GLASSIST - Glass technical Training and Assistance -
A glass handling course can contain a number of topics, and the contents can be adapted
to customer demands. A selection of topics that a course can contain:
Glass properties: Viscosity-temperature curve, thermal expansion, permanent and temporary
stresses in glass, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, glass composition
and soft, hard and quartz glass types, polariscope, fracture analysis, reject analysis.
Glass to metal connections: Softglass and copperclad, hardglass and tungsten or molybdenum,
quartz and molybdenum, matched and non-matched vacuum tight connections.
Gasses and burners: Combustion theory, types of gasses, types of burners, types
of mixers, safety aspects, pressures and flows.
Specific lamp making processes: Flare making, stem making, sealing, tipping (incandescent
halogen fluorescent discharge automotive).
Auditing production area: During a glass handling course, there is a strong link
to the practical glass handling. Auditing, monitoring and analysis of root causes
is an intricate part of learning. Discussed theory can be implemented in the production
area to improve efficiencies and decrease reject levels.