Introduction to Brazing Technology provides practical guidance for the industrial production of an effectively brazed joint. Written in plain language by an active technical consultant with more than 50 years of brazing experience, this clear and concise book:
- Explains the fundamental concepts of the brazing process
- Covers all the common heating methods used for brazing
- Describes how to obtain brazing operator accreditation
- Addresses the latest advances in brazing technology
- Features an extensive glossary of brazing terms
- Underscores the importance of the joint gap
- References EN and ISO standards
Introduction to Brazing Technology ensures a good working knowledge of the application of brazing as an industrial joining technique. The book offers new and existing users of the technology a comprehensive reference for tackling the day-to-day challenges encountered during the brazing process.
Table of Contents
Process Fundamentals and Operator Safety. Where Brazing Fits in Joining Technology. Joint Design Fundamentals. Filler Materials, Fluxes and Brazing Paste Fundamentals. Brazing with Flames. Induction and Resistance Heating. Furnace Brazing. Brazing Aluminium. Troubleshooting and Some Common Brazing Problems. Accreditation of Brazing Operators. Importance of the Joint Gap in Brazing. Glossary. Addendum A: SafeFlame®. Appendix A: Selection Charts. Appendix B: Filler Metal Comparison Tables.
P. M. Roberts first encountered the brazing process when he joined Johnson Matthey and Company Limited in 1956 to train as an assayer of industrially used silver alloys and silver-containing brazing filler materials. In 1958, he changed departments and trained as a process control metallurgist, and studied the intricacies and the technology of the subject at Battersea Polytechnic, the forerunner of Surrey University. In 1963, an opportunity arose for him to join the Sales Technical Services Department of Johnson Matthey Metals to be trained as a specialist brazing engineer. During the next 30 years, he held a sequence of technical posts that provided support to the customers of three of the four leading producers of brazing materials in the Western world, and gained hands-on practical experience in the specification and use of automated brazing equipment and continuous-conveyor brazing furnaces. Between 1993 and 1996, he was the manager of the Precious Metals Division of the UK Branch of Degussa AG. He took early retirement on his 60th birthday in 1996, and created Delphi Brazing Consultants, a small but specialised business that is still in operation. This change of role on his retirement has been instrumental in his being able to write and help clients around the world solve brazing problems.
"Comprehensive and thorough brazing process guidelines are illustrated with practical examples supported by good reference data. These carefully described logical steps define the ‘rules’ for successful brazing. … This book will no doubt become a ‘go-to reference’ for those involved in running a brazing process."
—Dr. D. K. Hawksworth, President, Diomedea, Inc.
"…having known the author for 49 years, and [having] participated in numerous technical meetings and conferences, I feel eminently qualified to enthusiastically recommend to the reader the quality and quantity of information to be gleaned from this book. The addition of a glossary is a very worthwhile tool to this excellent book."
—Mel Schwartz, Author, Consultant, Technical Writer
"The book ensures a good working knowledge of the application of brazing as an industrial joining technique. It offers new and existing users of the technology a comprehensive reference for tackling the day-today challenges encountered during the brazing process."
—Welding and Cutting, 2016
“This comprehensive book on brazing technology would be an excellent choice for anyone wanting to learn about the brazing process, as well as for those already involved with brazing who need an excellent reference guide. It contains information on new aluminum brazing methods, corrosion of stainless steels, new fuel gases, new alloys and flux codes, and ISO specifications. As a troubleshooting guide alone, it is well worth purchasing.”
—IEEE Electrical Insulation, September/October 2016
"Introduction to Brazing Technology, written by P.M. Roberts, is one of the most complete books available to brazing practitioners. This edition has numerous explanations and valuable practical information. Overall, the text remains a must as a learning tool and its clear relevance to real-world industry practices makes it useful for both students and practitioners."
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