Brazing

Brazing

Brazing is a metal-joining process in which metals are joined together by melting a filler metal into the joint. The filler metal has a lower melting point than the adjoining metal and flows through the joint by capillary action. Brazing can be used to create strong joints in similar and dissimilar metals and is a viable alternative to welding in certain cases.

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Aim

The aim of this one and a half day course is to provide a greater understanding of the principles of the brazing process, both theoretically and practically. Delegates can expect to cover, health and safety requirements, safe setup and shut down of equipment, fault finding, flame adjustment, gas pressure setting, and brazing techniques to produce a sound joint in a variety of materials.

Benefits

Participants will:

  • Understand basic theory of the brazing process including associated health and safety awareness
  • Understand the set up and shut down of brazing equipment including safety checks
  • Simple troubleshooting of brazing equipment
  • Be able to produce a sound joint using brazing techniques
Programme
  • Health and Safety:
  • PPE requirements
  • Fire prevention/control measures (basic)
  • Equipment before and after use checks
  • Gas cylinder handling/storage and general use
  • Fume hazards – even if flux/no flux used
  • Preparation for Brazing operations:
  • Introduction to the components of Brazing equipment and functions
  • Setting correct gas pressures to achieve desired flame conditions
  • Demonstration of correct/incorrect flames
  • Cleaning of materials to be brazed
  • Setting up joints to be brazed
  • Carry out brazing operations:
  • Monitoring heat input (visual, not via measured means)
  • Application of flux (if applicable)
  • Application of brazing filler material
  • Cleaning up of final joint
  • Check joint for imperfections before passing to quality control
  • Safe shutdown of equipment
Approach

This programme uses a mixture of group Q&A sessions, presentations, demonstrations along with practical application to fully involve participants.