May 2021 Vol. 3

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

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * Aquatherm * Electrofusion * ExcelPlas * Failures * Frialen * Gerberit * GF Piping * NIBCO * PB * PE100+ * PE125 * PEX-A * PPN * PP-R * RE.GUARD™ * Rehau * Reliance * RWC * SCG * SharkBite™ * Swagelining * TUBI LIMITED * Uponor

Announcing New Digital News Platform for the Global Plastic Piping Industry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

INDUSTRY NEWS

HDPE Pipe Manufacturer Tubi Limited Appoints New Directors and Ends Voluntary Administration
https://cdn-api.markitdigital.com/apiman-gateway/ASX/asx-research/1.0/file/2924-02372215-2A1296759?access-token=83ff96335c2d45a094df02a206a39ff4

Major Apartment Complex Suffering from Systemic Polybutylene (PB) Pipe Failures
All polybutylene piping in 450 apartments were replaced with CPVC piping over the course of five months
https://sagewater.com/portfolio/steeplechase-apartments-2/

PE100+ Association Publishes Updated PE100+ Quality Materials List
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/materials/Quality-Materials-List/high-quality-i239.html

Thai SCG Chemicals Patent New Multimodal PE125 Pipe Resin (Next Generation PE125)
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11001649.pdf

RWC SharkBite Australia Publishes New Technical Manual for PEX Pipe [PDF]
https://www.sharkbite.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SB_TechManual_1220_V2-1.pdf

Rehau Launches RE.GUARD™ Ultrasonic Technology to Detect Pipes Bursts Before they Cause Major Flooding Damage
https://www.installeronline.co.uk/rehau-has-launched-re-guard-a-smart-water-control-system-using-ultrasound-technology/

Chlorine-based Disinfectants Cause Pipe Failures in PPR (polypropylene) Pipes
https://www.flowguard.com/en-in/cpvc-pipe-fittings-advantages

Geberit Showcase Rotary Pipe Scrapper in New Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IziPg2GcH5M

RWC Reliance Share Price Hits 3 Year High Due to a 14% increase in Net Sales Which Climbed to $359.4 Million
Reliance Worldwide saw strong sales increases for the quarter in all key regions. The Americas (+39%), Asia Pacific (+11%) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (+13%) all contributed to the sales growth.
https://www.raskmedia.com.au/2021/04/27/reliance-asxrwc-pipes-in-growth-share-price-on-watch/

PEX Pipe Rupture that Caused More than 200 Water Leaks Ends up in US Court
https://www.lexislegalnews.com/mealeys-construction-defects/articles/61745/builder-seeks-dismissal-of-pex-piping-maker-s-indemnity-contribution-claims

NIBCO PEX Lawsuit (Declassified)
https://dplvpyaq85yq5.cloudfront.net/0061000/61745/09210507014c.pdf
https://bergermontague.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/meadow-v-nibco-amended-complaint.pdf

NEW PATENTS

Georg Fischer Patents New Method for Inspecting Welds of Plastic Pipes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210132003.pdf

Stephen BarnesFormer Managing Director at Swagelining Patents New EF Method of Welding of Plastic Lined Pipe
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3298317B1.pdf
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021084236A1.pdf

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Carbon Nano-thread Reinforcement of the Polyethylene for Pressure Pipes with Enhanced Mechanical Properties
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c10583

OTHER NEWS

Reliance (RWC) Publishes New Specification for SharkBite™ PEX-A Pipe [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SQ9lz6zG2GdlZ92#pdfviewer

Aquatherm Compare Electrofusion with Butt Fusion Welds
https://aquatherm.com/videos/comparison-electrofusion-butt-fusion

Frialen Electrofusion Couplers Overcome the 3 Major Causes of Electrofusion Joint Failure: Contamination, Ovality, and Misalignment
https://www.mepmiddleeast.com/suppliers/77914-protecting-the-regions-water-supply-networks-with-reliable-aliaxis-products

