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Jan 18, 2010 Tesla Walls completes testing of its latest Curtain Wall system and passes 42 tests at Architectural Testing's (ATI) www.archtest.com facilities in York Pennsylvania. The consultant was Gordon H. Smith of the Gordon H. Smith Corporation (considered to be the best/toughest consultancy company in the USA).  Test highlights include:
 
PASSED Static Air 6.24 PSF (300 PA) infiltration and exfiltration for both the Wall system and the In-Swing Casement.  Multiple tests, Multiple passes.
PASSED Static Water Pressure 15 psf (720 PA) (USA standards usually 10 or 12 psf). PASSED in both the positive and negative directions. Multiple tests, Multiple passes.
PASSED Dynamic Water Pressure test from aircraft propeller at 77 MPH (123 KPH)
PASSED Interstory movement 3 full cycles each of vertical movements (+.75" up, return, -.75" down, return), (Left 1", return, right 1", return)
PASSED Thermal Cycling Tests. Condensation never occurred (pass criteria is 5% of surface. Tesla Walls achieved 0%)
PASSED Structural test at 60 PSF (2873 PA)
PASSED Structural overload test at 90 psf (4309 PA)
Note: All structural and structural overload tests were held at pressure for 60 seconds (USA standard is 10 seconds)
 
July 17, 2009 Tesla Walls completes testing of its latest wall system and passes 42 tests at Architectural Testing's (ATI) www.archtest.com facilities in York Pennsylvania. The consultant was Gordon H. Smith of the Gordon H. Smith Corporation (considered to be the best/toughest consultancy company in the USA).  Test highlights include:
 
PASSED Static Air 6.24 PSF (300 PA) infiltration and exfiltration for both the Wall system and the In-Swing Casement.  Multiple tests, Multiple passes.
PASSED Static Water Pressure 15 psf (720 PA) (USA standards usually 10 or 12 psf). PASSED in both the positive and negative directions. Multiple tests, Multiple passes.
PASSED Dynamic Water Pressure test from aircraft propeller at 77 MPH (123 KPH)
PASSED Interstory movement 3 full cycles each of vertical movements (+1" up, return, -1" down, return), (Left 0.75", return, right 0.75", return)
PASSED Thermal Cycling Tests. Condensation never occurred (pass criteria is 5% of surface. Tesla Walls achieved 0%)
PASSED Structural test at 60 PSF (2873 PA)
PASSED Structural overload test at 90 psf (4309 PA)
PASSED Structural test at 70 PSF (3352 PA)
PASSED Structural overload test at 105 psf (5028 PA)
PASSED AAMA Certification of in swing casement. 3000 times cycle open and close and conduct Static Air, Static Water, Dynamic Water, Structural & Structural Overload tests). Achieved AW70 rating for the in-swing casement.
Note: All structural and structural overload tests were held at pressure for 60 seconds (USA standard is 10 seconds)
PASSED Child Lock Safety Test
PASSED Forced Entry Test
PASSED Window Washer Bolt drop test

April 16, 2009: Upcoming show Glass Build America 2009 in Las Vegas. Come see our Tesla Walls booth at Glass Build America Sept 30 - Oct 02, 2009. We will be showcasing our latest wall systems and doors. 
http://www.glassbuildamerica.com/
 

Gordon H. Smith Corp.
200 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 696-0600    Fax: (212) 532-8272
Contact:
ghsmith@gordonhsmithcorp.com

 

 

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