Argweld® Weld Purge Plugs™ also suitable for Orbital Welding

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Great Barrier for Purging Pipes!

When other purge systems or purge film cannot be used to make a suitable barrier for purging pipes, tubes or fittings, the Argweld® Weld Purge Plugs™ may offer a satisfactory option.

Weld Purge Plugs Orbital Welding Purging Kits

Typical purging applications include:

• Use for small or odd diameter pipes where inflatable purging systems, paper dams or water soluble film may not be available or practical
• Short, complicated, variable size assemblies where purging systems or dams would be too long or do not match the diameters being worked on
• The expanding rubber seal allows the plugs to be used for weld purging oval and out of round tubes as well as in 'elbows', 'tees' and other fittings
• These plugs are also ideal for creating an air-tight seal for leak testing operations

 

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Welding of Alloys and Stainless Steels

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For welding of alloys and stainless steel tubes and pipes, Argweld® Purge Plugs™ are available as single units or as kits for typical applications, such as Orbital Welding.

When you have to fill complicated pipework systems with inert gas, the Argweld® Purge Plugs™ are a perfect low vapour pressure speciality product to seal all holes and orifices for quality internal purging.

Can also be used for small or odd diameter pipes where purge systems or dam systems may not be available or practical.

The Argweld® Purging Plugs™ are made from engineering quality nylon up to 152 mm (6") diameter and will not seize up, rust or corrode.

A friction reducing acetal copolymer thrust washer inserted between the top plate and wing nut provides easy expansion and release.

Standard seals made from natural rubber and the Argweld® Purging Plugs™ are easily dismantled for cleaning.

 

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Some Advantages and Key Features

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All Argweld® Purge Plugs™ are made from engineering quality nylon up to 152 mm (6") diameter.

Argweld® Purge Plugs™ will not rust or corrode, will not seize up or lock, are virtually shatter-proof and are easily dismantled and cleaned.

A friction-reducing acetal copolymer thrust washer inserted between the top plate and wing nut provides easy expansion and release.

Larger size plugs incorporate strengthening ribs as part of the top and bottom plate design to provide rigidity in use.

Standard seals are made from natural rubber with silicone and nitrile rubber alternatives.

All plugs conform to British Standards BS 8005 for low pressure testing and sealing of pipes. 

 

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Technical Data and Specification

Weld Purge Plugs Orbital Welding

Leak tightness

The hollow shaft plugs (1.5 to 6") have an "0" ring seal around the stem to ensure leak tightness.

Temperature

The Argweld® nylon Weld Purge Plugs™ can be used up to 75ºC (167ºF) continuously and 105ºC (221ºF) intermittently. With special high temperature seals they can be used continuously up to 120ºC (248ºF).

Increasing use of internal inert gas purging for the process industries and where hygienic stainless steel pipework has called for additional dams which help operators achieve an air tight seal.

The Argweld® Weld Purge Plugs™ offer a useful alternative for small bore pipework.

Weld Purge Plugs Orbital Welding Purging

Argweld® Weld Purge Plugs™ can be delivered with a solid stem for pressure / leak testing or with a hollow shaft for weld purging:

0.5"
0.75"
1"
1.25"
1.5"

Hollow shaft Weld Purge Plugs™ in the same size range as above have an 8 mm thread on the outside of the shaft.

The following sizes all have 0.5" BSP hollow shaft.

1.5"  
2"
2.5"
3"
4"
5"
6"

 Available in 1.5" size with 0.5" hollow shaft, 8mm OD hollow shaft as above with a smaller diameter solid shaft. 

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See what our Customers have to say....

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have received numerous letters of praise from users, many of them major international manufacturers.

Here are some comments which have been received in writing to give you an idea of the benefits others have experienced using Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding

Please contact us by email for actual user names and user lists which can be obtained separately.

"I have used your Orbital Welding Purge Plugs. Very nice the best I have seen yet. I have operated a lot of Automated Welding Machines with a lot of purging involved, hands down your product is the best I've seen."

Chuck Mouton, Lead Mechanical/Piping Superintendent at Bechtel Corporation

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1.0 What type of material are the plugs manufactured from?

The Weld Purge Plugs™ are made from engineering quality nylon 6.

2.0 What is the size range?

The Plugs are manufactured in a range of sizes from 0.5” (13 mm) up to 6” (152 mm).

3.0 What is the seal made from?

Manufactured with a standard seal made from natural rubber and for special applications seals made of silicone, nitrile and viton rubbers are available.

4.0 What other applications can the plugs be used for?

These low cost, lightweight plugs service a wide variety of industrial applications. As “overnight stoppers” they provide a strong barrier in pipeline activities, to prevent foreign bodies entering the line during downtime. Other applications include leak testing of pipework systems, whether commercial, domestic or industrial and sealing holes in castings, tanks and other assemblies. 

5.0 What pressure can the plugs withstand?

A pressure chart is available on the leaflet, which details the pressure each plug can withstand.

