The new AIAG CQI-29 Brazing System Assessment specifies process requirements for an organization or its suppliers performing applicable aluminum and stainless steel brazing. Processes covered are CAB, Vacuum, Flame, and Induction brazing, and contain requirements for part print, control plan, braze quality inspection & reports, parameter documentation, maintenance records, sustainability, process monitoring, fixturing and tooling, and thermal management.

This assessment ensures that safety standards and regulations are being met, as well as verifying the system’s efficiency. The application employs a series of tests to calculate various parameters, such as temperature uniformity within the furnace, which is critical for successful brazing operations. Industrial furnaces have become one of the essential components in this process due to their ability to meet specifications quickly and accurately. Brazing System Assessment looks at all aspects of furnace construction and performance, including insulation design, power input, temperature control accuracy, and pressure control management. With these assessments, organizations can rest assured that their current systems are reliable and running optimally with regard to safety guidelines.

Abbott Furnace Company’s Director of Research and Development, Stephen F. Feldbauer, Ph.D., recently held a webinar to explain the basics of the new assessment and answer questions from participants.

Brazing System Assessment Areas Covered:

      • Application
      • Brazing Operations
      • Use
      • Goals
      • Frequency
      • Record-Keeping

Download the slides from the Abbott Furnace Company’s CQI-29 Brazing Assessment Webinar by clicking the button below.

Abbott Continuous Furnace and Brazing Symposiums

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The notes and opinions listed in this presentation are those of Abbott Furnace Company. We are not auditors and cannot guarantee the acceptance of our interpretation of this assessment for your equipment or processes.  Your company’s management, engineering & quality system needs to be able to defend your position and interpretation of this assessment to an auditor, “Abbott said so,” will not be a valid response.

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