It’s always important to practice proper safety procedures in our industry, and whether you’re a new graduate from a Technical School or you have twenty plus years of experience, you will learn something in this class.
Farmington, Mi. (PRWEB) February 26, 2015
It’s already 2015 and HVAC season is right around the corner. In preparation for the warm weather this year, Uniweld and Young Supply Company teamed up to present a flame safety seminar that was open event for any HVAC technicians wishing to join. The registrations for the seminar were a mix of new faces within the industry as well as experienced technicians looking for continued education. The two hour course was presented by Uniweld’s sales executive, Matt Foster, who emphasizes, “It’s always important to practice proper safety procedures in our industry, and whether you’re a new graduate from a Technical School or you have twenty plus years of experience, you will learn something in this class.” The seminar covered the basics of flame safety, proper procedures when using compressed gases and flame tools, and a hands-on brazing clinic that allowed attendees to practice brazing techniques and try out Uniweld’s wide selection of brazing tips.
The tip that grabbed the most attention of the attendees was the MTF-5 Cap’n Hook Tip. The Cap’n Hook features a patented hook design with five flames that provide 100% wraparound on the copper tubing. The even heat distribution eliminates cool spots on the copper and ensures a clean and solid braze. Many of the technicians commented on the MTF-5, saying that it would be ideal for brazing near sensitive components such as a filter drier because the 45° flame angle directs the torch flames away from it. Participants also found it easier to apply the alloy to the joint because the even heat around the copper tube allows the alloy to flow into one spot on the joint and the capillary attraction wraps it fully around the tubing.
Technicians were also able to try out the MTT Flexible Twin Tip and the MTR Mini Rosebud Tip, both part of Uniweld's Micro 6000® Tip Series. Matt also covered the importance of purging with nitrogen during the brazing process and how this affects the system. By using Uniweld’s NV1 NitroVue, a technician is able to flow nitrogen at 3-5 SCFH thought the system to displace all the oxygen present inside the tubing. Doing so during the brazing process will prevent oxidation and the resulting scale. For an in depth look at this process, Click This Video Link to watch the "Brazing with NV1 NitroVue™ Nitrogen Flow Indicator" video.
At the end of the seminar, attendees left with useful industry knowledge and a fresh, new Uniweld cap. Uniweld strives to not only supply HVAC/R technicians with quality tools but also with the training to use those tools safely and effectively. Keep your eyes open for the next Uniweld Flame Safety Seminar in your area and be sure to take advantage of the class if you get the chance.