SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

Results of a Water Vapor Transmission Round-Robin Test Using Cup Methods


Ten institutes and laboratories from the Nordic countries participated in the round-robin test. The materials used were 12-mm porous board, 40-μm polyethylene foil, and 0.8-mm tarred paper. The measurements were performed both as wet-cup tests and as dry-cup tests. The round-robin test shows that the uncertainty of the measurements is considerably larger than the variations of the water vapor resistance (WVR) among the individual test specimens. It is also shown that the test results were greatly influenced by the moisture levels. The results show about 15% gross errors in the test.

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Hansen, KK
Building Materials Laboratory, The Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Bertelsen, NH
Building Technology, Technological Institute, Taastrup, Denmark
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Developed by Committee: C16
Pages: 91–100
DOI: 10.1520/STP22961S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5094-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1254-4