Test Rigs

Test Rigs

FPL

Our wholly owned subsidiary company - Façade Performance Lab Sdn Bhd (FPL) is set up to analyse the performance of building facades, windows and doors against the effects of specified wind loading on their structural integrity, air infiltration and water penetration capabilities in accordance to the requirement of MS and/or other international Standards.

FPL is fully equipped with the latest DAQ and software acquired from New Zealand specialist consultant, measuring devices and equipment specially custom selected to provide precise readings and data analysis for façade and window performance tests.

Test Chambers:

  • 12M (Height) x 12M (Width)
  • 10M (Height) x 7M (Width)
  • 9.6M (Height) x 9.6M (Width)
  • 8.5M (Height) x 5M (Width)
  • 3.6M (Height) x 12M (Width)
  • 3.6M (Height) x 9.6M (Width)

Testing Services

Performance testing on facades, windows and doors to verify compliance to the following standards could be performed at the Facade Performance Lab facilities.

Malaysian Standards (MS)
MS832:2011 Aluminium alloy windows - Specification
MS1017:2012 Aluminium alloy sliding doors- Specification
British / EN Standards (BS & BS EN)
BS EN 1206:2000 Windows and Doors, Air Permeability, Test Method
BS EN 1207:2000 Windows and Doors, Water Tightness, Test Method
BS EN 12211:2016 Windows and Doors, Resistance to wind load - Test Method
BS 6375 part1:2015 Performance of windows and doors - Part 1: Classification of weather tightness and guidance on selection and specification.
Australian / New Zealand Standards (AS & AS/NZS)
AS/NZS 4284:2008 Testing of Building Facades
AS/NZS 4420.1:2016 Windows, external glazed, timber and composite doors - Methods of tests Test sequence, sampling and test methods.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
AAMA 501.1:2017 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtainwalls and Doors using dynamic pressure.
AAMA 501.4:2009 Recommended Static Test Method for Evaluating Window Walls, Curtainwalls and storefront systems subjected to seismic and wind induced inter-story drift.
Singapore Standards (SS)
SS381:1996(2007) Materials and Performance Tests for Aluminium Curtainwall
SS212:2007 Specifications for Aluminium Window
SS286:1983(2001) Specifications for Aluminium Framed Sliding Doors
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO 6612:1980 Windows and door height windows - Wind resistance tests
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM E331:2000:R2016 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
ASTM E547:2000:R2016 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference.
ASTM E330/E330M:2014 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Skylights and Curtain walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
ASTM E283:2004:R2012 Standard Test Method for Air Leakage of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by underspecified Pressure Differences Across Specimens.