#AskGlaston Episode 28: What role does the environment play in the tempering process?

This week, we are dealing with the two following questions:

1. What role does the environment play in the tempering process? We have a lot of storm and rough temperature changes in the area. What are the things I should consider?
2. We are a shower company, we are having trouble with water spots on our glass. We are fabricating the glass all in the same day…cutting, polishing, drilling and still having the issue with the water spots remaining on the glass. Any advice is appreciated.

For this week’s questions, see our full video response below! Special thanks to our experienced engineers Tony Neo from Glaston Singapore Pte and Eloi Bottura from Glaston South America Ltda for sharing their knowledge with us.

As always, remember to learn, share and succeed!

What role does the environment play in the tempering process? We have a lot of storm and rough temperature changes in the area. What are the things I should consider?

The temperature differences can affect the tempering process. When the surroundings is cold you don’t really need high quenching pressures to achieve the same kind of results. When there’s variation in the temperature it is good to check the fragmentation as often as you can. During the stormy time make sure that the blower does not suck in dust. Read more about this subject in this article.

We are a shower company, we are having trouble with water spots on our glass. We are fabricating the glass all in the same day…cutting, polishing, drilling and still having the issue with the water spots remaining on the glass. Any advice is appreciated.

You should check your wash machine that it is washing and drying the glass properly. If we have some wet glass on the loading table or any kind of dust on the glass, it might not disappear in the heating process and you’ll have this kind of defect after tempering.

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