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A4014: Brazing Procedure Specifications, Procedure Qualification Records and Brazing Performance Qualification Records
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Specifications and record-keeping forms as required by NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities; Section IX, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Welding & Brazing Qualifications; and ANSI/AWS B2.2 Standard for Brazing Procedure & Performance Qualifications.
Process Improvements in Soldering Automotive Radiators
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A4057: A Quality Joint
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How do you define a properly soldered joint? This article explains how the CDA Soldering Procedure Specification (A1298) was developed, why it was developed and why it's such an important tool for the plumbing industry in its efforts to ensure the highest possible standards for quality soldered joints. Reprint, Reeves Journal, February 2002.
A4068: Making Stress-Free Solder Joints for High-Stress Performance
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Updates the profession on the materials and methods for making soldered joints. Reviews latest solder and flux products, as well as new pressure ratings and the soldering standards that affect performance. Discusses how to evaluate solder joints, recognize flaws that may jeopardize their integrity, and how to preclude potential problems. Reprint, Reeves Journal, September 2004.
A4044: Soldering & Brazing Copper Tube - CD-ROM

Illustrates the proper techniques for soldering and brazing copper plumbing systems. Produced in conjunction with The National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors.
(18 min.) $25.00.
A1143: Soldering and Brazing Copper Tube and Fittings
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Illustrated step-by-step guide details how to join copper tube and fittings using proper soldering and brazing techniques. Includes pressure-temperature ratings, composition and classifications of filler metals, solder requirements for solder joint pressure fittings and description of fluxes.
(8 pgs.) 1 free (add'l $0.25 ea)
A1143S: Soldadura & Soldadura Reforzada para Tubo de Cobre y Enlaces
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Guia illustrada y detallada paso a paso de como unir tubos de cobre con enlaces usando metodos técnicos de soldadura y soldadura reforzada. Incluye un índice de presiónes y temperaturas, clasificaciónes y composiciónes de metales para relleno, requisitos de soldadura para enlaces de presión y descripciónes de fundentes.
(8 pag.) 1 gratis (addicionales $0.25 cada una)
A1298: Soldering Procedure Specifications, Procedure Qualification Records, and Solderer Performance Qualification Records
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Provides a standardized procedure for the testing and qualification of solderers. CDA has utilized existing accepted trade practices and standards to create an effective qualification standards and information guide that can be used by local unions training centers or contractors to create their own certification programs. This will help ensure that the highest standards of soldering are met on a consistent basis nationwide.
A4065: Tips for Soldering and Brazing Copper Tubing
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While soldering and brazing of copper tube and fittings are relatively simple operations, to achieve good joints, care must be taken to follow appropriate installation practices. This reprinted article from the American Welding Society's Welding Journal, August 2002 outlines key elements on deciding which joining process to use as well as detailed explanation of how to use these processes in making joints between copper and copper alloy tube and fittings.
A1050: Welding Copper and Copper Alloys
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Shows how to weld, braze and solder copper and copper alloys. Recommends the appropriate process for particular applications. Describes the major classes of copper alloys and their metallurgy. Explains how alloying elements affect joining characteristics.
American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Handbook, Volume 3, 8th Edition, Materials and Applications, Miami: American Welding Society