Clients or their installers should inspect each piece of Smart Glass prior to installation. Do not install panels which are incorrectly sized, damaged, scratched, abraded or deficient in any other way.
Adhere to all Smart Glass installation guides.
Never install Smart Glass in a pressure glazing system that does not have a positive stop.
Smart Glass should never be installed in situations where it may be subjected to any form of loading or pressure or mechanical stress, for example installation into misaligned, damaged or warped framework or pivot points or to concentrated mechanical loads or actions.
Glazing to exterior and wet interior applications must be wet sealed in a suitable frame and impervious to moisture, with provision for the weeping of condensation that may form in the glazing system.
Electrical connections must be positioned and exit at the head of any installation in wet environment applications and must be completely sealed so as to be impervious to moisture ingress.
We only recommend the use of Dow Corning AS7096N, or any translucent neutral cure silicone adhesive/sealant.
Ensure all glazing gasket joints are cut and sealed in accordance with the relevant manufacturer’s instructions to provide a watertight seal wherever joints are made.
All glass pieces must be supported by two setting blocks. The blocks should have a Shore A Durometer hardness of 85 +/- 5 and be silicone compatible. The preferred location for setting blocks is at quarter points. The electrical connections should not be used to support the glass.
Great care should be taken when installing fixings and fittings to the glass, metal parts should never have direct contact with the surface of the glass or the film and fittings attached by threaded fixings should be tightened to a maximum torque of 1Nm. To avoid the risk of mechanical threaded fixing becoming loose over time the use of a high quality thread adhesive in line with the manufacturer’s instructions should be considered.
This can occur even after all precautions for glass handling, storage and protection has been observed, this is beyond the control of the manufacturer and as such is not warrantable.
Breakages of this nature can include but is not limited to:
Thermal Stress - Glazing System Pressures - Accidental Damage during Installation
Excessive Wind loading