Advanced Pipe Freezing Technology Reduces Maintenance Costs

Advanced Pipe Freezing Technology Reduces Maintenance Costs

Transmission of fluids in pipework play a crucial role throughout the manufacturing industry, meaning any interruptions can be expensive. They can lead to lost production if sections of pipe need to be restored or if control gear such as valves and monitoring equipment have to be replaced. Often these requirements involve closing the entire pipe system and draining off and safely disposing of fluids.

The concept of freezing the fluid either side of a section of pipe for repairs or replacement of control gear is in widespread use in domestic and commercial plumbing but this is limited to 50 mm (2”) diameter tubes.

More recently techniques involving the use of liquid carbon dioxide or nitrogen have now extended the potential to pipes up to 300 mm (12”) diameter and beyond.

Fig 1. Liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) being used to freeze pipe contents either side of a valve prior to valve removal and replacement.

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Indutrade Announcement

Indutrade and Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

Indutrade UK have recently announced the acquisition of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®.

HFT® will become part of the ALH Systems Group and will continue to operate from our facilities in Burry Port, Carmarthenshire.

There will be no change to our day to day operation and will continue to sell our products through our Worldwide Exclusive Network of Distributors.

ALH Systems Group Manging Director, David Lyes said, “We are delighted to welcome HFT to our Group and we look forward to working with Luke Keane and the wider HFT teams as they expand their product range and international sales footprint”.

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Sustainable Welding - IT

It is becoming ever more important to act sustainably to achieve efficient manufacturing during the welding process. There are many factors that have an impact on sustainability where the welding process is concerned.

It is becoming ever more important to act sustainably to achieve efficient manufacturing during the welding process. There are many factors that have an impact on sustainability where the welding process is concerned.

Reliable welding equipment

Weld Purge Monitors® are an essential instrument to help obtain non-oxidised, zero colour welds by monitoring the oxygen levels when welding sensitive materials such as titanium, zirconium, nickel, stainless steels and low alloy steels containing chromium. Oxidation can lead to loss of corrosion resistance and a decrease in mechanical strength.

Many decades of design and expertise has gone into developing the PurgEye® range of Weld Purge Monitors®. These extremely reliable monitors can measure residual oxygen content as low as 1ppm (0.0001%).

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Per saldature più sicure passa a MultiStrike® e elimina il torio!

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Gli elettrodi di tungsteno toriato contengono torio, un elemento radioattivo che può essere pericoloso per la salute. Durante la macinazione dell'elettrodo si forma una polvere radiotossica, che rischia di essere inalata dal saldatore.

Alcuni saldatori continuano ad usare ancora oggi elettrodi di tungsteno toriato. Questi elettrodi, sono diventati la norma a causa del loro costo molto più basso rispetto agli elementi alternativi disponibili.

Per superare il rischio rappresentato dal torio dannoso pur mantenendo un'elevata aspettativa di vita per gli elettrodi di tungsteno, sono a vostra disposizione gli elettrodi di tungsteno MultiStrike® con punta blu di Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®. Questi, contengono una miscela di elementi non radioattivi rari, eliminando il rischio per la salute rappresentato dagli elettrodi di tungsteno toriato radioattivo.

Recentemente uno dei nostri clienti in Gran Bretagna ha dichiarato: “I MultiStrikes® sono gli elettrodi di tungsteno più affidabili che abbia usato negli ultimi 34 anni. Al momento non esiste nient’ altro che userei al posto loro. Credo che molte persone non realizzino a che punto un buon elettrodo è importante.”

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