Weld purging on-site with HFT’s PurgEye® Site

16 July 2020

Welders often face weld purging difficulties when working under the conditions experienced on-site, including exposure to extremes of heat and cold, harmful sand and dust and even hazardous fumes, where an expensive Weld Purge Monitor® may not always be ideal. 

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have designed and developed the PurgEye® Site, which is manufactured inside a protected secure, safe, waterproof and dustproof, tough carry case, great for on-site welding. 

Georgia Gascoyne, CEO for HFT® said: “Welding on-site does not eliminate the need to measure oxygen levels when welding metals such as stainless steel, zirconium and titanium. Often, welders are left to guess at purge levels, due to some Weld Purge Monitors® not being able to handle various on-site conditions.” 

The PurgEye® Site has a fast response, long life sensor and it is equipped with PurgeNet™, allowing the monitor to connect to a variety of accessories. One of the accessories, an automatic welding machine interface, allows controls to be based upon the oxygen level, to prevent welding if that level is too high. Other accessories include a temperature gauge. 

With the housing case open, the PurgEye® Site is IP65 rated and IP68 rated with the lid closed. The PurgEye® Site measures oxygen levels very accurately from 1,000 ppm, right down to 1 ppm (accurate to 10 ppm) with readings in parts per million (ppm) or percentage, depending on the user’s preference.  

Courtesy of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®.