Huntingdon Fusion Techniques’ Weld Trailing Shield®

23 June 2020

Leaders in Weld Purging Technology, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have launched their re-designed Weld Trailing Shields®, which provide an additional inert gas coverage during welding, preventing the hot metal from coming into contact with air while it cools. This new design protects titanium and stainless steel welds from coming into contact with air whilst they cool prevents oxidation, weld defects and rework. 

Titanium and stainless steels are chosen for their corrosion resistant properties in particular and if they are then allowed to oxidize during the weld cycle, expensive post welding cleaning techniques become necessary. Using a Trailing Shield® guarantees an oxide free, zero color, bright shiny weld, time and time again. 

CEO Managing Director, Georgia Gascoyne said: “Along with the new sleek design, our Trailing Shields® have a NEW Unique clip design, which means the welder can interchange different trailing shield sizes without having to change the welding torch.” 

The low cost, lightweight Argweld® Trailing Shields® will fit any make of TIG, MIG or Plasma (GTAW, GMAW, PAW) welding torch for welding flat sheet or plate and the OD or ID of tubes or pipes. For pipes and vessels the radiused versions are manufactured to suit diameters from 25 mm and upwards.  

By using an Argweld® Trailing Shield® welds will be left bright and shiny and eliminate discoloration and oxidation. The silicone (side skirt) gasket is resistant to temperatures up to 230ºC. 

Courtesy of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®.