March 2019 Vol. 3

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Let’s Talk About Tradelink, a Competitor to Plumbing Supply Company Reece
https://www.intelligentinvestor.com.au/why-reading-the-annual-report-isnt-enough-1904006

Third Shipment of 6,500m of 1.8 metre diameter Flowtite® GRP pipes has arrived in Townsville from RPC Pipe Systems plant in Lonsdale SA
https://www.rpctechnologies.com/third-pipe-shipment-arrives-for-haughton-pipeline-1-3-2019/

Concerns Surrounding South Australian-made pipes being used in the Townsville water pipeline from the Burdekin River
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/le1b154gF0TK1Iq/download

World Plumbing Conference Melbourne 2019 – Speakers Announced
Phil Woolhouse started investigating piping failures in 2012 when he was initially focussed on a German-engineered polypropylene random copolymer (‘PP-R’) piping system that had been used successfully in Europe for more than 20 years but was showing signs of failure in Australian buildings.
https://www.worldplumbingconference.com/program/speakers/

The Fatigue Performance of Electrofusion Tapping Tees Subject to Contamination (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308016117300807

ExcelPlas Australia Showcases its New Automated Geosynthetic & Polypipe Testing Laboratory 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08z35IAdYLM

SPE Plastic Pipe Conference is Philly Bound
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/spe-plastic-pipe-conference-philly-bound/61863763660454

Remote Monitoring & Detection of Leaks in HDPE Pipelines Using the Sensor System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=QzLvrgSOiQM

Spotlight on Sliplining: HDPE is THE Trenchless pipe for lots of reasons. No joints is the first reason, but look at how easy this 48″ DR 17 gets pushed into a low pressure, steel force main in Miami. This 500′ run was pushed in completely in less than 20 minutes and cost 40% less than open cut.
https://www.facebook.com/pepipeorg/videos/247230719558581/

HDPE VS. PVC PIPING FOR POWER GENERATION APPLICATIONS
https://www.processingmagazine.com/hdpe-vs-pvc-piping-for-power-generation-applications/


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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March 2019 Vol. 2

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PIPA Update POP004 – POLYETHYLENE PIPE AND FITTINGS COMPOUNDS (Updated March 2019)
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/POP004.pdf

Fletcher Building’s (NZSE:FBU) Share Price Down By 49%
https://simplywall.st/stocks/nz/materials/nzx-fbu/fletcher-building-shares/news/did-changing-sentiment-drive-fletcher-buildings-nzsefbu-share-price-down-by-49/

Reece Update: Interim result 2019 Six months of profits from Reece’s new US business hit the accounts in the first half of 2019. So did $1.6bn of net debt
https://www.intelligentinvestor.com.au/reece-interim-result-2019-1903826

Fletcher Building Update – A year after formally pulling out of tendering for big building projects following huge financial losses, Fletcher Building is tentatively signalling a likely re-entry into such work later this calendar year
https://www.interest.co.nz/property/98230/fletcher-building-will-pay-shareholders-dividend-first-half-year-forecasts-slightly

WaterCorp Assets Delivery Group Issues Strategic Product Specification on Polyethylene and Polypropylene Pipe and Pipe Fittings
https://www.watercorporation.com.au/-/media/files/suppliers/resources/design-standards/sps125-polyethylene-and-polypropylene-pipe-and-pipe-fittings.pdf

Excelplas Labs Develop In-Service Condition Assessment Testing of HDPE Pipe and Welds Using TOF-D Non-Destructive Testing
http://www.excelplas.com/

UPONOR Publish Annual Report (Declassified)
https://ml-eu.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/502b1792-2804-447f-9af8-9ffe43721c72

Uponor S-Press Plus: Press Fittings for Composite Pipes
https://impeller.net/magazine/news_en/doc10370x.asp

Reliance PEX Pipe and Fittings Share Double in Almost 2 Years! (Reliance Stock is Literally a Money Magnet!)
https://www.zeebiz.com/companies/news-ril-reliance-industries-shares-double-money-in-almost-2-years-its-stock-is-literally-a-money-magnet-89033

REHAU Publish Guide for Key considerations for Specifying Pipe Fittings in 21st Century Heating and Plumbing Systems
https://www.rehau.com/download/2107062/guide-for-21st-century-heating-and-plumbing-systems.pdf

