November 2020 Vol. 4

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

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NEWSMAKERS: * ADS * Aliaxis * Borealis * ExcelPlas * Exxon-Mobil * Fletcher Building * INEOS * Iplex * PE100+ Association * PPN * Sasol * TeraPlast * Vinidex

INDUSTRY NEWS

IPLEX Parent Fletcher Building Starts New Year with Improved Profits, Margins
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123348918/fletcher-building-starts-new-year-with-improved-profits-margins

Vinidex Parent Aliaxis Opens New Pipe Research and Technology Centre in Bangalore, India
https://aliaxis.com/rt-centre-india/

Breaking News – INEOS to Acquire Sasol’s Bimodal HDPE Resin Manufacturing Assets
This acquisition would allow INEOS O&P USA to further expand its reach in the specialty polyethylene markets of pressure pipe and high molecular weight film.
https://www.ineos.com/news/shared-news/ineos-op-usa-to-acquire-sasols-ownership-of-gemini-hdpe-llc/

Borealis Q3 Sales, Profit Sharply Down, Second COVID-19 Wave Adds to ‘Uncertain’ Outlook
https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2020/11/04/10570728/borealis-q3-sales-profit-sharply-down-second-wave-adds-to-uncertain-outlook

PE100+ Association Further Expands Geographical Scope into Russia
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/PE100-Association-further-expands-geographical-scope-with-new-member-Kazanorgsintez-i2230.html

Aliaxis Global Leader in the Manufacturing and Distribution of Advanced Plastic Piping Systems Divests its South-East Asia Business to LESSO Group
https://www.zicolaw.com/resources/alerts/zico-insights-law-advises-lesso-group-in-the-acquisition-of-aliaxis-sa/

Exxon Mobil Patents Crack-resistant Polyethylene Compositions for Pressure Pipes [PDF]
https://vision6.excelplas.com/ch/38100/4hnyb/2956333/6CG-Xv9RGgA-XcFDkBD-WMwe76Ki6682m-1810H0ON1.pdf

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) Wins Wisconsin Recycling Award. Pipe Manufacturer’s Program -‘Exceeds Expectations’
https://www.ads-pipe.com/advanced-drainage-systems-wins-wisconsin-recycling-award-pipe-manufacturer-E2-80-99s-program-E2-80-98exceeds

Auckland Outfall Installs Mega HDPE Pipe from Thailand
510 metres of large diameter HDPE pipework from Thailand (3 metres in diameter)
https://www.australiahqj.com/2020/11/21/wynyard-edge-alliance-carries-out-the-work-of-the-daldy-street-outfall-in-auckland/

TeraPlast Group Seeks State Aid to Xo-finance 9.8 MILL Euro Investment in New Poly Pipe factory
https://seenews.com/news/romanias-teraplast-group-seeks-state-aid-to-co-finance-98-mln-euro-investment-in-new-factory-720927

10 MILLION EURO PE PIPE FACTORY TO BE BUILT
https://www.thediplomat.ro/2020/11/16/teraplast-group-to-build-new-factory-within-10-million-euro-project/

FAILURE PREVENTION

Hindered Phenolic Antioxidants as Heat-Oxygen Stabilizers for HDPE Pipes
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0967391120971167

Analysis of Primary and Secondary Stresses on Plastic Pipes
https://www.piping-world.com/primary-and-secondary-stresses

New PodCast on HDPE Pipe Failure Mechanisms 
Peter Dyke (Alliance for PE Pipe) and Dusty Langston (VP Engineering, WL Plastics) Discuss the Material Science Behind the Resin and Slow Crack Growth of HDPE Pipe
http://podcast.pepipe.org/1194764/6229279-join-peter-dyke-and-wl-plastic-s-dusty-langston-vp-engineering-as-the-two-men-discuss-hdpe-markets-the-material-science-behind-the-resin-historic-pe-failure-mechanisms-and-other-interesting-pe-topics?play=true

OTHER NEWS

HDPE Pipe in Mining – A Better Approach
http://www.pumps-africa.com/hdpe-pipe-in-mining-a-better-approach-2/

