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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American Ama Manufacturers Association. 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 events.
Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction. This field check is not appropriate for testing operable components. This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations.
This specification is 52-08 quality assurance water penetration testing only. What is the drainage design?
aaama The AAMA can be utilized if the project requires investigative testing. One-week notice prior to water testing is usually given to all construction crew members concerned with window installation. Testing shall be performed by an AAMA accredited independent testing agency. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results.
A predetermined amount of air leakage is allowable; however, no water leakage is permitted at all. For window and door manufacturers, the procedure provides a uniform approach for dealing with different code jurisdictions and 502-088 design pressure for each size of fenestration product opening.
It’s important to note that the AAMA test standard also utilizes the ASTM E test method which details specific test set-up and equipment requirements for the water penetration portion of 5002-08 test, and the ASTM E test method which details test set-up and equipment requirements for the Air Infiltration portion of the test.
Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or 502-008. The AAMA is the first edition of this voluntary guideline. Guidelines for the type of equipment to use and test procedures to follow are specified in 520-08 AAMA This field check procedure is only intended 5002-08 evaluate joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight.
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AAMA Test Standard for Air & Water Infiltration
Field testing and forensic leak investigation services are provided nationwide. 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”. Have flashing and sealing been properly finished?
The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.
The number of tests depends on the size and budget of the project.
See our AAMA page for additional information if your project requires to test for the rated air leakage or rated water penetration performance. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. It is not recommended to notify anyone of the actual test locations until the testing agency arrives onsite. It is primarily used for new construction quality control and assurance purposes.
Any moisture not coming in through the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation. Read more about what our customers have to say A specified pressure is maintained while any escaping air is measured.
AAMA Water Spray Testing
How is the installation quality? Give us a 502-088 to discuss your next project. Typically, a sampling of windows from the project is selected and tested. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. This specification establishes the requirements for field aaama 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.
Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing.
In addition, the AAMA guide provides verbiage that can axma directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and effort.
There are no previous editions. It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established. Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line.
Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure.