Uniweld Teams Up with Tropic Supply to Hold Flame Tools and Safety Training Seminars throughout Florida

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The month of May signifies that summer is right around the corner and the HVAC/R industry is getting back into full swing.

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Uniweld Teams Up With Tropic Supply

It is always important to practice proper safety procedures in our industry, and whether you are a new graduate from a Technical School or you have twenty years of experience, you will learn something in this class.

Uniweld and Tropic Supply, Inc. teamed up to educate HVAC/R technicians on proper flame safety and procedures when working with flame tools. Throughout the month of May, Uniweld held nine seminars all across the state of Florida, which earned NATE credits and provided food for the attendees.

It is already June and with that comes the Summer season. In preparation for the warm weather this year, Uniweld and Tropic Supply teamed up to present flame safety seminars. Nine classes were held through the month of May and they were spread out across the entire state of Florida. The seminars were open to any HVAC technicians and the signups were a mix of new faces in the industry and experienced technicians looking for continued education. The two hour course was presented by Uniweld and sales executive, Matt Foster, emphasizes, “It is always important to practice proper safety procedures in our industry, and whether you are a new graduate from a Technical School or you have twenty 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 their 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. This 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. They 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. The technicians also got to try out the MTT Flexible Twin Tip and the MTR Mini Rosebud Tip. 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 the video link for brazing with the NV1.

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.

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