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Portable 10 ppm Weld Purge Monitor

With ever-improving standards in Quality Control, measuring the oxygen level around welds before, during and after welding reactive metals is crucial.  The hand held PurgEye® 200 is a Weld Purging Monitor® specifically developed and designed for use when welding titanium, zirconium, high specifica ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 13 days agoPress > weld purgingweld purge monitorpurgeye +2

Weld Purging: Replace Foam with Film for High Quality Welds

The use of home made sponge foam purge dams for pipe weld purging is still very familiar throughout the welding industry. However, operators are unaware as to how the use of sponge foam can adversely influence the metallurgical strength of a joint. When sponge foam starts to warm up from the heat ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 20 days agoPress > weld purgingweld purge filmhuntingdon +3

Zero Colour Titanium Welds with the PurgEye® Desk

Titanium is the metal of choice in a variety of industries due to its excellent corrosion resistance to acids, chlorides and salt. Titanium has a wide continuous service temperature range, from liquid nitrogen (-322°F) to 1,100°F and the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. Titanium is a ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 27 days agoPress > purgeyepurgeye deskhuntingdon fusion +2

No Draining the Pipe System with Pipe Freezing

Eliminating the need to drain long sections of pipe for repairs or modifications and reducing shut down time is now possible with Pipe Freezing Systems. The Pipestoppers® Division at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® provides a cost saving solution with Qwik-Freezer™, the industry standard portabl ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 1 month agoPress > pipe freezingqwik freezeraccu freeze +2

New: Unique 10 ppm Colour Touch Screen Weld Purge Monitor®

It is essential to monitor the oxygen level when welding reactive metals. Metals that are classed as ‘reactive' (titanium, zirconium and nickel alloys) are sensitive to oxygen when heated. When welding these metals, the oxygen must be purged from the welding zone, down to as low as 10 parts per mil ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > purgeyeweld purge monitorweld purging +2

Heavy-duty Flow and Line Stopping with Steel Plugs

There are occasions where pipes need to be repaired whilst liquids are still flowing. Heavy-duty flow stopping and line plugging may require plugs and stoppers to have long immersion in chemicals or exposure to high temperatures, which many such items are not capable of withstanding. Providing th ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > flow stoppingline stoppingline plugging +2

Improve Tungsten Electrode and Welding Arc Performance with the TEG-1000

Tungsten Electrode Grinders are essential with TIG/GTA welding. Using a Grinder that has been designed and manufactured specifically for tungsten metal is not only a much safer option, they provide more accurate results leading to as many as ten times greater number of arc strikes and giving very d ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > tig weldingteg1000thoriated tungsten electrodes +3

Weld Purging Post Weld Heat Treated (PWHT) Pipework

Welding processes can weaken metals by imparting residual stresses into a material, leading to a reduction in corrosion resistance properties. Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) is regularly used to retain the strength of a metal when welding certain materials including high strength stainless steel a ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 2 months agoPress > weld purgingpwht pipeworkhotpurge +1

Weld Purging: Replace Paper, Foam and other unsuitable Materials with Argweld® Weld Purge Dams

Weld Purging is essential when welding tubes and pipes made of reactive metals such as stainless steels, titanium and zirconium. Usually weld zones are confined with purge dams so that the use of argon purge gas is limited and waiting times are reduced. Homemade dams fabricated from paper, sponge ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > huntingdonhuntingdon fusionHFT +2

Oxidation Free Weld Beads with Weld Backing Tape™

Welders are often faced with challenges where high quality stainless steel, duplex and chrome steel welds are required, but where the use of purge gas is not always possible. One solution to this problem is the use of Argweld® Weld Backing Tape™ from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®. This high te ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 2 months agoPress > huntingdon fusionweld backing tapebacking tape +2

Fast, Reliable and Safe Stopping of Pipe Contents with Inflatable Rubber Plugs

Sealing, stopping and blocking pipes where oils, hydrocarbons and petrochemicals are present can cause major inconveniences with many normal stoppers not being able to handle such conditions. The Pipestoppers® Division at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® manufactures a Range of Inflatable Rubber ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 2 months agoPress > pipe stoppersinflatable pipe plugspipe blocking +1

Long Distance Weld Purge Monitoring

Often when welding lengths of tubes and pipework fabrications of 20 metres or more, measuring the purge gas might not always easy. Under these conditions, there is a risk of contamination of the gas exiting the weld zone, leaving the welders uncertain about their welds and welding procedure.  Weld ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 3 months agoPress > purgeyeweld purgingweld purge monitor +1

Pipe Freezing with Qwik-Freezer™

Repairs or modifications on pipes can pose challenges, especially where there is liquid present inside, which may result in the expense and danger of system down time and loss of revenue while the system is drained and refilled. To dramatically reduce these costs and speed up the repair or replace ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 4 months agoPress > pipe freezinghuntingdon fusionweld purging +2

Welding Titanium with the Low Cost ‘Nano’

Metals that are classed as ‘reactive' (titanium, zirconium and nickel alloys) are sensitive to oxygen when heated. When welding these metals, the oxygen must be purged from the welding zone, down to as low as 10 parts per million (ppm). Weld Purging in this environment will avoid discolouration of ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 4 months agoPress > huntingdon fusionpurgeyeweld purging +1

Large Diameter Pipework Fabrications

Large diameter pipework can cause several challenges, especially when those pipes are manufactured from stainless, duplex and chrome steels, titanium or zirconium. When welding such reactive materials, they need to be purged of oxygen before, during and after welding. It is not cost effective to c ...

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Posted 4 months agoPress > quickpurgehuntingdon fusionweld purging +2