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Register for NARSA Sharp Skills Competition, September 15, 2018 PDF Print Email
Monday, July 16, 2018 10:31 AM

Register for NARSA Sharp Skills Competition, September 15, 2018

LOUISVILLE, KY – Are you ready to compete in the industry's only hands-on competition? The event is open to all and will be held at Roppel Industries in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, September 15 and will be a part of the 2018 HD Conference. Register today.

Competition Rules: “Sharp Skills 2018”

Hands-On Segment

  1. Solder on Copper Brass Tank
    1. Competition will be judged by the amount of time to solder a tank, filler neck and hose connection of an automotive copper brass radiator.
    2. Contest will require soft soldering (60/40) of new connection and filler neck on a new tank to a new header. One side of a radiator only.
    3. Core is specially designed to accommodate one side only.
    4. Contestants may tin components or not. It is their choice.
    5. Contestants will be required to insert test plugs and test it for leaks as part of the timed competition.
    6. All materials and tools will be provided. Competition begins on judge’s signal and ends once the finished unit is submerged in water.
    7. Test will be for one minute at 15 PSI.
    8. Any leaks will disqualify the entry.
    9. Best time wins and will be counted towards Grand Champion and Champion status.
2. Aluminum Heater Repair
    1. Competition will be judged by the amount of time it will take to repair a hole in the tank, a puncture in a tube and a slit in a tube on an aluminum automotive heater core.
    2. Timed competition begins after contestant lights and adjusts torch and indicates to judge that he or she is ready. It is completed after the unit is submerged in water for testing.
    3. Choice of oxy-acetylene or natural gas fuel are available. Mini torches and Johnson Day Rod 820s will be provided.
    4. Winner will be determined by best time in which all holes are repaired. Timed event begins with contestant’s ready “call” and ends when unit is under water.
    5. Unit must withstand one -minute submersion test at 15 PSI.
    6. Any leaks and the entry are disqualified.
    7. Tie breaker will be determined by fewest fins destroyed.
    8.  Best time wins and will be counted towards Grand Champion and Champion status.

3. Bolt On Assembly
    1. Competition will be judged by the amount of time it will take to assemble one tank to one side of a bolt on (bolt-up) radiator.
    2. New bolts, new nuts, old style (black) gasket tape will be used on a supplied core. Contestant will be able to attach tank securely to one side of the core without leaks.
    3. Cordless electric drills and pneumatic drills will be available as will typical hand tools and test plugs.
    4. Competition begins on the signal of judge once the contestant calls: “Ready.”
    5. Timed competition ends one minute after completed unit has been under water. Contestant will be able to adjust or tightened during the one-minute submersion.
    6. Any leaks and the entry are disqualified.
    7. Best time wins and will be counted towards Grand Champion and Champion status

Knowledge Segment

4. Core Measurement

    1. Contestant will measure a core for the required physical dimensions in order to have a replacement ordered.
    2. Measurements include: height, depth, width, fins per inch, rows of tubes, tube spacing, bolt hole pattern, size of bolt holes.
    3. No time limit. Judged by accuracy of measurements.
    4. Best score wins and will be counted towards Grand Champion and Champion status.

5. Fan Measurement

    1.  Contestant will measure physical dimensions of a fan.
    2. Measurements will include: number of blades, blade angle, diameter of blade, size and number of bolt holes, desired fan direction with air flow in face.
    3. No time limit. Judged by accuracy of measurements.
    4. Best score wins and will be counted towards Grand Champion and Champion status.

6. Tube and Shell Heat Exchanger Measurement

    1. Contestant will measure a heat exchanger for required physical dimensions to order a replacement.
    2. Measurements will include: unit diameter, unit length, tube pattern, OD and ID of tubes, number of tubes, number of baffles, baffle arrangement, materials, identifying manufacturer by the bonnet or casing indicia.
    3. No time limit. Judged by accuracy of measurements.
    4. Best score wins and will be counted towards Grand Champion and Champion status.

 

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NARSA Rolls Out HTTPS Makes Website More Secure PDF Print Email
Thursday, June 14, 2018 09:59 AM

NARSA Rolls Out HTTPS Makes Website More Secure

We’re happy to announce that we’re rolling out HTTPS for the NARSA website!

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS is an extension of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) which is used to secure Internet connections.

What are the benefits of this change?

Connections to your NARSA website will be more secure. Starting in July, the Google Chrome browser will complain that HTTP sites are “Not Secure”. This update will ensure that all browsers, including Chrome, will see your NARSA site as secure and will lend confidence to site visitors. In Google search rankings, sites that offer secure connections are preferred over sites that do not. Website traffic will be routed through CloudFlare, a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which means the NARSA website will load faster.

