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    Test Methods for Hardware Used on Windows and Walls

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    Proper window hardware does affect the overall performance of a wall or window system. Improper hardware selection allows or can cause air and water leakage or other catastrophic failures. Various performance tests for window hardware are summarized in this paper.


    curtain walls, hardware, anchors (fasteners), loads (forces)

    Author Information:

    Muessel, DC
    Sales engineering manager, Eaton Corp., Charlotte, N.C.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.51

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38919S