340 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 158 B/W Illus.
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:
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.
"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."
—Annals of "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati Fascicle XII, Welding Equipment and Technology, Volume 27, 2016
Process Fundamentals and Operator Safety
Setting the Scene
Health and Safety in Brazing
Where Brazing Fits in Joining Technology
Which Specific Process Should Be Used?
What Are the Advantages of Brazing?
Basic Definitions and Principles
Capillary Attraction and Capillary Flow
Solidus, Liquidus, Melting Range and Eutectic
Heat Pattern Development
Summary: Fundamental Rules for Successful Brazing
Joint Design Fundamentals
Basic Joint Design Configurations
Atmosphere Furnace Brazing
Filler Materials, Fluxes and Brazing Paste Fundamentals
Aluminium-Base Filler Materials
Silver-Base Filler Materials
Self-Fluxing CuP and AgCuP Alloys
Copper-Brazing Filler Materials
High-Temperature Nickel (and Cobalt) Filler Materials
Unclassified Platinum-Group Metal Filler Alloys
ISO Standardised Noble-Metal-Bearing Filler Materials
Brazing Alloy Pastes
Brazing with Flames
Torches for Manual Flame Brazing
Flame Process Relationships
Heating with Flames
Gases and Gas Mixtures
Automated Flame-Brazing Machines
Induction and Resistance Heating
What Induction Heating offers in Brazing
Commonly Used Inductor Shapes
Design of Joints and the Associated Inductors
Brazing in a Reducing Atmosphere
Types of Furnaces Used for Brazing
Brazing in Vacuum
Vacuum Brazing Process Parameters
Further General Comments on Vacuum Brazing
Introduction to the Technology of Aluminium Brazing
Use of Brazing for the Joining of Aluminium and its Alloys
Troubleshooting and Some Common Brazing Problems
Identification of the Problem
Methodology of Troubleshooting
Are You Asking Yourself the Right Questions?
Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Possible to Braze Ceramics?
Can I Braze to the Surface of an Electroplated Item?
Which Filler Material Will Be Best for the Brazing of Tungsten Carbide Teeth to Circular Saw Blades?
Can Brass Be Successfully Brazed without Flux in a Reducing-Atmosphere Furnace?
Can Contact with Ammonia Result in the Corrosion of a Joint?
What Is the Maximum Temperature at Which a Brazed Joint Can Be Safely Used?
Can Tool Steels Be Brazed?
What Is Crevice Corrosion?
What Is the Trillium Project?
Accreditation of Brazing Operators
Approval of the Parts to Be Joined by Brazing
Terms and Definitions
Information and Requirements to be both agreed upon and Documented
Stage 4: Approval of Operators
Test Pieces and Test Specimens
Examination and Testing
Range of Approval
Brazing Procedure Approval Record
Importance of the Joint Gap in Brazing
Some Initial Points about Brazing When a Flux Is Used
Some Initial Points about Fluxless Brazing Processes
Contribution of the Brazing Gap to Process Control
Brazing in conjunction with Flux
Process Parameters for the Use of Flux
High-Temperature Brazing in conjunction with a Flux
Fluxless Brazing Processes
Filler Metal Pre-Placement: Sandwich Joints
Conventional Pre-Placement of Filler Material
Addendum A: SafeFlame®
Appendix A: Selection Charts
Appendix B: Filler Metal Comparison Tables