July 2018 Vol. 4

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McElroy Big-time Fusion in the Land of Oz (Breaking News)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/XAgS3BDcqT1kulP/download

Vinidex-Parent Aliaxis to buy Poddar Family’s Stake in Joint Venture
https://www.vccircle.com/belgiums-aliaxis-to-buy-poddar-familys-stake-in-joint-venture/

Confirmed Exhibitor Listing for Australian 2018 APGA Pipe Exhibition (Declassified)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/FfmyAsuwKfmtATJ

McElroy Develop Free App to Properly Butt Fusion Weld Polyethylene Pipe
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mccalc-fusion-calculator/id376891708?mt=8

The Fusion Pros Seeking Legal Defense Against McElroy Mfg
https://www.gofundme.com/legal-defense-against-mmi?member=384638

Iplex Seeing Site Interface Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36690909

Fletcher’s Shares Rose Last Week on Rumours the Company has Become a Takeover Target with Wesfarmers Reportedly Among the Interested Parties
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/new-zealands-fletcher-building-will-divest-its-formica-and-roof-tile-businesses-and-raise-nz750m-through-an-entitlement-offer-as-it-addresses-huge-cost-overruns-in-its-commercial-building-unit/video/1640dec0a2da1c04b76d1b8bdf27b599

Qenos PE100 Market & Exploring the Pathway to PE125
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/qcm6NObwS7DJrdw

APGA PipeLine Conference Delegates List 8-11 Sept. 2018 (Declassified)
http://www.conferenceco.com.au/APGA/Delegates_List_Web.pdf

Iplex Seeking Process Engineer for  Reservoir Plant for Throughput Improvement Reporting to David Manz
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36711182?type=standout

Experienced Poly Pipe Layer/Crew Leader Required for Brisbane Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36695482

Reece Annouce 7% Price Increase on Cromford Pipe
https://www.reece.com.au/outlet/2018/apr/main-price-changes-may

Reece Suppliyng New Rothenberger Tool for Automatic Installation of Fittings on Rehau PEX Piping
https://www.reece.com.au/outlet/2018/feb/rothenberger-romax-axial-rehau-tool-package

Benefits of White Surfaced HDPE Pipes in Preventing ’Snaking’ and Stress Cracks at Welds (Animation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBZ18gMMDiQ

Investigation of Effect of Welding Temperature Distribution on Butt Fusion of HDPE Piping (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211379718306946

Application of a Finite Element Method to Stress distribution in Buried Patch Repaired Polyethylene Gas Pipes (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S246796741830028X

RPC Technologies (RPC) Signs Partnership agreement with UK-based Advanced Manufacturing Company
https://www.rpctechnologies.com/rpc-technologies-and-uks-tods-defence-form-alliance/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

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

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


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

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
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This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

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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July 2018 Vol. 3

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HDPE Pipe Extrusion Business Up for Sale as It Stuggled Against Belgium-owned Marley and Fletcher Building’s Iplex business
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12086361

Iplex Seeking Marketing Communications Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36637361

Vinidex Piping Case Study – Akatherm HDPE (Gold Coast)
http://www.vinidex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Case-Study_Akatherm_RVASS-solution-a-jewel-on-the-Gold-CoastLR.pdf

Rodney Industries (Vinidex) Seeking Business Development Manager – Irrigation
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36645595

Vinidex Seeking Piping Production Shift Supervisor (Brisbane)
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36662087

Accel Fusion Excels in Permian Basin with Fast Fusion and HDPE Expertise
http://www.fast-fusion.com/accel-fusion-excels-in-permian-basin-with-fast-fusion/

Aliaxis hiring Project Manager Operations EMEA(Europe, Middle East and Africa)
https://www.glassdoor.com.au/job-listing/project-manager-operations-emea-aliaxis-JV_KO0,31_KE32,39.htm?jl=2695904918&countryRedirect=true

Replacement PVC pipe was installed to Replace the Original HDPE Pipeline Now PVC Failing
http://www.californiabids.com/bid-opportunities/2018/07/06/8653022-Construction-of-Surge-Arrestor-Pipeline-REBID.html

No Project is Too Large, Too Complex or Too Isolated for Mcfadyen Group
https://www.mcfadyengroup.com.au/files/ebrochure-mcfadyen-(02-14).pdf