Do You Have Any Poly Pipe News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian 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 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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/

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/

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PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter

May 2021 Vol. 2

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

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Aliaxis * BASF * Electrofusion * ExcelPlas * Gerberit * GF Piping * McElroy * Norner * OIT * PE100 * PPI  * PPN  * PP-R * Rehau * Uponor * Weholite™

INDUSTRY NEWS

Russia Now Reporting PP-R (Polypropylene) Pipe Failures [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ZrqU5HTU8xoVh4p#pdfviewer

Uponor Appoints Michael Rauterkus as New President and CEO
https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2021/05/05/2223491/0/en/Uponor-appoints-Michael-Rauterkus-as-President-and-CEO.html

Protecting the Region’s Water Supply Networks with Reliable Aliaxis Products
https://www.mepmiddleeast.com/suppliers/77914-protecting-the-regions-water-supply-networks-with-reliable-aliaxis-products

Jim Johnston, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for McElroy Discusses the Future of Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure
https://marketscale.com/industries/uncategorized/plastic-pipe-and-the-future-of-infrastructure/

AGRU America Receives FM Approval for its AGRULINE™ HDPE Pipe Fittings
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/04/13/agru-america-receives-fm-approval-for-its-agruline-hdpe-pipe-fittings/

Aliaxis Releases Instructional Video Showing How to EF Weld Dual Containment Piping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Q623eMZR0

Geberit Releases New Pipe Scraper for HDPE Pipe
https://plumbingconnection.com.au/geberit-releases-new-pipe-scraper/

Uponor Weholite™ HDPE Pipes Develop World’s Largest Polyethylene Structures for Salmon Farming
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/aquaculture/fishglobe-closed-containment-technology-marketed-as-game-changer-for-salmon-farmers

GF Piping Systems Provide Low-Cost Potable Water Solution
https://www.pmmag.com/articles/103527-gf-piping-systems-low-cost-potable-water-solution

Tenaris S A : Ecopetrol Adopts Tenaris’s TenCoat™ HDPE Liner for Mature Oil Fields in Colombia
https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/TENARIS-S-A-100167/news/Tenaris-S-A-nbsp-Ecopetrol-adopts-Tenaris-s-TenCoat-trade-HDPE-Liner-for-mature-fields-in-Colombi-33142942/

NEW PRODUCTS

Norner Patent New Multimodal Polyethylene for Stronger Pipes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10995169.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

BASF Use OIT to Measure Effectiveness of  New Stabilization Package for PE100 Pipes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3649189B1.pdf

ExcelPlas Interdisciplinary Testing Lab for all your testing needs, tensile, compression, thermal, DSC, TGA, FTIR, shear strength, pipe testing, plastic recycling, plastic pipe failure analysis, plastic identification, analytical methods, additive analysis  etc.
https://www.excelplas.com/

JOBS

Iplex Pipelines Seeking Product Marketing Manager for Brisbane
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/product-marketing-manager-at-iplex-pipelines-2517789021?refId

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Poly Pipe Space Across the Globe
PPN we reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the plastic pipe industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian 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 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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/

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/

2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

May 2021 Vol. 1

Download PDF

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

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * BASF * Braskem * DRTS * Electrofusion * ExcelPlas * GEM Industrial * INOEX * IPEX * McElroy * ORBIA * PE100 * PERT * PipeLife * PPI  * PPN * Rehau * VITO * Wavin

INDUSTRY NEWS

Orbia Reports Strong Q1 2021 Results with Net Revenues of $1.9 Billion an Increase of 18%
Driven by a tight PVC environment for Polymer Solutions, as well as strong demand across markets for Wavin PVC Pipe and Netafim PE Pipes and Tubing;
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/orbia-announces-first-quarter-2021-230300486.html

2021 Vinyl Piping Systems Industry Manual – Just Published [PDF]
https://www.ipexna.com/media/12334/manual-us-ipex-vinyl-process-piping-systems.pdf

