June 2017 Vol. 4

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Poly Pipe News Australia (PPN) is Australia’s Most Current and Comprehensive Source of News on Poly Pipes

Slow Crack Growth in PE100 Pipes and Allowable Notch Depth (Feature Article)
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2017/06/20/slow-crack-growth-resistance-allowable-notch-depth/

Asia Pacific Piping Systems Undertakes Record Four Poly Pipe Installation Projects In May 2017
APPS has undertaken an unprecedented four piping installation projects in May 2017 for its client working on Rio Tinto, Northern Minerals, and BHP sites across Western Australia
http://www.appiping.com/projects.html

DPI Plastics Commissions New HDPE Pipe Factory With 14 Extrusion Lines
http://www.dpiplastics.co.za/news_read.php?ID=129

Pipe Manufacturers Colluded to Divide up SA Markets
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2017/03/25/pipe-manufacturers-colluded-to-divide-up-sa-markets-competition-tribunal

High Country Fusion Pty Ltd (McElroy Distributor) Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service
http://www.highcountryfusion.com.au

Fusion Releases Major Product Guide
https://fusionaus.com/product-guide/

ExcelPlas Laboratories Expand HDPE Testing Offerings (Lab News)
ExcelPlas now performs more than 60 standard HDPE pipe tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, PIPA and ISO Standards and Specifications.
We have extensive experience with all types of HDPE pipes and fittings including electrofusion and saddle fittings.
ExcelPlas has recently invested more than a million dollars in new lab equipment.
As a National Accredited Testing Laboratory our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Effect of Carbon Black Masterbatch on Properties of PE100 Pipes [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohammad_Adibfar/publication/317298199

Relaxation behavior of polyethylene welded pipe joints [PDF]
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s11671-017-2059-z

Lifetime Prediction of PE100 And PE100-RC Pipes Based On Slow Crack Growth Resistance [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/309195450

Microwave Inspection of High Density Polyethylene Pipe [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Stakenborghs/publication/315663271

Introduction to SlipLining With PE100 Pipe [PDF]
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/No-Dig-technical-Guide/Trenchless-Methods/Pipe-Rehabilitation-Methods/Sliplining-i1306.html

New Study Examines Environmental Impacts, Safety and Costs of PVC Pipe [PDF]
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/study-examines-environmental-impacts-safety-and-costs-of-nations-drinking-water-pipes-300476312.html

Vaduz Introduces Supreme range of Electrofusion fittings reliable simple joining of HDPE Pressure Pipe 
http://viadux.com.au/products/polyethylene-pe-pipe-fittings/supreme-electrofusion

Civcon Civil  Seeking HDPE Pipeline Welding Operators
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33601646

Plastic Pipes Conferences Coming Up Around the World
http://www.teppfa.eu/

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
http://polypipenews.com.au/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit http://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2017 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬



June 2017 Vol. 3

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Poly Pipe News Australia (PPN) is Australia’s Most Current and Comprehensive Source of News on Poly Pipes

McElroy Introduces New DL6 Fusion Datalogger for Butt Fusion Welding (Breaking News)
http://www.mcelroy.com/en/fusion/datalogger.htm

Asia Pacific Piping Systems Undertakes Record Four Poly Pipe Installation Projects In May 2017
APPS has undertaken an unprecedented four piping installation projects in May 2017 for its client working on Rio Tinto, Northern Minerals, and BHP sites across Western Australia
http://www.appiping.com/projects.html

High Country Fusion Pty Ltd (McElroy Distributor) Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service
http://www.highcountryfusion.com.au

Bevy of Pipeline Companies Exhibiting at No-Dig Down Under 2017 (12-15th Sept. Gold Coast)
http://www.nodigdownunder.com/events/no-dig-down-under-2017-gold-coast/custom-40-1daaaec0b72c4e03b4843765587ba0cb.aspx

Field Extrusion of HDPE Pipe – Market Leading in Mobile HDPE Pipe Manufacturing and Deployment (Western Australia)
http://polylinepipingsystems.com/

Alert – Burst Behaviour of HDPE versus CPVC [PDF]
Burst behavior of CPVC compared to HDPE thermoplastic polymer under a controlled internal pressure
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452321617300501

Fusible PVC™ Pipe for Trenches Projects
http://www.utilitymagazine.com.au/fusible-pvc-for-trenchless-projects/

NATA Accredited Australian Laboratory Specializing in HDPE Pipe Weld Testing (Fast and Reliable Results)
HDPE Pipe Butt Weld Testing to Standard ISO 13953; Electrofusion Peel Decohesion Test to ISO 13954
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

Fusion Solutions Ltd (NZ) Seeking Qualified HDPE Pipe Fusion Technician
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33667631

Non-Destructive TOFD Examination of HDPE Butt Weld Fusion Joints [PDF]
http://www.ndt.net/article/ndtnet/2017/1_Correia.pdf

