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ASTM International - ASTM E2141-14

Standard Test Method for Accelerated Aging of Electrochromic Devices in Sealed Insulating Glass Units

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 December 2014
Status: active
Page Count: 12
ICS Code (Glass in building): 81.040.20
significance And Use:

4.1 EC glazings perform a number of important functions in a building envelope including: minimizing the solar energy heat gain; providing for passive solar energy gain; controlling a variable... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers the accelerated aging of electrochromic devices (ECD) integrated in insulating glass units.

1.2 The test method is applicable for any electrochromic device incorporated into sealed insulating glass units (IGUs) fabricated for vision glass (superstrate and substrate) areas for use in buildings, such as sliding doors, windows, skylights, and exterior wall systems. The layers used for constructing the EC device and electrochromically changing the optical properties may be inorganic or organic materials.

1.3 The electrochromic (EC) glazings used in this test method are exposed under use conditions to solar radiation and are deployed to control the amount of radiation by absorption and reflection and thus, limit the solar heat gain and amount of solar radiation that is transmitted into the building.

1.4 The test method is not applicable to other chromogenic devices, such as, photochromic and thermochromic devices which do not respond to electrical stimulus.

1.5 The test method is not applicable to electrochromic (EC) glazings that are constructed from superstrate or substrate materials other than glass.

1.6 The test method referenced herein is a laboratory test conducted under specified conditions. The test is intended to simulate and, in some cases, to also accelerate actual in-service use of the electrochromic windows. Results from these tests cannot be used to predict the performance with time of in-service units unless actual corresponding in-service tests have been conducted and appropriate analyses have been conducted to show how performance can be predicted from the accelerated aging tests.

1.7 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.7.1 Exception-Inch-pound units are used 7.6.2.

1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

ASTM E2141-14
December 1, 2014
Standard Test Method for Accelerated Aging of Electrochromic Devices in Sealed Insulating Glass Units
1.1 This test method covers the accelerated aging of electrochromic devices (ECD) integrated in insulating glass units. 1.2 The test method is applicable for any electrochromic device incorporated...
November 15, 2012
Standard Test Methods for Assessing the Durability of Absorptive Electrochromic Coatings on Sealed Insulating Glass Units
1.1 These test methods cover the accelerated aging and monitoring of the time-dependent performance of electrochromic glazings. Cross sections of typical electrochromic windows are shown in which...
May 15, 2006
Standard Test Methods for Assessing the Durability of Absorptive Electrochromic Coatings on Sealed Insulating Glass Units
1.1 These test methods cover the accelerated aging and monitoring of the time-dependent performance of electrochromic windows. Cross sections of typical electrochromic windows are shown in which...
October 10, 2002
Standard Test Methods for Assessing the Durability of Absorptive Electrochromic Coatings on Sealed Insulating Glass Units
1.1 The tests described are methods for the accelerated aging and monitoring of the time-dependent performance of electrochromic windows. Cross sections of typical electrochromic windows are shown in...
April 10, 2001
Standard Test Methods for Assessing the Durability of Absorptive Electrochromic Coatings on Sealed Insulating Glass Units
1.1 The tests described are methods for the accelerated aging and monitoring of the time-dependent performance of electrochromic windows. Cross sections of typical electrochromic windows are shown in...
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