These tests determine the performance of fenestration systems installed into buildings that are subjected to impact and cyclic static pressure differentials, which may represent windborne debris and pressures in a windstorm environment.
The performance determined by this test relates to the ability of elements of the building envelope to remain un-breached during a windstorm.
To perform large and small missile testing, an air cannon with an air pressure valve and control panel is used to fire variously sized timbers at specified velocities and impact locations. The cyclic loading apparatus is equipped to test products over 300 psf. Our massive test wall, with a size of 50’ by 24’ high, can comfortably accommodate even the largest of products to be tested with ease.
Founded in 1994 by a group of experienced certification and testing experts, QAI is an independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization which serves the building industry, government and individuals with cost effective solutions through our global, in-house capabilities / services.
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