Preventing IG Failures Online Education Program

For several years, IGMA has sponsored a program for IG manufacturers to increase the quality of IG units in the field. This program was made available online as a video series in 2018. Each session is available as a separate video purchase, or you may by the entire program for a discount. Three of the sessions are available complimentary to show you the excellence of the content.

IGMA Members may purchase this program at a discounted rate. To view the discounted rates, please visit the IGMA Member Site (login required.)


Preventing IG Failures, Full Program – $1,000

Developed by industry experts in their field, IGMA is pleased to present the Preventing Insulating Glass Failures educational seminar for the benefit of continuing education for the industry. The individual sessions are topic specific and offers participants a “Do’s and Don’ts” best practices approach for the manufacture of quality insulating glass units. This program includes 13 video presentations that stream online, as well as handouts from each presentation.

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Complimentary Sessions
Program Introduction, Evaluation and Overview

This presentation gives a broad overview of the Preventing IG Failures Program, discussing the various items that will be presented in the full program. Video Length: 28:29

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Product Certification to the ASTM E 2190 Standard

This presentation discusses product certification to the ASTM E 2190 and strategies for achieving certification, as well as a look at the certification process and development. Video Length: 26:42

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Handling Glass Safely

This presentation discusses glass safety, illustrating the use of personal protection equipment and how injuries in the workplace could have been avoided. Video Length: 21:00

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Fabrication Sessions – $100
Glass Receiving, Cutting & Washing

This presentation walks through the steps of properly receiving, washing and cutting glass to maintain the integrity of the glass for IG fabrication. Video Length: 51:00

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Spacers and Muntins

This presentation discusses the various spacer and muntin technologies used in IG fabrication. Video Length: 37:18

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This presentation discusses desiccant technologies used in IG fabrication and optimization of use in IG units. Video Length: 27:52

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This presentation discusses various sealant technologies and seals in IG unit production. Video Length: 33:23

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Gas Filling

This presentation walks through the many aspects of gas filling, leakage and loss in IG units, focusing on efficiencies and best practices. Video Length: 1:01:39

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Why Glass Breaks

This presentation looks at glass breakage and gives insights into ways to determine the root cause of glass breakage. Video Length: 57:03

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Glass Performance for Energy Efficient Fenestration

This presentation dives into the many factors effecting glass performance and efficiencies when dealing with thermal and energy issues. Video Length: 34:10

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Beyond Fabrication Sessions – $200
IG Design

This presentation takes a deep look at design IG units to achieve a variety of goals, including energy efficiency, longevity, aesthetic appeal and much more. Video Length: 57:45

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Glazing Guidelines and Practices

This presentation gives a comprehensive look at the various guidelines and best practices in fabricating IG units. Video Length: 42:17

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Forensic Investigation of IGU Failures

This presentation covers the gamut of ways to determine the causes of various types of failures that IG units face on an ongoing basis. Video Length: 53:23

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