For Sale – Complete Equipment for TOFD Examination of HDPE Butt Weld Fusion Joints 
Contact: john@excelplas.com

Performance Based Assessment for Buried HDPE Pipeline Under Reverse Fault Displacement
http://www.ejge.com/2017/Ppr2017.0266ma.pdf

KBSS Engineering Karratha WA Expands into HDPE Pipe Welding
http://kbss.com.au/services/

PIPA adds Pipemakers who aims to be a recognised market leader in the Manufacture of PVC Pipe in Australia
http://www.pipa.com.au/organisation/pipemakers

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment. More information: contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
http://polypipenews.com.au/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit http://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2017 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬



June 2017 Vol. 2

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Poly Pipe News Australia (PPN) is Australia’s Most Current and Comprehensive Source of News on Poly Pipes

New Extruder can Make 1.65 m Diameter HDPE Pipe (Breaking News)
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170608/NEWS/170609919/texas-plant-extruding-65-inch-diameter-hdpe-pipe

High Country Fusion Pty Ltd (McElroy Distributor) Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service
http://www.highcountryfusion.com.au

Fusion – Appointed Distributor of Agru Products in Australia
https://fusionaus.com/news/new-agru-distributor-australia/

Fusion Appoints FHS as Victorian Distributor
https://fusionaus.com/news/fusion-appoints-fhs-victorian-distributor/

Asia Pacific Piping Systems Launches in Australia Offering Pipe Installation Solutions
http://www.appiping.com

Experts on Failure Analysis of HDPE Pipes
As the largest and most qualified analytical testing services providers,
ExcelPlas has the technical expertise capacity to handle your failure analysis
http://www.excelplas.com/

Debunking Myths: Performance Facts About Joining of HDPE Pipes
https://www.australianmining.com.au/oil-gas/debunking-myths-performance-facts-mechanical-joining/

Reay Services Group Seeking Polywelder for HDPE Pipeline Construction Projects
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33639754

Central Queensland Coal Mine Adopts New HDPE Pipe Jointing Technology
https://www.nationalresourcesreview.com.au/products/central-queensland-coal-mine-adopts-new-technology/

Technoweld Offering Poly Pipe Inspection Services
https://technoweld.com.au/services/inspection-services/poly-pipe-inspection/

Vinidex Seeking Queensland Product Manager for HDPE Pipes
https://www.robertwalters.com.au/sales/jobs/sales-product/1090431-queenslandproductmanager.html

Iplex Pipelines Seeking Production Manager for Melbourne Role
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33466916

S&T Plastics Seeking Extrusion Operators for Making Large Bore HDPE Pipe
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33662693

New Electrofusion Pipe Welder Sheds 15kg
http://www.utilitymagazine.com.au/new-electrofusion-welder-sheds-15kg/

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment. More information: contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertize in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
http://polypipenews.com.au/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit http://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2017 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬



June 2017 Vol. 1

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Poly Pipe News Australia (PPN) is Australia’s Most Current and Comprehensive Source of News on Poly Pipes

Pipeline Industry Makes Code of Practice Available to All
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2017/05/26/pipeline-industry-makes-code-practice-available/

Asia Pacific Piping Systems Launches in Australia Offering Pipe Installation Solutions
http://www.appiping.com

Code of Practice in the Coal Seam Gas Industry
http://www.apga.org.au/news-room/guidelines-and-publications/code-of-practice-in-the-coal-seam-gas-industry/

High Country Fusion Pty Ltd (McElroy Distributor) Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service
http://www.highcountryfusion.com.au

Melb Water Ageing Water Supply Infrastructure at ‘High Risk of Failure’ to get $35 Mil Pipe Upgrade
http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/ageing-water-supply-infrastructure-at-high-risk-of-failure-gets-35-million-upgrade-20170601-gwi17d.html

HDPE Polyethylene Pipe Fusion Welding Technician Required for Fusion Solutions in NZ
http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs/trades-services/technicians/listing-1332460324.htm

NATA Accredited Australian Laboratory Specializing in HDPE Pipe Weld Testing (Fast and Reliable Results)
HDPE Pipe Butt Weld Testing to Standard ISO 13953; Electrofusion Peel Decohesion Test to ISO 13954
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

The Effects of Welded Joint Characteristics on its Properties in HDPE Thermal Fusion Welding
http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0217984917501858

FOR SALE: (AS NEW) HDPE PIPE SHREDDER/GRANULATOR FOR HDPE RECYCLING 
• Single Shaft Shredder V600, 415 Volt, 18.5 kW, 25 HP, 790 x 600mm hopper inlet, 500mm ram,
• 447mm discharge height, 600mm rotor operation length, 80rpm rotation speed
Asking price: $26K (ex. Melbourne)
Contact: john@excelplas.com

Proposed Polyethylene Pipeline for Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2017/05/22/industry-group-backs-hunter-pipeline/

