Brazing training - how to get started?
Soldering can be learned on your own. This is because it is not a very complicated skill. However, if you want to make sure you do it well, you should take a course. Training is especially important for those who want to do brazing, as brazing requires high temperatures. It is therefore worth learning everything under the guidance of qualified staff who will properly prepare you to carry out this process correctly. Centre for the Development of Human Resources ERGON provides solid soldering training!
Course of training
The brazing course consists of a theoretical part provided in the form of a lecture and a practical part.
|Physical properties of soldering||Theory|
|Preparation of the materials to be joined||Theory/Practice|
|Health and safety regulations||Theory|
|Metal susceptibility to brazing, types of binders and appropriate dosage||Theory|
|Checking the durability of the soldered connections||Theory/Practice|
|Soldering exercises on the bench||Practice|
Both theory and practice are extremely important and complement each other in soldering. That is why we have prepared the training programme in this way. In this way, you will acquire the necessary competences and skills for the soldering process. This is confirmed by a course certificate, which we issue at the end of the course.
Who is the course for?
If you are going to be working with brazing, you should consider going through brazing training. This will be very useful as you need to be familiar with health and safety regulations. These form the basis for carrying out such activities safely. Above all, people who are involved in welding pipes or making ventilation or refrigeration systems will need such a course. If you just want to start working on such jobs, employers will look much more favourably on someone who has already received training in this area. A minimum age of eighteen is required to take the course. Those who have contraindications to the job will not be able to take the training. In addition to this, you need to have at least a primary education. These are really basic criteria that most applicants are sure to meet.
Are you an employer and thinking about training for your employees? Or do you want to work for a soldering company and want to increase your chances of getting in? In either case, we recommend enrolling on a course at ERGON Centre for Staff Improvement. Its form can be open, i.e. for everyone interested in broadening their competences, or closed - possible when the training takes place for an organised group, e.g. from one workplace. We ensure the highest quality of teaching thanks to qualified teachers and modern equipment at our disposal. With us, theory is not boring - we activate our participants in various ways so that they remember everything better. Practical exercises are carried out calmly and with composure. We know that price is an important criterion when choosing a course. This is very attractive - especially for larger groups, as we have discounts! The price of the course includes a set of training materials. We also provide refreshments during the course.
A few words on soldering
Let's now look at what the soldering process itself is. It is said to be an alternative to welding due to the fact that this cannot always be done, for example on smaller surfaces. Soldering provides a permanent connection between two metals through a bonding agent. A proper bonding of the materials is obtained when they are properly cleaned of various lubricants, dirt or rust. The brazing technique is used in many industries, for example in telecommunications or the electronics industry. It is also used in the automotive workshop and, more specifically, in sheet metal work. A distinction is made between soft soldering, i.e. soldering which takes place at temperatures of up to 450 degrees Celsius, and brazing, which takes place at temperatures of up to 900 degrees Celsius.°C. It is worth knowing that soldered connections are extremely durable and have properties that allow them to conduct electricity. This makes it possible to connect integrated circuits that do not need the use of welding.
Let's see what soldering looks like from the inside out. During this, there is a wetting process that takes place on the surface to be soldered. In order for the solder to form, the wettability and flowability of the solder must be right. The former determines how much the solder will wet our material and the latter determines how it will spread over the material. A flux is also needed for the soldering process to reduce the oxides present on the surface of the material and to prevent oxidation. Importantly, this substance may already be contained in the lute . If it is not, flux needs to be added. Take care of the tip
The most important part of a soldering iron is its tip. It is covered with various materials and ensures that our materials are joined properly. It should be looked after by cleaning it with a damp sponge. The most common mistake is to clean the tip with sandpaper - you should never do this! The explanation for this is simple - this element starts to deteriorate and becomes rough. The mainsail should be shiny and smooth. Roughness can contribute to corrosion of this soldering iron component and as a result, the whole device will be unusable. It is therefore worth taking care of this as it will help it to last longer.
Have you already been persuaded to take a course at the ERGON Personnel Development Centre? If so, sign up today - feel free to contact us by phone or via our contact form available on our website.