Safe de-brazing in the RACHP sector: new technical bulletin

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Refcom is pleased to publish our latest technical bulletin, focusing on safe de-brazing in the RACHP sector. 

The objective of this technical bulletin is to inform members of the health and safety implications and hazards when de-brazing welded joints in RAC systems for repair and/or component replacement.

It has been produced in response to recent accidents whereby de-brazing of compressor joints was carried out without proper consideration given to normal best practice resulting in hot oil from inside the compressor being ignited causing a flash fire and skin burns to the operative.

It should be noted that these incidents have not been confined to systems containing flammable gases – even non-flammable gases such as R22 can suffer as it is the oil NOT the gas which ignites.

Click here to download the latest bulletin. 

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