AWS - C3.7:2011
Specification for aluminum brazing
|Publication Date:||1 January 2011|
|ICS Code (Brazing and soldering):||25.160.50|
1.1 Scope. This specification presents the minimum fabrication and quality requirements for brazing of aluminum and aluminum alloys. Its purpose is to standardize brazing process requirements and control brazed joint quality for all applications for which brazed joints of assured quality are required. This document establishes the minimum requirements for processes and products with a minimum of explanatory information so that sources of ambiguity are minimized. It assigns responsibility for the ultimate quality of the brazed product to a single organization and permits that organization to modify requirements if appropriate to the application. It requires proper documentation of any such modification. 1.2 Units of Measurement. This standard makes use of both the International System of Units (SI) and U.S. Customary Units; the latter are shown within brackets ([ ]). The measurements may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently. 1.3 Safety. Safety and health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this standard; some safety and health information is provided, but such issues are not fully addressed herein. Safety and Health information is available from the following sources: American Welding Society: (1) ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes (2) AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets (3) Other safety and health information on the AWS website Material or Equipment Manufacturers:(1) Material Safety Data Sheets supplied by the materials manufacturers (2) Operating Manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers Applicable Regulatory Agencies:(1) United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) (2) Equivalent agencies of other countries and individual states Work performed in accordance with this standard may involve the use of materials that have been deemed hazardous, and may involve operations or equipment that may cause injury or death. This standard does not purport to address all safety and health risks that may be encountered. The user of this standard should establish an appropriate safety program to address such risks as well as to meet applicable regulatory requirements. ANSI Z49.1 should be considered when developing the safety program.
This specification presents the minimum fabrication, equipment, material, process procedure, and inspection requirements for the brazing of aluminum by all of the processes commonly... View More
This specification presents the minimum fabrication, equipment, material, process procedure, and inspection requirements for the brazing of aluminum by all of the processes commonly used-atmosphere furnace, vacuum furnace, and flux processes. Its purpose is to standardize aluminum brazing requirements for all applications in which brazed aluminum joints of assured quality are required. It provides criteria for classifying aluminum brazed joints based on loading and the consequences of failure and quality assurance criteria defining the limits of acceptability of each class.View Less