most recent revision of the AAMA and. field testing protocols. AAMA 08,. “Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of. Newly Installed Fenestration. The AAMA (Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products) is a field-testing guide developed by the American. AAMA Voluntary Specification for field testing of newly installed fenestration products. Includes Air Infiltration and Water Penetration.
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Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. The specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. How is the installation quality?
Guidelines for the type of equipment to use and test procedures to follow are specified in the AAMA The most current edition is the AAMA For window and door manufacturers, the procedure provides a uniform approach for dealing with different code jurisdictions aamw specific design pressure for each size of fenestration product opening. Are the edges perfectly horizontal and vertical?
BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. Begin your publication search by entering information into the fields below.
A specified pressure is maintained while any escaping air is measured. Our field consultants are properly trained aamx knowledgeable of all testing standards. Fenestration Testing Laboratory was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems.
In addition, the AAMA guide provides verbiage that can be directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and effort. With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing. This comparative analysis procedure is especially suited for regions where it is desirable to document the performance of each window and exterior door size to meet specific structural design pressure criteria.
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Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction. The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing. Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure.
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AAMA Test Standard for Air & Water Infiltration
The objective of forensic water spray testing is to identify and track the water migration through the simulation of wind driven rain events.
It is primarily used for new construction quality control and assurance purposes. Professional services based on accurate information that wama you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. The AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing for air axma and water penetration resistance performance.
AAMA Water Spray Testing
The only problem with the verbiage provided is that it is often inserted in a generic format that does not provide details as to the areas, quantity, and specific testing pressures. Water leakage aamz the same method asma spraying the window from outside to observe indoor penetration. This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations.
These specifications establish the requirements for test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in evaluating the performance of installed windows and sliding glass doors hereafter referred to as “windows”. If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, provide concise 052-08, and help you through the entire process, contact BDG today.
This specification establishes the requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in verifying the air infiltration resistance performance and water penetration resistance performance of newly installed fenestration products.
Typically, a sampling of windows from the project is selected and tested. Water penetration observed when testing windows will be given extra attention for the remainder of the project. The AAMA is the first edition of this voluntary guideline. This specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only.
The project architect, manager, or owner specifies the amount and locations of the windows to be tested; this happens either early in the project or at three intervals in the case of large projects: We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA.
These specifications establish the requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in verifying the air infiltration resistance performance and water penetration resistance performance of installed new windows and sliding glass doors hereafter referred to as “fenestration products”.