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Introducing PurgeNet™ and Accessories

Monitoring the oxygen level before, during and after welding is essential. Welding in an environment of less then 100 ppm for stainless steel and less than 20 ppm for titanium ensures that welds are free from oxidation. Allowing joints to oxidise when welding then involves mechanical or chemical ox ...

Michaela Reay


Posted 7 days agoPress > weld purgingweld purge monitoroxygen analyzer +2

Weld Purging for Closing Welds

Weld Purging a variety of pipes of different diameters can prove complex and costly, particularly when having to fill whole pipework systems with expensive argon gas. One solution that welders have traditionally devised has been to construct homemade foam or paper dams that are placed either side of ...

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Posted 14 days agoPress > purge filmweld purgingweld purging technology +1

Low Cost Weld Purge Monitor®

Weld Purging is the act of removing oxygen from the vicinity of a weld before, during and after welding. The weld zone is usually confined, with the oxygen level being monitored to ensure it is reduced to a level where welds and their heat affected zones will not be affected by oxygen, leading to lo ...

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Posted 21 days agoPress > weld purgingpurge monitoroxygen monitor +1

Effective Pipe Plugging in Heavy-Duty Applications, with Aluminium Plugs

Effective plugging and sealing of pipes in heavy-duty applications is essential, especially in refineries, offshore operations, plumbing operations as well as domestic and industrial water activities where the plug is likely to be immersed in chemicals or exposed to high temperatures. The Pipestopp ...

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Posted 29 days agoPress > pipe pluggingpipe stoppinghuntingdon fusion +1

Accessories for Inflatable Weld Purging Systems

It is important when welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium and zirconium that the welding zone is purged of oxygen even as low as 10 parts per million (ppm) before, during and immediately after welding, in order to achieve a clean, oxide free, zero colour weld. Weld Purging Experts Hunti ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > weld purginghuntingdon fusionback purging +2

Closure Welds Made Easy!

Weld Purging closure welds can be challenging, especially when using a tandem inflatable system to reduce the volume being purged. Often, the system becomes irretrievable and therefore other weld purging methods have to be used, to avoid unwanted products in the pipe.   The innovative Weld Purge ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > weld purgingweld purge damshuntingdon fusion +2

Leak Testing, Debris Stopping and Weld Purging with Pipestoppers®

Pipe plugs and stoppers are in use globally for a large variety of applications, including leak testing, weld purging, debris stopping and pipe freezing for repair or maintenance work for thousands of different industries. Manufacturing a wide range of plugs and stoppers of up to two meters in dia ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > pipestopperspipe pluggingpipe stopping +2

Safer and More Efficient Welding with MultiStrike®

Many welders today are still using 2% red-tipped thoriated Tungsten Electrodes, which contain radiotoxic thoria and therefore can be dangerous to health of those exposed to it, especially in the dust format from grinding the tips. To overcome the accumulated hazardous thoria conditions, whilst main ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > weldingtungsten electrodehuntingdon fusion +2

Inflatable Pipe Purging Systems for Zero Colour Welds

Producing zero colour tube and pipe welds when joining metals such as stainless, duplex and chrome steels, titanium and zirconium can be challenging and at times can prove costly. In many industries today the welding zone has to be purged of oxygen down as low as 100 ppm, or even lower in industries ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > huntingdon fusionpipe purgingweld purging technology +2

Block Pipes Instantly and Effectively with Low Profile Stoppers

There is a large number of pipe plugging and blocking requirements within a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Construction, Plumbing, Shipbuilding, Mining, Power etc., for duties such as repair work, leak testing, weld purging and debris stopping. One major concern being the entry of debris i ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > huntingdon fusionpipe stoppingpipe plugging +1

Low cost welding accessories

Titanium, stainless steel and other corrosion resistant materials are used for tubing and pipework especially where there are highly corrosive materials flowing through them. When such pipework is welded for joining or repairs, it is necessary to protect the material in and close to the weld joint ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > weld trailing shieldsinert gas coveragehuntingdon fusion +2

Keep an ‘Eye’ on your Critical Welds

Weld Purging is the act of removing oxygen from the vicinity of a weld before, during and after welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium, zirconium and nickel alloys. Without Weld Purging, the weld would be left oxidised and discoloured, which could then lead to loss of corrosion resistance ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > purgeyeweld purge monitoroxygen monitor +2

Improve Weld Root Profiles with Backing Tape®

During the welding of tanks, chambers and vessels, an uneven root profile can cause product entrapment that may contaminate a process as well as interrupting flow characteristics. Many weld joints require a controlled underbead profile of the first root pass. Where manual welding cannot control the ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > weld purgingbacking tapeweld backing +2

Health and safety sectors benefits from disruption-free Pipe Repair with Accu-Freeze™

Public buildings, factories, manufacturing plants, power stations, hotels, sports facilities, stadiums, apartment blocks and all commercial constructions may have pipework systems such as sprinkler systems for example, that are full of water or other fluid that need to be completely drained for the ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > accu-freezepipe repairpipe freezing +2

On-Site Weld Purge Monitor® for the Petrochemical Industry

Welding within the Petrochemical Industry involves working in refineries and plants that produce gasoline and a variety of other petroleum-based products as well as chemicals and oil-related products. Welded joints in these applications are often critical and the insides of pipework must be purged w ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > pipe weld purgingpipe weldingPetrochemical +2