6.0 What is the maximum working temperature for the Nylon Plugs?

Nylon plugs can be used intermittently up to 120˚C (248˚F) and the natural rubber rings up to 100˚C (212˚F). In continuous use, the nylon should be restricted to 100˚C (212˚F) and the rubber ring to 80˚C (176˚F). For higher temperatures, we manufacture plugs made from steel or aluminium with the rings made from silicone which can be used continuously up to temperatures of 200˚C (392˚F) and intermittently up to 300˚C (572˚F).

7.0 I have a hole to seal, where your plug won’t quite seal well enough, but the next size up is too big. Do you have any in between sizes?

The user can extend the range of each plug by a few millimetres by using an exterior rubber seal on top of the ring provided. Each case varies and a solution to suit each circumstance is possible. We have, for example, cut a small section out of a 1” ring to wrap tightly around an 0.75” plug ring and used super glue to join the ends.
For other applications, we used strips of rubber from a car inner tube, to make a ring fit over the standard plug ring. Double and triple thickness increase the range of each plug by a few millimetres in each case and still maintain a leak-tight seal.

8.0 Can the plugs be used as a permanent stopper in pipes?

Depending on the pressure and the internal surface of the pipes, our plugs can be used effectively as a permanent stopper. The wings can be cropped to prevent tampering. The inside of the pipe should be clean and free from debris at the sealing point.

9.0 I want to use the plugs in an application where natural rubber is not suitable. Can I have the rings made from other materials?

Yes, we manufacture and stock the sealing rings in silicone, nitrile and viton. We can have the rings made in other materials as well, subject to minimum volumes and delivery requirements.

10.0 When should I use the Nitrile rubber rings which you have available as accessories?

Nitrile rubber is resistant to many oils and has better resistance to corrosion, weathering and ozone. If you find out that your standard natural rubber ring deteriorates too quickly, you can consider purchasing the nitrile rubber rings as accessories. Nitrile is resistant to many hydraulic oils. A chemical resistance chart for nitrile is available.

11.0 When should I use the Silicone rubber rings which you have available as accessories?

Silicone rubber may be used continuously up to temperatures of 200˚C (392˚F) and intermittently up to temperatures of 300˚C (572˚F). Silicone also has excellent resistance to weathering, corrosion and ozone. Silicone is particularly resistant to skydrol aviation hydraulic fluid.

12.0 When should I use the Viton rubber rings that you have available as accessories?

Viton rubber may be used continuously up to temperatures of 220˚C (428˚F). They have excellent resistance to ozone, oxygen, mineral oil, synthetic hydraulic fluids, aromatics and many organic solvents and chemicals.

13.0 Will the Nylon Plugs withstand attacks from various acids, alkalis and chemicals?

A full technical data sheet about the chemical resistance of nylon is available on request.

14.0 What is the thread on the outside of the small bore hollow shaft plugs?

10 mm.

15.0 What is the thread on the outside of the large bore hollow shaft plugs? 

½”BSP.

16.0 Can I have the plugs made in our company house colours?

Yes, there is very little restriction on colour. We already have components available in black and green as well as the standard white. There will be minimum yearly order requirements of course.

17.0 Can I have the plugs made with my company’s name or logo on them?

Yes, we manufacture them already for a number of clients with their logos or names on the caps.

18.0 How quickly can the Weld Purge Plugs™ be delivered?

The Plugs are available individually or in Kits to suit Domestic Plumbers, Automotive Radiator Repair Shops and Pool and Spa Maintenance Teams, all of which are available for immediate delivery.

 

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Ideal Plug Kit for Weld Purging and Orbital Welding

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Designed for orbital tube welding users specifically for stainless steel pipework for weld purging.

This kit contains the most common sizes of Argweld® Purge Plugs™ used.

Manufactured in hygienic white nylon.

Each kit has a strong sturdy robust ABS plastic case, with custom cut foam inlays for storage and quick location of the plugs when needed.

Specific quantities in this kit are shown in the table below.

For other sizes, quantities and for the full product range, see the ordering section, which also including shipping details.

Weld Purging Plug Kits are available for immediate delivery from stock.  

Should you wish to have additional quantities of plugs, separate to the carrying case sets, these are available for order to suit your requirements.

Argweld® Weld Purging Plugs™ are ideal for Orbital Welding.

 

PART Nº PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

PSOC001

For Kit contents, see table below for Argweld® Purge Plug Kit for Orbital Welding


Weight 2.9 Kg (6.38 lbs)

Size 450 x 340 x 100 mm (7.17 x 13.38 x 3.93 inches)


Our Orbital Purge Plug Kit comprise a plastic foam lined ABS carry case.

