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General Sparklike FAQs

  • Sparklike devices are built to last for many years of services. In fact, GED calibrates and maintains devices today that are sometimes up to 8 to 10 years old. As with any other products, careful handling and annual maintenance/calibration of the device prolongs the device(s) usability. There isn’t a specific number of years to expect as the life of a Sparklike device because that is mostly affected by how the device is used on daily basis, but a general recommendation is 8 to 10 years.

  • Sparklike devices are quantitative tools that measure noble gases concentrations in insulating glass. The correlation of the measurement to a pass/fail criterion is entirely left to the user to conclude and cannot be made on the user’s behalf.

    Sparklike devices can be used to determine a noble gas (Argon/Krypton, etc.) concentration as a percentage. Successive measurements taken from the same subject IG can quantify gas loss percentage. If rapid loss of gas is detected, it would mean the hermitic seal of the insulating glass unit has been breached either temporarily or permanently. Insulating glass units have an expected gas loss through permeability that is around 0-1-2% per year. Insulating glass units go through what is known as burst losses, that is when the environmental conditions surrounding the IG forces the gas to vent through the seal, and the seal would then reclose preventing further gas from escaping.

  • There is no MSDS sheet readily available for the Sparklike products. The only hazardous material contained in the devices is Li-Ion batteries (LP2.0 has 96Wh capacity and Handhelds have 29Wh capacity).

  • The same as with any IG unit: we must get in with the laser and out with the reflection. This is a bit tricky as it depends on the bending radius. Based on my experience R6000mm and bigger radii (i.e., flatter) should be possible. Anything exact must be tested.

  • An extra Argon tank is only necessary for non-manufacturers or those wishing to take measurements away from the manufacturing area. 21″ tall and 7″ diameter UN1006 ARGON, COMPRESSED 2.2 ARGON UHP GR 5.0 SIZE 35 DGA 580. Most manufacturing customers will not need an extra argon tank. They can use the supply of argon that they use to fill their IG units.

  • We recommend charging the Handheld once it drops below 14 V.  The low battery message will show up once it goes below 13 V.

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GED Training Courses FAQs

  • Yes, courses are offered based on training staff and machine availability. Please see our training calendar or check with the Training Coordinator if you can’t find what you n

  • Costs vary with the type of training. Please contact the Training Coordinator for a quote. The cost of the classes includes training materials and manuals, safety glasses, refreshments and lunch.

  • No, lunch will be provided by GED. If there are dietary restrictions, please notify the Training Coordinator prior to your visit

  • No, tablets with pre-loaded educational materials will be provided to trainees to use over the course of the training period. They will be used to complete daily homework assignments and aid in the learning process.

  • We recommend you wear work or casual clothes and bring safety shoes if you have them. All other safety equipment will be provided.

  • Parking is available at the visitor’s lot (entrance after the shipping entrance, on the right). Visitors will need to sign in at the lobby kiosk and obtain a name badge each day of training. An email invitation will be sent to each visitor prior to training day with instructions on how to log in.

  • We have great nearby options, all of which can be found on our website at www.GEDUSA.com/Training/local-information. Transportation and hotel accommodations are the customers’ responsibility.

  • Turn into the Diamond Parkway Business area. The GED building will be on your right, just before the cul-de-sac. There’s a bus stop across from GED’s visitor parking lot if you choose to utilize public transportation. The current RTA bus schedule can be found here. Transportation and hotel accommodations are the customers’ responsibility.

  • Each class has its own specific schedule. Refer to the Course Directory for schedules by course. Classes typically start at 8:00 AM.

  • Trainees are expected to participate in all training activities and complete daily homework assignments. At the end of training, trainees will be asked to complete a short survey about their visit.

  • Trainees who successfully complete each course are awarded a Training Course Certificate of Completion.

  • Yes, one credit will cover the cost of 8 hours of training. Travel and expenses are billed at cost. 3 credits will be 3 days or a week of training. Travel . Additional training hours are billed at the current service rate per hour.

  • No, but they do hold their purchased value and may depreciate in value if the cost of a course increases. In this case the difference would be billable.

  • Credits that are included with some machine orders are only good for one year from the date of installation. Purchased credits are good indefinitely for the purchased value.

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