This change will take place in June, early July. With the Internet moving towards HTTPS as the standard, we are making this change as part of our ongoing product improvement cadence.

No action is required on your part. The NARSA team is taking care of these updates on your behalf.

 
AAPEX 2018 Partners with 10 Organizations to Provide Top Quality Training for Automotive Aftermarket Professionals PDF Print Email
Thursday, June 14, 2018 08:35 AM

AAPEX 2018 Partners with 10 Organizations to Provide Top Quality Training for Automotive Aftermarket Professionals

- News Release from AAPEX 

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – June 13, 2018AAPEX 2018 is partnering with 10 leading organizations to deliver the most robust education program to date to ensure professionals stay ahead of the curve and grow their businesses in today’s high-tech automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

The 2018 AAPEXedu program will include expert-led training from the Auto Care Association, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), AVI, IHS Markit, MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, NARSA – the International Heat Transfer Association, Northwood University, the NPD Group and RLO Training.

In this year’s Mobility Garage, AVI also will offer underhood demonstrations and the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) will provide electric and alternative fuel vehicle demonstrations.

More than 50 AAPEXedu sessions will make up the 2018 program. While many are suitable for all automotive aftermarket audiences, the program also offers specific sessions designated for automotive service professionals and repair shops, parts suppliers, national service chains, manufacturers and professionals under 40.

The AAPEXedu sessions are organized in the following tracks: Technology, Industry Trends, Service Professionals Program, Business Management, Import/Export, Heating/Cooling, Heavy Duty, Paint & Body, and a Young Professionals Program.

To see 2018 AAPEXedu topics and a schedule, visit the AAPEX website, www.aapexshow.com.

All AAPEXedu sessions and Mobility Garage demonstrations are included in the AAPEX online registration fee, which is $40 (U.S.) through Friday, Oct. 12. To register, visit: www.aapexshow.com/attendee.

AAPEX 2018 will feature more than 2,500 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products, services and technologies. More than 47,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend and approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 135 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2018.

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: [email protected] On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX18.

 
Wanted Sales Representative – Johnson Manufacturing PDF Print Email
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 AM

Wanted Sales Representative – Johnson Manufacturing

 

Johnson Manufacturing Company is a local manufacturer of industrial and commercial solders and fluxes. We supply to the heat transfer, stained glass, roofing, auto-body, sheet metal, and other industries with a diverse line of products. We are a privately owned business with 28 employees at our facilities in Princeton, Iowa.

The position is for an Sales Representative. This position has a high visibility with customers through phone, email, and fax communications. The desired candidate will have a background in sales and preferably and understanding of the heat transfer industry. Good verbal and written skills are a must as is a positive attitude and the ability to provide award winning customer service.

As a small company we expect our employees to be versatile and have the ability to take on many tasks and learn different processes in our company, this position will be no different. The right candidate will be cross trained on many processes. This position may require some travel to but will be based out of the Princeton, IA office. Standard hours are Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Job Duties Include:

  • Answer and Direct Incoming Calls
  • Take and Process Orders from Customers via Phone, Email, and Fax
  • Enter Sales Orders
  • Process Credit Card Payments
  • Provide Exceptional Customer Service
  • Ensure Orders are Entered with Complete Information
  • Advise Selection of Flux, Solder, and Tools to Customer
  • Ensure Timely Payment on Account
  • Schedule and Manage Shipments
  • Other duties as assigned


Experience/Education Desired:

  • Associates Degree or Higher
  • 1+ years Sales Experience desired – Technical Sales Experience preferred
  • 1+ years in the Heat Transfer or Auto Repair Industry preferred

Benefits Include:

  • Pay Commensurate with Experience
  • Health
  • Dental
  • 401k
  • Vacation/Holidays
  • Long Term Disability


Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 

 
SECO/WARWICK Webinar: A Braze Furnace for Serious Radiator Job Shops PDF Print Email
Friday, April 06, 2018 01:49 PM

SECO/WARWICK Webinar: A Braze Furnace for Serious Radiator Job Shops

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

For job shops who think they can save money by doing their own aluminum brazing, this webinar is for you. The main discussion point will be the flexibility and versatility of a Universal Batch CAB furnace system. Able to quickly switch between varying size loads, this furnace is ideal for nimble radiator/condenser/heat exchanger job shops. Vacuum purging will also be discussed as well as vacuum aluminum brazing.

 

 

SECO/WARWICK is a technological leader in innovative heat processing solutions. Expertise includes end-to-end solutions in 5 categories: vacuum heat treatment, atmosphere and aluminum thermal processing, controlled atmosphere brazing of aluminum heat exchangers and vacuum metallurgy.

Copyright ©2018 SECO/WARWICK. All rights reserved.

 
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