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Welding and weld purging specialist Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) haa designed and developed the PurgEye Site, which is manufactured inside a protected secure, safe, waterproof and dustproof, tough carry case, perfect for on-site welding

PurgEye API1500 Site PHO 08C with Red and Green Alarm and Blue ConnectorThe PurgEye Site measures oxygen levels accurately from 1,000 ppm, right down to 1 ppm. (Image source: Huntingdon Fusion Techniques)

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.

“Now with our networking device PurgeNet, the PurgEye Site is our on-site monitor, that has been specifically designed for extreme conditions. By using the PurgEye Site, welders can ensure non-oxidised, zero colour welds are achieved regardless of 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, enables oxygen-based controls to avoid welding if that level is too high. Other accessories include a visual indicator system with traffic light and 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 accurately from 1,000 ppm, right down to one ppm (accurate to 10 ppm) with readings in parts per million (ppm) or percentage, depending on the users preference.

The small, low volume, almost indestructible case can be transported anywhere and the PurgEye site can be used either with its internal battery, which lasts up to 10 hours or connected to 90 – 250V, single phase AC power supply.

The large, bright, OLED display allows easy reading of the data, and is predominantly based on symbols rather than text. The display does not need a backlight and can be viewed from angles greater than the LED screens.