December 2018 Vol. 3

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ExcelPlas Labs Wishes All Our Customers, Suppliers and PPN Subscribers a Safe & Enjoyable Break🎄🎅🎁

Massive Composite Plastic Pipeline Project in Australia Takes Shape (Breaking News)
https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/massive-pipeline-project-takes-shape

Iplex Parent Fletcher sells Formica to Dutch group Broadview for $1.17b (Breaking News)
https://www.afr.com/business/construction/fletcher-sells-formica-to-dutch-group-broadview-for-117b-20181218-h19872

HDPE Pipe Plant Closing Cutting 33 Jobs (Breaking News)
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209930/prinsco-closing-hdpe-pipe-plant-cutting-33-jobs

United States Government Publish Pipeline Safety: Plastic Pipe Rule (Declassified)
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/20/2018-24925/pipeline-safety-plastic-pipe-rule

Radius Systems Publishes Comprehensive Guide on Polyethylene Pipes for Water Applications and Pipe Rehabilitation
https://www.radius-systems.com/storage/app/media/Downloads/PE%20pipes%20for%20water%20applications.pdf

New Research Publishes on Iron Releasing from Polyethylene Pipes for Drinking Water (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718349829

Tasmania Seeking Tenderers for HDPE Pipeline Project
https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/D-2018455-Water-Reuse-Pipeline-Utilities-Advertising-period-expires-17-December-2018.pdf

Uponor Publish Plastic Piping Engineering Guide
https://www.uponorengineering.com/~/media/extranet/files/commercial%20lit/
commercial%20piping%20engineer%20reference%20guide_us.ashx?version=060520181216

Buteline Publish Technical Information Polyethylene Pipe Systems [PDF]
https://www.buteline.com/showfile.php?downloadid=139

Is Your PEX Pipe a Quality Product?  Get it Tested!
With PEX Pipe it is critical that there is consistent and uniform crosslinking throughout the entire pipe wall during the manufacturing process since this improves performance properties such as optimal thermal memory, elasticity, elevated temperature strength, chemical resistance, environmental-stress-crack resistance, slow-crack-growth resistance, and abrasion resistance.  ExcelPlas can test the degree of cross linking through the wall thickness of the pipe. Despite the flexibility of PEX piping and being highly resistant to breakage it can undergo brittle cracking in service due to exhausted antioxidant reserves.
PEX piping is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe however quality assurance checks should be done on PEX pipe particularly those imported from Asia. ExcelPlas Labs use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Facility Management, Body Corporate, Insurance companies, Plumbers and Hydraulics Engineers) to better understand the composition, quality and durability of imported PEX piping.  Our fully trained professional staff can conduct in-situ sampling on site and sampling of provided reference pipes (from spare rolls or off-cuts).  Contact ExcelPlas Labs to assess the quality of PEX piping.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Supply and construction of approximately 4,200 m length of DN 280/225 (OD) Polyethylene pipe for the recycled Water Reuse Scheme
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2018/12/10/view-the-latest-trenchless-technology-tenders-7/

AS/NZS 4130:2018 Polyethylene (PE) Pipes for Pressure Applications
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/asnzs-41302018-polyethylene-pe-pipes-for-pressure-applications/

Free Table for Calculating PE Pipe Head Losses for Irrigation
http://www.irrigationglobal.com/contents/en-us/d190_pe_head_losses.html

Quick disconnect connection for polyethylene pipes HDPE by BAUER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKmubF9EIgY

NATA Lab for HDPE Pipe Weld Testing
ExcelPlas Labs (Australia) can perform weld testing of HDPE pipe, butt welds or electrofusion welds. ExcelPlas is an independent NATA-accrediated poly testing company which provides weld testing of HDPE pipe, raw material, and fittings. ExcelPlas Labs equipped with NATA accredited testing facilities specialising in tensile testing of butt welds and peel decohesions for Electrofusion welds, as well as a complete range of QA/QC tests.
NATA Accredited Laboratory Tests performed by ExcelPlas Labs include:
• Tensile Testing of butt welded joints to ISO 13953 – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings – Determination of the tensile strength and failure mode.
•  Bend Testing of butt welded joints to BS EN 12814.1 – 2000 – Testing of welded joints – Bend test.
•  Electrofusion joint Peel Decohesion testing to ISO 13954 – Peel decohesion test for electrofusion assemblies.
http://www.excelplas.com

