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Significance and Use
4.1 It should be realized that the design of an IG unit edge seal for use in SSG systems is a collaborative effort of at least the IG unit fabricator, sealant manufacturer, and design professional, among others.
4.2 This guide provides information on silicone sealants that are used for the secondary seal of IG units that are glazed into SSG systems.
4.3 Information is also provided on the other major components of the IG unit edge seal, compatibility of components, durability, and quality assurance (QA).
1.1 This guide covers design and fabrication considerations for the edge seal of conventionally sealed insulating glass units, herein referred to as IG units. The IG units described are used in structural silicone sealant glazing systems, herein referred to as SSG systems. SSG systems typically are either two or four sided, glazed with a structural sealant. Other conditions such as one, three, five, six sided may be used.
1.2 This guides does not cover the IG units of other than conventional edge seal design ( ); however, the information contained herein may be of benefit to the designers of such IG units.
FIG. 1 Sealed IG Edge Seal: Basic Components
1.3 In an SSG system, IG units are retained to a metal framing system by a structural seal ( ). The size and shape of that seal, as well as numerous other SSG system design considerations, are not addressed in this guide.
FIG. 2 Typical A-Side SSG System Mullion: Horizontal Section (Vertical Joint)
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 The committee with jurisdiction for this standard is not aware of any comparable standard guides published by other organizations.
1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
IGMA StandardsTM-4000 Insulating Glass Manufacturing Quality Procedures TR-1000-75(91) Voluntary Test Methods for Chemical Effects of Glazing Compounds on Elastomeric Edge Seals
C639 Test Method for Rheological (Flow) Properties of Elastomeric Sealants
C679 Test Method for Tack-Free Time of Elastomeric Sealants
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
C794 Test Method for Adhesion-in-Peel of Elastomeric Joint Sealants
C1087 Test Method for Determining Compatibility of Liquid-Applied Sealants with Accessories Used in Structural Glazing Systems
C1135 Test Method for Determining Tensile Adhesion Properties of Structural Sealants
C1184 Specification for Structural Silicone Sealants
C1369 Specification for Secondary Edge Sealants for Structurally Glazed Insulating Glass Units
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E773 Test Method for Accelerated Weathering of Sealed Insulating Glass Units
E2188 Test Method for Insulating Glass Unit Performance
E2189 Test Method for Testing Resistance to Fogging in Insulating Glass Units
E2190 Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation
NFRC DocumentNFRC 706
ICS Number Code 81.040.20 (Glass in building)
UNSPSC Code 31200000(Adhesives and sealants)
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ASTM C1249-18, Standard Guide for Secondary Seal for Sealed Insulating Glass Units for Structural Sealant Glazing Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top