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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Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. A predetermined amount of air leakage is allowable; however, no water leakage is permitted at all. Is the window square? The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.
We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure.
AAMA Test Standard for Air & Water Infiltration
Testing shall be performed by an AAMA accredited independent testing agency. Normally, if a window fails, the contractor should be prepared for a wider scope of testing. Field testing and forensic leak investigation services are provided nationwide.
The AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing for air leakage and water penetration resistance performance. Read more about what our customers have to say The AAMA was first released in and has had many changes over the years.
The objective of forensic water spray testing is to identify and track the water migration through the simulation of wind driven rain aamx. What are FTL’s Qualifications? 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 Aamw today.
Once testing parameters are specified, the testing agency ensures that proper procedures were followed during the construction installation process.
AAMA Water Spray Testing
BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. The project architect, manager, or owner specifies the amount and locations of the windows to be tested; this happens either early aana the project or at three intervals in the case of large projects: 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.
Water leakage uses aamz same method while spraying 052-08 window from outside to observe indoor penetration. SITC utilizes isolation techniques to assist in identifying the source or sources of the reported water leakage.
Are the edges perfectly horizontal and vertical?
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. This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations 5002-08 new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results. The most current edition is the AAMA The construction contract will appoint 5020-8 party responsible for the cost of the testing.
Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. Give us a call to discuss your next project. There are no previous editions.
This specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only.
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MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. This field check procedure is only intended to evaluate joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight. The specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. See our AAMA page for additional information if your project requires to test for the rated air leakage or rated water penetration performance.
With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing.
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”. How is the installation quality? 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”.
If the window installation was completed within 6 months, and there is not a building occupancy permit COthen the AAMA is the right document to use. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. The only problem with the verbiage provided is that it is often inserted in a generic format 50208 does not provide details as to the areas, quantity, and specific testing pressures.