REHAU Gets Smart with New Plumbing Manifold
https://www.rehau.com/gb-en/company-careers/press-information/news/rehau-gets-smart-with-new-manifold/2109564

How to Route PEX Pipe in Residential Plumbing (Uponor Training Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcP1cDWe4_U

UPONOR PEX PIPING BASICS (VIDEO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_VE0kNBazg

UPONOR Introduce Remote Pipe Monitor to Prevent Poly Pipe Damage from Freezing
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20190307/NEWS/190305414/uponor-jv-phyn-remote-monitor-helps-keep-pipes-from-freezing

Capability Statement C2H Piping Services (Download)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/urhSDm3LM0VeB3r/download

Capability Statement Pipemakers Australia (Download)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/FI48J6ZPY53vbGC/download

Capability Statement REAY GROUP PIPE & CIVIL  (Download)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/qTD5Yrf6YY6vOgy/download

Polymer Pipe Failure Consultants
ExcelPlas has extensive experience investigating plastic pipe system failures, and can provide a root cause diagnosis.
Plastic pipe systems (extruded pipes and injection moulded fittings) are used in many service installations including potable water, water heating, sprinklers or compressed air and in underground applications such as sewerage and land drainage. With most pipe system installations consisting of kilometres of pipe and potentially thousands of fittings, failures over time are an unfortunate but common occurrence.  Our experience shows these typically originate from four key sources:
• Faults in the original pipe or joint components (manufacturing)
• Faulty installation / engineering (workmanship)
• Contamination effects, e.g. PVC pipe inclusions, solvent cement effects (environment)
• System operating outside of design criteria (end-user operation) e.g. Excessive service pressure, elevated chlorine levels
The consequences of such failure can vary dramatically dependent on the final application and location – from small scale failures in the home to potentially catastrophic industrial installation failures with significant associated damage and financial loss.
Supported by our extensive microscopy, analytical, material and product testing laboratories ExcelPlas Labs are able to fully characterise polymer composition and mechanical performance in order to assess the cause of product / material failure. This can involve recommendations for remedial or corrective actions to minimise the risk of further failure. Our capabilities and experience investigating plastic pipe system failures provides valuable support to the service installation sector and large end users such as commercial building and hospitals.
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
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March 2019 Vol. 1

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Victorian Building Authority (VBA) Encouraging All Plumbing Practitioners to review a Cautionary Note on Mixed (PP-R/Copper) Pipes in Hot Water Recirculation Systems Published by Aquatherm
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest-news/article/2016/aquatherm-australia-issues-cautionary-note-on-combined-copper-with-pp-r-heated-water-circulatory-systems

Reliance Worldwide Founders Sell Down $365M Stake (Macquarie selling Munz stake in Reliance Worldwide)
https://www.afr.com/street-talk/macquarie-selling-munz-stake-in-reliance-worldwide-20190226-h1bpny

PPS – Specialists but not limited to HDPE Live Tie Ins and HDPE welding local to Chinchilla
https://www.polypipesolutions.com.au/ | info@polypipesolutions.com.au | 07 45316630

Australia’s Top 10 Tax Dodgers: Fletcher Building Australia
https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/finance-news/2019/02/27/top-10-tax-fletcher/

Stress Analysis of GRP / GRE / FRP Composite Piping System
http://www.whatispiping.com/grp-gre-frp-piping-system

New Zealand Contractor to Turn Plastic Bottles into Pipes
https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/new-zealand-contractor-to-turn-plastic-bottles-into-pipes

New Method to Lay HDPE Pipe Wins Award
https://www.hydroworld.com/articles/2019/02/method-used-to-lay-pipe-for-naturstromspeicher-gaildorf-energy-storage-pilot-project-wins-award.html

Pipe Failure Laboratory Formally Opens
Melbourne, 4 March 2019:  ExcelPlas has opened a failure analysis facility in Melbourne, Australia which will provide failure analyses that support the piping and plumbing industry in conducting effective and efficient root cause analyses.

