December 2019 Vol. 1

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * EXCELPLAS * Fletcher Builder  * Georg Fischer * ISCO  * McElroy * PIPA * Qenos * Rehau

Man Critical After Water Pipe Bursts at NSW Construction Site
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/man-critical-after-incident-at-darling-harbour-construction-site/news-story/2cb215c9417c33c8c81c7721773b1913

Switzerland-based Georg Fischer and UAE-headquartered Corys to Establish a New Company for Producing Polyethylene Pipes in Middle East
https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Egypt_Gas_sets_up_PE_pipes_manufacturing_firm_with_21mln_capital-SNG_160476025/

Qenos Develops Method for Making Polyethylene-Carbon Nanocomposites for HDPE Pipes Using Nanoparticles Dispersed in Low Melt Flow Index PE
https://patents.justia.com/patent/20190010316

Highlighting the Use of PE100-RC in Trenchless Applications
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/Use-of-PE100-RC-in-trenchless-applications-i2209.html

Release of Fire-Derived Contaminants from PVC Pipes [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2305-6304/7/4/57/pdf

Rapid Welding Technology for Polyethylene Gas Pipes at Temperatures Below Standard
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/681/1/012041/pdf

Chlorine Dioxide Degradation Issues on Metal and Plastic Water Pipes Tested in Parallel in a Semi-Closed System
https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/22/4582/htm

Fletcher Building Tips 35pc Jump in Housing Approvals
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/TqVcoAcPgRgcy0R#pdfviewer

REHAU’s RAUTHERM PE-xa Underfloor Heating Pipe to be Installed in a Total of 685 Apartments Across 67 Floors
https://www.buildersmerchantsjournal.net/rehau-reaches-new-heights-at-south-quay-plaza/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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 (Australia wide)
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
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

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 https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

November 2019 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Advanced Drainage Systems * BPF * COBRA * EXCELPLAS * Fletcher Builder  * Georg Fischer * ISCO  * McElroy * PIPA * Qenos * SABIC 

BPF Publishes a New Guide for Jointing Polyethylene Pressure Pipes
https://www.britishplastics.co.uk/News/bpf-publishes-a-new-guide-for-jointing-polyethylene-pressure/

SABIC Achieves Holy Grail and Produces CHLORINE DIOXIDE RESISTANT HDPE 
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/ozpipe/PAPERS/ZHANG.pdf

Influence of Backfill Compaction on Mechanical Characteristics of High-Density Polyethylene Double-Wall Corrugated Pipelines
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/2019/3960864/abs/

BUTT FUSION JOINTING OF POLYETHYLENE PRESSURE PIPES Guidance Notes (Declassified) [PDF]
https://www.bpfpipesgroup.com/media/36119/Butt-fusion-jointing-of-polyethylene-pressure-pipes.pdf

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU

Polyethylene Pipes for Below Ground Water Applications in Brownfield Sites [PDF]
https://www.bpfpipesgroup.com/media/35491/Polyethylene-pipes-for-below-ground-water-applications-in-brownfield-sites.pdf

Resin Blending and Variability of  HDPE Recycled Materials in HDPE Pipe [PDF]
https://nerc.org/documents/APR%20Champions/Resin-20Blending-20and-20Variability-20of-20HDPE-20Recycled-20Materials.pdf

Development and Validation of a New Accelerated Test Method to Predict the Service Life of Corrugated HDPE Pipes Manufactured with Post-Consumer Recycled Materials
https://nerc.org/documents/APR%20Champions/Corrugated-20HDPE-20Pipes-20Manufactured-20with-20Post-Consumer-20Recycled-20Materials.pdf

Australia’s Leading Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory Develops Test Protocols for Assessing the Condition and Lifetime of Polymer Pipes
http://www.excelplas.com/

HDPE and Ductile Iron Pipe – Differences That Matter – A Comparative Narrative
https://www.mcwaneductile.com/blog/hdpe-and-di-pipe-differences-that-matter-a-comparative-narrative/

High Strength Polyethylene Graphene Nanocomposites to Improve Properties of HDPE Pipes (Qenos)
https://www.idtechex.com/graphene-2d-materials-usa/show/en/speakers/13799/high-strength-polyethylene-nanocomposite

South Australia Authorised Plastic Pipes and Fittings Products List
https://www.sawater.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/68075/TS-0503-Authorised-Products-Water-Systems.pdf

Georg Fischer Seeking Production Manager for HDPE Pipe Production
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/production-manager-hdpe-at-georg-fischer-1561413851