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs of HDPE Pipe Alternatives
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0921344919305087

MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORTS (SPECIAL OFFER JUST $500 EACH)

Stay on Top of All Competitive Threats, Changes, and Trends Within Defined Poly Pipe Market Segment
PPN Offering Geosynthetic Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
Report rich with competitor and customer data on your specific products and/or services
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

JOBS

Vinidex Seeking Pipe Production Shift Supervisor
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51000660?type=standout

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Analysing Causes of Poly Pipe Failure
If you want to assess the current condition and the residual estimate lifetime of polymer pipes, one key element is to know the important factors contributing to the failure – and how do those factors play out in the real world.  Identifying risk factors for pipe failure such as temperature, cyclic pressure, copper ions, chlorine, free-radicals and other impact factors.
ExcelPlas polymer researchers investigate the most common factors in polymer pipe failure and cracking.
https://www.excelplas.com/

More Poly Pipe News
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/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

November 2020 Vol. 3

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

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NEWSMAKERS: * ADS * Chevron Phillips * ExcelPlas * LyondellBasell  * McElroy * Polypipe Middle East * PPN * Vinidex * WL Plastics

INDUSTRY NEWS

McElroy Pipe Fusion Industry Leader Passes Away Due to Coronavirus
http://press.mcelroy.com/mcelroy-mourns-death-of-jim-craig/

Polypipe Middle East Launches New HDPE Drainage Solution
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/CONS_374885.html

Chevron Phillips Publishes List of Global Licensees that can Make Marlex Pipe Resins and their Capacities
https://www.cpchem.com/what-we-do/solutions/polyethylene/licensees

LyondellBasell grants 450 KTA Hostalen ACP License for Pipe Resins to Hengyi Industries SDN BHD
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=266503

Study on Buried HDPE Buried Pipes to an Explosion Due to Sabotage or Terrorism
https://content.sciendo.com/downloadpdf/book/9788395720413/10.2478/9788395720413-023.pdf

Chinese Pipe Producer Shares Surge
Zhejiang Weixing New Building Materials Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of plastic pipes. Its products include polypropylene random ( PP-R) pipes and fittings, composite pipes, polybutylene (PB), polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) pipe system, polybutylene (PB) pipe system, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes, corrugated pipes, and drainage pipes.
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Yu1OrEvEL2NjdGB​

FAILURE PREVENTION

New PodCast on HDPE Pipe Failure Mechanisms 
Peter Dyke (Alliance for PE Pipe) and Dusty Langston (VP Engineering, WL Plastics) Discuss the Material Science Behind the Resin and Slow Crack Growth of HDPE Pipe
http://podcast.pepipe.org/1194764/6229279-join-peter-dyke-and-wl-plastic-s-dusty-langston-vp-engineering-as-the-two-men-discuss-hdpe-markets-the-material-science-behind-the-resin-historic-pe-failure-mechanisms-and-other-interesting-pe-topics?play=true

Study on the Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fares_Alsewailem/publication/344469661-On-the-Environmental-Stress-Cracking-Resistance-of-High-Density-Polyethylene-HDPE

Failure Analysis and Design of Grouted Fibre-Composite Repair System for Corroded Steel Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S135063072031503X

Pipe Failure Probed as Cause of TPC Explosion
https://www.industrialfireworld.com/581567/pipe-rupture-probed-as-cause-of-tpc-explosion

Understanding Slow Crack Growth (SCG) of Plastic Pipes
These fractures are characterized by the stable growth of a crack with little deformation in the plastic material. SCG testing involves accelerating the growth mechanism and can be done through elevated temperature, concentrated stress, constrained geometry, surfactants or some combination of these factors. These test methods are applicable to polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP-R) and polybutylene (PB) piping.
ExcelPlas Labs test plastic pipe to verify they meet the required durability, performance and service criteria.
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Plastic-Pipe-Testing-NTs.pdf

