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Argweld® Weld Purge Dams

06W-InflatableWeldPurgeDamsFor closure welds, tight bends, T piece joints, dome end connections and so on, where a conventional Tandem Weld Purging System cannot be used, a range of low cost, single ended Inflatable Weld Purge Dams are available from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®.

Manufactured for pipe diameters from 6 to 88 inches (152 mm up to 2,235 mm), these lightweight systems are easy to inflate using the purge gas.

Once the Dam is inflated and seals all around the internal circumference of the pipe, the excess inert purge gas spills out and purges the space around the weld joint which then pushes the air out to the open atmosphere.

Each Dam is equipped with a purge/inflation hose (black), an extra purge gas hose (blue) as well as a hose for connecting a Weld Purge Monitor® (red).

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Upgraded High Speed Pipe Purging System

Quick Purge Rapid Fast Purging Inflatable Tube Pipe Pipeline Weld SystemsAn upgraded Pipe Purging System has been introduced for High Speed Pipe Joint welding, by Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT®. Stocks of QuickPurge®III are available for delivery world wide.

Using IntaCal® II combined with the integrated PurgeGate® device,makes it possible to safely inflate the dams with argon gas, prior to releasing it for purging the space between the dams where the weld joint is located.

It is almost impossible now for the inflatable dams to burst as a result of undue pressure increase or accidental flow increase of the inflation and purging gas.

Continuing the constant development of products Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT® has launched this new upgrade of the QuickPurge® II system.

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Flying High at British Airways - Explore and Discover

BritishAirwaysHFTDisplayunderConcordeHFT® were delighted to attend the British Airways: Explore and Discover Exhibition at Heathrow on Saturday 6 June, where we were able to set up a stand showing our weld purging products and in particular, a weld purging enclosure provided for making perfect oxide free titanium welds for use in aerospace applications.

The day was full of exciting activities, which included celebrity appearances from Gok Wan (fashion guru), Jamie Cullum (singer and songwriter) and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Old Men Grooving.

As you can see, the Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® stand was set up right next to Concorde, a stunning location.

Thank you to everyone at British Airways for inviting us to a truly remarkable 'behind the scenes' experience.

What a fantastic fun packed weekend....!  Just a few of the stunning photographs....!

 

 

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Use Quality Argon Gas Feed Hose

01W Argweld Argon Gas Feed Hose 30mHuntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® is now producing Argon Feed Hose complete with gas bottle and other end fittings as required.

Standard made up lengths are 30m, 25m, 10m and 5m.

The high quality end fittings are standard gas bottle one end and 12 mm to 12 mm quick fit coupling.

Alternatively we can fit tailpieces or any other high quality fitting as required.

HFT®, making your weld purging life easier everyday.....!

Take a closer look at the quality

 

 

Wonderful in Logistics…., but see 'her' in the Team

SueDaviesLadiesRugbyCloseUpYou might find this hard to believe. It certainly is stunning.

Most of you know Sue (Suzanne Davies) at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®.

Sue supports all our Distributors and Customers Worldwide. Not only is she fabulous in Customer Service, have a look at her on the field. A star Rugby Player….!

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® are the main sponsors of the local Rugby team and is very active in promoting Rugby, an incredible sport.

Sue plays for the local Ladies Team and on the field, she looks just great, mud and all….!  

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PurgExtra® Pipe Weld Purging System

PurgExtra Multi Exhaust Pipe Weld Purge Systems Purge Bladder Tube PurgingFor producing zero colour, non oxidised weld roots, PurgExtra® is the latest weld purging product range released by Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT® for the weld purging of tubes and pipes from 1 – 24" diameter.

This range compliments the PurgElite® series, but in addition has extra purge gas inlets and corresponding exhaust ports.

Designed for the weld purging of Titanium in particular, as well as Ultra High Purity stainless steel joints, corrosion resistant alloy welding and duplex steel joints, the PurgExtra® series allows the operator to purge normally at first and then when conditions are correct, to introduce additional gas at high flow rates to create a much faster purge and a much more efficient removal of unwanted gases.

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Pipe Sealing Plugs and Stoppers

03W-PipestoppersNylonPlugsThe Pipestoppers® Division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has released a set of literature, describing their enlarged range of pipe sealing plugs and stoppers.