Transforming the Industrial Landscape in South Africa with HDPE Piping
https://miningreview.com/coal/tech-news-transforming-the-industrial-landscape-in-south-africa/

COBRA Training in Butt Fusion Welding of Polyethylene Pipelines (Victoria)
https://cobra1.com.au/melbourne/polyfusion-up-to-and-over-63mm/

SA Water’s Accredited Contractors List for Poly Pipe Laying and Welding
https://www.sawater.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/423029/Accredited-Contractors-for-Land-development-Training-Requirements.pdf

New Case Studies for HDPE Pipe Welding by ISCO McElroy
http://www.isco-ahmcelroy.com/case-studies/


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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 (Australia wide)
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
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

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 https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

November 2019 Vol. 3

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Builder * Formosa Plastics * Georg Fischer * Iplex  * McElroy * PIPA * Qenos  * Rocla   

Rocla Workers Strike for Better Pay
“There was a change in senior management where we were merged with another Fletcher Building company called Iplex, and they replaced all the Rocla …”
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ffz2UcS9Xa91U5d#pdfviewer

The Importance of Using Pre-compounded Black PE100 Resins Across Asia
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/pre-compounded-black-PE100-resins-i2208.html

Formosa Plastics Corporation NEW PE100+ grade TAISOX 8001BL has successfully been tested and approved including the three main mechanical performance tests (CRS, SCR and RCP) and is now listed as PE100+ Quality Material for the Australian and Asian Region
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/PE100-continues-to-expand-in-Asia-with-new-member-Formosa-i2206.html

Polyethylene Pipeline Key to Keeping Areis Resources Tritton Copper Mine Supplied with Water
https://www.nynganobserver.com.au/story/6496554/council-discusses-mine-pipeline-and-water-concerns/

PIPA Update Industry Guidelines for POP004  POLYETHYLENE PIPE AND FITTINGS COMPOUNDS 
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/POP004.pdf

McElroy Releases Groundbreaking DataLogger to Capture of HDPE Pipe Butt Welding Parameters
https://www.mcelroy.com/en/fusion/datalogger.htm

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU

PE100+ Continues to Expand in Asia with New Member Formosa
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/PE100-continues-to-expand-in-Asia-with-new-member-Formosa-i2206.html

Development of the World’s First Electrofusion Connecter for Polymer Lined Pipelines
https://www.swagelining.com/swagelining-recognised-for-business-innovation-at-oguk-awards/

Are PFAS an Issue for Permeation of Plastic Water Pipes?
https://watersource.awa.asn.au/publications/technical-papers/are-pfas-an-issue-for-permeation-of-plastic-water-pipes/

Failure of PVC Pipe
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/ozpipe/PAPERS/ALCHIN.pdf

Plastic Pipe Timeline Developed by Plastic Pipe Database Committee
https://www.aga.org/contentassets/c139635bd829446eb292e2801b321e88/plastic-pipe-timeline-11-2019.pdf

Failure Analysis of Ring Hoop Tension Test (RHTT) Specimen under Different Loading Conditions
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326533986-Failure-Analysis-of-Ring-Hoop-Tension-Test-RHTT-Specimen-under-Different-Loading-Conditions

Effect of Soil Load on HDPE Pipes and its Influence on Lifetime
https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/scjme.2019.69.issue-3/scjme-2019-0036/scjme-2019-0036.pdf

Evolution of Elastomeric Joints in Plastic Pipeline Systems and Use of Long Term Relaxation Testing to Predict Service Life” 
https://www.trelleborg.com/en/pipe-seals/news–and–events/2019–plastic–pipes–china

Chlorine Dioxide Degradation Issues on Metal and Plastic Water Pipes Tested in Parallel in a Semi-Closed System [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/22/4582/htm

Relationship between Morphological Changes and Mechanical Properties in HDPE Films Exposed to a Chlorinated Environment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391019303556

Mechanical Properties and Molecular Structures of Virgin and Recycled HDPE Polymers Used in Gravity Sewer Systems
https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01725496/document

CCG of PE100 and Life Prediction of PE Pipe With Axial Semi-Elliptical Crack
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/PVP/proceedings-abstract/PVP2019/58974/V06AT06A035/1068657

A Residual Lifetime Prediction Method of Aging Polyethylene Gas Pipes in Service
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/PVP/proceedings-abstract/PVP2019/58974/V06AT06A007/1068615

Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection With Water Wedge for Butt Fusion Joints of Polyethylene Pipe
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/PVP/proceedings-abstract/PVP2019/58974/V06AT06A030/1068671

