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SMENCO releases upgraded high speed pipe joint welding system

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article image The QuickPurgeIII system is designed for high speed pipe joint welding

SMENCO announces the availability of a new pipe purging system from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) in Australia.

Distributed in Australia by SMENCO, the upgraded QuickPurgeIII system is designed for high speed pipe joint welding. Using Intacal II combined with the integrated PurgeGate device, it is 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. The inflatable dams will not burst from any undue increase in pressure or accidental flow of the inflation and purging gas.

HFT’s new QuickPurgeIII pipe purging system features a sleeve between the dams that reduces the volume to be purged by two-thirds, ensuring a really fast purge time down to 10 parts per million of oxygen. Longer sleeves are also available for the new QuickPurgeIII version.

QuickPurgeIII systems are available for each API pipe diameter with an expansion range to cover all internal diameters from Schedule 10 to Schedule 160 and even thicker pipe wall standards.

The QuickPurgeIII system is made from materials that are resistant to the higher weld heat. For welds that are pre-heated and post-weld heat treated, HFT manufactures the special HotPurgeIII matching range for the higher and longer temperature exposure requirements.

All HFT products are covered by a 12-month warranty in addition to an instant replacement guarantee in the event of faults.

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