- January 18 FGIA Webinar to Cover Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units
January 10, 2022
January 18 FGIA Webinar to Cover Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units, Part 1” on Tuesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. The first installment of this series, led by Randi Ernst, President of FDR Design, will provide a baseline understanding of the mechanics and benefits of a gas-filled sealed insulating glass unit. In a future session, we will delve into a more technically advanced overview and demonstration of the gas filling process, including quality control testing and field testing. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.
(image caption: Randi Ernst (FDR Design) shows how to use a Sparklite machine to test gas fill)
“FGIA is excited to share Randi’s expertise on this important industry topic,” said Amy Roberts, FGIA Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations. “For those who want to learn more about gas filling of insulated glass units, this is a great introduction. We look forward to hosting more detailed information via Part 2 in the near future.”
About the Speaker
Ernst is considered among the foremost experts in the gas filling of high-performance windows. His experience includes 33 years at FDR Design, where he has served as president and has also managed the company’s product development projects. These projects have included development of high-speed gas filling machines, single lance filling machines, in line fill percentage testers, in-situ sensors and an air space laser.
Prior to founding FDR Design, Ernst gained experience in controls engineering, systems engineering and robotics in industries including nuclear power, packaging and computer manufacturing.
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