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See Figures 1, 2 and 3 for typical test assemblies. This exposed length shall be subjected to the nozzle spray as directed in Section 4. Want access to British Standards?
Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. The aams of this specification is to provide a quality assurance and 5501.2-03 field water check method for installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems.
This document Newer versions. It is the responsibility of the party contracting for the test to properly clean any residual adhesive or sealant resulting from the testing.
A project architect or another representative specifier will select the area to be tested. The test area shall be a representative sample of typical construction and shall have no outstanding punch list items or other visible defects. Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction. Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards.
We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. To pinpoint the weak spots in construction, a waterproof tape can be used to completely seal the area. AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls, 5012.-03 slope glazing for air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance performance.
It is recommended that a gauge be attached to the end of the nozzle to ensure that the specified distance from the joint under test is maintained. The pressure gauge shall be calibrated at a maximum of 6 month intervals.
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The procedure outlined in this document is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event. The nozzle is held 1-foot away from the glass and slowly moved back and forth for the duration of the 5-minute test. Also state whether or not the results indicate compliance with the field testing specification requirements for the project. This field check is intended to determine the resistance to water leakage of only those joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and watertight.
All operable components within the test area shall be isolated and exempt from the test procedure. The tape should not remain on finished metal or glass surfaces any longer than necessary, especially where subjected to strong sunlight, as this may make its removal difficult.
This area shall be selected to provide representative performance data, usually a minimum of 9. Manufacturer, model, dimensions, materials, etc. The area shall be fully glazed to provide a completed installation.
AAMA is the proper test method for field air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance testing of operable windows and doors. The primary units of measure in this document are metric.
If operable joints such as those around doors and operable windows occur within the wall area involved, appropriate modifications both of procedure and performance requirements should be made when testing such joints or details. Search by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications. If test area is enclosed by interior finishes, the contractor should expect additional costs of exposing the wall s and refinishing them after testing is complete.
Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. All joints, gaskets, and framing elements aaam covered from the outside and removed in 5-foot sections to retest for the exact spot of leakage.
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AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls, and slope glazing for air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance performance. It is recommended to fit the nozzle with a gauge aamq measure distance from the test surface. If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, provide concise 5501.2-03, and help you through the entire process, contact BDG today.
Testing shall be performed as soon as possible after the fenestration product is installed and prior to the installation of drywall or other interior finish wall materials. American Architectural Manufacturers Association The American Architectural Manufacturers Association produces performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry. Again there may be more recent versions of the document.
The area to be tested shall include, perimeter caulking, typical splices, frame intersections, and, if applicable, at least 2 entire vision lites and 2 entire spandrel lites containing an intermediate vertical member and an intermediate horizontal member.
Building Diagnostics Group, Inc. During the test, an observer on the indoor side of the wall, using a flashlight if necessary, shall check for any water leakage and shall note where it occurs.
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