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Tungsten Electrodes minimize risk to health.

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Tungsten Electrodes minimize risk to health.

Aug 17, 2016 - Containing mix of non-radioactive rare earth elements, MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes have lower working temperature for extended life. Electrodes can be used for welding aluminum with AC process as well as steels and alloys with DC process. With most tungsten electrodes in use still containing radioactive and carcinogenic 2% thorium oxide, MultiStrikes® provide TIG and Plasma welders with safe alternative. Each packet comes with traceability number.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques - West Melbourne, FL

Original Press Release

Switch to MultiStrike® for an Improved Tungsten Electrode Performance

Press release date: Aug 15, 2016

Tungsten Electrodes are used when arc welding with the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) process or Plasma welding. It is necessary to grind tungsten electrodes after they have touched the molten weld pool or the filler rod to the tungsten, which is not only time consuming but can be a hazard to health.

Recognising both the performance requirement and the risk to health posed by thoriated tungsten electrodes, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®’s MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes not only deliver an increased performance, they also reduce the risk to health.

A customer in Cheshire, UK recently said: "The introduction of MultiStrike® has been welcomed by all our welding staff. The new electrodes are giving excellent results and demonstrating much improved strike characteristics. Although more expensive than the previous electrodes, their life is significantly longer which is expected to lead to long-term cost savings. We are also aware of the health and safety benefits of using non-thoriated electrodes."

MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes contain a mix of non-radioactive rare earth elements, which dramatically lower the working temperature of the tungsten electrode, making it longer lasting. MultiStrikes® can be used for welding aluminium with the AC process as well as steels and alloys with the DC process, which allows the welder to have just one type of tungsten electrode to weld all materials and reduce the amount of stocks and purchasing requisitions.

Other tungsten electrodes work at higher temperatures so their oxide additions (mostly radioactive) burn out, or evaporate much faster than those non-radioactive ingredients in MultiStrike®, so much so that MultiStrikes® give at least 10 times more arc striking capacity of other tungsten electrodes tested under the same conditions.

With most tungsten electrodes in use still containing radioactive and carcinogenic 2% thorium oxide, MultiStrike® provide the TIG and Plasma welder with a safe and superior alternative.

Each packet comes with a traceability number to ensure that companies with a quality control procedure have traceability over another aspect of their joining processes.

MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes demonstration video is available at: https://youtu.be/bx1BeepVMaw

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have a worldwide Exclusive Distributor network, which can be found at www.huntingdonfusion.com.

For further information, please contact:
Michaela Reay, Marketing Associate
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®
+44 1554 836 836
Press: michaelareay@huntingdonfusion.com
Sales: hft@huntingdonfusion.com
www.huntingdonfusion.com

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® are Weld Purging Innovators, Designers and Manufacturers with offices located globally.