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Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Your Industry-Specific Brazing Solutions

You want brazing solutions designed for your needs – whether you are manufacturing air conditioning systems for automobiles or highly sensitive jet turbine blades or even components for satellites. Find out which brazing alloys and consumables meet your specific needs.

Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Copper Tubing Braze Alloy Usage Calculator

Conveniently estimate the amount of braze alloy or solder alloy required for plumbing or HVACR applications—with the new online calculator from Lucas-Milhaupt®. Estimate the amount of braze alloy or solder alloy required to join standard plumbing or HVACR tubing by inputting the number of joints to be brazed or soldered, and the desired form of alloy to use.

Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Brazing Components for Refrigeration

Brazing Components for Refrigeration Today, we address correct brazing alloys as well as proper brazing methods for refrigeration components. Our main topics are: Alloy selection Gas and torch ...

Published: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Torch Brazing with Pre-formed Rings vs. Hand-fed Rods

Lucas-Milhaupt performed a study on the performance of braze filler metal rings against the performance of hand-fed filler metal rods. We used three heating, ventilating, air conditioning and ...

Published: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Copper-Phosphorous Alloys for Copper Brazing

Copper-Phosphorous Alloys for Copper Brazing The alloys copper-phosphorous and silver-copper-phosphorous were patented in the U.S. in 1914 and gained popularity when new refrigerants were developed ...

Published: Friday, November 14, 2014 Materials Calculators Blog

Lucas-Milhaupt Materials Calculators Materials questions? We can help. When ordering alloys, you may have the dimensions or length of a braze joint, but many products are sold by weight. How much ...

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Protecting Aluminum-Copper HVAC/R Joints

Aluminum-Copper HVAC Protection The HVAC/Refrigeration industry is converting many components from copper to aluminum. The reasons? Aluminum is less expensive by weight, is more corrosion resistant, ...

Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 Solders for Potable Water

Solders for Potable Water The U.S. Federal Clean Drinking Water Act limited the amount of lead (Pb) in solder to less than 0.2% for potable water systems. Shortly afterward, a new solder alloy was ...

Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 Washer Calculation

Ring vs. Washer Both rings and washers are preform shapes used for brazing. For smaller parts with relatively small joint volume and lap area, either a washer or ring may be used (Figure 1). Both ...

Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Selecting a Sil-Fos Alloy

Benefits of Sil-Fos® Sil-Fos® alloys have become popular in the HVAC/R and plumbing industries because of these benefits: Ability to join copper to copper without flux, saving time Streamlined ...