Failure Risks with Polybutylene Plumbing Pipes
https://www.squareoneinsurance.com/resource-centres/getting-to-know-your-home/poly-b-plumbing

Comparing Failure Rates of HDPE and PVC Pipes
PVC has a failure rating of 1 in 48,650 incidents, where HDPE is 1 in 10,000,000. 
https://blog.unitedpolysystems.com/blog/hdpe-pipe-vs-pvc-pipe

NEW MATERIALS

Patent Granted for HDPE with Multimodal MWD for Pressure Pipes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2930205B2.pdf

TRAINING

Vinidex Supported Course on Electrofusion Welding of Polyethylene Pipelines – 18 November 2020 – includes Certification as a CEF
This Partnership combines Vinidex’s industry knowledge and experience with Irrigation Australia’s ability to deliver high quality nationally accredited qualifications
https://www.irrigationaustralia.com.au/events/event/electrofusion-weld-polyethylene-pipelines-18-november-2020-includes-certification-as-a-cef

UPCOMING WEBINARS

New Cyclic Pressure Design Method for PVC Pipe (2 December 2020)
https://www.uni-bell.org/Events/Webinar-Enrollment?WebinarId=35

Utilizing Online Design Calculators for PVC Pipe (9 December 2020)
https://www.uni-bell.org/Events/Educational-Webinars


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/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

November 2020 Vol. 2

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * ADS * Amiblu * Chevron Phillips * ExcelPlas * Geberit * Hobas * LyondellBasell  * Performance Pipe * PPN * SABIC * TUBI

Stay on Top of All Competitive Threats, Changes, and Trends Within Defined Poly Pipe Market Segment
PPN Offering Geosynthetic Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
Report rich with competitor and customer data on your specific products and/or services 💼
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

INDUSTRY NEWS

Tubi’s Mobile HDPE Extrusion Factory Saves Time, Money and Emissions (Special Feature)
https://www.core77.com/posts/102705/Tubis-Mobile-HDPE-Extrusion-Factory-Saves-Time-Money-and-Emissions

WORLDPOLY LAUNCHES REVOLUTIONARY POLYFORCE500i MACHINES
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/5318BndniYq3k9X#pdfviewer​
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/rhCOvKuWcdkpToZ#pdfviewer​

Modular HDPE Pipe Extrusion System Reduces Logistics, Cost for Infrastructure Projects
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/modular-hdpe-pipe-extrusion-system-reduces-logistics-cost-infrastructure

Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Announces it is now an Exclusive Distributor of Supraflow™ Gas Pipe Tap Tees Manufactured by Spain-based Grupo Torre
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/performance-pipe-becomes-distributor-grupo-120000794.html

Swiss Company Geberit Producing Mepla™ Multilayer Pipe Made from PE-RT Delivers Both Drinking Water and Heating
Mepla combines metal and plastic to take advantage of the best of both materials. It consists of an outer layer of second-generation polyethylene of raised temperature (PE-RT), a middle layer of aluminium and an inner layer of PE-RT to make it is stable yet bendable.  Using PE-RT and aluminium makes Mepla more corrosion-resistant than metal pipes, but more robust than plastic pipes. The multilayered Mepla can be used as one single system for both drinking water and heating supply.
https://www.dezeen.com/2020/11/03/mepla-pipel-system-geberit-dezeen-showroom/

Paradise, CA Rebuild Counts on HDPE Pipe
PolyFlex™ CTS potable water service tubing from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) (NYSE: WMS)
https://www.waterworld.com/drinking-water/distribution/press-release/14186898/paradise-ca-rebuild-counts-on-hdpe-pipe

GRP PIPES

Demonstration of Ultrasonic Inspection to Detect Damage in Amiblu GRP Pipes (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWUWiHquEQ

NEW RESEARCH

Talc Improves Pipe Performance in Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
https://techxplore.com/news/2020-11-talc-pipe-geothermal.html

Application of Short-Term Methods to Estimate the Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance of Recycled HDPE (PE100 SABIC VESTOLEN)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10965-020-02332-w

