October 2019 Vol. 3

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


NEWSMAKERS: * APA * ExcelPlas * McElroy * Iplex * ISCO * McElroy * PIPA * PPN * RWC * SCG * Vinidex  

Iplex Pipelines Launches New Website
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIEG-bJZIzM

Vinidex New StormPRO™ Installation Videos
Videos are broken down into sections for installers to easily find the installation stage they require. The videos offer the contractor an easy to follow step by step process to assist with the install. 
https://www.vinidex.com.au/support/polypropylene-pro-pipe-systems-support/

Ductile Saves the Day When HDPE Fails after 5 Years
“Polyolefin materials such as Polyethylene (HDPE) are inherently susceptible to oxidation by chlorine-based water disinfectants*.  This will drastically shorten the lifespan of HDPE causing premature failures and splits. “
https://www.uspipe.com/about-us/news-and-projects/ductile-saves-the-day-when-hdpe-fails-after-5-years

Vitrified Clay Sewer Pipe crushes PVC Pipe in a head to head deflection test at APWA PWX19 (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdYbxw_HCwM

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

SCG™ HDPE H112PC is the First PE112 Black Pipe Compound, a Patented Technology Beyond PE100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrUEwkYnBfM

McElroy Showcases New HDPE Welding Technology
https://www.water-technology.net/contractors/pipes/mcelroy-manufacturing/pressreleases/infusion19/

Two Apartment Complexes were Originally Plumbed with Hazardous Polybutylene Pipe, Now Replaced with SharkBite EvoPEX
https://www.plumbermag.com/how-to-articles/pex-plumbing-sharkbite-residential/a-multifamily-repipe-plumbing-challenge_sc_01cv5

How to Identify Polybutylene Pipes, Lawsuits, & Replacement
https://moderncastle.com/polybutylene-pipes/

Key Benefits of PLATINUMSTRIPE® 1800 PE-RT Piping Systems with 20 Times PE4710 Requirements for Stress Crack Resistance 
https://isco-pipe.com/pe-rt-high-temperature-hdpe/

Compatibility Hazards for CPVC Pipe
https://www.lubrizol.com/CPVC/FBC-System-Compatible-Program/Incompatible-Products

PIPA asks: Are the Environmental and Social Benefits of Plastic Pipe Being Overlooked?
https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2019/10/01/pipa-asks-are-the-environmental-and-social-benefits-of-plastic-pipe-being-overlooked/

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

The Role of Mandrel Rotation Speed on Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Pipes Produced by Rotational Shear
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032386119309218

PIPA members exhibit and present at APGA 2019 Convention
PIPA member exhibitors were Vinidex, Iplex Pipelines and GF Piping Systems whilst technical papers were presented by Qenos’ Dr Jeroen Wassenaar and McElroy Australia’s Mr Sergio Arellano
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/pipa-members-exhibit-and-present-at-apga-2019-convention/

The Right Plumbing Pipe for Healthier Water
http://designbuild.nridigital.com/design_build_review_oct19/the_right_plumbing_system_for_healthier_water

Presentation to Demonstrate the Key Benefits and the Effective Use of PP-R Plastic Piping Systems
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-piping-systems-in-the-building-services-industry-tickets-76912349909

Comparison of Pipes Used in Directional Drilling
https://azbigmedia.com/blogs/comparison-of-pipes-used-in-directional-drilling/

Wear Resistant UHMWPE Pipes to Pump Dredged Spoil, Such as Sand, Sludge, Sediment, etc. 
The UHMWPE pressure pipeline can be installed on land as well as on water. On water, the pipelines can be equipped with float collars.
We have HDPE pressure pipes with dimensions from 100 mm to 250 mm. The dredging hoses are equipped with steel flanges at the end. A slurry pipecan be used for easy connecting and disconnecting of the pipelines. The pontoon is equipped with a Davit crane with winch.
https://www.dredgingservices.com.au/slurry-pipes/

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

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


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/


ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

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

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

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

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

October 2019 Vol. 2

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


NEWSMAKERS: * APGA * ExcelPlas * Huerner * Kiwa * McElroy * Plasson * Polieco * PPN * Vinidex  