  • The aim is to prevent and learn from pipe and fittings failures and continue to improve safety, reliability and up-time.  The facility will carry out the crucial initial steps of a failure investigation, which could include visual inspection, non-destructive testing [NDT], disassembly, cutting of components, etc.
  • The facility will be supported by ExcelPlas’ very experienced team of polymer experts who are able to carry out further analyses, which may include fractography (scanning electron microscopy), mechanical testing, chemical analysis, etc. as well as draw on experience from several 1,000 failure analyses carried out in the ExcelPlas Labs over the past 25 years.
  • The facility consists of a large warehouse to support receiving, inspecting, and storing large pipe sections and other failed components, as well as office space and other facilities.
  • There is much to be gained from pipe manufacturers and end users performing failure investigations and root cause analyses as it provides better insight on why piping and fittings have failed and how failures can be prevented in the future, enhancing safety, reliability and saving costs.
  • For our clients, we routinely conduct incident reports and independent forensic failure analysis of HDPE pipe systems and other polymeric components.
  • We know first hand that HDPE pipe system failure can result in explosion, fire and loss of life, and ultimately in costly litigation and damages. In addition, these failures can cause service interruption, safety concerns and loss of brand credibility.
  • For these reasons, we believe that condition monitoring and failure analysis must be standard practice for the utility market. We strive to determine an exact cause of failure, and develop remediate, corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
http://www.excelplas.com/contact-us

Reece Share Price Slides as Downturn in the Construction Industry Starts to Bite
https://www.investsmart.com.au/recommendations/pressure-builds-for-reece/144057

Fletcher Building Release Half Year Results (Declassified)
https://fletcherbuilding.com/assets/4-investor-centre/other-documents/2019-fletcherbuilding-half-year-results-presentation.pdf

Fletcher Building Back in the Black But Feeling the Heat in Australia
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/110720743/troubled-fletcher-building-back-in-the-black-for-first-half

Plastic Pipe Institute Releases Guide for Specifying HDPE Conduit and Small Diameter HDPE pipe
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/tn-50-guide-to-specifying-hdpe-conduit.pdf

New Document Explains how to Safely Handle HDPE Pipe on Solar Projects
https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2019/02/new-user-document-explains-how-to-safely-handle-hdpe-conduit-on-solar-projects/

Plastic Pipes Welding Brings McElroy Machines to Middle East
https://www.mining-technology.com/contractors/cables/mcelroy/pressreleases/%EF%BB%BFplasticpipes-welding-middle-east/

MCELROY TRACSTAR 500 III For Sale $153K
https://www.machinerytrader.com.au/listings/construction-equipment/for-sale/22291991/2019-mcelroy-tracstar-500-iii

South Australian Courses in Butt Fusion Welding and Electrofusion Welding of HDPE Pipe
https://www.tafesa.edu.au/xml/course/sc/sc_T559826577.aspx


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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February 2019 Vol. 4

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Iplex Pipelines Now Using Recycled HDPE bottles to Make Drainage Pipes at its Palmerston North Manufacturing Site
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1902/S00678/four-million-bottles-to-be-recycled-into-plastic-pipes.htm

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Surprised by Speed of Australia’s Housing Downturn
https://www.afr.com/business/construction/fletcher-building-alarmed-by-speed-of-australias-housing-downturn-20190219-h1bgr5

Research into Cracking in Polyethylene Pipelines and Lifetime Prediction of In-service HDPE Piping
ExcelPlas have developed a standardised approach for assessing the relative remaining lifetime of plastic pipes used within the Australian water and gas network. The degradation behaviour and lifetime of HDPE pipes can be determining using a multicriteria program based on OIT profiling through the pipe wall in combination with carbonyl index and bend-back microcrack detection.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GF Piping gets New CFO
https://www.georgfischer.com/content/gf/com/en/news/mediareleases/mediarelease/mads-joergensen-to-become-new-CFO-of-GF.html

Pipe Insulation Failure on Chilled Water Pipes
https://www.hpac.com/piping-pumping/investigation-failure-chilled-water-pipe-insulation

POP004A Update February 2019
SUPPLEMENTARY LIST – MATERIALS SPECIFIC TO ELECTROFUSION AND MOULDED FITTINGS
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/POP004A.pdf

Burst Pressures of HDPE Pipes Considering the Notch Effect : Testing and Prediction (New Research)
https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/66990/1/
Zheng_etal_JTE2019_Burst_pressures_of_high_density_polyethylene_HDPE_pipes_considering.pdf

Experimental and Numerical Study of Water Leakage from HDPE Pipes at Elevated Temperatures (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941818318865


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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February 2019 Vol. 3

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Korea Petrochemical Becomes New PE100 Resin Supplier (Breaking News)
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/Welcome-to-a-new-prestigious-raw-material-supplier-i2022.html

