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Pilkington United Kingdom - Training Courses

View the latest training courses from Pilkington United Kingdom:

Product Knowledge training courses

The traditional and ever-popular PK1 and PK2 (Advanced) training courses are present, supported by a one-day shorter course covering mechanical strength and glass design (MECH).

Product Knowledge (PK1)

Course length: 2 days - 16-17th Sep

Fee: Free to employees of NSG Group and customers (subject to approval)

Course Details:
This training course has been designed for non-technical personnel or as introductory course for those new to a technical position. It aims to provide participants with the ability to match Pilkington products to the needs of their customers. Detailed technical information on products is not included (see PK2).

Content:

  • Flat glass manufacture
  • Thermal insulation and solar control
  • Safety and Security
  • Fire protection
  • Noise control
  • Decoration and privacy
  • Self-cleaning
  • Special applications
  • Visits to float glass production and new off-line coater (subject to availability)

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Advanced Product Knowledge (PK2)

Course length: 3 days - 6-8th Oct

Fee: Free to employees of NSG Group and customers (subject to approval)

Course Details:
This training course has been designed for personnel in the glass industry who require greater confidence when discussing technical enquiries with architects and specifiers. Participants will gain an appreciation of glass as a functional, aesthetic and structural building material. It will provide them with a fuller understanding of the Pilkington product range.

The course will be more intense than PK1 and has a much higher technical content. Some calculations will be involved.

Content:

  • Mechanical strength
  • Thermal insulation and solar control
  • Noise control
  • Pilkington Planar™
  • Environmental impact
  • Thermal safety
  • European Standards
  • Use of online calculation programs

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Mechanical Strength and Glass Design (MECH)

Course length: 1 day - 18th Nov

Fee: Free to employees of NSG Group and customers (subject to approval)

Course Details:
This training course has been designed for personnel in the glass industry who require greater confidence when discussing technical enquiries with architects and specifiers. The course focuses on determining the type and thickness of glass for use in a wide range of applications, including wind and snow loads, barriers and floors.

This course has a high technical content and is similar to the mechanical strength sections of the PK2 course. Some calculations will be involved.

Content:

  • Glass strength – theory and practice
  • Wind and snow loads
  • Barriers – full height barriers, infill panels, free-standing glass protective barriers
  • Glass floors

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