Do you have any Poly Pipe Industry News that you want to Announce Globally to a Targeted Audience in Plastic Pipes?
Contact: info@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/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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December 2018 Vol. 2

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ExcelPlas Labs Wishes All Our Customers, Suppliers and PPN Subscribers a Safe & Enjoyable Break🎄🎅🎁

New Product – Steel–Reinforced Polyethylene Pipe
https://www.wwdmag.com/pipe-polyethylene/srpe-pipe-can-be-used-variety-applications

Exova Report on Fire Resistance of Various Plastic Pipes Penetrations (Classified)
https://www.hilti.com.au/medias/sys_master/documents/h0e/hce/9323506270238/Approval-document-ASSET-DOC-LOC-3346541.pdf

Modernization of Polyethylene Pipelines for Expanding Application in Gas Transportation Systems
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/194/7/072009/pdf

Tasmanian Projects Seeking HDPE Pipelines
https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/D-2018455-Water-Reuse-Pipeline-Utilities-Advertising-period-expires-17-December-2018.pdf

Canberra Hospital Operating theatres Shut Down to Upgrade Plastics pipes which have had Issues with Deterioration
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politics/act/canberra-hospital-operating-theatre-was-closed-down-due-to-mould-20181116-p50gkr.html

Basics for Fatigue Analysis of Piping System using Caesar II
http://www.whatispiping.com/basics-fatigue-analysis
http://www.whatispiping.com/method-of-fatigue-analysis

Uponor Report on New Crosslinked (PEX) Pipes From Sustainable Resources
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/9EuED8PFRpAYAVI

Designing and Sizing with PEX Pipe (Special Feature)
https://www.plumbermag.com/how-to-articles/commercial-pex-plumbing-uponor/designing-and-sizing-with-pex-pipe

The Contractor’s Checklist for Installing Commercial PEX Systems (Special Feature)
https://www.plumbermag.com/how-to-articles/pex-plumbing-fittings-commercial/the-contractors-checklist-for-installing-commercial-pex-systems

New Study On Durability of PEX Pipes For Hot Water Application
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/aOa77rfriY3EiLk/download

Manufacture of New Thermoplastic Cross-linked Polyethylene (TPEX) Pipes
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/a8guT16VMoQ79R8/download

Is Your PEX Pipe a Quality Product? Get it Tested!
With PEX Pipe it is critical that there is consistent and uniform crosslinking throughout the entire pipe wall during the manufacturing process since this improves performance properties such as optimal thermal memory, elasticity, elevated temperature strength, chemical resistance, environmental-stress-crack resistance, slow-crack-growth resistance, and abrasion resistance.  ExcelPlas can test the degree of cross linking through the wall thickness of the pipe.
Despite the flexibility of PEX piping and being highly resistant to breakage it can undergo brittle cracking in service due to exhausted antioxidant reserves.  PEX piping is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe however quality assurance checks should be done on PEX pipe particularly that imported from Asia. ExcelPlas Labs use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Facility Management, Body Corporate, Insurance companies, Plumbers and Hydraulics Engineers) to better understand the composition, quality and durability of imported PEX piping.  Our fully trained professional staff can conduct in-situ sampling on site and sampling of provided reference pipes (from spare rolls or off-cuts). Contact ExcelPlas Labs to assess the quality of PEX piping.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Study on Simulation of Melting in Electrofusion Joints for Gas Pipelines
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.T5507?journalCode=jtht

