Guide to Explosion-proof and Maintenance of Tempered Glass

February 10, 2023

As we all know, tempered glass is much stronger than ordinary glass by using chemical or physical methods to form compressive stress on the glass surface, but in fact, if used improperly or lack of maintenance, tempered glass can also have the risk of bursting and breaking. Today, we will talk about how to maintain tempered glass!

Maintenance and care tips for tempered glass

1. Focus on protecting the edges of tempered glass

Tempered glass partition middle part is more solid, the corners are weak, the protection of the corners is particularly important. Bus windows on the glass sign of the safety hammer smash position on the corners of the glass, which is precisely the use of tempered glass this feature.

2. Avoid leaving tempered glass under pressure for a long time

Try not to place heavy objects on the surface of tempered glass for a long time to avoid the pressure value reaching a critical point leading to breakage. General tempered glass withstand pressure between 70mpa~100mpa, this pressure multiplied by the force area of the glass is the maximum pressure it can withstand.

3. Tempered glass partition with explosion-proof film

A portion of tempered glass needs to be manually affixed with explosion-proof film to prevent debris from flying around when the glass spontaneously explodes. When choosing an explosion-proof film, try to choose one that is certified and qualified to produce safety films.

4. Ensure even heating

In some extreme conditions, when high and low temperatures are applied to each end of a piece of glass, the glass is very prone to spontaneous explosion. For example, if cool water is poured over a lit incandescent lamp, the glass of the incandescent lamp will break. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the glass is heated evenly.

5. Keep away from acids and bases

Glass is essentially silicon dioxide (SiO2), which reacts chemically when exposed to substances such as sodium hydroxide and hydrofluoric acid.

6. Watch out for sharp objects

Although the strength of tempered glass is very high, but the contact point of sharp objects on the glass pressure is relatively large, once scratched and impact, the glass is susceptible to a large external force and slightly cracked.

Cleaning Tips for Tempered Glass

1. Wet towels and newspapers

In daily cleaning, a wet towel can wipe away most stains on tempered glass, and newspaper can remove water stains. Stubborn stains can be wiped away with a towel dipped in beer or warm vinegar, or you can use glass cleaner. It is important to note that do not use a strong acidic and alkaline solution to clean. In addition, the glass surface in winter is easy to frost, then you can use a cloth dipped in concentrated salt water or white wine to wipe, the effect is better.

2. Cling film

Oil-stained glass is a lot of work to clean, but all you need is a piece of plastic wrap and a damp rag to bring the glass back to life. Spray the glass with detergent and apply a piece of plastic wrap to soften the solidified oil stains. After ten minutes, tear off the plastic wrap and wipe with a damp cloth, leaving no traces and as smooth as new.

3. Fluoride-free toothpaste

Frosted glass and frosted glass with various patterns are popular, but cleaning them is a hassle. To clean the patterned glass, use a toothbrush dipped in detergent or non-fluoride toothpaste and brush the stain. Fluoride toothpaste should not be used because fluoride will damage tempered glass.

4. Hard cloth and wax

If you accidentally drop a cigarette on tempered glass, the surface will leave unsightly burn marks, you can wrap a layer of hard cloth on a toothpick, gently wipe the burn marks, and then apply a layer of wax to remove.