Refrigeration technicians need to use extreme care when working with torches during the brazing and soldering process. The flames of a torch can easily reach 3,000°F. At this temperature, serious damage can be the result of misuse and carelessness. Not only can this lead to personal injury, but it could also result in severe property damage.
There are several general safety rules that should be followed while handling torches. Some safety precautions apply before the brazing/soldering process begins, others apply during the process, and some apply after the process is complete.