When welding titanium, stainless steel and other reactive metal pipework and sheet metalwork, it is important to prevent the welds from oxidising or coming into contact with any air during their welding and cooling periods.
Trailing Shields®, designed and manufactured by Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® ensure the weld stays under a protective argon gas coverage, while the hot weld metal is cooling, preventing it from oxidising on contact with air.
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Titanium and stainless steels are chosen for their corrosion resistant properties and if they are allowed to oxidise during the weld cycle, expensive post welding cleaning techniques are required.
Trailing Shield® helps to avoid oxidation and expensive cleaning process.
Georgia Gascoyne, CEO at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® said: “Our range of Trailing Shields® are available in flat format for sheet metal welding or in curved format for welding circular items like tubes, pipes and tanks. Use of Argweld® Trailing Shields® will allow much faster welding, offering savings in production costs when welding stainless steels and titanium.”
Trailing Shields® are manufactured for all diameters of tubes, pipes and vessels and they can be fitted to all brands of TIG/GTAW and Plasma welding torches.