Make Some Noise for Acoustic Pipework Course From Rehau
http://modbs.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/18333/Make_some_noise_for_acoustic_pipework_course_from_Rehau.html

Australian Pipe Welding company Servicing Nth QLD and PNG
DSM Poly Specialises in the Installation of Poly Pipe, Electro-fusion and Extruder Welding and Fabrication
http://dsmpoly.com.au/

Victorian Pipe and Fittings Company in the Heart of the Goulburn – Murray Irrigation district
Polycon Engineer specialises in the Manufacture of PE Pipe & Fittings for Water including Mining, Irrigation & Civil Supply Systems
https://polyconengineering.com.au/

Free Stainless Steel Crack Depth Gauge for Plastic Pipes for PPN Readers
Please email info@excelplas.com to receive your free depth gauge


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/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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December 2018 Vol. 1

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Court Case Against the Largest Plastic Pipe Extruder in North America Takes Surprising Turn
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20181128/BLOG04/181129928/frazzled-jury-awards-0-to-plaintiffs-in-jm-eagle-case-now-what

Alert on Imported PEX Piping Failures

  • Despite the flexibility of PEX piping and being highly resistant to breakage it can undergo brittle cracking in service due to exhausted antioxidant reserves.
  • PEX piping is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe however quality assurance checks should be done on PEX pipe particularly that imported from Asia.
  • ExcelPlas Labs use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Facility Management, Body Corporate, Insurance companies, Plumbers and Hydraulics Engineers) to better understand the composition, quality and durability of imported PEX piping.  Our fully trained professional staff can conduct in-situ sampling on site and sampling of provided reference pipes (from spare rolls or off-cuts).

Contact ExcelPlas Labs to assess the quality of PEX piping.
http://www.excelplas.com/

DIY Plumbing Pipe Failure Sampling Kit (New)
ExcelPlas can supply homeowners and builder owners a pipe sampling kit for locating and removal failed pipe section for forensic analysis.
The kit contains a pressure gauge for measuring mains pressure, a temperature probe for measuring hot water temperatures, a pipe cutting tool, sample bags for preserving the samples and instructions on how to repair the failure site.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Is PEX Pipe Safe for Drinking Water? Your Health on PEX, PVC, or Copper (Podcast)
https://player.fm/series/chagrin-tonic-podcast-2390589/is-pex-pipe-safe-for-drinking-water-your-health-on-pex-pvc-or-copper

Australians are Furious that they Did Not Get Alerted About Potential Lead Poisoning from Leaching Pipes
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/outrage-as-australians-worry-about-running-their-taps/news-story/1d17ada9f696e4c3cd09637a414864df

Tone Deaf Fletcher Directors Keep Stumbling at Hurdles
Even after investors tipped in another $750 million of fresh capital earlier this year, its current market capitalisation (at Friday, Nov. 23) is $1.2 billion lower than it began 2017
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/11/26/338033/tone-deaf-fletcher-directors-keep-stumbling-at-hurdles

Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project (HPDP) (Update)
Iplex was awarded the supply of the 1.8 metre diameter pipe for $215 million Stage 1 of the HPDP
http://infrastructurepipeline.org/project/haughton-pipeline-duplication-project/

New HDPE Pipeline Project Earmarked for Tassie
Project involves submarine PE pipe of approximately 6,875 m and 4,222 m of land-based PE pipe
https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Apx-10-EPA-NoI-Derwent-River-reuse-water-pipeline-V2.3-EPA-Submission.pdf

The Problem Solver- The Swiss army Knife of Pipe Fittings (Universal Transition Fitting)
https://www.philmac.com.au/app/uploads/2018/11/Philmac-UTC-Brochure-2018.pdf

ExcelPlas as Australia’s Independent Pipe Testing Organisation Sets up a Plastic Pipe Failure Register
The register will record and track failures in HDPE, PEX, Polypropylene and Polybutylene Pipe Across Australia
If you know of recent failures in plastic pipes please contact info@excelplas.com