Inventor Develops New Type of PVC Pipe Fitting
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/inventhelp-inventor-develops-new-type-of-pvc-pipe-fitting-mtn-3469-301275856.html

BASF Patent New Stabilization Package for PE100 Pipes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3649189B1.pdf

GEM Industrial and McElroy Team Up to Expand Water Recycling Infrastructure of a Growing Population
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2021/04/26/growing-population-expands-water-recycling-infrastructure/

Investments in Braskem Green Polymers: Extraordinary Profits Instead of Decarbonization of the Environment
http://article.ijosd.com/pdf/10.11648.j.ijsdr.20210701.13.pdf

Pipelife Commissions Independent Study by the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) to Measure the Environmental Footprint of Various Plastic Pipes
https://apps.apple.com/cv/app/pipelife-epd-calculator/id989794425

Rehau Publish Guide on Design Considerations for Sustainable Multi-Residential Buildings
https://www.rehau.com/downloads/830816/designing-healthy-apartments.pdf

NEW PRODUCTS

DRTS New Crosshead Facilitates Creation of Recycled-Content Polymer Pipes
The DRTS device allows pipe makers to manufacture PE, PVC and rigid PP pipes that feature a middle layer of recycled resin
https://www.plasticsmachinerymanufacturing.com/extrusion/pipe-profile-tubes/article/21146590/crosshead-creates-recycledcontent-pipes

INOEX Handheld Radar Sensor can Accurately Measure Wall Thickness of Poly Pipes
https://www.inoex.de/en/products/radar/warp-portable/
https://www.plasticsmachinerymanufacturing.com/extrusion/pipe-profile-tubes/article/21213439/inoex-sensors-use-radar-to-measure-pipe

NEW RESEARCH

New Study Identifying the Factors that Affect the Operational Lifetimes of PVC Sewer Pipes
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15732479.2021.1907601?needAccess=true

Studies and Research on the Behaviour of Polyethylene when Electrofusion (EF) Welding Fittings to HDPE Pipes
https://revmaterialeplastice.ro/pdf/10%20AVRIGEAN%201%2021.pdf

Evaluating Tensile Strength in Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Joints in Glass-Fibre and Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite HDPE Pipes
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40799-021-00477-x

Integrity and Cost Evaluation of Natural Fibres/HDPE Composite Tailored for Piping Applications
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/08927057211010878

Swelling Failures of PVC Pipes
https://assets.speakcdn.com/assets/2683/summertime-blues-swollen-pipe-and-fittings.pdf?1617916893306

Analysis of Filament-Wound Sandwich Pipe Under Combined Internal Pressure and Thermal Load
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0308016121000491?dgcid=rss-sd-all

ExcelPlas Interdisciplinary Testing Lab for all your testing needs, tensile, compression, thermal, DSC, TGA, FTIR, shear strength, pipe testing, plastic recycling, plastic pipe failure analysis, plastic identification, analytical methods, additive analysis, etc.
https://www.excelplas.com/

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Poly Pipe Space Across the Globe
PPN we reach over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the plastic pipe industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision-makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian 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 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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/

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

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

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April 2021 Vol. 4

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Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * Bausano * Cool-Fit™ * CPVC * ExcelPlas  * Geberit * GF Piping * Leap NZ * PE100 * PERT * PEXa * PPI  * PPN * Polybutylene Pipes * PP-R Pipe Failure * Qenos * Rehau * SAB * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

Nimz Katugampola National Market Segment Manager – Cooling · ‎GF Piping Systems Australia Presents Winery Case Study
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWJ-EZ8cAw0

Multiple Benefits of Multi-Layered Piping
Antony Corbett, Product Manager at Geberit Explains Multiple Benefits of Multi-Layered Plastic Piping
https://modbs.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/19559/Multiple_Benefits_of_multi-layered_piping_.html

Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Updates its Plastic Pipe Design Calculator for Building and Construction
https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/buildings/plastics-pipe-institute-updates-its-plastic-pipe-design-calculator-for-building-and-construction/1003412607

