June 2013 Monthly Meeting

Jun 4 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Water Testing Using PPV Fans to Simulate Wind-Driven Rain


Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204


Jasha Kistler

Mike Williams


We believe this testing methodology is an innovative new approach of simulating the effect of wind-driven rain on the building enclosure to investigate water intrusion. The method builds on existing standards and utilizes readily available equipment to provide a cost effective, versatile, time-saving, and realistic means of replicating weather events to recreate leaks. In conducting hundreds of leak investigation tests, this technique has proven to recreate leaks quickly and without overloading the building’s water management systems. It is our belief that this method expands the knowledge of testing industry in providing a procedure that is a valuable tool for the forensic leak investigator.