Hosts Seminar on IG Failures
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) held an educational
seminar today on the prevention of insulating glass (IG) failures.
Approximately 25 attendees tuned in closely, as industry experts
shared the associated "do's and don'ts" for their respective
IGMA executive director Margaret Webb opened the session with a
brief overview of the latest IGMA developments. Among them was an
IG quality manufacturing procedures guideline that Webb said is
currently under development. She explained that one of the primary
focuses for the alliance is getting "everyone on the same playing
|Tom Dangieri of UOP LLC gave a presentation
on the role of desiccants in IG units.
"If your workmanship is up to date and your people are proud
of the windows they make, you're going to make good units,"
explained speaker Tom Dangieri of UOP LLC.
Guest Speaker Tracy Rogers of Edgetech IG reiterated that message
and expanded by pointing out that the key ingredient for successful
insulated glass construction is in "workmanship, workmanship,
"We're all producing quality and highly capable products,"
Rogers explained. "Or we wouldn't be able to sell them."
He continued by explaining that the least advanced components, assembled
by the greatest craftsmanship are capable of performing perfectly
well and for a long period of time.
Amidst an overview for the session, Bill Lingnell of Lingnell Consulting
Services and IGMA's technical consultant, asked each attendee to
stand, introduce themselves and share what they would like to get
from the session. "Whenever you think you've got it all figured
out, something else pops up," explained one attendee. "That's
why I'm here."
The first half of today's featured advice included information
on glass washing and cutting techniques, the role of desiccants
and information on spacer systems and internal muntins/grids.
Attendees from various manufacturing companies were relatively
quiet when specific operational questions were asked about individual
manufacturing methods, but began to share more as the session progressed.
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