MEDICAL GAS INSTALLERS TRAINING SEMINAR
An ASSE 6010 medical gas installer and brazing class is being set up for June 6-9 2023. Classes
will run Tuesday through Friday, 8:00am to about 4:00pm. Students will need to bring paper and pencils for note
taking and highlighters. Location of the class is Springboro, OH.
Contractor employees need to be journeyman level or active in an apprentice program for at least four years.
Estimators, construction company officials, and hospital employees who will not be installing medical gas systems,
and building officials/inspectors, are welcome into the class with the four year requirement waived.
As you may be aware, NFPA has mandated brazing qualifications since 1993. NFPA 99 now mandates that all
installers meet the requirements of the A.S.S.E. series 6010, 32-hour course. In addition, many major design firms
now mandate compliance with the ANSI/A.S.S.E. 6000 series in their specifications.
Class will consist of training in all facets of medical gas pipeline equipment installation for hospitals, office-bases
occupancies, nursing homes and other health care facilities. A portion of the class will be devoted to learning proper
brazing techniques and requirements for working with medical gas equipment and piping. The textbook for the
class will be the 2018 edition of NFPA and will be provided, as well as other learning aids.
Students will be required to successfully complete a written examination as well as a practical brazing test in which
you will be required to braze vertical and horizontal full-penetration joints on 1 ½” tubing. The brazing coupons
will be tested by a Certified Welding Inspector.
Each student will need to bring 4’ of 1- ½” L tubing (not cleaned) and 6 to 8 1-½” wrought couplings with stops, as
well as 1 lb of 5% silver brazing rod.
The instructor for the class, Jeff McBride, has over 32 years of experience in design, testing, verification and
troubleshooting medical gas pipeline systems. He is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Medical
Gases that is responsible for writing and changing NFPA 99. He is also a credentialed A.S.S.E. 6050 Instructor.