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    Standard Test Method for Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure and Temperature Differences Across the Specimen

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-09-2008

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    CONTAINED IN VOL. 04.11, 2016 Gives a standard laboratory method to determine the air leakage rates of exterior windows, doors and curtain walls under specified differential air pressure and temperature conditions across the specimen.

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    1.1 This test method provides a standard laboratory procedure for determining the air leakage rates of exterior windows, curtain walls, and doors under specified differential air temperature and pressure conditions across the specimen.

    1.2 Specified temperature and pressure conditions are representative of those that may be encountered at the exterior thermal envelope of buildings, excluding the effects of heat buildup due to solar radiation.

    1.3 This laboratory procedure is applicable to exterior windows, curtain walls, and doors and is intended to measure only such leakage associated with the assembly and not the installation; however, the test method can be adapted for the latter purpose.

    1.4 This is a laboratory procedure for testing at differential temperature conditions. Persons interested in a laboratory test at ambient conditions should reference Test Method E 283. Persons interested in a field test on installed windows and doors should reference Test Method E 783.

    1.5 Persons using this procedure should be knowledgeable in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and instrumentation practices, and shall have a general understanding of fenestration products and components.

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The inch-pound units given in parenthesis are provided for information only.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7.

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    Committee E 06
    Document Type Test Method
    Product Note Reconfirmed 2008
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    ASTM E 2357 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate of Air Barrier Assemblies
    ASTM C 1363 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus
    ASTM E1677 : 2019 Standard Specification for Air Barrier (AB) Material or Assemblies for Low-Rise Framed Building Walls
    ASTM E 1423 : 2014 Standard Practice for Determining Steady State Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems
    ASTM C 1401 : 2014 Standard Guide for Structural Sealant Glazing
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