Ensure a clear view, from the wheelhouse to public viewing areas, with heated glass
Vetrotech has been successfully producing heated glass solutions since 1974. The glass, on the one hand, protects people in extreme cold conditions. On the other hand, heated glass can help keep a clear view in hot and humid zones. Furthermore, lifesaving characteristics in the form of fire resistance are included in the product range. During cold and high-humidity weather conditions, clear and undistorted vision - free of ice and/or condensation - is essential at all times. The exact demand depends on the area in which the ship is sailing. This has implications for the product composition, wattage requirements, and for the direction in which the glass faces:
This map indicates the average annual sea surface temperature and provides an indication of the general weather conditions. In relation to this, the power supply is indicated.
Please note this is an indication only. For exact specifications, please contact your Vetrotech representative.
The amount of heating power (W/dm2) required depends on the area in which the ship or rig will operate and could influence your choice for the most suitable THERMOVIT glazing solution.
In areas where the temperature can drop to -12 °C and below, heated glass is mandatory according to the ISO 3434 standard. For areas where temperatures stay above -12°C, heated glass can be specified to avoid condensation on the glass due to the high humidity levels.
Meet the ISO 3434 standard for heated glass with THERMOVIT solutions
|Temperature||Heating power|| THERMOVIT|
|-12ºC or warmer||7-9 W/dm2||X||X||X|
|-29ºC through -40ºC||17-21 W/dm2||X||X||X|
|-29ºC through -40ºC||17-21 W/dm2||X||upon request||upon request|
|-41ºC or colder||upon request||upon request|
Heated glass solutions can help you achieve excellent visibility in the wheelhouse and public spaces, no matter what the conditions are outside the ship. There are many other factors that contribute to an overall positive marine experience. Find out how we can help you build the perfect glazing solution for your needs by combining additional performance enhancements:
CUSTOMIZE YOUR MARINE GLAZING
The Heated Glass options mentioned above are just some possibilities of what Vetrotech can offer. These elements can easily be combined with several other performance enhancements, leading to a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for everyone on board.