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Accessories for any Inflatable Weld Purging Systems

Accessories for any Inflatable Weld Purging Systems

Our Accessories for Inflatable Weld Purging Systems are suitable for any make or model. Hoses with special fittings to provide leak tight connections, PurgeGate® to ensure that they cannot burst due to over-inflation and Heat Protective Covers for all sizes and temperatures

This week’s Product Feature is our Accessories for Inflatable Weld Purging Systems:

  • Argon Gas Feed Hose.
  • PurgeGate®
  • Heat Resistant Covers.


Argon Gas Feed Hose:

  • Leak tight from regulator to purge system.
  • 12 mm to 12 mm quick connect fitting as standard.
  • Special fittings on request.
  • Suitable for all TIG/GTAW/PAW welding
  • Stocked in standard lengths, 30 m, 25 m, 20 m, 15 m, 10 m and 5 m.
  • Special lengths made to order with our new high-pressure end fitting tooling.
  • Can also be used for transporting nitrogen gas.
  • Temperature range –30º up to 80ºC.
  • Safety factor of three times working pressure, 20 bar (300 psi).
  • Conforms to British Standard BS EWN 599 Quality Standard.



  • Regulates the gas flow during purging to prevent the Inflatable Pipe Purging Systems from over inflating.
  • Fitted as standard to QuickPurge® and HotPurge®.
  • An accessory to be purchased separately for PurgElite® and PurgExtra® as well as for other Inflatable Tube and Pipe Purging Systems.
  • Can be purchased individually.
  • Easy push fit connection.
  • Simply plug and play.
  • They fit all system sizes (1 to 88”).
  • Can be moved from system to system.
  • Not suitable for Inflatable Stoppers.


Heat Resistant Covers:

  • Temperature endurance of up to 300ºC.
  • From 1 to 24” (25 to 600 mm).
  • Held on with ties.
  • Holes provided for the PurgElite® and PurgExtra® fittings, such as inlet, exhaust and crimped end.
  • Two sets of Heat Covers are provided.
  • Also available for Inflatable Stoppers.
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Inflatable Weld Purge Dams

Inflatable Weld Purge Dams

This weeks Product Feature is our Inflatable Weld Purge Dams, single ended for closure welds, right angle bends and T piece joints where a conventional Tandem Weld Purging System cannot be used. More importantly, they replace paper of foam dams which are inadequate for weld purging.

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We are looking for some photos of our Weld Purge Dams in action. If you have any, please would you be kind enough to send them through.

Other features:
• Available from 6 to 88” (150 mm to 2,235 mm).
• Low cost.
• Lightweight.
• Very large sealing surface to ensure that there are no leaks.
• Heat resistant up to 90ºC (194ºF).
• All manufactured with a Weld Purge Monitor® connection.
• Inflation and purging hose, plus an extra purge gas hose for cooling requirements and extra gas for titanium welds.

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Featured Product: MultiStrike Tungsten

Featured Product: MultiStrike Tungsten

Multistrike Tungsten

Our Product Feature this week is our MultiStrike Tungsten Electrodes.

Switch to MultiStrike Tungsten for an improved tungsten electrode performance and reduction to health risks.

MultiStrike Tungsten MST

Key features:

  • Designed to address the growing concerns about the radio-toxic thoria that is present in standard red tipped tungsten electrodes.
  • Nonradio-toxic, non-thoriated, non-carcinogenic.
  • Will strike 10 times more arcs than a red tipped thoriated tungsten, when tested under identical conditions.
  • Each packet of MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes carries a total traceability identification.
  • Suitable for a wide variety of welding operations, particularly effective in the welding of titanium, stainless steel and aluminum 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 radio-toxic.
  • Our customers include major international organizations that standardize on MultiStrike® because of their consistency.
  • MultiStrike® are the only ones available that are supported by the science of electrode manufacture and performance.
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Featured Product: Low Profile Stoppers

Low Profile Stoppers

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This weeks Product Feature is our Low Profile Stoppers, designed for applications where insufficient length of pipe is available for our regular Cylindrical or Spherical Stoppers.


Other features are:

  • Low width from font to back.
  • Ideal for blocking pipe or duct ends.
  • Used in vertical mode, they will prevent machine swarf or tools falling into pipes and contain all material for easy retrieval.
  • Available in sizes 6 to 88” (150 to 2,235mm).
  • Fitted with a Schrader Valve for inflation and deflation.
  • Heat resistant up to 90ºC (194ºF).

Low Profile Stoppers

We have a version of these Stoppers, that are used for weld purging known as Weld Purging Dams, for replacing foam dams.

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Introducing the NEW PurgEye Desk Weld Purge Monitor

Introducing the NEW PurgEye Desk Weld Purge Monitor®

This month we are launching the PurgEye Desk to the Press. This is a heavily updated version of the old PurgEye® 500 Weld Purge Monitor®.

PurgEye Desk

The addition of PurgeNet™ makes it ideal for use with Welding Chambers and Enclosures as well as Orbital Welding Machines and other Automatic Welding Systems.

Other PurgEye Desk features include:

  • Measuring oxygen levels from 1,000ppm down to 1 ppm (accurate to 10 ppm).
  • OLED (organic light emitting diode) display giving brighter, sharper readings.
  • Heavier protection from high frequency interference.
  • Electro-mechanical pump for extracting gas samples, delivering a constant flow over the sensor.
  • Audible alarm indicates low and high oxygen levels.
  • Extra long life faster reaction sensor.
  • PurgeNet™ for connecting to NEW smart accessories.
  • PurgeLog™ data logging software.
  • Suitable for welds in ultra clean conditions in industries such as aerospace, semi-conductor, pharmaceutical, vacuum and petrochemical.

see our other Purge Monitors

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Flexible Enclosures for the Aerospace Industry

Flexible Enclosures for the Aerospace Industry.

