With the growth of Nuclear Power activities around the World, there is a large volume of stainless steel pipework that will need to be welded to a high standard, with no oxidation that can lead to loss of corrosion resistance.
To meet the higher standards of welding that the Nuclear Industry expects, a unique Weld Purge Monitor® has been designed and developed by Weld Purging Experts Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® that reads all the way from atmospheric level of oxygen (20.94%), down to one part per million (0.0001%), in one instrument.
CEO for HFT®, Georgia Gascoyne said: “The PurgEye® 600 incorporates the features and benefits of all the other Weld Purge Monitor® designs in the HFT® Family Range, but for the first time, this one instrument has a full range of measurement reading from atmospheric concentration (20.94%), down to 1 ppm, accurate to 10 ppm. Readings are indicated either as parts per million or in percentage, breaking all technological boundaries in one instrument.”
Using ground breaking technology, the PurgEye® 600 has a long life sensor that won’t need replacing or recalibrating. This high level, advanced instrument has been designed with a large, full colour touch screen (3.2"/ 81 mm) and on-screen graph displaying the oxygen levels during the welding process.
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Tube and Pipe Weld Purging Experts HFT COB, established more than 35 years ago, are acknowledged as an international leader in the field of Weld Purging Products, Weld Purging, Weld Purge Monitoring (oxygen monitoring), Tube and Pipe Weld Purging Systems and all other areas of Purge Welding (Back Purging).
COB Industries, together with HFT guaranteed to help you achieve those sought after oxide free, zero colour welds time after time, combining our metallurgy experience, scientific knowledge and ever-advancing technical expertise.
HFT COB are proud to provide first class customer support, cost effective solutions, qualified technical advice and quality Weld Purging Products, Pipestoppers and Tungsten Electrodes for achieving ultra clean welds produced in a well purged environment.
The HFT COB Family Range of Weld Purge Monitors ® is designed to meet any requirement, measuring oxygen levels ranging from atmospheric content, down to as low as 1 parts per million (ppm), at which point no discolouration in welds should occur,
The PurgEye ® Weld Purge Monitors ® (Portable Weld Purge Trace PPM Oxygen Analyzers), including the World leading handy PurgEye ® 100, have been designed and manufactured with scientific knowledge, specifically for welding, as Oxygen Monitors, Oxygen Analyzers and Gas Analyzers are not accurate enough for weld purging. Achieving zero colour welds ensures the elimination of post-weld cleaning costs, which can be very high and in those cases making the cost of each weld ultra significant.
Equally, the HFT COB Family Range of Tube, Pipe and Pipeline Inflatable Weld Purging Systems and Weld Purge Dams (purge bladders) are considered absolutely vital to the welding industry for metals such as chrome steels, stainless steel, duplex steels, titanium, zirconium and nickel alloys, reducing time and money in backing gas costs, producing rapid purging times.
HFT COB can ensure all Weld Purging applications of tubes, pipes, flat sheet and plate are tailored for, whether using Water Soluble Weld Purge Film ®, Weld Trailing Shields ®, Weld Backing Tape ®, Weld Purge Plugs ™, Weld Purge Monitors ® etc.
Rigid Welding Chambers are a thing of the past with the introduction of the innovative Flexible Welding Enclosures ® for welding stainless steel, duplex steel, zirconium, nickel alloy and titanium parts, these replacement for TIG Welding Chambers are low cost, flexible, transportable and suitable for WAAM Additive Manufacturing. HFT COB’s Flexible Welding Enclosures ® are also in use within the racecar and titanium bike manufactures, replacing out of date Argon Welding Chambers.
All of our products are manufactured to internationally recognised standards following fully accredited quality control procedures. Leading fabricators across the globe rely on our products for the welding of stainless steel, titanium and other corrosion-resistant metals. Eliminating the requirement of Oxygen Monitors or Oxygen Analyzers, whether you’re in the construction, aerospace, oil and gas, petrochemical, dairy, food and beverage, racecar, titanium bike manufacturers or any other process industry.
Reducing the risk posed to health, HFT COB’s MultiStrike®, non radio-toxic Tungsten Electrodes have total traceability, with 10 times the number of arc strikes over thoriated tungsten electrodes under the same conditions, you get superior tungsten electrodes without the increased costs.
HFT COB’s Pipestoppers ® Division has a vast amount of expertise in the field of pipe plugging and stopping using mechanical, inflatable and freeze plugging techniques. Our customer base includes: plumbing, maritime, automotive radiator repair and weld purging. HFT COB have a remotely operated freeze system that is ideal for nuclear work with minimum exposure. We have a range of mechanical pipe plugs and inflatable stoppers to block exits, holes, ends, branches and more starting at 0.5" (12 mm) right up to large diameter stoppers for pipes up to 108" (3 m) diameter.
Recognised for our Purge Chambers, Pipe Purging, Weld Purging and Ice Plug Freezing expertise we have highly trained teams, with Weld Purging and Pipe Plugging training courses available, we are able to bring our technical knowhow to you.
We are able to provide all Tube and Pipe Purging Systems, Weld Purge Monitors ® and Weld Purging Accessories necessary for achieving those perfect clean, bright, oxide free welds using a dense ring purge of gas, fast back purge methods and rapid purge times.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT ® invented the Weld Purge Monitor ® and own all international intellectual property rights and registered trademarks, along with Argweld ®, PurgEye ®, PurgElite ®, QuickPurge ®, HotPurge ®, IntaCal ®, RootGlo ®, PurgeGate ®, MultiStrike ® Tungsten Electrodes, Weld Purge Monitors ®, Weld Trailing Shields ®, Flexible Welding Enclosures ®, Weld Purge Film ®, Weld Purge Super Adhesive ®, Weld Backing Tape ®, Weld Purge Tape™ and Weld Purge Plugs™, Pipestoppers ®.
HFT COB are proud to be the World Leading Innovator, Designer and Manufacturer in the field of Tube, Pipe and Pipeline Weld Purging Equipment, Welding Equipment, Weld Purging Products, Weld Purge Monitoring ® and Weld Purging Technology. With scientific knowledge and research invested in each of our products. We do not save on quality. You can be sure to achieve perfect welds, time and time again.