Project Update:  531 lengths of 560 diameter polyethylene pipe (HDPE) delivered to site – 10.4km installed
http://www.sgwater.com.au/project_page/projects/lance-creek-water-connection/

Richard Stagg – Account Executive – Acu-Tech Piping Updates 1800mm HDPE Pipe Welding Progress
https://goo.gl/images/SerWxr

Expensive Residential Tower Ripping Out Plastic Pipes to Repair Leaks, as Tenants Fume
https://amrank.info/2018/06/14/expensive-seattle-condo-tower-ripping-out-pipes-to-repair-leaks-as-tenants-fume/

Plastic Piping Industry Body Insists on High Manufacturing Standards for Plastic Pipes
https://www.miningreview.com/sappma-insists-manufacturing-standards-plastic-pipes/

Hynds Pipe Systems is the largest operating unit within the Hynds Group of Companies, incorporating seven manufacturing plants, a nationwide team of Engineered Product Managers, Contract Account Managers, and a network of 33 merchant branches throughout New Zealand.
http://www.hyndsgroup.co.nz/about-us/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

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

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


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

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
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This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

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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July 2018 Vol. 2

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Australia’s Leading Supplier of Bathroom and Plumbing Products Reece (ASX:REH) Completes its $1.9 Billion Acquisition
https://www.finnewsnetwork.com.au/archives/finance_news_network169977.html

Hard Road Foretold for Fletcher’s Australian Plans
https://www.odt.co.nz/business/hard-road-foretold-fletcher%E2%80%99s-aust-plans

South Africa’s Plastic Piping Industry Body Insists on High Manufacturing Standards for Plastic Pipes
https://www.miningreview.com/sappma-insists-manufacturing-standards-plastic-pipes/

Vinidex Seeking Manufacturing Manager (Vinidex)
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/manufacturing-manager-%28vinidex%29-at-mpau-engineering-746783989

New Technical Committee Formed for Polypropylene Pipe
https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/02072018/new-technical-committee-for-polypropylene-pipe/

Uponor Announces New PEX Pipe Facility Now Operational
https://www.uponor-usa.com/media-room/press-releases/uponor-announces-hutchinson-facility-now-operational.aspx

Melbourne Tour of PEX Pipe Manufacturing Facility
https://www.plastics.org.au/single-post/2018/06/02/Tour-at-Reliance-World-Corporation-and-Seminar-at-Autodesk

Pipe Failure Modelling in Water Distribution Networks
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15732479.2018.1443145

Electrofusion Jointing Of PE Pipe And Fittings For Pressure Applications (Updated June 2018)
https://www.pipa.com.au/sites/default/files/document/attachment/pop001_2018_june.pdf

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • The Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory is 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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July 2018 Vol. 1

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70 years of AGRU HDPE Pipes & Fittings: a Success Story
https://www.agru.at/en/news/latest-news/article/70-years-of-agru-hdpe-pipes-fittings-a-success-story/

Castle Hill ASX List Company Supplying PE Welded Pipe Systems
https://www.intelligentinvestor.com.au/company/Environmental-Group-Limited-The-EGL-249659

PIPA Updates SUPPLEMENTARY LIST – MATERIALS SPECIFIC TO ELECTROFUSION AND MOULDED FITTINGS ISSUE 1.8 Ref: POP004A
https://www.pipa.com.au/sites/default/files/document/attachment/pop004a-2018_june.pdf

Solutions for Leakage Detection in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Tailings pipes. 25 Jul 2018, Queensland Mining Expo
http://www.queenslandminingexpo.com.au/en/Sessions/62454/Solutions-for-leakage-detection-in-High-Density-Polyethylene-HDPE-Tailings-pipes

Iplex Seeking Operations Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36543610

Vinidex Seeking Manufacturing Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36553020

Vinidex Attending StormWater 2018 Sydney 8th – 12th October 2018
https://www.stormwater.asn.au/

Advances In HDPE Technology For Large Diameter PE100 Pipe Applications [PDF]
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/docs/5555/165181

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • The Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory is 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/

New Method of Electrofusion of Pipes and Couplings (Patent)  (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10005233.pdf

Wavin Patents New HDPE Pipe with PET Outer Sheath to Prevent Ingress of Hydrocarbon Contamination (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2018099985A1.pdf

McElroy Patent New Pipe Socket Fusion Jig  (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2879839B1.pdf

Plasson Patents New Electrofusion Couling Member and Process  (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2902172B1.pdf

