Compete in the NARSA Sharp Skills 2016 Competition Print
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 01:03 PM

Compete in the NARSA Sharp Skills 2016 Competition

Who said learning can’t be fun? The 2016 HD Heating and Cooling Conference will feature a full day of competitive heat transfer activities.  Yes, we did say competitive heat transfer sporting events. You can make this stuff up and you won’t find it on TV, just yet. 

Industry insiders will be lining up on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Affton Radiator in Fenton, MO. for the first ever NARSA radiator skills and knowledge competition. Competitive events include hands-on and knowledge contests.

Contestants will be competing against the clock in three hands-on events: solder-on assembly, bolt-on assembly and hole patching. Knowledge events will require accurate measuring skills to properly spec a core, a fan and a heat exchanger. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to winners.  A champion will be named for the hands-on segment as well as the knowledge segment. An overall “Grand Champion” will receive a specially designed trophy and be entitled to bragging rights as the first NARSA Sharp Skills Champion.

Make your plans today, book your rooms, find airfares and register for the conference and the event.

Solder on Copper Brass Tank Competition will be judged by the amount of time to solder a tank, filler neck and hose connection of an automotive copper brass radiator.Any leaks will disqualify the entry.  Best time wins.

Aluminum Heater Repair 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.Unit must withstand one -minute submersion test at 15 PSI. Any leaks and the entry is disqualified.

Bolt On Assembly Competition will be judged by the amount of time it will take to assemble a tank to a modified bolt on (bolt-up) radiator.  Any leaks and the entry is disqualified. Best time wins.

Core, fan and heat exchange measurement events will measure the required physical dimensions in order to have a replacement ordered. No time limit and it will be judged by accuracy of measurements.

Register here.