Development of Chinese Standard on Ultrasonic Inspection for Electrofusion Joint of Polyethylene Pipe
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/PVP/proceedings-abstract/PVP2019/58929/V001T01A009/1068840

Investigation on Mechanical Properties of Fiberglass Reinforced Flexible Pipes Under Bending
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/OMAE/proceedings-abstract/OMAE2019/58806/V05AT04A010/1067799

Root Penetration of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Stormwater and Sewer Pipes
https://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=19355297

Studies on the Effects of Bentonite (Nanoclay) on the Mechanical Properties of High-Density Polyethylene Pipes
https://www.scirp.org/html/5-2710758_96423.htm

Field Performance of Steel-Reinforced High-Density Polyethylene Pipes in Soil
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29GT.1943-5606.0002187


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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 (Australia wide)
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
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

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 https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

November 2019 Vol. 2

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Builder * Geberit * Georg Fischer * Iplex * ISCO * McElroy * PACT * PIPA * Qenos  * Rehau   

Aliaxis Completes Stock Purchase of Major US Pipe Manufacturer (PEX, PE, PVC, and CPVC) and Expands Presence in North America
https://aliaxis.com/aliaxis-completes-stock-purchase-of-silver-line-plastics/

2019 OZPIPE Delegates List as at Tuesday 5 November 2019 (Declassified)
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/ozpipe/OZPIPE_Participantslist.pdf

PACT Groups Cleared of Dumping Charges Brought by Qenos
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ZfFfzlwzlgc8gyh#pdfviewer

Melbourne Luxury Apartment Developers Save Substantially with Geberit HDPE Piping and EF Fittings
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/geberit/melbourne-luxury-apartment-developers-save-substan#

Next Generation Pre-Insulated Piping from GF Improves Cooling Efficiency and Reduces Maintenance & Operation Costs
https://www.gfps.com/country_US/en_US/service_and_support/news/next-generation-pre-insulated-piping-system-improves-cooling-efficiency-and-reduces-maintenance-and-operation-costs.html

City Experiences a $4.5 million Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining Failure (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDUNsfr-D14

ExcelPlas Investigates Catastrophic Pipe & Fitting Failures Around Australia
ExcelPlas can test how thermoplastics pipes behave under load or deformation including creep, stress relaxation, recovery, creep rupture and crack growth
Our polymer pipe team features experts in testing of plastic pipes, polyethylene water pipes, pipe extrusion, oil & gas pipes, failure analysis, plumbing, heat fusion and electrofusion.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ISCO HDPE Piping Case Study – ISCO becomes first in the HDPE industry to fuse a 54-inch 90 degree elbow with the McElroy Talon 2000 machine
https://isco-pipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Gallatin-CCR-Project-Field-Report.pdf

PE-RT and HDPE: The Piping Power Couple For Chilled And Hot Water Lines For New Hospital
https://isco-pipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ISCO_PERT_ChilledHotWater_Tucson_Banner6177.pdf

Iplex Helping to Drought-Proof Broken Hill with HDPE Pipes
https://www.iplex.com.au/news-and-case-studies/fabrication-case-studies/helping-drought-proof-broken-hill/

Experimental Assessment of the State of the Lining Materials used in the Rehabilitation of Sewers in Residential Buildings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214509519303936

Prediction of Failure Pressure for Defective Pipelines Reinforced with Composite System, Accounting for Pipe Extremities
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11668-019-00782-z

REHAU to Exhibit both the RAUTITAN heating and plumbing system and RAUPIANO pipework systems at the upcoming Specifi London building services event
https://www.buildingtalk.com/rehau-to-showcase-rautitan-and-raupiano-at-specifi-london/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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 (Australia wide)
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
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

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 https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

November 2019 Vol. 1

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * APA * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Builder * Hurner * Iplex * ICC * McElroy * PIPA * Plasson  * SA Water * Victaulic   

Fletcher Construction, Fulton Hogan and Watercare Services Limited have signed a $2.4 billion 10-year contract to Upgrade New Zealand’s Water Infrastructure Using HDPE Piping
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2019/10/29/major-water-project-starts-up-in-nz/

Influence of Backfill Compaction on Mechanical Characteristics of High-Density Polyethylene Double-Wall Corrugated Pipelines
http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/2019/3960864.pdf