Effect of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Cross-Contamination on Slow Crack Growth Resistance of HDPE Pipe
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1023666X.2020.1833143?journalCode=gpac20

NEW TECHNOLOGY

Fabrication and Analysis of Mechanical Properties of PVC/Glass Fibre/Graphene Nano Composite Pipes
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-1591/abc277/pdf

JOBS

ZEZT HDPE Pipe Manufacturer Seeking Production Manager for Tasmanian Operations
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50883635?type=standout


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/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

November 2020 Vol. 1

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * Allianz * Borealis * Clover * ExcelPlas * Flowtite * Hobas * LyondellBasell * Megapipes * PPI * PPN * Rehau * Superlit

INDUSTRY NEWS

Allianz Takes Majority Stake in HDPE Gas Distribution Network for Future Hydrogen Distribution
https://realassets.ipe.com/news/allianz-takes-majority-stake-in-portuguese-gas-distribution-network/10048628.article

HOBAS GRP Pipe Expansion Project Nears Completion
https://www.waterworld.com/technologies/pipes/press-release/14186449/hobas-expansion-project-nears-completion

Cause of Benzene Water Supply Contamination by HDPE Pipes Challenged
https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/cause-of-benzene-water-supply-contamination-challenged-40040448

Plastics Pipe Institute Investigates Benzene in Drinking Water (Declassified)
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/ppi-tr-51-2020.pdf

Clover Pipelines Pty Ltd Receives WSAA Approval for Clover/Rohr Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe
This Appraisal is for a range of Series 1 PE100 plain wall pipes manufactured in sizes from DN 16 to DN 800 with pressure classifications from PN 4 to PN 25 in accordance with AS/NZS 4130:2018 – Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications.
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/clover-pipelines-pty-ltd-cloverrohr-polyethylene-pe-pressure-pipe

Megapipes Bring Sustainable Sanitation to Kenya
https://www.africanreview.com/manufacturing/water-a-environment/megapipes-solutions-brings-sustainable-sanitation-to-kenya

India’s First PE112 Pipe Grade for Potable Water Distribution Developed by HPL’s R&D Centre
https://www.haldiapetrochemicals.com/company

PEX PIPES

REHAU RAUTITAN PE-Xa plumbing System is Now Approved for use as a Fire Sprinkler Piping System in Australia
https://www.rehau.com/au-en/fire-sprinkler-piping-system

Get Your PEX Pipes Tested
Some PEX pipe manufacturers use cost-cutting processes which lead to pipes that aren’t uniform in composition and are defective. Defective PEX pipes will not last 50+ years as advertised and quickly degrade and become brittle when exposed to hot chlorinated water. These pipes are destined to fail so get your PEX pipes tested.
https://www.excelplas.com/

GRP PIPES

Superlit GRP Wins Contract for 2.6 km of the SUPERLIT GRP Pipes (DN 2700mm and DN 2400mm) for Norway Hydroelectric Power Plant
https://www.superlit.com/en/superlit-grp-pipes-have-been-chosen-to-give-services-to-stardalen-hydroelectrical-power-plant-in-norway/

Recycling of Superlit™ GRP Pipe Waste
Use of GRP Pipe Waste Powder as a Filler Replacement in Hot-Mix Asphalt
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/13/20/4630/pdf

GRP Piping Failures (A Review)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gJx4QSbHlBYMcSD#pdfviewer​

Resilient Stormwater Management in UK with Flowtite GRP Biaxial and Pressure Pipes 
https://www.amiblu.com/reference/resilient-stormwater-management-in-preston-uk/

Facing the Water Scarcity Problem with GRP Pipes
https://topfibra.eu/facing-the-water-scarcity-problem-with-grp-pipes/

WEBINARS

Webinar: Polymeric Tapes for Pipeline Corrosion Protection: What are the differences of PVC and PE?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YRgcpPBR1s

