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Conex Bänninger opens press-fit training centre

Company invests in new site to provide practical and theoretical training in its press-fit products

A new training centre focused on building understanding and best practice around the use of press-fit solutions for heating and cooling systems has been established by Conex Bänninger.

The manufacturer said that the new site, based at the company’s headquarters in Kingswinford, is open to engineers, installers, college students and trainees. It will offer features such as lecture and demonstration areas. These facilities also make use of an overhead camera to provide practical, free-to-attend demonstrations on how to make use of press fittings, the company added.

Conex Bänninger said that industry interest in moving to use of press-fit as opposed to brazing for pipes had been “gathering momentum for several years”.

The company site that the training site was a means to expand industry take-up by upholding standards and understanding of how to make use of press-fit products in line with key installation guidelines. These sessions will be led by the Conex Bänninger technical team. A focus of both the theoretical and practical sessions will include offering continuing professional development (CPD) for press fittings. This training has been approved by CIBSE.

Dan Wild, business unit director for Conex Bänninger, said the site was intended to provide hands-on experience and training on encouraging a move to its solutions.

He added, “As more and more installers are becoming aware of the advantages that press fittings have over traditional brazing, the demand for training in this flame-free, fit-and-forget technology has risen.”

Mr Wild said that investment in the site was a practical means of keeping industry and end users up to date on best practice and methods as an additional focus to the company’s existing training plans.

He said, “We will still continue to provide training on-site and in conjunction with our customers, this is another option.”

Conex Bänninger said offering a purpose-built site would give installers a chance to build up experience and skills as well as undergo CPD in an environment that was outside of their daily work pressures.

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