Tested building products:

The main products or building systems tested for water tightness are:

- Curtain walling, windows & doors
- Sealing systems
- Modes of caulking
- Sealing profiles for tightness of the glazing and between frame and leaf of the joinery

Test procedure:

*simulation of rain:

The test body is subject to controlled, artificial rain-flow and static air pressure (it can be combined with a turbulent air stream). The test aims to determine the threshold of maximum pressure to which the sample is sealed and the nature and location of leaks.
Measurements can be performed on finished products in the factory facilities of the Client or on site after the products are already installed.

*sinking under water:

The test body is submerged (water height max_20 m). The test is achieved by measuring the leakage rate under stabilized pressure.


Test facilities:

Ourtest facilities allow us to provide a controlled flowof water up to 30 m3/h. Conical jet nozzles spread a continuous film of water on the test body oriented horizontally, vertically or inclined by considering the requested simulation.


Reference documents & classification:

Windows and doors
EN 1027 :2000 Windows and doorsWater tightness - Test method
EN 12208 :2000 Windows and doorsWater tightness - Classification

Curtain walling
EN 12155 :2000 Curtain wallingWater tightness - Laboratory test under static pressure
EN 12154 :2000 Curtain wallingWater tightness - Performance requirements and classification
EN 13051 :2002 Curtain walling - Water tightness - Site test
EN 13050 2011 Curtain Walling - Water tightness - Laboratory test under dynamic condition of air pressure and water spray

Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates
EN 12489 :2000 Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Resistance to water penetration - Test method
EN 12425 :2000 Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Resistance to water penetration - Classification