Oxygen meter for SS or titanium tube and pipe welding

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 2004




(2004), "Oxygen meter for SS or titanium tube and pipe welding", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 76 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2004.12776ead.005



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Oxygen meter for SS or titanium tube and pipe welding

Oxygen meter for SS or titanium tube and pipe welding

Keywords: Welding, Pipes, Tubing, Titanium

The new OxyINTEGRAL from Orbitec is said to be accurate at titanium weld purging levels and when integrated with the company's orbital welding controllers, can isolate the process and provide traceable documentation, enhancing safety and weld integrity.

OxyINTEGRAL is described as a high accuracy oxygen meter that uses a precision chemical cell (zirconium oxide) to determine low-volume oxygen levels compared with normal air. The unit can be calibrated in normal ambient conditions and will read down to one part per million. With its integrated sampling pump, the latest models can be used independently, as an integrated unit with Orbitec's TIGTRONIC controller providing documented traceability or interfaced with any other orbital welding manufacturer's controllers.

The interlock function allows OxyINTEGRAL to be used as a condition isolator, preventing welding taking place where oxygen levels are likely to cause oxidation or bad welds. An optional analyser, the Oxy-2, provides calibrated measurement of pure or mixed inert gases and controls processes throughout the welding sequence.

A rechargeable battery pack and base station are standard features of OxyINTEGRAL and its light weight and ergonomic shape make it the ideal portable instrument for all orbital welding applications, whatever be the equipment used.

Details available from: Orbitec Ltd. Tel: +44 (0) 845 165 1917.

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