Field Testing of Fenestrations
ASTM E783 – Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors
The ASTM E785 standard is used to determine the air leakage rate of installed exterior windows and doors under specified static air pressure differences. The testing is performed by sealing a chamber to the interior or exterior face of the test specimen, supplying or exhausting air from the chamber at a rate required to maintain the specified test pressure, and measuring the air flow lost or gained across the testing chamber.
This test is intended to measure air leakage associated with the assembly and not the leakage through the openings and adjacent construction.