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25 Year Field Correlation Study Report (1980 – 2005) – TR-4000-08

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturer Association (now IGMA), the study field evaluated ASTM E774 Standard – certified insulating glass units. This study includes two phases. The initial study started in 1980 and Phases 2, started in 1990 incorporating newer technologies.

Design Considerations for Multiple-Cavity IG Units – TM-1300-13

The purpose of this document is to guide the design, fabrication, and use of multiple-cavity Insulating Glass (IG) within the fenestration industry. As such, this document is not intended to duplicate pre-existing guidelines for single-cavity IG. Rather, it is meant to expand upon those guidelines where requirements for multiple-cavity IG differ from those of single cavity IG. These guidelines have been developed from the collective experiences of insulating glass manufacturers, glass and glazing material suppliers, design engineers, industry consultants and persons experienced in successful IG manufacturing. By this nature, they reflect existing technology and are subject to periodic review and change.

Guidelines for Insulating Glass Dimensional Tolerances – TB-1200-83(16)

These guidelines should assist in achieving successful performance of organically-sealed insulating glass units and are not intended to limit the materials of construction, design, shape, size or other considerations of usage or exclude other possible dimensional tolerances depending upon specific circumstances.

Guidelines to Reduce Instances of Thermal Stress – TM-1500-14

This publication provides guidelines relating to thermal stress considerations for window glass products used in residential and commercial building envelope projects. Its purpose is to give the user specific guidelines and design assistance toward avoiding glass problems that arise from breakage caused by thermal stress conditions. The Technical Bulletin is intended to consider, but not be limited to, conditions known to be important to thermal stress in glass, a knowledge base of reference materials, available industry information, do’s and don’ts guidelines for thermal stress and practical design considerations for the review and analysis of thermal stress.

IGMA Guidelines for Sloped Glazing – TB-3001-01

Sloped glazing is, by building code definition, glass inclined 15˚ or more from the vertical. Glass installed within 15˚ of vertical either inward or outward is considered vertical glazing. By virtue of their design, sloped glazing systems inherently require careful consideration of the insulating glass unit construction. The glass used in these systems will be subjected to more complex loads than glass installed in a vertical application and, therefore, must be evaluated carefully.

IGMA Quality Management System for the Fabrication of IG Units – TM-4500-16

This document only provides the framework and is a template for the Quality Manual of a complete Quality Management System. It is designed to follow the ISO 9001:2008 format. To secure ISO registration or remain ISO registered, you must ensure that your finished Quality Manual expresses policies that fully meet ISO 9001 requirements. After you have adjusted the documentation to meet your needs, then you can implement the policies you have written. Once you purchase this document, you may download the pdf version, and we will email you the Word document to include your information.

IGMA Technical Binder – TB-9999

This binder has a copy of all IGMA technical documents.

IGMA/GANA Guidelines for Use of Capillary/Breather Tubes – TB-1601-95(14)

These guidelines discusses various attributes of capillary and breather tubes including advantages and disadvantages, workmanship and manufacturing considerations, storage and handling and glazing.

Insulating Glass Manufacturing Quality Procedures – TM-4000-02(07)-1

This manual provides a framework for an insulating glass manufacturer to use as the basis for a specific program geared to the unique requirements of each facility. The manual provides an outline and examples for in-plant quality control and is directed toward those areas in the manufacturing area to be measured and controlled.

North American Glazing Guidelines for Sealed Insulating Glass Units for Commercial & Residential Use – TM-3000-90(16)

These advisory guidelines address the importance of good glazing practices and are intended for use by those who design, specify, manufacturer and install insulating glass units. These guidelines address glass types, framing, glazing clearances, setting blocks, spacer shims, glazing materials, glazing systems, receiving, storage & handling, glass protection & cleaning for both commercial and residential applications. This product is also available in French.

Preventing Glass Breakage During IG Design, Manufacture, Transport, Installation and Use – TR-3401-96

This report addresses causes of glass breakage by reducing damage to edges, corners, and surfaces. This document covers IG design for applied loads, fabrications, storage & transport, installation and usage.

Preventing Insulating Glass Failures – TM-4100-04

This manual provides insulating glass manufacturers with best practice recommendations and guidelines to use for testing, fabrication, packaging, shipment and glazing of insulating glass units to assist in achieving long term performance and to minimize seal failure using existing technology for edge seal design along with selection of sealants, desiccants, spacers, gases, glass and other components used for the manufacture of insulating glass.

Recommended Voluntary In-Plant Test Methods and Performance Criteria of Desiccants for Sealed Insulating Glass Units – TM-2100-78-82

This manual includes voluntary test methods and criteria performance for the particle size determination method, residual moisture content by heat of adsorption method, and loss of ignition or total volatile content.

Sealant Manufacturers Minimum Sealant Dimensions and Placement Survey – TB-1201-89(05)

This technical bulletin includes a chart of dual seal, hot melt extruded, single seal and Intercept-spacers for silicone, hot melt, polysulfide, polyurethane and curing hot melt. This document includes depth of primary & secondary sealant, beneath spacer, total siteline, shoulder, thickness and thickness before press.

Technical Manual for Acoustical Glass Design – TM-6000-01

This manual provides design considerations for the elimination of interfering or distracting sound for various noise criteria classifications.

Test Methods of Insulating Glass Sealants – TM-2400-76(90)

This manual covers types of sealants, application test methods for sealant type, tables of test conditions to standardize temperature, mixing and volume conditions and specific tests.

Vacuum Insulating Glass – TB-2600-15

This technical bulletin is intended to assist insulating glass manufacturers and window manufacturers in the evaluation of vacuum insulating glazing technologies.

Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Airspace of Insulating Glass Units – TM-3100-10

These advisory guidelines may assist in the determination of unintended visual obstructions in the insulating glass unit airspace.

Voluntary Test Methods & Voluntary Performance Quality Assurance Criteria for Spacers for Sealed Insulating Glass Units – TM-2000-76(82)

This manual includes information of test specimens, recommended voluntary test and performance quality assurance criteria for hollow shaped spacers to accept edge sealant to minimize air leakage between the spacer and the glass.

Voluntary Test Methods & Voluntary Performance Quality Assurance Criteria for Two Component Polysulfide Sealants Used in Manufacturing Sealed Insulating Glass Units – TM-2301-86

This manual includes information of test specimens, recommended voluntary test and performance quality assurance criteria with typical values based on laboratory test results, and various test methods.

Voluntary Test Methods for Chemical Effects of Glazing Compounds on Elastomeric Edge Seals – TR-1000-75(91)

This test method covers the procedure for an oven-type test of sample 6” X 6” insulating glass units exposed to glazing compounds or other materials which could contact units on the unbranded elastomeric edge seal.