Mechanical systems/ HVAC & sanitary hot water/ Radiant walls, ceilings & glass
Quantum Glass is a line of high technology products from Saint-Gobain, which includes two types of heat-emitting glass:
—E-Glas is a double- or triple-glazed insulating glass with an argon-filled cavity that emits heat from one of its faces. The interior face of the emitting glass has a fine layer of titanium oxide that heats up when stimulated by electrodes. Depending on the orientation of the radiant face, it can be used to heat spaces or control condensation (when oriented towards the interior), or to melt snow and prevent accumulation on roofs (when oriented towards the exterior). The minimum glazing thickness is 16 mm.
—Thermovit consists of two sheet of glass joined by a butyral interlayer (PVB), with a transparent metal film in the interior of one of the sheets of glass. The metal film is heated by a 220-240 V electric current, emitting infrared radiation from both faces of the panel. It is suitable for use in interiors as a radiator, working 70% by radiation and 30% by convection. It has a minimum thickness of 12 mm.
Depending on the orientation of the radiant face, the E-Glas glazing can be used to heat spaces or melt snow that accumulates on roofs in the winter. Hotel Kakslauttanen in Saariselkä (Finland). Arch.: Risto Eräpohja. Photo: Juha Iisakki Koivisto.
Composition of E-Glas (an example oriented towards the interior).
B- Electrodes and titanium oxide film.
D- Argon-filled cavity.
Thermovit has applications for interiors, such as transparent radiators. Private home in Paris (France). Arch.: Tomas Erel. Photo: Luc Boegly.
Composition of Thermovit glazing.
B- PVB interlayer.
D- Transparent metal film.
E- Current control and connection.
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