To overcome these limitations, Aquasol Water Soluble Paper and Tape were introduced. Together these components can be constructed by hand into unique purge dams. They are able to be placed within close proximity of the weld zone, thereby increasing efficiency of the entire welding process.
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper provides an excellent barrier used to retain noble gases such as argon and helium within the weld zone during TIG welding of stainless steel and aluminum pipes.
Comprised of sodium carboxyl methyl cellulose and wooden pulp, Aquasol Water Soluble Paper dissolves quickly and completely in most liquids, including water. Its 100% bio-degradable composition leaves no residue behind in the pipeline.
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper is available in a wide range of grades and sizes permitting the construction of purge dams for any pipe diameter. Extremely easy to store, non-toxic and environmentally friendly, Aquasol Water Soluble Paper is ideal for the nuclear, petrochemical, and food and beverage industries.
|Pipe Diameter||Recommended Distance|
|2" – 8"||51 – 203 mm||6"||152 mm|
|10" – 22"||254 – 559 mm||8"||203 mm|
|24" – 36"||610 – 914 mm||12"||305 mm|
|Item No||Thickness||Dimensions||Type||Case Pack|
|ASW-35/S-11RW||.0035"||8 1/2" x 11"||22 cm x 28 cm||Sheet||1000 sheets/ream|
|ASW-35/S-14R||.0035"||8 1/2” x 14”||216 mm x 355 mm||Sheet||500 sheets/ream|
|ASW-35/S-22R||.0035"||17" x 22”||431 mm x 559 mm||Sheet||500 sheets/ream|
|ASW-60/S-22R||.0070"||15 1/2" x 22”||52 cm x 56 cm||Sheet||250 sheets/ream|
|ASW-35/R-9||.0035"||9" x 165'||23 cm x 50 m||Roll||4 rolls/case|
|ASW-35/R-15||.0035"||15 1/2" x 165'||39 cm x 50 m||Roll||4 rolls/case|
|ASW-40C/R20.5||.0050"||20 1/2" x 165'||52 cm x 50 m||Roll||4 rolls/case|
|ASW-60/R-15||.0070"||15 1/2" x 165'||39 cm x 50 m||Roll||4 rolls/case|
|ASW-60/R-31||.0070"||31" x 165'||79 cm x 50 m||Roll||4 rolls/case|
|ASWT-1||N/A||1" x 300'||2.5 cm x 92 m||Roll||24 rolls/case|
|ASWT-2*||N/A||2" x 300'||5 cm x 92 m||Roll||12 rolls/case|
|ASW-35||Use for pipes having 4" inner diameter or less|
|ASW-40C||Use for greater gas retention|
|ASW-60||Use for pipes having 4" inner diameter or greater|
|ASWT||Use to secure Aquasol Water Soluble Dam in place|
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper and Tape dissolves in most aqueous solutions or steam.
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper and Tape will not dissolve in oil or fuel. The products must be flushed with water, steam or an aqueous solution.
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper and Tape cannot dissolve in solvents such as MEK or acetone. The products must be flushed water, steam or an aqueous solution.
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper and Tape will dissolve in either hot or cold water. However, the rate of dissolvability increases as the temperature of the water increases.
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper and Tape has a flash point equivalent to ordinary paper, which is 450°F (232°C).
Aquasol Water Soluble Paper and Tape are CE and EPA approved.It is100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly. They are safe, non-toxic and will not cause reactions or adverse effects when used.
Aquasol Water Soluble Tape is engineered in such a way that will allow the user to place the dam in the proper position before maximizing the adhesion of the seal. The strength of the “tack” or “stickiness” of the adhesive allows the user to have control and re-position the dam if not properly placed on the first attempt. Once the dam is positioned, the user can increase adhesion by reactivating the adhesive on the tape portion of the dam with a damp sponge. A tight seal will be formed as it dries, creating a zero air permeable environment.