French Welding Graduates Visit HFT® Customer

HFT®’s Distributor in France was requested to organise a visit in Scotland for a group of French Welding Graduates who were visiting Aberdeen.

Accordingly, we arranged for the group of 15 to visit one of our customers, ITCA Training.

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On arrival, they had a traditional Scottish welcome with a Piper in full traditional dress, piping them in, one at a time.

The ITCA instructors, Colin Sherriffs and Mark Smith demonstrated some exceptionally difficult welds using the TIG technique and some other methods of arc welding.

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The TIG roots, in heavy wall pipe samples were made with the ITCA’s preferred MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes, that they have selected because of their non radio toxic contents and superior performance over the previous standard red tipped versions that contain radioactive thoria.

The pipe coupons were welded using HFT®’s QuickPurge® and PurgElite® Inflatable Tube, Pipe and Pipeline Weld Purging Systems and the oxygen level was measured constantly prior to the start of welding with a PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor®.

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After a busy day, during which the French Graduates took hundreds of photographs and made considerable lengths of video footage, they were given a traditional Scottish buttery and shortbread from a famous local bakery.

After this, Mark Smith returned from Pipe Welder to Scottish Piper and played a medley of tunes as entertainment to finish off the very memorable day for the ITCA apprentice training establishment and for the 15 French Graduates from Ecole Supérieure du Soudage et de ses Applications (ESSA).

Chief Instructor Colin Sherriffs remarked that his arm was aching severely after the hard days work and particularly vigorous hand shakes from all the truly delighted Graduates who kept thanking profusely for the exceptionally wonderful day that was the highlight of their trip.

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