ASTM E3120 - 17

    Standard Specification for Evaluating Accelerated Aging Performance of Environmentally Controlled Dynamic Glazings

    Active Standard ASTM E3120 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification is applicable to environmentally controlled dynamic glazings (ECDG) whose visible light transmittance or near infrared light transmittance properties, or both, can be changed reversibly by exposure to changing environmental conditions such as temperature and sunlight intensity. This includes thermochromic and thermotropic glazing, but currently excludes photochromic glazings as neither Test Method E3119 nor this specification provide a procedure to access multiple states of photochromic glazing specimens.

    1.2 This specification does not apply to other types of dynamic glazing which require an electrical stimulus to change light transmittance, such as electrochromic glazings.

    1.3 This specification covers environmentally controlled dynamic glazing (ECDG) in monolithic glass, monolithic laminated glass, or pre-assembled, permanently sealed insulating glass units with one or more cavities in which at least one lite is an ECDG (which may be in the form of a laminated lite or a single pane with coatings or film applied). This specification is also applicable to ECDG devices in pre-assembled insulating glass units with capillary tubes intentionally left open. As applicable, this specification also requires conformance to Specification E2190.

    1.4 This specification is applicable only to monolithic glass, monolithic laminated glass, and sealed insulating glass units that are constructed with glass and fabricated for vision glass areas for use in buildings, such as sliding doors, windows, skylights, and exterior wall systems.

    1.5 Qualification under this specification is intended to provide a basis for evaluating the aging performance of environmentally controlled dynamic glazing in monolithic glass, monolithic laminated glass, and sealed insulating glass units.

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products

    C1036 Specification for Flat Glass

    C1048 Specification for Heat-Strengthened and Fully Tempered Flat Glass

    C1172 Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E2190 Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation

    E3119 Test Method for Accelerated Aging of Environmentally Controlled Dynamic Glazing

    G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.040.20 (Glass in building)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E3120-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3120-17, Standard Specification for Evaluating Accelerated Aging Performance of Environmentally Controlled Dynamic Glazings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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