usually determined by the testing specifier. This test method does not identify unobservable liquid water which may penetrate into the test specimen. 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. 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.

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. This field water check method is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event.


This specification is for quality assurance testing only. 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. ASTM states that the field test may be made at the time the window, skylight, curtain wall or door assemblies are initially installed. 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.

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 evaluation of the design concept to determine if any water resistance performance requirements were specified for the wall. ASTM E references the following documents: 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.

Water Penetration Field Testing

The purpose of this voluntary guideline is to recreate leaks that are known to occur. For specific hazard statements, see 7. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

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. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. Some designs are more sensitive than others to this upward moving water.

Specifically excluded from this field check method is the testing of operable components such as operable window and doors.