Methods of Measuring Optical Distortion in Heat-Treated Glass (FB18-08) - Downloadable Out of Stock
Existing methods/instruments to measure distortion
As a result of heat-treating glass, optical distortions may occur from out-of-plane deformations of the glass surface. Currently, there are no industry-wide standards that specify acceptable values for optical distortion. However, there are existing methods/instruments to measure optical distortions. The methods/instruments referenced in this document are designed and intended for in-plant use only. These methods for measuring distortion cannot be applied in the field on vertical glazing and cannot be used on insulating glass units.
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