The Best Way To Air Tightness Test – Sealing in Air Tightness Testing?

Sealing in Air Tightness testing

In this 6-part series, Chris Milsom (CM), Digital Marketing and Membership Coordinator sat down with Paul Carling (PC), Technical Manager of ATTMA to discuss as range of topics to do with Air Testing.

This section is all about sealing in air tightness testing

CM – Thanks again Paul for sitting down with me, we’ve spoken about common air leakage paths, what needs to be tested and what buildings need to achieve, so can you tell me what sealing should take place?

PC – It’s just the ventilation systems. It’s that simple.

So yeah, any ventilation system that’s in the building that should be taped unless it’s got a closure on it. So if it’s got some closing mechanism on it then you close it because that’s you know if there’s any air leakage going through the element that closes then that’s air leakage. There is an exception to this though and that is trickle vents, because that is because in part of L of the building regulations and trickle vents need to be taped.

And don’t forget that you can buy sealing tape directly from ATTMA – just click here!

Next week we’ll be talking about the new ATTMA Technical Documents, something not to miss out on!