Dr. Michael Fletcher

Dr. Michael Fletcher is a qualified metallurgist with extensive experience in welding and non-destructive testing and is the senior research and development consultant for Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, Stukeley Meadow, Burry Port, Carms SA16 0BU, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 1 554 836 836, Fax: +44 (0) 1 554 836 837,,

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Seven Tips for Inert Gas Weld Purging of Pipes

Effective weld purging can only be achieved by making sure that any residual oxygen is displaced from the purge zone prior to and during welding to prevent significant loss of corrosion resistance and a reduction in joint strength. Here are some insights on how to properly conduct and monitor this process to ensure compliance.

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