Investigation on the Thermal Butt Fusion Performance of the Buried HDPE Piping in Nuclear Power Plants
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1738573318305709

Extreme Testing of PEX Pipe Fittings with Car Pull Test (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVXCTfCVVDM

Warning Over Substandard PEX Pipes
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. Get your PEX pipes tested for Durability and Expected Service Life at ExcelPlas Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Reliance Publish Sharkbite PEX Installation Guide Published Feb 2019
https://www.sharkbite.com/sites/g/files/rgohfh321/files/migrate/SB_PEX_Install_Instructions_2017_FINAL_WEB.pdf

PE Pipe Lining Installation Animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZo5VRvlr2c

Chlorine Degradation in Plumbing Pipes
https://www.flowguardgold.com/how-chlorine-degradation-impacts-new-home-performance/

Borehole Installation Fails Using Sub-standard PE100 Pipe
http://www.sappma.co.za/newsletters/January-2019-Newsletter.pdf

Rehau Expands PEX for Municipal Water & Wastewater Line
Rehau is offering two additional cross-linked polyethylene PEXa pipes in their municipal piping program. In addition to Municipex water service line, the expanded product range now includes Municipex pre-insulated for cold-weather applications and Municipex force main for wastewater applications.  “With more than 1 billion ft of Rehau PEXa pipe installed worldwide and many North American water service projects, municipalities have reason to trust Municipex to safely and efficiently transport potable water” said Dale Gentry, Rehau Municipex national account manager. “Now, with our expanded line including pre-insulated and force main, we are building on this proven performance with cold-weather and wastewater solutions. These products offer the efficient installation and longevity that municipalities have come to expect from Municipex water service line.”
https://www.rehau.com/us-en/mechanical-and-plumbing/municipal-piping

The Investigation of the Welding Process of Different-Type Polyethylenes (New Research)
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-6133-3_23

Quality Assessment of High Density Polyethylene Pipe in Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (New Research)
http://adrjournalshouse.com/index.php/civil-environment-engineering/article/view/179/150

Uponor Patent New Plastic Insulated Pipe (New Research)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190017646A1/en

Hydraulic Characteristic of Selected Installation Valves Installed on Various Pipes Materials (New Research)
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2018/34/e3sconf_ciwt2017_00023.pdf

Welding Polymer Pipes at Low Climatic Temperatures (New Research)
https://www.scientific.net/MSF.945.379

New Patent for EF Welding of Lined Poly Pipe (New Research)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180363822A1/en

Characteristics of Water Quality and Bacterial Communities in Three Water Supply Pipelines (Ductile Iron, Stainless Steel and HDPE)
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2019/ra/c8ra08645a

Australian Poly Solutions Offering Polyethylene Pipe Fusion Services, Technical HDPE Jointing Procedures and Industrial Plumbing
http://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

Pick Your Plastic Plumbing Pipe: PEX vs. PVC
https://www.theintell.com/lifestyle/20190214/networx-pick-your-plastic-plumbing-pipe-pex-vs-pvc

Unique Carbon Technology In PP-R Pipe Systems Now With Oxygen Barrier
https://www.pipelife.cz/cz-en/downloads/CARBO-OXY_leaflet_aj.pdf

Skycity Expects $395 Mill from Fletcher Building
http://www.loopvanuatu.com/global-news/skycity-expects-395-million-fletcher-building-compensation-building-delays-82466
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110551367/sky-city-expects-395-million-from-fletchers-in-compensation-for-building-delays

Steel-Reinforced PE Pipes Used for Melbourne Drainage Project
https://www.pharostribune.com/news/local_news/article_e2cbf2f9-5d57-5c32-aa24-1d640d05e480.html

Richard Hill Becomes New President at BPF Pipes Group
https://www.britishplastics.co.uk/News/richard-hill-becomes-new-president-at-bpf-pipes-group/

ExcelPlas Offering TOF-D Inspection of HDPE Pipe in Service for Condition Monitoring and Weld Assessment
http://www.excelplas.com/

Warning Over Stresses on PEX Pipes
PEX piping has a maximum bend radius, which can lead to stress on the pipe caused by improper installation. In addition, extreme bends and kinks place a very high local stress on the wall of the pipe, making it more susceptible oxidative degradation. This is especially true in some states where water chlorine levels run high.  PEX pipe that is bent beyond its limit can develop leaks at the stress points.
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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.
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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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