Pigment In White Plastic Pipes to Get Cancer Warning (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/JDgFvZnQgDMYgC9

Next Generation Steel Reinforced Structured pipe in HDPE to Enter Australian Market
https://www.polieco.com/en/fognature/tubi_spirobox_con_anima_in_acciaio.htm

Last Day Today for  2019 APGA Convention and Exhibition in Adelaide
https://www.apga.org.au/events/2019-apga-convention-and-exhibition

Myriad of Possible Factors Alleged to Cause Failure of Plumbing Pipes
https://plumbingconnection.com.au/whats-causing-corrosion-in-our-pipes/

PPN Industry Bulletin Celebrates 10,000 Subscribers Worldwide in the Polymer Pipe & Fitting Industry
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

Database Application Software for Secure, Quick, and Professional Digital Electrofusion, Butt-welding Welding Data
https://www.huerner.de/en/product-portfolio/software

Plasson ElectroFusion Installation Instructions (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QMWuMdvDv8

New Proposed ASTM Standard Will Support Water Main Pipe Rehabilitation
https://www.astm.org/cms/drupal-7.51/newsroom/proposed-standard-will-support-water-main-pipe-rehabilitation

Strain Hardening Test on the Limits of Slow Crack Growth Evaluation in High Resistance Polyethylene Resins: Effect of Comonomer Type
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941819309948

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/

Sustainability Vic Awards Qenos and Deakin $190K Grant for HDPE Pipe recycling using Catalysts
Catalyst Assisted Polyethylene Recycling for High Value Added Applications – Qenos in collaboration with A/Prof Minoo Naebe, with GT Recycling
https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/ifm-newsletter/2019/10/11/sustainability-vic-grant-success/

Experimental Study of Structural Response of Lined-Corrugated HDPE Pipe Subjected to Normal Fault
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29GT.1943-5606.0002189

Robust and Proven Electrofusion Welding Technology Adapted from the Onshore Utilities Gas Industry to Provide a Continuous Polymer Corrosion Barrier
https://energynorthern.com/2019/10/09/swagelining-delivers-world-first-all-polymer-connector-to-trio-of-operators/

Polymer Lining Electrofusion Connectors Employed on Three North Sea Pipeline Projects
https://www.offshore-mag.com/pipelines/article/14068286/polymer-lining-connectors-employed-on-three-north-sea-pipeline-projects

Elbows and T-pieces prefabricated using Electrofusion Jointing to Reduce the Network Installation Time Onsite 
https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2019/10/08/flexenergys-pipe-work-ideal-for-ibroxholm-oval-development

McElroy Celebrates 50 Years of Pipe Fusion
https://press.mcelroy.com/50-years-of-fusion-6/

Kiwa Develops Eco-friendly Accelerated Notch Pipe Test (aNPT)
https://www.kiwa.com/en/media/news/2019/kiwa-develops-eco-friendly-accelerated-notch-pipe-test-aNPT/

Pre-insulated PEX Pipe for Quick and Effective Installation
https://mechanical-hub.com/need-to-meet-energy-codes-go-with-pre-insulated-pex-pipe/

Advanced PE Industrial Piping Systems
https://www.asahi-america.com/images/x-assets/PDF/Catalog_Advanced_PE_24_page_Oct_2019.pdf

Failure Analysis Laboratory for Plastic Pipe & Fittings
From failure prevention to failure diagnosis and root cause identification, we provide comprehensive support for plastic and rubber product and material failure.
The resistance to slow crack growth (SCG) is a critical polyethylene (PE) material property, especially for PE used in pressure pipes. As a result several test methods have been developed over time, both for resin and pipes. ExcelPlas is a world-leading expert in this field and has a well-equipped laboratory and many experts to accurately, reliable and quickly test this property, even for the best-performing grades available such as PE100RC. 
http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/


ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

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

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

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

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

October 2019 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * CAPE * Civcon * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * McCoskers * Qenos * Vinidex 

Hot Water Pipe Failure Causes Significant Flooding Damage to Melbourne Building (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/700jamJBwjvuM4s#pdfviewer

