AAMA 501.2-03 PDF

A M E R I C A N A R C H I T E C T U R A L AAMA Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed. AAMA Test Method Field testing by an AAMA Accredited 3rd Party Test Agent. Enclosure Commissioning a crash course in reality -?? Water ASTM E, D, AAMA Air ASTM E , E, E Adhesion.

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The test area shall be a representative sample of typical construction and shall have no outstanding punch list items or other visible defects.

Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document is: The primary units of measure in this document are metric. The procedure outlined in this document is not intended to test the rated or specified water performance representative of a wind driven rain event.

Remedial work involving the use of curing-type compounds shall be allowed to set before it is re-checked for leakage.

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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 BDG today. Want access to British Standards? American Architectural Manufacturers Association The American Architectural Manufacturers Association produces performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.

All joints, gaskets, and framing elements are covered from the outside and removed in 5-foot sections to retest for the exact spot of leakage. 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.

Again there may be more recent versions of the document. 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.

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. 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.


The purpose of this document is to provide a quality assurance and diagnostic field water check method for installed storefronts, curtain walls, and sloped glazing systems. Record of calibration certificates shall be made available upon request. Give us a call to discuss your next 501.2-033 All operable components within the test area shall be isolated and exempt from the test procedure.

Water contained within drained flashings, gutters, and sills is not considered water leakage. The nozzle is held 1-foot away from the glass and slowly moved back and forth for the duration of the 5-minute test. This field check procedure is intended to evaluate those joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight. The guide for testing is very specific.

It is recommended wama a gauge be attached to the end of the nozzle to ensure that the specified distance from the joint under test is maintained.

If necessary, use small amounts of sealant where the tape wraps around the framing corners and joints to ensure that the masking is complete and waterproof. The water pressure to the nozzle shall be adjusted to produce to kPa 30 to 35 psi at the nozzle inlet. AAMA is the zama test method for field air leakage resistance and water penetration resistance testing of operable windows and doors. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes 501.203 forensic water intrusion investigations.

This exposed length shall be subjected to the nozzle spray as directed in Section 4. AAMA disclaims all liability for the use, application or adaptation of materials published herein. The chosen area is soaked from the lowest horizontal brace to any adjacent vertical framing. This voluntary specification was developed by representative members of AAMA as advisory information and published as a public service. Should leakage still be found, further remedial measures shall be taken and checking shall be repeated until all framing in the designated area is found to be satisfactory.

It is recommended to fit the nozzle with a gauge to measure distance from the test surface. The area shall be fully glazed to provide a completed installation.


All of this work shall be done in strict accord with approved shop drawings and job specifications. The purpose of this specification is to provide a quality assurance and diagnostic field water check method for installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems.

It is the responsibility of the party contracting for the test to properly clean any residual adhesive or sealant resulting from the 051.2-03.


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Also state whether 051.2-03 not the results indicate compliance asma the field testing specification requirements for the project. Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. Search by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications.

We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. For this water leakage field check, water leakage is defined as any uncontrolled water that appears on any normally exposed interior surfaces, that is not contained or drained back to the exterior, or that can cause damage AAMA This field check method is not appropriate for testing of operable components such as operable windows and doors.

If no leaks occur, the aamma stays uncovered, and the test goes on.

Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. The pressure gauge shall be calibrated at a maximum of 6 month intervals. If a leak is found, the wall must first dry completely, be sealed, and be re-tested.