ASTM E 1105-00 (2008) "Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference"
A third party, certified water resistance test is designed to produce a continuous and uniform film of water across the exterior surface of the test specimen. The testing apparatus is calibrated to produce a specific amount of water per square foot, per hour, over the specimen surface area.
An interior negative air pressure chamber that simulates the pressure dynamics of a wind-driven rain is constructed and connected to the interior surface of the window-wall interface, then accurately depressurized to meet the Engineering Specification.
ASTM E 783-02 (2010)
"Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors"
This test utilizes the apparatus of the ASTM E 1105 test to accurately depressurize an interior pressure chamber then measure the amount of air infiltration through the specimen.
AAMA 501.2 Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems
Low pressure modifications to the ASTM E 1105 Test Standard:
AAMA 502-12 "Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products"
AAMA 503-08 "Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems"
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