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Testing windows and glass. You might imagine the foreboding we feel when re-entering the chamber for a water test after our windows have been bent like a banana during the deflection test.

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Dynamic water penetration testing is conducted at the specified air pressure differential by utilizing a wind generator employing an 84″ diameter propeller.

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