Vinidex Parent Aliaxis Reports Mixed Financial Results due to Softening Market in Plastic Piping
https://aliaxis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Press-Release-Results-HY1-2019.pdf

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

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

Qenos Market Segment Manager Wins Award for studies and technical papers particularly on high stress crack resistant polyethylene (PE100 HSCR)
http://www.qenos.com/internet/home.nsf/0/E3F0A1404129E1BACA2584770016648F

Study on Poor Quality of Chinese Electrofusion Fittings for Pipe
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9680/1ce89970b675b06935153977341b57567420.pdf

CAPE Expressions of Interest – Experienced Poly Pipe Welders
https://www.livehire.com/careers/cape/job/CQJ8R/9EWO35N1Q3/expressions-of-interest-experienced-poly-welders?closed=D9MRG

Experimental Investigation on Pressure–Leakage Relation for High-Density Polyethylene Pipe
https://iahr.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1573062X.2019.1669192#.XZ75o-cza9Y

Correlation Between Isothermal Crystallization Properties and Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe Materials
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941819309420

Civcon Civil & Project Management Pty Ltd Seeking HDPE Welding Supervisor
https://www.seek.com.au/job/40118172?searchrequesttoken=1a17b04e-dd4a-4058-a0d2-f83ab9ade873&type=standard

Sydney Water’s Innovative Approaches to Predict, Discover and Repair Leaks in Plastic Pipes
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/sydney-waters-innovative-approaches-to-predict-discover-and-repair-leaks/

McCoskers Wins Supply, procurement of 8km of DN400 PE100 PN12.5 HDPE Pipe forBHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
https://www.mccoskers.com.au/project/rangal-pipe-installation/

Modelling and Simulation of PE100 Pipe Response Under Transient Events Caused by Pump Failure
http://jtam.pl/pdf-112460-42441?filename=Modeling%20and%20simulation.pdf

HDPE Pipe Life Expectancy Testing
http://www.excelplas.com/

Consulting on Plastic Pipes and Fittings
Our team of polymer consultants and analysts have a track record of quickly understanding and solving complex issues with plastic pipes and fittings
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/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

September 2019 Vol. 2

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


Newsmakers * Adani * AGA * Fletcher * Iplex * PEX * PIPA * PPI * Vinidex 

Public Pressure Works – Just Ask the Companies that Abandoned Adani
Piping companies Iplex and Vinidex were subject to people locking onto gates to draw media attention to their dealings.
https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/urbanism/climate-change-news/public-pressure-works-just-ask-the-companies-that-abandoned-adani/

Experimental Study of Adhesively-Bonded Polyethylene Pipelines (New Research)
https://res.mdpi.com/d_attachment/polymers/polymers-11-01531/article_deploy/polymers-11-01531-v2.pdf

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

PPI Hosts Free Electrofusion Guides for HDPE Pipe
https://www.eppm.com/industry-news/ppi-hosts-free-electrofusion-guides-hdpe-pipe/

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

Advantages of Long Length HDPE Pipe Transport by Sea (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV6jlWSGaro

PIPA Updates POP004 on POLYETHYLENE PIPE AND FITTINGS COMPOUNDS
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/POP004.pdf

American Gas Association (AGA) petitioned the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to reconsider language regarding heat fusion procedures provided in the plastic pipe rule. Specifically, AGA asks PHMSA to broaden § 192.281 of the pipeline safety regulations to allow qualified heat fusion procedures outside of, but in accordance with, ASTM F2620-12 Standard Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings.
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/epsd-washington-pipeline-3rdqtr-2019.pdf

Erosion Study on Brass Insert Fittings Used in PEX Piping Systems
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/tn-26_erosion_study_brass_inserts_to_pex.pdf

Correlation Between Isothermal Crystallization Properties and Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe Materials
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941819309420

Multi‐Relaxation Test to Characterize PE Pipe Performance
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/peng.20184

Ductile Fracture Assessment of HDPE-PE100 Weakened by an Inclined Double Keyhole Notch
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167844218306335

