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Significance and Use
4.1 The purpose of this test is to measure the air permeance of flexible sheet or rigid panel-type materials. The results of this test may be useful in determining suitability of that material as a component of an air retarder system.
4.2 This method does not address the installed air leakage performance of building materials. The installed performance of air retarder materials and air retarder systems in low-rise framed wall construction is addressed in Specification E1677.
1.1 This test method is to determine the air permeance of building materials at various pressure differentials with the intent of determining an assigned air permeance rate of the material at the reference pressure difference (ΔP) of 75 Pa.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E283 Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E1677 Specification for Air Barrier (AB) Material or System for Low-Rise Framed Building Walls
ICS Number Code 91.100.01 (Construction materials)
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ASTM E2178-13, Standard Test Method for Air Permeance of Building Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top