QUANTITY PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE HEIGHT OF SEAL
2
2
2
2
2

2
2
2
2
2

2
2
2
2
2

4
4
5

1
PSP1013
PSP1019
PSP1025
PSP1032
PSP1038

PSP113H
PSP119H
PSP125H
PSP132H
PSP138H

PSP2038
PSP2050
PSP2063
PSP2075
PSP2100

PSPS1000
PSPS1001
PSPS1019
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug

Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug

Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug

BSP Nipple Caps
BSP Swivel Nut and Hose Tail
Small Bore Nipple Cap

ABS Sturdy Storage and Carrying Case with Foam Lined Inserts
13 mm
19 mm
25 mm
32 mm
38 mm

13 mm
19 mm
25 mm
32 mm
38 mm

38 mm
51 mm
64 mm
76 mm
102 mm

 

1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1

1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1 1/2"

1 1/2"
2"
2 1/2"
3"
4"
14 - 19 mm
18 - 25 mm
24 - 36 mm
30 - 44 mm
36 - 51 mm

13 - 19 mm
18 - 26 mm
23 - 36 mm
30 - 43 mm
36 - 50 mm

36 - 53 mm
49 - 64 mm
63 - 76 mm
73 - 88 mm
82 - 98 mm

1/2" BSP
1/2" BSP
8 mm Nominal

20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm

20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm

31 mm
30 mm
32 mm
30 mm
35 mm

 

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Shipping Information, Weights and Dimensions

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Customs Tariffs:

 

European Customs Tariff: 4016 9997
International Customs Tariff: 4016 999 0900
United States Customs Tariff:     3926 90 9890
Canada Customs Tariff: 3926 90 9890

Product Codes and Sizes:

All Argweld® Purge Plugs™ are available for immediate delivery.

Large quantities are manufactured in batches and are usually available from stock at all times.

Available as ready made Kits (supplied in strong sturdy carrying and storage cases), particularly suitable for orbital welding or order individually as per your requirements.  

Matching hose connectors are available.

Hollow shaft small bore plugs have a 2 mm diameter hole for venting.

Hollow shaft large bore plugs have a 12 mm hole for venting.

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Argweld® Nylon Purging Plugs for Welding with Solid Stem

All Dimensions are based on the Imperial system.
Sizes shown in mm are only mathematic conversions of the imperial dimensions and are not intended to represent metric standards.

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE HEIGHT OF SEAL WEIGHT
PSP1013
PSP1019
PSP1025
PSP1032
PSP1038
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Solid Stem Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1 1/2"
13 mm
19 mm
25 mm
32 mm
38 mm
14 - 19 mm
18 - 25 mm
24 - 36 mm
30 - 44 mm
36 - 51 mm
20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm
10 gms
15 gms
20 gms
35 gms
45 gms

Argweld® Nylon Purging Plugs for Welding with Hollow Shaft with 8 mm Connection

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE HEIGHT OF SEAL WEIGHT
PSP113H
PSP119H
PSP125H
PSP132H
PSP138H
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Small Bore Weld Purge Plug
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/4"
1 1/2"
13 mm
19 mm
25 mm
32 mm
38 mm
13 - 19 mm
18 - 26 mm
23 - 36 mm
30 - 43 mm
36 - 50 mm
20 mm
23 mm
25 mm
31 mm
31 mm
10 gms
15 gms
20 gms
35 gms
45 gms

Argweld® Nylon Purging Plugs for Welding with Hollow Shaft with 1/2" BSP Connection

PART Nº DESCRIPTION PRODUCT SIZE SIZE RANGE HEIGHT OF SEAL WEIGHT
PSP2038
PSP2050
PSP2063
PSP2075
PSP2085
PSP2100
PSP2115
PSP2125
PSP2150
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
Hollow Shaft Large Bore Weld Purge Plug
1 1/2"
2"
2 1/2"
3"
3 1/2"
4"
4 1/2"
5"
6"
38 mm
51 mm
64 mm
76 mm
90 mm
102 mm
114 mm
127 mm
152 mm
36 - 53 mm
49 - 64 mm
63 - 76 mm
73 - 88 mm
82 - 98 mm
92 - 110 mm
110 - 130 mm
119 - 142 mm
145 - 164 mm
31 mm
31 mm
31 mm
31 mm
31 mm
35 mm
35 mm
37 mm
37 mm
70 gms
80 gms
130 gms
140 gms
148 gms
160 gms
216 gms
280 gms
390 gms

Accessories for the Argweld® Purge Plugs®

PART Nº DESCRIPTION
PSPS1002
PSPS1001
PSPS1019
Nipple Cap with Washer 1/2" BSP
1/2" BSP swivel nut with free tail piece and washer
Small Bore Nipple Caps (10 mm Nominal)

 

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Weld Purge Plugs Orbital Welding Purging Equipment Kits ProductsLeaflets and general sales material are available to everyone visiting our website.

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Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding A4 Technical Leaflet

Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding A3 Leaflet

Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding Sales Flyer for Orbital Welding

Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding FAQ

Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding Features and Benefits

Argweld® Purging Accessories Flyer

Argweld® Purging Accessories Promotional Poster

 

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Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding User Instructions Technical Manual
Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding User List Customer Reference
Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding Training Notes
Argweld® Purge Plugs™ for Welding Price List

 

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