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Two road tanker manufacturers have made significant savings by using the Huntingdon Fusion Technique (HFT) weld backing tape for the linear and circumferential welds on their stainless-steel tankers.

Using the weld backing tape has reduced purge gas quantity and set-up time.

Weld drop through is eliminated along with the necessity for back-gouging and two-sided welding.

The use and complicated set up of expensive backing bars has also been eliminated.

Post weld cleaning and weld dressing has been minimised and therefore welding has been faster.

HFT has recently extended its range of weld backing tapes.

There are now three different grades of tape being manufactured, to accommodate welding currents up to 240A.

As well as being suitable for road tankers, the tape is suitable for all other cylindrical items and sheet metal work.

Apart from the advantages mentioned above, it is significant that with the use of Argweld weld backing tape, the backside of the weld is flat, smooth and oxide free.

Video clips of the Argweld backing tape in use are featured on the HFT website.

Further details and a four-page product leaflet are available from the company.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Limited are the Worlds Premier manufacturers of Weld Purging Equipment for Stainless Steel & Titanium

Tungsten Electrode Grinders, Tungsten Welding Electrodes

Resistance Welder Electrode Force Gauges

Nylon, Aluminium & Steel Pipe Plugs and Inflatable Stoppers

The Company was established in 1975 and now has 35 years of trading history and experience HFT has become a brand name that is synonymous with being the first for weld purge.

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