Switching to Huntingdon Fusion MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes and using a PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor

What can Huntingdon Fusion Techniques MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes offer you?

Blue Tipped MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes have been specifically designed by Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® to address the growing concerns about the radio-toxic thoria that is present in standard red tipped tungsten electrodes, MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes are non-radiotoxic, non-thoriated and non-carcinogenic.

They maintain a high performance and will strike 10 times more arcs than red tipped thoriated tungsten, when tested under identical conditions.

Each packet of MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes carries a total traceability identification and are suitable for a wide variety of welding operations, particularly effective in the welding of titanium, stainless steel and aluminium AC and DC.

MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes provide savings through longer life, more strikes per electrode before grinding, less re-work, less wastage and lower power requirements.

Eliminate the thoriated dust in the atmosphere by changing to MultiStrike® Tungstens so that when there is tungsten grinding dust, it is not radiotoxic.

What about a low cost Weld Purge Monitor®? 

One way to measure the oxygen present before, during and after welding is to use a Weld Purge Monitor® and one of the leading instruments for this is the low cost PurgEye® 100 . This instrument eliminates any guesswork about oxygen levels, providing accurate readings from atmospheric level down to 100 parts per million (ppm). 

MWP Welding Engineering Services recently welded a vessel head (pictured below) for the food manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries manufactured from a combination of 304L and 316L stainless steel. It was welded using our MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes and the oxygen level was monitored with our PurgEye® 100.

Thank you to MWP Welding and Engineering Services LTD for the photo.

MWP Welding Engineering Services are a welding and fabrication company specialising but not limited to the manufacturing of stainless steel pressure vessels and pipework to very high standards to conform with PD5500 and ASME IX specifications.

Mason from MWP Welding Engineering Services said: “I have been trying out some MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® and I have to say I’m impressed with how long they stay sharp for. Welding on 170 amps with a 2.4mm tungsten and still looks like I just sharpened it. I wont be using anything other than these in the future. Thank you for making such awesome products.”


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