Flexible Enclosures have been designed for applications where a rigid chamber may not be economically viable or where space may be at a premium.

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Flexible Enclosure Key features:

  • Any company considering the purchase of a rigid Enclosure might be paying ten times to 100 times more than is necessary. Flexible Welding Enclosures® can produce the same quality for a fraction of the price.
  • They provide a fast purging time down to a few parts per million (ppm) of oxygen.
  • We have manufactured a number of specials for Additive Manufacturing of parts in the Aerospace Industry.
  • Standard Enclosures are available for immediate delivery.
  • Ideal for small production quantities of items that need total gas coverage as well as single large items with critical joints.

Don’t forget, we have a miniature version of a Flexible Welding Enclosure® made specifically for demonstrations, which fits easily into an overnight bag. This enables you to show customers the concept of an Enclosure, what the fabric feels and looks like, how the arm ports are positioned, what the service panel looks like and how a transfer sleeve works. They can also be easily inflated with a hand pump.

Flexible Welding Enclosures

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PurgEye® Nano

PurgEye® Nano

This weeks Product Feature is our PurgEye® Nano, the World’s first and only low cost, no frills, Weld Purge Monitor® that measures down to 1 ppm (accurate to 10 ppm).

PurgEye® Nano

With a large alpha-numeric display, the Argweld® PurgEye Nano measures very accurately from 1000 ppm down to 10 ppm

Low Cost

The PurgEye Nano is the industry’s most affordable Weld Purge Monitor® capable of accurately reading O2 levels down to 10 Parts Per Million (PPM). This unit is specifically designed for purging applications involving ultra-high purity stainless steel, titanium, zirconium, and nickel alloy, etc. This no-frills, highly accurate monitor is a simplified version of the PurgEye 300 Weld Purge Monitor™.

Key features and benefits:

  • ‘Plug and use’ monitor.
  • Unique long life sensor.
  • Sensor warm up time is less than 60 seconds.
  • Leak tight connectors for weld purge hoses.
  • Large alpha numeric display.
  • Calibration inexpensive and only a few days turnaround.

PurgEye® Nano

PurgEye 300 Nano

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This week’s Product Feature is our range of Pipestoppers, for leak tight blocking and plugging all tubes, pipes and other shaped orifices.

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Nylon Plugs are Manufactured in sizes 0.5 up to 6” (12 – 150 mm).

  • Lightweight and mostly pocket size.
  • Available in ready-made kits including: Orbital Welding Kits, Plumbers Kits and Car and Truck Radiator Kits.

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Aluminium Plugs, suitable for arduous duties such as exposure to high temperatures and immersion in chemicals.

  • Manufactured in sizes 1.5 to 36” (38 to 900 mm).

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Steel Plugs for larger diameters.

  • Up to 72” (1,800 mm), also available in double versions for enhanced sealing.
  • Very heavy-duty, suited to applications such as long immersion in water or exposure to higher temperatures.

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Light weight Inflatable Stoppers come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Ideal for blocking ends of elbows, tee pieces, stub ends with the Low Profile Range
  • Cylindrical and Spherical shaped stoppers for sealing inside elbows, bends or inside pipes.
  • PetroChem™, chemical resistant for refinery and oil industry applications.
  • Pneumatic Rubber Plugs for high pressure leak testing, blocking pipes, tanks or other orifices, weld purging, routine maintenance or to prevent the entry of foreign bodies.


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HotPurge Pipe Purging Systems for Power Piping Heat Resistant to 300ºC

HotPurge Pipe Purging System

This weeks Product Feature is our HotPurge Pipe Purging System for welding chrome and high strength stainless steel joints that require a pre-heat and post-heat treatment.

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HotPurge Features include:
• Ideal for weld purging pipework that has to be heat treated before, during and after the weld.
• Allows the purge to be safely continued for up to 24 hours.
• Prevents oxidation that would lead to loss of corrosion resistance or metallurgical imperfections.
• Manufactured with PurgeGate® to prevent over inflation and bursting.
• Available in sizes 6 to 96” (150 to 2,440 mm).
• Can be used time and time again.
• The dams create perfect seals either side of the weld joint.
• In use by many major power and construction companies, with an impressive user list available.

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Feature Product: Water-Soluble Purge Film

Water-Soluble Purge Film

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For closing welds, water-soluble Weld Purge Film offers a safer alternative to paper. Film does not contain water, unlike paper that is full of water, unsuitable for welding.

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Water-Soluble Purge Film features and benefits:
• With the new water-soluble adhesive, Weld Purge Film® produces a tough, leak tight purge containment.
• One roll can accommodate a range of pipe sizes.
• Can easily be washed away during hydrostatic testing of the pipe or just by normal wash out.
• Dissolves to molecular level leaving no traces.
• Film dams wash away completely (there are no fibers, as there are with paper products, that can clog up filters and make lumps to stick in pipes).
• Ideally suitable for welding where it is not possible to retrieve the purge dam after the joint is complete.
• For use when an Inflatable Tube and Pipe Purging System is not suitable or affordable.
• Easy to view the weld progress through the transparent material.
• Fantastic replacement to people using paper. As we know, paper has a very high percentage of water and nobody wants water vapor coming into the weld once the welding heats everything up.

Dams easily prepared with the safety knife provided.