IBES provides a range of testing services that can locate air leaks, which allows them to be sealed, thus making the building more air tight. These services can be applied when the building is being constructed or several years later during or prior to renovations. Testing can focus on window and curtain wall assemblies, sections of wall, or even the building as a whole. Air leaks can be identified by a range of methods that include smoke (pens/bombs), leak detection fluid, and thermographic (infrared) imaging. Pressure differentials are used during testing to enhance the air leaks, which makes them easier to find. Quantitative measurements can be done during air leak evaluations of specific elements and/or the whole building for quality control verification and specification requirements.
All tests are conducted in accordance with well-known and accepted industry testing standard procedures. Examples of some utilized testing standards are:
Window Air Tightness Measurements
Room Mock-Up Air Tightness Testing
Thermal Imaging of Window Air Leaks
Blower Doors Used for Pressurizing Building