BOSSPIPE Centrifugally Cast Glass Reinforced Plastic Pipes Approved for Non-Pressure Sewerage Applications (Empire Infrastructure Pty Ltd)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/empire-infrastructure-pty-ltd-bosspipe-centrifugally-cast-glass-reinforced-plastic-pipes

SUPERLIT® Filament Wound GRP Jacking Pipes Approved for Non-Pressure Applications (Clover Pipelines Pty Ltd)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/clover-pipelines-pty-ltd-superlit%C2%AE-filament-wound-grp-jacking-pipes-non-pressure

Australian Company Provides Complete Range of Piping Systems for Pressure and Drainage Applications
http://corsopacific.com.au/pe-polyethylene-pressure-products/

Prefabricated Polyethylene Pipes are a Cost Effective Method of Pipeline Construction
https://polyconengineering.com.au/products/

Iplex Pipelines Hiring Distribution Team Leader
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/distribution-team-leader-at-iplex-pipelines-988944197

Fortescue’s Solomon Mine Seeking Operators with Knowledge of Electrofusion Welding of Polyethylene & Advanced Knowledge of Pipelines
http://careers.pageuppeople.com/593/cw/en/job/502225/dewatering-operator-experienced

ExcelPlas has been a recognized as the Australian leader in providing consulting services, technical expertise and failure analysis to the plastics pipes industry since 1993. What we do is simple, we solve plastic pipe problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality pipes and fittings. From consulting and technical expertise to polymer engineering, ExcelPlas can help!
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/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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November 2018 Vol. 4

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Study on Crack Propagation in Electrofusion Joint of Polyethylene Pipe (New Research)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/tjBp4ZMpaycBqpy/download

Reece Plumbing Business Announces 12.3% Increase of Sales Revenue at $732 Million
https://www.fool.com.au/2018/10/25/has-reece-ltd-asxreh-just-piped-in-some-good-news-in-its-trading-update/

Pipe Burst Failure Investigations in Australia
We have extensive forensic and Analytical capabilities to determine the root cause of plastic pipe failures in residential, commercial and industrial applications
http://www.excelplas.com/

Aquatherm Publish new Warnings Regarding Degradation of Polypropylene Pipes in Service (October 2018)
http://www.aquatherm.com.au/images/pdf/aquatherm_pipe_specifics.pdf

ABCB Product Database for Checking WaterMark Certification  of Plumbing Products and Pipes
https://www.abcb.gov.au/Product-Certification/WaterMark-Certification-Scheme/WMPD-Search?specificationId=60

Don’t Overlook those Plastic Pipes in the Workplace!
http://processengineering.co.uk/article/2024364/don-t-overlook-those-pipes-in-the-workplace

US Pipeline & Hazardous Safety Administration Issues Final Safety Rule for Plastic Pipelines Carrying Gas
https://www.ogj.com/articles/2018/11/phmsa-issues-final-safety-rule-for-plastic-pipelines-carrying-gas.html

Pipeline Safety: Plastic Pipe Rule (DECLASSIFIED)
The Strength and Durability of PA-12 Pipe Against Known Threats and Failure Mechanisms
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/20/2018-24925/pipeline-safety-plastic-pipe-rule

The Piping Debate: Copper vs. CPVC
https://www.buildings.com/article-details/articleid/3421/title/the-piping-debate-copper-vs-cpvc

Study: Water Main Breaks Up, but PVC Pipe Best Performer
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20180330/NEWS/180339997/study-water-main-breaks-up-but-pvc-best-performer

Utah State University study into main breaks found PVC to have the lowest overall failure rate, when compared to cast iron, ductile iron etc.
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/sustainability/life-cycle-benefits-of-australian-plastic-pipes/

The Fine Print: How Water Voids Many Plumbing Warranties
When a plumbing system fails, homeowners – and often builders and contractors – are left seeing dollar signs and wondering who is responsible for repair costs.
This is where a plumbing system manufacturer’s warranty often comes into play, and where the fine print can leave you vulnerable to footing the bill.
https://www.flowguardgold.com/the-fine-print-how-water-voids-many-plumbing-warranties/

