Standard Practice for Use of Test Methods E 96 for Determining the Water Vapor Transmission (WVT) of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
|Publication Date:||1 November 2003|
|ICS Code (Waterproofing):||91.120.30|
This standard describes how to use Test Methods E 96 to determine the water vapor transmission (WVT) characteristics of an EIFS sample.
An Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) is a multilayer exterior building wall material that consists of a number of layers. For the purpose of this standard, these layers, whether they be individual EIFS component materials in single layers, or groups of EIFS component materials, are called the "EIFS sample."
The Water Method, Procedures B and D described in section X1.1.2 and X1.1.5 of Appendix X1 of Test Methods E 96 shall be used in this standard.
This standard is limited to specimens not over 1¼ in. (32 mm) in thickness, except as provided in Section 9 of this standard.
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. Metric inch-pound conversion factors for water vapor transmission, permeance, and permeability are stated in Table 1 of Test Methods E 96. All conversions of mm Hg to Pa are made at a temperature of 0°C.
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.