These accessories can be used for low pressure water or air testing of pipe systems in the water, gas, oil, and other fluid industry pipe work, as well as for debris stopping during machining operations or overnight stopping for temporary closure of piping systems.

All Plugs conform to British Standard BS8005 for low pressure testing and sealing of pipes.

The mechanical plugs are simple to work with and install with a wing nut that rotates on a friction free washer to compress the two plates together, thus expanding the natural rubber tyre to seal tightly inside the pipe or other chosen orifice.

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Innovative Product Showcase featuring the PurgEye® 200 IP65

General Welding SuppliesJoin us at General Welding Supplies (GWS) for a day of great demonstrations at their Innovative Product Showcase.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® will be showing the Purgeye® 200

Our technical sales team will be available to answer all your questions, plus food and drinks will be available all day, so come and join us.

We look forward to seeing you there....!

Dates: 14 to 16 January 2015

Location: GWS House, Hale Road, Widnes, WA8 8PX

Website: www.generalwelding.co.uk

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Inert Gas Weld Purging of Large Tanks

Gas Weld PurgingProtection of the inside surface of welds during the fabrication of large tanks is necessary to prevent oxidation. At best this oxidation is unsightly but at worst can lead to loss of corrosion resistance and reduction in mechanical strength.

Probably the best method to protect the welded area is to use an inert gas such as argon to displace air in the weld region. Commercial systems are available to pro- vide cover during the welding of pipes, but little attention seems to have been considered for large vessels.

Simply filling the vessel with argon would clearly be time-consuming and expensive because of the large volume necessary; the health risks involved in releasing such an amount of asphyxiant gas into the atmosphere when the welding process has been completed also need to be considered.

The use of inflatable dam pairs to iso- late a circumferential weld or a manhole entry joint, or single dams to fill much of the space that leave only a minimum volume close to the weld region for protection with argon, is becoming much more common. 

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Highlights from 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®Another really brilliant and fantastic year for 2014  

Some of the highlights to share with you.

Research, design and production of the PurgEye 200, hand held, battery operated, 10ppm monitor.

WATCH our latest video on YouTube or click on the video below......, an exciting new advanced product.

    • Manufactured the largest QuickPurge® to date for the LPG Barrow Island project
    • Launched the latest model of QuickPurge® Mark 3 including the innovatives designs on IntaCal®.
    • Trained personnel on-site in use of our Argweld® HotPurge™ Systems at Alsthom Power Station near Tel Aviv, Israel.
    • Participation in the Technishow, Holland and OSEA-Asia, Singapore.
    • Attended and invited as a Guest Speaker at the Duplex Seminar in Italy.
    • Signed new contracts with Exclusive Distributors all over the World.
    • Held several Distributor Training Courses throughout the year.

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50th Anniversary Gala Dinner - OSEA-Asia 2014

2014-Leeden-Gala-Dinner-3Another huge successful Show at The 20th International Oil and Gas Industry Exhibition in Singapore last week 2-5 December 2014.  

Our close partners, Leeden Limited, celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the same time, which made the Show even more thrilling.  

We were honoured to be invited to Leeden's 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner held at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. A long way to go for a Dinner, but having experienced the wonderful arrangements made by Leeden, it was well worth it!

After pre-dinner drinks listening to a classical pianist and having official photos taken, we were led into the magnificent banqueting hall, the largest in Singapore.

5 Drummers then burst through the main door banging their instruments loudly to get our attention. They went up onto the stage and drummed whilst being showered with water from above making a superb visual and audio spectacle.

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The 20th International Oil and Gas Industry Exhibition - OSEA-Asia 2014

singapuremarinaThe next International Oil and Gas Exhibition takes place in Singapore this year on the 2 to 5 December 2014 (Tuesday to Friday) at the Marina Bay Sands Conference Centre.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® will be in attendance with our close Partners Leeden Limited.

Leeden are also celebrating 50 years of business at the same time and shall be holding a rather special Gala Dinner on the evening before the show and HFT® are delighted to have been invited.

Come and see us on Stand Number 1S3-01 which is centrally located at the Exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you there....!

Dates: Tuesday to Friday 2 to 5 December 2014

Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Stand/Booth Number: 1S3-01

Show Officials Websitehttp://osea-asia.com

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