Press Release Summary:
PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor comes with an OLED display, pre-settable audio alarms and integral electro-mechanical pump and can be operated on rechargeable batteries or mains power. The monitor’s PurgeNet™ enables the monitor to connect range of accessories such as orbital welder or automatic welding machine. Unit offers an accuracy of up to 10 ppm and is rated to IP65 standards. This monitor is embedded with PurgeLog™ software that records purging results.
Original Press Release:
Accurate Stainless and Titanium Weld Purging with the PurgEye® 200
Quality Weld Purging is essential when welding metals such as stainless steel, zirconium, nickel alloys and titanium. The area around the weld must be purged of oxygen to as low as 50 parts per million (ppm) before, during and after welding to ensure all joints are metallurgically sound and oxide-free.
To remain at the forefront of Weld Purging Technology, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have launched the updated hand-held PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor®, now with PurgeNet™.
Ron Sewell, Chairman for HFT® said: “The correct use of a Weld Purge Monitor®, designed and calibrated specifically for weld purging, will ensure that all welds remain free from oxidation and metallurgical imperfections.”
“The PurgEye® 200 is designed and manufactured with the HFT® revolutionary PurgeNet™, allowing networking to a range of accessories. Typically, one accessory allows direct interface to an Orbital Welder or any other automatic welding machine, so that the oxygen level in the vicinity of the weld can be monitored and the welding machine can be switched on or off according to pre-set oxygen levels. A second accessory is an audible and visual warning device that will signal externally when oxygen levels are lower and higher than pre-set levels.”
The portable PurgEye® 200 has an OLED (organic light emitting diode) display, which will give brighter, clearer and sharper readings for viewing at greater distances than before and at wider angles. These OLED displays are mainly symbol based rather than text based, making the menus internationally comprehensible.
The PurgEye® 200 operates either from long life rechargeable batteries or mains power. Charging can also be carried out from a dock (optional).
Along with louder, pre-settable audio alarms for rising or falling oxygen levels, the PurgEye® 200 comes complete with a faster response long life sensor and integral electro-mechanical pump to extract samples from a weld purge zone, in the event that there is insufficient flow rate or positive pressure to activate the sensor correctly.
The PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® reads down to 1 ppm (very accurate to 10 ppm). The Monitor is IP65 rated, which means it can be used in very demanding areas where instruments are used on site, such as in desert or tropical conditions. PurgeLog™ software also records Weld Purging results to provide quality control documents for each weld. The monitor also has the capability to switch between percentage oxygen and parts per million shown on the display.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has a Worldwide Exclusive Distributor network, which can be found at www.huntingdonfusion.com.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® are Weld Purging Innovators, Designers and Manufacturers with offices located globally.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® invented the ‘Weld Purge Monitor®’ in 1975 and own all international intellectual property rights and registered trademarks.
Weld purging is the act of removing, from the vicinity of the joint, oxygen, water vapour and any other gases or vapours that might be harmful to a welding joint. Such gases may combine with the metal to form undesirable compounds that may reduce corrosion resistance or may be instrumental in creating cracks or other structural defects in metals.