Proper Integration of Copper Tubing and Components with PP-R Piping Materials for Plumbing Applications (2018)  (New)
http://www.aquatherm.com.au/images/pdf/TN-57%20Integration%20Copper%20PP-R%202018.pdf

Tour Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) factory in Croydon to see Pipe & Fitting Production
https://www.plastics.org.au/single-post/2018/06/02/Tour-at-Reliance-World-Corporation-and-Seminar-at-Autodesk

Uniprep 3 Pipe Scraping Tool for HDPE Pipe sizes 90-250mm
http://fusionqld.com.au/product/uniprep-3-pipe-scraping-tool-for-pipe-sizes-90-250mm/

Agru Pipe Expo
https://portal.lup.com.au/Exhibitors/d26af55e-372b-41f8-9e90-17a0e274396e/Detail?embeded=True

Seeking Pipe & Fittings QA Administrator
https://www.randstad.com.au/jobs/qa-administrator_st-marys_15464305/

Want More Poly Pipe News? See Our Dedicated Website at:
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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

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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June 2018 Vol. 4

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Fletcher Building CEO sees weaker Australian residential in 2019 and 2020
https://www.afr.com/business/construction/fletcher-building-ceo-sees-weaker-australian-residential-in-2019-and-2020-20180620-h11mrn

Fletcher and Iplex Strategy Presentation (Declassified)
https://hotcopper.com.au/documentdownload?id=uOMxKKzFkiWRTLKhOROFChOYVUQL6gm9wX%2BAouIXz%2Ft0

Fletcher New Org Chart
https://fletcherbuilding.com/assets/5-news/pdfs/appendix-one-fletcher-building-organisational-structure.pdf

Iplex NZ Seeking Production Operator
https://www.recruit.net/job/production-operator_christchurch-can_jobs/0A89DC18F99DD851

Townsville City Council awards tender to supply pipe for Stage 1 of the Townsville City Council’s Haughton Pipeline Duplication project
http://mescanews.com/townsville-city-council-awards-tender-to-supply-pipe-for-stage-1-of-the-townsville-city-councils-haughton-pipeline-duplication-project/

Webinar Attendee List for CSG Code of Practice for CSG Pipelines (Declassified)
http://www.apga.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/June-Webinar-Attendee-list-07.06.18.pdf

Qenos HDPE Pipe Grade Selector
https://alkadyne.com.au/grade-selector/

Major Gas Pipeline Set to Bring Hundreds of Jobs to the Downs
https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/200-jobs-in-pipeline/3445145/

Millions of dollars worth of Ostwald Bros. equipment was sold off last month as Company Liquidated
https://www.bigrigs.com.au/news/contractors-unlikely-to-see-any-dollars-from-court/3384895/

Pipeline worth $450m proposed to support controversial Narrabri Gas Project in NSW
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-31/pipeline-proposed-for-narrabri-gas-project/8404188

Reece Group to Acquire NZ Plumbing Business (ASX Announcement)
https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180612/pdf/43vpsqnhxf7sxy.pdf

How Plumbing Pipe Material Choices Impact the Trade (Opinion)
https://www.plumbermag.com/blog/2017/10/how_plumbing_material_choices_impact_the_trade_sc_01iqe

If Your Home Has Kitec PEX Pipes, You’re at Risk of Water Leaks (Opinion)
http://blog.waterheroinc.com/kitec-plumbing-risks

Plastic Pipe Institute Publishes Technical Bulletin on Differences Between Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) and Polybutylene (PB) Piping Systems for Potable Water Plumbing Applications
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/tn-31_difference_between_pex_and_pb.pdf

The Danger Lurking Behind Your Walls – Polybutylene Pipes (Opinion)
https://blackdiamondexpert.com/the-danger-lurking-behind-your-walls-polybutylene-pipes/

Master Plumbers Warning on Lack of WaterMark Certification
“There is nothing to stop consumers purchasing products that are not WaterMark certified, to prevent retailers stocking them, or wholesalers and builders from directly importing them”
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/dud-plumbing-parts-leave-toxic-traces-in-wa-households-ng-b88776667z

PPIG executive director Stuart Henry : “Developers are buying cheap product by the container load for installation in their projects without there being any checks or balances in terms of compliance with WaterMark.”
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/dud-plumbing-parts-leave-toxic-traces-in-wa-households-ng-b88776667z

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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