From the start NITC had a single practical test for brazing which became the industry standard for the qualification of ASSE 6010 Installers.

As the requirements for Brazing of Medical Gas and Vacuum System piping have evolved over the years, NITC has found it necessary to implement some important changes that (1) reflect the most up-to-date industry practices and (2) ensure compliance with the changes to the codes and standards. NITC has recently qualified additional Practical Braze Tests to cover the full range of copper tube sizes used for the installation of Medical Gas Systems as required by the latest editions of the NFPA 99 Healthcare Facilities Code and ASME Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The additional NITC Medical Gas Braze Testslisted within the table below may be used for the Performance Qualification Testing of Medical Gas Brazers.

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NITC Braze Qualification

Brazer Performance Qualification Tests

The candidate must achieve a passing score on the NITC 6010 Medical Gas Installer written exam and successfully pass the practical brazing component; following the instructions within the NITC BTS15 Braze Test Specification.

For additional information on NITC Medical Gas Brazing, please contact an NITC Representative by calling 888-234-6834 or by email at brazing@nationalitc.com.

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS34
3/4″ Braze Performance Test
Qualification Range Type L:
¼” – 1”
Qualification Range Type K:
¼” – 1”

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS15 *
1 1/2″ Braze Performance Test (Mandatory)
Qualification Range Type L:
5/8” – 2”
Qualification Range Type K:
5/8” – 2”

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS2
2″ Braze Performance Test
Qualification Range Type L:
1” – 3”
Qualification Range Type K:
1” – 3”

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS4
4″ Braze Performance Test
Qualification Range Type L:
2” – 5”
Qualification Range Type K:
2” – 5”

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS6
6″ Braze Performance Test
Qualification Range Type L:
2 ½” – 6”
Qualification Range Type K:
2 ½” – 6”

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS8
8″ Braze Performance Test
Qualification Range Type L:
2 ½” – 8”
Qualification Range Type K:
2 ½” – 8”

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS4SEXT
4″ SEXT Braze Performance Test
Qualification Range Type L:
2” – 6”
Qualification Range Type K:
2” – 6”

NITC Brazer Test Number

Qualification Range Type L

Qualification Range Type K

NITC Brazer Test Number:
BTS6SEXT
6″ SEXT Braze Performance Test
Qualification Range Type L:
2 ½” – 8”
Qualification Range Type K:
2 ½” – 6”

NOTE: All “Qualification Range Pipe Diameters” are expressed in Nominal/Standard Size Inches for Medical Gas Type “L and K” Tubing. (CDA Publication A4015-14/16: Copper Tube Handbook, Table 14.2f) Example: 5/8” Type “L and K” tubing have an outside diameter (O.D.) of ¾” [0.750”]

* Required for ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Installer/Brazer and any additional Medical Gas Braze