Plastic Pipe failures are often a result of chlorine degradation or otherwise aggressive water conditions and can occur in less than 10 years after installation 
https://www.flowguardgold.com/built-to-last-flowguard-gold-cpvc-resists-chlorine-degradation/

South Gippsland Water Updates on HDPE Pipe Installation Projects
http://www.sgwater.com.au/project_page/projects/lance-creek-water-connection/

McCosker Contracting Pty Ltd Seeking Polywelders for Gladestone QLD
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/polywelder-opportunities-at-mccosker-contracting-pty-ltd-969199043

Poly Welding (Butt and Electrofusion Welding) Training Courses
http://www.siteskillstraining.com.au/location?p_p_id=SiteSkills_Location_WAR_SiteSkills_Locationportlet….

Aliaxis Hiring Regional Product Category Manager – Electrofusion
https://aliaxis.workable.com/j/9D3CD952D5

Iplex Hiring Operations Commercial Analyst
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/operations-commercial-analyst-at-pipeline-products-968145417

PIPA POP007 Metal Backing Flanges for use with PE Pipe Flange Adaptors – updated
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/POP007.pdf


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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ExcelPlas as Australia’s Independent Pipe Testing Organisation Sets up a Plastic Pipe Failure Register
The register will record and track failures in HDPE, PEX, Polypropylene and Polybutylene Pipe Across Australia
If you know of recent failures in plastic pipes please contact info@excelplas.com

Water Corporation Selects PE100 HSCR for Groundwater Replenishment Pipeline (Breaking News)
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/water-corporation-selects-pe100-hscr-for-groundwater-replenishment-pipeline/

Effects of Welding Parameters on the Integrity and Structure of HDPE Pipe Butt Fusion Welds
https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16919

Rehau Publish Brochure for New PEX Pipe for Municipal Piping & Wastewater
https://www.rehau.com/download/870960/municipex-brochure.pdf

Accelerated Aging of Polyethylene Pipe Grades in Aqueous Chlorine Dioxide at Constant Concentration (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391018302994

Press Release – Robust Pipe Fusion with the Powerful Talon 2000
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/robust-pipe-fusion-with-the-powerful-talon-2000-1085639.htm

Testing Laboratory in Hong Kong Accused of Not Performing Proper Third-Party Testing of Plastic Pipes & Fittings
https://www.mill-pro.com.hk/about-us/terms-conditions/hong-kong-limitations-on-reimbursement-for-site-test-failures/

Polypropylene Pipe Liners to Make Pipes Last Longer
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/proving-pipes-can-last-for-longer/

Stress Analysis in Polyethylene Pipes Joined by Electrofusion Sockets (Free Download)
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/11/10/2818/pdf

New Acoustic Pipework Course from REHAU
http://www.buildingtalk.com/new-acoustic-pipework-course-from-rehau/

NATA Lab for HDPE Pipe Weld Testing
ExcelPlas Labs (Australia) can perform weld testing of HDPE pipe, butt welds or electrofusion welds. ExcelPlas, an independent NATA-accredited poly testing company which provides weld testing of HDPE pipe, raw material, and fittings. ExcelPlas Labs equipped with NATA accredited testing facilities specialising in tensile testing of butt welds and peel decohesions for electrofusion welds, as well as a complete range of QA/QC tests.
NATA Accredited Laboratory Tests performed by ExcelPlas Labs include:
• Tensile Testing of butt welded joints to ISO 13953 – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings – Determination of the tensile strength and failure mode.
•  Bend Testing of butt welded joints to BS EN 12814.1 – 2000 – Testing of welded joints – Bend test.
•  Electrofusion joint Peel Decohesion testing to ISO 13954 – Peel decohesion test for electrofusion assemblies.
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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/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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