GF Piping Shows How to Install Cool-FIT™ Piping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykj-4-yaTI8

PVC Pipe Shortages Drives Up Project Prices
https://www.raccoonvalleyradio.com/2021/04/22/bids-for-perrywastewater-treatment-facility-higher-than-expected/

Comparison Between Electrofusion Fittings and Push-Fit Fittings for PE Pipes
https://www.sabspa.com/en/comparison-electrofusion-fittings-push-fit-fittings/

Bausano Revamps Extrusion Lines for Polymer Pipes
https://www.etmm-online.com/upgrade-bausano-revamps-extrusion-lines-for-pipes-a-1013719/

Marine Grade CPVC Piping – Advantages
https://www.gfps.com/en-us/products-solutions/systems/marine-grade-cpvc.html

Australian Winery Cooling System Completed Quickly with GF Piping Pre-Insulated Pipework
https://news.cision.com/georg-fischer-piping-systems-ltd/r/australian-winery-cooling-system-build-completed-quickly-with-pre-insulated-piping,c3328233

NEW PATENTS

Uponor Patents New Insulated PEX and PERT Pipe
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3420264B1.pdf

Qenos Patents Carbon-Nanoparticle -PE100 Composite for Pressure Pipe Applications
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3169727B1.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Determination of the Concentration Profile and Homogeneity of Antioxidants and Degradation Products in a Cross-linked Polyethylene Type A (PEXa) Pipe
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0142941809000154

Correlation Between the Mixed-mode Cyclic Loading Induced Mechanical and Microstructure Changes in PE100 Pipes Resins
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0032386121003293

Improving the Low-Temperature Toughness of PP-R Pipe by Compounding with PERT
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10965-021-02501-5

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT……….

PEXa versus PERT – There is No Comparison Says Rehau Who Say PERT is “Simply an Over-stabilized HDPE” with a Limited Track Record of Only 3-5 and therefore High Risk
https://constructionproductmarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/pexvspertflyer-855776-rehau.pdf

High Integrity, High Performance Polybutylene Pipes And Fittings (Leap, NZ)
https://leapltd.co.nz/

Why Replace Polybutylene Water Pipes
https://duraskirt.com/why-replace-polybutylene-water-pipes/

FREE TRAINING LITERATURE

Design of PE Piping Systems
https://parsethylene-kish.com/UserFiles/Uploads/Handbook-PE%20Pipe/chapter06-Handbook%20of%20Polyethylene%20Pipe.pdf

Above-Ground Applications for PE Pipe
https://parsethylene-kish.com/UserFiles/Uploads/Handbook-PE%20Pipe/chapter08-Handbook%20of%20Polyethylene%20Pipe.pdf

PE Pipe Joining Procedures
https://parsethylene-kish.com/UserFiles/Uploads/Handbook-PE%20Pipe/chapter09-Handbook%20of%20Polyethylene%20Pipe.pdf

Guidelines for Repairing Buried PE Potable Water Pressure Pipes
https://parsethylene-kish.com/UserFiles/Uploads/Handbook-PE%20Pipe/chapter15-Handbook%20of%20Polyethylene%20Pipe.pdf

ExcelPlas Interdisciplinary Testing Lab for all your testing needs, tensile, compression, thermal, DSC, TGA, FTIR, shear strength, pipe testing, plastic recycling, plastic pipe failure analysis, plastic identification, analytical methods, additive analysis  etc.
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ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian 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 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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/

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/

2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

April 2021 Vol. 3

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Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * Dura Plastics * ExcelPlas  * GF Piping * PE100 * PERT * PEXa * Pipeline Plastics  * PPN * Polybutylene Pipes * PP-R Pipe Failure  * Rehau * RWC * Sharkbite™ * Tigre USA * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

PEXa versus PERT – There is No Comparison Says Rehau Who Say PERT is “Simply an Over-stabilized HDPE” with a Limited Track Record of Only 3-5 and therefore High Risk
https://constructionproductmarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/pexvspertflyer-855776-rehau.pdf

