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TurboTorch Nitrogen Purge Kit Improves Brazing Results

Florence, SC – TurboTorch®, an ESAB brand, featured its Complete Nitrogen Purge Kit at the 2015 AHR EXPO in booth #1931, North Hall, McCormick Place, Chicago. When brazing copper lines under normal atmospheric conditions, a chemical reaction occurs between the oxygen and the copper that produces carbon. The oxidized particles can flake off and flow through an HVAC system, damaging bearings and fouling system filters. By purging the lines with a low-pressure, low-volume flow of nitrogen to displace the oxygen, technicians will produce visibly superior brazed joints that contribute to trouble-free operation.

The TurboTorch kit includes all the necessary tools for purging: a nitrogen purge regulator, flow meter, 1/2” and 3/4” cone plugs and 36” and 72” standard 1/4” hoses. The kit also includes tools to flush lines and blow components clean, including a blowgun, Turbo Tornado™ flushing attachment and needle tip.

“Technicians can make excuses as to why they don’t nitrogen purge prior to brazing, but purging is a best practice recommended by HVAC training institutions,” says Jake Meeker, TurboTorch brand manager. “To make nitrogen purging as easy as possible, we’ve produced a video that provides step-by-step instructions.”

About ESAB & its Brands

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, established in 1904, is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB’s welding consumables, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe.

TurboTorch has been a leading supplier of soldering, brazing and welding equipment to the HVAC and plumbing industry for more than 30 years.

For more information about ESAB and its leading brands, visit www.esabna.com or call 1-800-ESAB123.

This HVAC/R instructor adjusts the flow meter that comes as an essential part of the TurboTorch Complete Nitrogen Purge Kit, while the inset photo demonstrates how the purge kit improves the quality of brazed joints.

Caption: This HVAC/R instructor adjusts the flow meter that comes as an essential part of the TurboTorch Complete Nitrogen Purge Kit, while the inset photo demonstrates how the purge kit improves the quality of brazed joints.