This test method covers the determination of the resistance of exterior windows, curtain walls, skylights, and doors to water penetration when water is applied to the outdoor face and exposed edges simultaneously with a uniform static air pressure at the outdoor face higher than the pressure at the indoor face. This test method is applicable to any curtain-wall area or to windows, skylights, or doors alone. This test method addresses water penetration through a manufactured assembly. Water that penetrates the assembly, but does not result in a failure as defined herein, may have adverse effects on the performance of contained materials such as sealants and insulating or laminated glass. This test method does not address these issues. The proper use of this test method requires a knowledge of the principles of pressure measurement. The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
KeywordsASTM E331 - Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls
ICS CODE91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades.); 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
ASTM E331-00(2016), Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org