E998 Glass Performance Test Method

astm e998 12 standard test method for structural performance of glass in windows curtain walls and doors under the influence of uniform static loads by nondestructive method

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Things about ASTM-E998-12: Standard test method for structural performance of glass in windows, curtain walls and doors under the influence of uniform static loads by nondestructive method.

1.1 This test method is a nondestructive test procedure to establish the nature of stresses induced in glass subjected to uniform static loads. A procedure is provided for using this stress information to estimate the probability of breakage of the glass.

1.2 This test method is applicable to glass of various degrees of temper; for example, annealed, heat-strengthened, fully tempered, laminated, insulating, and combinations thereof.

1.3 Thistestmethoddescribesaprocessofapplyingspecific test loads to glass. The test may be conducted using the standard test frame specified herein or a test frame of the user’s design.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for informa- tion only and are not considered standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appro- priate safety and health practices and determine the applica- bility of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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