For Sale – Container of  Polyethylene Butt Electrofusion Pipe Welding Equipment
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Polyethylene-Butt-Electrofusion-Pipe-Welding-Equipment-/172674182212

PLASTIC PIPES XIX  International Plastic Pipes Conference and Exhibition Las Vegas, Nevada, September 24-26 (2018)
http://www.ppxix.com/

Secure your Booth for PLASTIC PIPES XIX for just USD6000
http://ppxix.com/en/EXHIBITION/General_info_for_exhibitors

Pipeline Drillers Install HDPE Pipe
https://www.pdgroup.com.au/projects

Civcon Civil & Project Management Seeking HDPE Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Welders
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33601646

TT Asia-Pacific Cracks Pipes in New Zealand
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2017/05/29/tt-asia-pacific-cracks-pipes-new-zealand/

Seeking Plastic Extruder Operator to Make Manufacture HDPE Solid Walled Pipe in NZ
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33560242

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Services and Technical HDPE Joining Procedures
http://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment. More information: contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertize in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
http://polypipenews.com.au/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news or subscription requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com

2017 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬



May 2017 Vol. 3

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PPN – Australia’s Most Comprehensive Source of Information on Plastics Pipes, Fittings and Raw Materials

Communicating Knowledge and Awareness of Developments in Plastics Pipeline Technologies Amongst Manufacturers, Specifiers, Users and Installers

MPC Group Delivers 36km Gas and Water HDPE Pipeline on Time and to Budget for QGC (Breaking News)
http://www.mpcgroup.com.au/may-11-2017

PE112 – An Innovation Beyond PE100 (Breaking News)
https://www.scgchemicals.com/uploads/news-media/publication/brochure/pdf/PE112.pdf

Pipe Company Invests $17.4m To Expand PEX Pipe Manufacturing (Breaking News)
http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2017/05/uponor-invests-17-4m-to-expand-pex-pipe-manufacturing.html

Advanced Electrofusion Systems From Friatec (Breaking News)
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2016/03/16/advanced-electrofusion-systems-from-friatec/

iPipe Now Offering HDPE Pipe Welding Services and Gas Field Pipe Installation (Breaking News)
http://www.ipipe.com.au/gas_field_construction.html

NATA Accredited Australian Laboratory Specializing in the Provision of HDPE Weld Testing (Fast and Reliable Results)
HDPE Pipe Butt Weld Testing to Standard ISO 13953; Electrofusion Peel Decohesion Test to ISO 13954
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

Move over HDPE: Why Stainless Steel Pipe is (Allegedly) a Better Choice (Opinion Piece)
http://www.acopipe.com.au/en/aco-news/move-over-hdpe-why-acos-stainless-steel-pipe-is-a-better-choice/

FOR SALE: HDPE PIPE SHREDDER/GRANULATOR FOR HDPE RECYCLING (AS NEW)
• Single Shaft Shredder V600, 415 Volt, 18.5 kW, 25 HP, 790 x 600mm hopper inlet, 500mm ram,
• 447mm discharge height,  600mm rotor operation length,  80rpm rotation speed
Asking price: $29K (ex. Melbourne)
Contact: lab@excelplas.com

Poly Welders for Pipe Required for Bunbury & South West Region (WA)
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33475084

HDPE Pipe Welders Required for Ravensthorpe Pipe Installation (WA)
https://www.albanygateway.com.au/classifieds/jobs/12213

Ritmo Electrofusion and HDPE Pipe Welding Equipment Now Optioned to Include Weld Parameter Logging and GPS Traceability
http://matrixpiping.worldsecuresystems.com/industry/civil-construction-hdpe-poly-pipe

New Blue Mountains Pipeline Constructed of HDPE Pipe and Service Connections were HDPE Electrofusion Saddles
http://www.itspipetech.com.au/portfolio-items/pipebursting-blue-mountains/

HDPE Electrofusion Reducers For HDPE Pipe
http://www.performancepipe.com/en-us/Documents/PP404ElectrofusionReducerFlyer.pdf

Burst Behaviour of CPVC compared to HDPE thermoplastic polymer under a controlled internal pressure (NEW RESEARCH)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452321617300501

Burst Behaviour of HDPE and PP-R Pipes Under Internal Pressure  (NEW RESEARCH)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452321617300525

Performance of Buried HDPE Pipes – Peaking Deflection During Initial Backfilling Process (NEW RESEARCH)
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.17.00009

New HDPE Pipe Compounds from SGS Chemicals
https://www.scgchemicals.com/uploads/news-media/publication/brochure/pdf/02%20Pipe%20Compound.pdf

New Tender for HDPE Pipeline – Supply and Installation; Organisation: Southern Rural Water; State/Region: Victoria
https://www2.tenderlink.com/tender-search.php?category=2661×471

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment. More information: contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertize in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
http://polypipenews.com.au/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news or subscription requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com

2017 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