QUALITY GLASS UNITS FROM A RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY SUPPLIER
Glass Systems Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) fully satisfy the requirements laid out in BS EN 1279-2/3. This means that our IGU’s have passed tests for moisture penetration, gas leakage and concentration tolerance. Acquiring this certificate enables us to offer fabricators and installers an IGU that will last for a long period of time without the need for replacement, due to clouding of the unit through leaked gas or internal condensation.
A certificate which confirms that a product complies with specified criteria is called a product certificate.
Every year TÜV Rheinland tests a variety of products for safety and quality. After successful testing, the product receives a certificate. It confirms the tested product features and lists the relevant standards under which they were reviewed. For the buyer it is a great help in the purchasing decision. He is no longer only relying on the manufacturer but can also rely on the independent judgment of a neutral expert.
Procedure for a Product Certification
TÜV Rheinland first tests a representative product selection based on appropriate criteria. These tests are usually conducted in TÜV Rheinland labs. In exceptional cases, such as for very large machinery, experts test the product locally at the manufacturer.
To ensure that the certificate is not only a snapshot, TÜV Rheinland employees subsequently monitor the manufacturing plant of the company on a regular basis and check that the products manufactured there correspond to the test sample. In this way, they ensure that the certification of the products remains valid.
BS EN 1279 -2/3
(MOISTURE PENETRATION AND GAS LEAKING/CONCENTRATION TOLERANCES) Download PDF