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Vacuum Station

SBCRI’s Vacuum Station can test a variety of foam sheathing applications, windows, doors and even sheet metal; the vacuum pressure can be adjusted all the way to 216 pounds per foot (psf).

Testing can be done on this station under the following standards:

  • ASTM E330 – Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Staitc Air Pressure Difference
  • ASTM E1592 – Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Sheet Metal Roof and Siding Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
  • FS 100 – Standard Requirements for Wind Pressure Resistance of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Used in Exterior Wall Covering Assemblies
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