Conex invests in new training centre

Conex Bänninger has invested in a new training centre for installers and heating engineers – citing the rising demand for flame-free pipe technologies.

The training centre, at its international headquarters in Kingswinford, West Midlands, features lecture and demonstration areas, plus an overhead camera that enables practical demonstrations to be projected onto a large screen.

Dan Wild, Conex Bänninger business unit director for the UK and Ireland, said: “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.

“By spending just a couple of hours they can learn new skills and gain hands-on experience that will benefit them for years to come.”

“The opening of the new training centre represents a further investment by Conex Bänninger in the future of the industry. It is a practical way of supporting installers and heating engineers to stay up-to-date with current methods and practices, while raising professional standards across the sector.

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

The training also features the company’s newly CIBSE-approved CPD on press-fit solutions and materials for the future.

Conex Bänninger’s >B< Press copper fittings, for use with hot and cold water applications, have the benefit of a three-point-press, with one mechanical press either side of the bead and a third, hydraulic, press that compresses the O-ring to complete a secure, long-life, leak-free joint.

They also include a leak-before-press indicator, which allows the fitting to leak at low pressure, identifying any un-pressed joints, removing the need to go to full test pressure to check that all fittings have been pressed.