Characterisation and Analysis of Polyethylene Pipes in Water Pressure Pipe Applications
https://repository.lboro.ac.uk/articles/Characterisation_and_analysis_of_polyethylene_pipes_and...
EXCELPLAS NATA ACCREDITED TESTING SERVICES
PRICE LIST FOR MAIN POLY PIPE TESTING SERVICES:
• Butt Weld Tensile
• Electrofusion Crushing Decohesion and Debonding
• Electrofusion Weld Tensile Peel
• Pipe Buttweld & Electrofusion Joint Tests
Our prices for Buttweld (ISO 13953), Bend Test (BS-EN12814-1), Crush Test (ISO 13955) and Electrofusion (ISO 13954); Decohesion Test (13956-2010)  Specimens are now as follows:
OPTION  A:               $350 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN63, 75, 90, 110, 140, DN160
OPTION  B:               $695 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN180, 200, 225, 250, 280, DN315
OPTION  C:               $795 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN355, 400, 450, 500 – DN560
OPTION  D:              $895 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN630 – DN710
OPTION  E:               $995 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN800 – DN1000
OPTION F              $1,400 + GST per test  Pipe sizes OD mm   DN1200 and above
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

PEX Pipe Manufacturing Comparison Study
https://www.integrityrepipe.com/classification-pex-manufacturing-process/

Vinidex StormPRO® Installation: Pipe Jointing Instructional Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aucTk5630ZM

Fletcher Building Limited shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 15% in the last month
https://simplywall.st/stocks/nz/materials/nzx-fbu/fletcher-building-shares/news/imagine-owning-fletcher-building-nzsefbu-while-the-price-tanked-52/


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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September 2019 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * APGA * ASTM * Chevron Phillips * FusionPlast * Fletcher Building * Iplex * Qenos * Vinidex  

Declassified Delegates List for Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Annual Pipeline Convention 2019
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/apga/Delegates_List_Web.pdf

Impact of Hidden Electrofusion Weld Defects on the Durability and Reliability of Gas Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/297/1/012046/pdf

Vinidex and Iplex Tenderers for Darwin Region – Maningrida – Subdivision Drainage Remediation Construction
https://tendersonline.nt.gov.au/Tender/Details/6610

Chevron Phillips Response to Australian Anti-Dumping Commission on HDPE Resin (Declassified)
– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-026_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_chemical_company_lp_-_exporter_questionnaire_response.pdf

– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-027_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_chemical_company_lp_-_covering_statement_to_exporter_questionnaire.pdf

– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-024_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_singapore_chemicals_pte_ltd_-_exporter_questionnaire_response.pdf

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

Vinidex and Iplex Products Awarded BPI Rating
https://bpirating.com.au/products/Utilities

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

Vinidex Showcase Aquakool™ (WA Only) Rural PE100 Pipe Coextruded White-Black
https://www.vinidex.com.au/products/pe-systems/pe-pipe/aquakool/

FUSION PLAST AUSTRALIA OPENS DEPOT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
https://www.fusiongroup.com/fusion-plast-australia-opens-depot-in-western-australia/

Stress and Strain Analysis of Buried PE Pipelines Subjected to Mechanical Excavation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S135063071930439X

Vibration Control Measures Should be Implemented to Avoid Premature Failure Particularly with Large Bore ABS Pipe Fittings 
https://pipefusion.com.au/plastic-fabrication-welding/

Failure Analysis of Polyethylene Piping Products Using Microscopy 
https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/A1DC18C86CB0B27858700A49D5A2BA98/S1431927619004379a.pdf/div-class-title-failure-analysis-of-polyethylene-products-using-microscopy-div.pdf

Polymer Pipe Failure Analysis
Our pipe team features experts in plastic pipe standards, polyethylene water pipes, pipe extrusion, gas pipes, failure analysis, plumbing, heat fusion and electrofusion.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Analysis of the Safety of Functioning HDPE Gas Pipelines in Terms of the Occurrence of Failures
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/12/17/3228/pdf

Evonik Degussa Patents New Method for Making PEX Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20110144278A1/en


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/


ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

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

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

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

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