Robot-Delivered Pipe-Strengthening Technology to Tackle Aging Water Infrastructure
https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/technology/2021/04/robot-delivered-pipe-strengthening-technology-to-tackle-aging-water-infrastructure

Government Grants Available for Australian Poly Pipe Manufacturers
https://www.granthelp.com.au/research-and-development/

GF Piping Systems’ INSTAFLEX™ Polybutylene (PB) Piping Reference Case Study
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUOoTUDgNCQ

Brazilian Pipe Maker Buys US Fittings Manufacturer
Tigre-USA Inc., a unit of Brazilian pipe maker Tigre Group S.A., has acquired PVC pipe fittings manufacturer Dura Plastic Products
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tigre-usa-acquires-north-american-company-and-stands-out-as-one-of-the-top-manufacturers-in-its-sector-in-the-us-301266027.html

First Large-Scale Use of Uponor PP-RCT and PEXa in North America for Snow-Melt Installation Walkway
https://www.pmengineer.com/articles/95290-uvu-bridge-snow-melt-project-clears-safe-path-over-interstate-highway

Sharkbite Develop Fittings for Transition from Polybutylene pipe to PEX, copper, PE-RT or HDPE Pipe
https://www.sharkbite.com/products/polybutylene-transition-coupling

GF Piping Systems’ Cooperation with the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FquIx_cA1u8

Cooling Tower Efficiency Boosts Bottom Line for Plastic Pipe Manufacturer
https://www.achrnews.com/articles/144772-cooling-tower-efficiency-boosts-bottom-line-for-plastics-manufacturer

ESDF Opens Another Pipe Manufacturing Line
https://www.libyaherald.com/2021/04/12/esdf-reopens-another-pipe-manufacturing-line/

City Council Discusses Using HDPE Pipe Instead of Copper
https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/city-council-discusses-water-service-pipes-at-working-session/article-b67d731f-1d81-5e91-912c-cbd50a960e7a.html

South Gippsland Water Initiative Recycling PVC Pipes
https://www.sgwater.com.au/news/pvc-pipes-recycling/

PREMATURE FAILURE OF PP-R PIPES

Can PP-R Pipes be Combined with Copper Piping?
https://poloplast.us/can-pp-r-be-combined-with-copper-piping/

Effect of Copper Ions on PP-R Pipes
http://www.pestanpipes.com/technical/engineers/chemical-resistance/copper-ions-affect-on-pp-r/

NEW RESEARCH

Burst Pressure of Glass Fibre Tape Reinforced Polyethylene Pipes with Interlayer Delamination Defect
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/pressurevesseltech/article-abstract/doi/10.1115/1.4050835/1107018

Studies and Research on the Behaviour of Polyethylene when Electrofusion Welding Fittings to High Density Polyethylene Pipes
https://revmaterialeplastice.ro/pdf/10 AVRIGEAN 1 21.pdf

Reliability And Cost-effectiveness Of Polymer Pipes
http://papers.euroasiaconference.com/index.php/eac/article/view/289/298

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ExcelPlas Offers ‘One Stop Shop’ for Plastic Pipe Testing Services:

  • Tensile strength for butt fusion – ISO13953
  • Ring stiffness PE pipes – ISO9969
  • Ring stiffness GRP pipes – ISO7685
  • Carbon black content – ISO6964
  • Pigment or Carbon black dispersion – ISO1855
  • Dimension / Geometrical – ISO3126
  • Flexural modulus – ISO178
  • Charpy impact pipe – ISO9854
  • Mechanical testing
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • Recycling evaluations
  • Failure analysis
  • Third party testing and verification
  • Pigment dispersion and homogeneity
  • Raw material quality vs. gels
  • Thickness distribution of the profile
  • Presence of notches in the tube profile
  • Stress-crack resistance
  • UV testing

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ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian 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 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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/

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/

2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.