Fletcher Building Cutting Costs to Stabilise the Business
Fletcher Building, generates a third of its revenues from a portfolio of businesses including Tradelink plumbing and bathroom supplies, Iplex pipes, Rocla concrete and Stramit steel. The recent sharp decline in the Australian residential market saw EBIT fall 50 per cent in 2019.
https://rogermontgomery.com/three-companies-exposed-to-the-housing-slump/

Plastic Pipes XX Conference Amsterdam (21-23 September 2020) Extends Deadline for Abstract Submission to November 15th
https://ppxx.eu/

Plasson’s Plastic-fueled Kibbutz
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-this-plastic-fueled-kibbutz-is-thriving-but-can-it-stay-that-way-1.7966715

SA Water Publishes Authorised Products List for HDPE Pipes, Electrofusion Fittings and PVC Pipes
https://www.sawater.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/68075/TS-0503-Authorised-Products-Water-Systems.pdf

New ISO Standard:  ISO/WD TS 24399  Thermoplastic Pipes for the Conveyance of Fuids — Inspection of Polyethylene Butt fusion Joints using Time of Flight Diffraction Testing
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 138/SC 5 General properties of pipes, fittings and valves of plastic materials and their accessories — Test methods and basic specifications
https://www.iso.org/standard/78716.html

McElroy Manufacturing Showcases New Equipment at Infusion19
https://www.water-technology.net/contractors/pipes/mcelroy-manufacturing/pressreleases/infusion19/

HÜRNER WhiteLine HST 300 Pricon 20 Electrofusion Welding Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNOj1jb6IZU

New Electrofusion System Wins Award
A Bluetooth connection links the engineers’ electrofusion boxes with the ControlPoint mobile app on their smartphones. The welder is able to take photos of their weld and these are compiled with the welding parameter data and sent via the phone’s data connection to ControlPoint
https://www.ukeiawards.com/post/after-the-awards-controlpoint-interview-with-mark-pereira

McCalc Fusion Calculator 4+HDPE/PP Pressure CalculatorMcElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
https://apps.apple.com/ca/developer/mcelroy-manufacturing-inc/id376891711
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/mccalc-fusion-calculator/id376891708

HDPE Couplings Rescue a Landfill’s Failed Fusion Welds
https://www.victaulic.com/blog/hdpe-couplings-rescue-a-landfills-failed-fusion-welds/

Deterioration Assessment Models for Water Pipelines
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320427856_Deterioration_Assessment_Models_for_Water_Pipelines

Influence of Hydrothermal Aging on E-glass and S-Glass Fiber/Epoxy Reinforced Composite Pipes
https://www.jmaterenvironsci.com/Document/vol10/vol10_N9/JMES-2019-10-9-82-Bobba.pdf

Leak-Before-Break Methodology Applied to Different Piping Materials: a Performance Evaluation
https://www.fracturae.com/index.php/fis/article/download/2509/2695

Iplex Upload The Complete Library of PIPA’s Guidelines & Notes
https://www.iplex.com.au/resources-and-tools/pipa-guidelines-and-notes/

Sponsors Announced for Plastic Pipes XX Conference Amsterdam (21-23 September 2020)
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PP20_promo_participants-v082119.pdf

Laboratory Study on Effect of Grout Choice on Culvert Rehabilitation Using Slip Lining
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29PS.1949-1204.0000420

Design Considerations For Underground Hot Water Piping
https://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&aut

Use of Recycled Polypropylene/Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Blends to Manufacture Water Pipes: An Industrial Scale Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956053X19306324

Thermoplastic Composite Pipes: A Reliable Cost-Effective Solution for Pre-salt
https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/OTC-29819-MS

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF TRENCHLESS REPAIR OF PRESSURE PIPES WITH CARBON FRP
https://pipemedic.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Taking-Mystery-Paper-2329.pdf

New Patent on Methods of Joining or Repairing Lined Pipes and Associated Apparatus
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190316721A1/en

Multimodal Polyethylene-Graphene Nanocomposite via Melt Extrusion for Geosynthetic Applications
https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.787789

Influence of Polyolefin Cross-contamination on the Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe Grade
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/331999049-Influence-of-polyolefin-cross-contamination

PE100 Pipe for HDD Accepted for Logan Project
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2019/10/29/hdd-accepted-for-logan-project/

South Africa HDPE Pipe Company Wins Award
BT Industrial: Manufactures High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes and provides an array of complementary services to customers including engineering, project management, quantity surveying, and maintenance solutions. 
https://howebusinessdaily.com/2019/11/03/fin24-com-these-7-companies-have-been-pegged-as-sas-next-heavy-hitters/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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 (Australia wide)
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

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