All additional NITC Braze Tests may be qualified during the same braze session, however, the ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Installer/Brazer Certification may not be awarded until the written and BTS15 practical exams have been successfully accomplished. NITC Braze Tests Documentation should be downloaded for each braze session. Follow the information contained within the Braze Test Specification and the NITC’s Step by Step Instructions for the Medical Gas Braze. Complete the required Brazer Qualification Record (BQR) for each braze.
Ship ALL completed forms to:
NITC Southern Regional Office,
2540 Severn Ave., Suite 200,
Metairie, LA 70002,
Attention: Janel Mezzic,
Continuity of initial and additional braze qualifications are maintained by Continuity Form for Brazer. Braze qualifications remain in effect indefinitely; however, a lapse in continuity will require re-qualification.
A Medical Gas Installer certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate competence within their scope and will be proficient in and experienced in the installation of medical gas and vacuum systems covered by the ASSE Series 6000 Standard.
Installers include anyone who works on or installs piping or components, including brazers. A qualified Medical Gas Installer may perform these tasks alone, or through the supervision of other individuals.
In addition to knowledge of product installation, a Medical Gas Installer is required to have a general knowledge of the applicable laws, codes, rules, listing agencies, and regulations from the federal, state, and local levels pertaining to medical gas and vacuum systems as well as knowledge of product performance, system and system component testing, documenting and recording, and medical gas terminology.
Medical gas systems and equipment covered in the ASSE Series 6000 Standard include health care facilities within the scope of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code. Medical gas piping systems include vacuum piping.
Indefinite, as long as continuity is maintained without lapse (Six (6) months maximum between braze dates).
The candidate will braze two joints of a horizontal coupling and two up-flow joints of a vertical coupling. The copper tube shall be 1 ½” NPS (Type “L”) and the coupling shall be 1 ½” standard “stop” coupling. The braze coupons are examined by American Welding Society (AWS) certified welding inspectors (CWI’s) according to the ASME Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications Standard.
Submittal of brazing continuity form prior to the expiration date. Braze certification will be extended six months from the date of most recent brazement. If the braze has not been performed on or before the expiration date the braze certification must be renewed by requalification. The requalification test requires submission of one (1) one vertical upflow joint following BTS15 Braze TestSpecification.