Press Release Summary:
Durability testingÂ is available to insulating glass industry viaÂ P1 Test Chamber, which can simulate long-term exposure to extreme weather variations to help estimate longevity in real-world use. Method involves constant exposure to specific temperatures,Â UV light, and water spray. One week of testing is considered equivalent to ~1 year in field.
Original Press Release:
P1 Test Chamber Added to St. Paul, Minnesota Laboratory of Architectural Testing
ATI's New Apparatus offers Durability Testing to Insulating Glass Industry
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) announces the addition of a P1 Test Chamber. This apparatus can simulate long-term exposure to extreme weather variations in an effort to estimate longevity in real-world usage. This method involves a constant exposure to specific temperatures, ultraviolet light and water spray. Insulating glass industry experts consider one week of P1 testing to be the equivalent of approximately one year in the field. Since its creation in the late 1970s, P1 test methodology has primarily been used in-house by manufacturers for internal research, development and quality control purposes.
"Although P1 methods have evolved over time, the need for this type of durability testing remains a must for IG manufacturers," explains Dan Johnson, ATI Director - Regional Operations. "Realizing this, and constantly striving to provide the most comprehensive testing in the marketplace, ATI decided to add P1 chamber capacity."
Architectural Testing is not new to the Insulating Glass industry, as they test more than 1,700 insulating glass units per year at their laboratories located in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas, Washington and California. For additional information on these services, click here, and for a recent ATI Webinar on recent performance trends in insulating glass units, click here.
Founded in 1975, Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) is a leading ISO/IEC 17025 accredited building products testing laboratory providing more than 2000 defined test protocols at one or more of its fourteen full-service laboratories. Whether at your place, our place or in the field, from Acoustics to Fire and everything in between, Architectural Testing is the Complete Solution for evaluation, testing and certification. For more information, visit www.archtest.com.
Contact: Dan Johnson - Director - Regional Operations;