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Analysing Causes of Poly Pipe Failure
If you want to assess the current condition and predict future conditions of these pipes, one key element is to know the important factors contributing to their failures – and how do those factors play out in the real world.  Identifying risk factors for pipe failure such as temperature, cyclic pressure, copper ions, chlorine, free-radicals and other impact factors.
ExcelPlas polymer researchers investigate the most common factors in polymer pipe failure and cracking.
https://www.excelplas.com/

More Poly Pipe News
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/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

October 2020 Vol. 4

Download PDF

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * Borealis * Colloids * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * LyondellBasell * McElroy * PERT * PPN * PP-R * Plasson * REVINCA * Victaulic

INDUSTRY NEWS

Exxon Mobil Patents New Metallocene Polyethylene for Pressure Pipe Applications
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200299431.pdf

Colloids HDPE Compounds for High-Pressure Gas and Water Pipe Applications (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiTyNuvUH8M

Free Webinar – PE100-RC in the Future EN and ISO PE Pressure Pipe Standards
Option A: Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11.00-13.00 (CET)
Option B: Thursday, 19th November 2020, 15.00-17.00 (CET)
PE100-Rc in the Future EN and ISO Pe Pressure Pipe Standards will explain the integration of PE100-RC into the main application standards EN1555 for gas and EN12201 for water application and introduce the four new test methods for PE100-RC.
https://www.borealis.solutions/webinar-pe100rc/

Mechanical Joining System for HDPE Pipe Webinar Today
Presenter: Stefan Patterson from Victaulic 
https://www.hcaa.org.au/events/mechanical-joining-system-hdpe-pipe-cpd-event

REVINCA Latest Generation Bimodal HDPE Pressure Pipe (Sponsored Link)
https://revincausa.com/

FAILURE ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION

Effect of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Cross-Contamination on Slow Crack Growth Resistance of HDPE Pipe
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1023666X.2020.1833143?journalCode=gpac20

Polypropylene PP-R Green Pipe Hot Water Piping Failure Lawsuit
https://acsl.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Owners-Strata-Plan-No-69746-v-IPM-Pty-Ltd-The-Owners-Strata-Plan-No-71241-v-IPM-Pty-Ltd-2015-NSWSC-772.pdf

Study on Chlorine Dioxide Degradation of Plastic Pipes (PP-R and PERT)
https://europepmc.org/articles/pmc6888174/bin/ijerph-16-04582-s001.pdf

Video on How to install Plasson Universal Slip Repair Fittings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz7WwoUHgp0

ExcelPlas Plastic Pipe Pressure Testing Laboratory can test to the following ASTM Standards:

  • ASTM D1598 – Standard Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure
  • ASTM D1599 – Standard Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
  • ASTM D2837 – Standard Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products

https://www.excelplas.com/

NEW RESEARCH

Modelling of Unreinforced and Geosynthetic-Reinforced Sandy Soil Cover Over Large-Diameter HDPE and PVC Pipes [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yan_Kou4/publication/344314046_Numerical_Modelling-of-Unreinforced-and-Geosynthetic-Reinforced-Sandy-Soil-Cover-over-Large-Diameter-HDPE-and-PVC-pipes

Electromagnetic and Mechanical Properties of Conductive Polyethylene Composites for HDPE Pipe Location
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-665X/abbc5a/meta

Comprehensive News Portal on the Global Poly Pipe Industry 
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

JOBS

Aliaxis Seeking New Business Development Manager
https://be.linkedin.com/jobs/view/new-business-development-manager-at-aliaxis-2197625472?refId=90789ac4-d112-432d-ae92-89e3eec99ffb&position=12&pageNum=0&trk=public_jobs_job-result-card_result-card_full-click

Iplex Pipelines Seeking Sustainability Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50688749?type=standout

QENOS Seeking Technical Development Specialist in Polyethylene
https://grabjobs.co/australia/job/full-time/manufacturing/technical-development-specialist-418395?utm-source=linkedInXML

Operator Wanted for HDPE Pipe Extrusion in Perth
Our client is now a global leader for customized on-site manufacture of superior performance High-Density Polyethylene (HD PE100) pipe systems. 
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50700363?type=standard


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/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs