BGC Warns Bursting Iplex Pipes Nightmare is Getting Worse

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * BGC * Borealis * CPVC * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * Georg Fischer Piping * KRAH * Iplex * Marley Pipe * PE100 * PE100-RC * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * PPI * Polybutylene Pipe Failure * Polymer Pipe Failures * REHAU * SIGNET * StormPRO * Uponor * Vinidex

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

Builder BGC Warns Bursting Pipes from Iplex Piping Nightmare is Getting Worse in Perth Homes

Perth Leaky Water PB Pipe Update: 110 Homes a Month Suffer Failures – Builder BGC

Fletcher Building Attacks ‘Crude’ WA Builder BGC in Fallout Over Bursting Iplex Pipes

Fletcher Building v Perth builder BGC on Leaky Pipe Problem; ‘Negotiations Continuing’

Massive Fire Breaks Out at Signet Plastic Pipe Factory

Signet Pipe Company Fire in Pithampur’s Sector

INDUSTRY NEWS

Special Feature – The Concept of the Integrated Krah Electro-fusion Joint for HDPE Pipes

Inside Look into Marley’s Plastic Pipe Manufacturing [PDF]

REHAU and Equipco Expand Distribution Partnership

Vinidex Shines with StormPRO Pipes

HDPE Pipes Filled with Glycol Solution Key to New Geothermal Project

Opinion: Yearly average Europe R-HDPE Spreads Suggest Squeezed Margins for Pipe-Grade Producers

Borealis Has a New CEO and He Has a PhD in Chemistry

CPVC Pipe’s Track Record Exceeds 60 years, Demonstrating Remarkable Durability to the Common Problems that Challenge Residential Piping Systems

Evaluation of the Technical Condition of Pipes during the Transportation of Hydrogen Mixtures According to the Energy Approach

HDPE PIPES

Underground Positioning Technology for Buried PE Pipes Based on Acoustic Waveguide Resonance

Research on Acoustic Methods for Buried PE Pipeline Detection Based on LSTM Neural Networks

PVC PIPES

New Research on Head Losses in 45o and 90o Elbows of PVC Pipes with Small Diameters 

Experimental Study Employing EMI-based Piezoelectric Diaphragms to Detect Water Leakages in PVC Pipes

GFR PIPES

Stress relaxation of GFRP pipes Under Ring Deflection Conditions

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

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ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state-of-the-art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies, and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.

  • Butt Fusion Weld Testing
  • Weld Testing
  • Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
  • Tear on saddle joints
  • Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
  • Polymer & Plastics Identification
  • Chemical & Thermal Testing
  • Site Audits

http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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

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

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:

  • Lack of scraping
  • Inaccurate scraping
  • Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
  • Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
  • Misalignment of surfaces
  • Time, temperature and pressure deviations
  • Not adhering to cool times

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

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.

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

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Moody’s Downgrade Sends Shockwaves Through Fletcher Building Amidst Iplex Polybutylene Pipe Controversy!

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

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings in Real-Time


NEWSMAKERS:  * AGRU * Aliaxis * ASTM * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * Georg Fischer Piping * Iplex * Marley Pipe * PE100 * PE100-RC * PEX Pipe * PIPA * Plastic Pipe Failures * Plastic Pipe Institute * PPI * Polybutylene Pipe Failure * Polymer Pipe Failures * PP-RCT Pipe * REHAU * Rifeng * Reliance * RWC * SABIC * Uponor * VacuWorx * Vinidex * Water Corporation

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Downgraded by Moody’s as Polybutylene Pipes Saga Drags on in the Background

Aliaxis Gives 200 Staff at Marley Plumbing Pipe Factory Redundancy Warning

Aliaxis Boasts on its Website of Having a Turnover in Excess of 3Billion Euros Yet Pulls Plug on Marley Plumbing and Drainage

INDUSTRY NEWS

AGRU to Extrude World’s Largest HDPE Pipe

Why Foamed Core PVC Pipe is Not Right for Commercial Projects

PIPA Publishes POP106 ‘Verification Guidance for Best Environmental Practice PVC Pipe and Fittings’

REHAU Launches New PP-R Fibre Range for Hybrid Plumbing Solutions

Enhanced Pipe Networks Performance with PP-RCT material from Borealis (Video)

Pipe Comparison Website for SABIC Polyethylene Pipe Resin (NEW)

ASTM International Presents Plastic Piping Award to White Gan Jee of JEE Consulting Services LLC

Ontario Court Clarifies the Duty to Warn of Remote Risks and Frailties of Delayed Testing in Plastic Pipe Product Liability Claims

Water Corporation Publishes Selection Criteria for Pipe, Pipe Fittings and Interconnection with New and Legacy Corporation Pipelines

New York Making Progress Relacing Lead Water Pipes with HDPE

Safe and Versatile Lifting Solutions for Large Bore Plastic Pipes

Portland Water District Joins Lawsuit Against Forever Chemical Manufacturers

NEW PATENTS

RIFENG China Patent New PEX-A Pipe

Reliance (RWC) Patent New Plumbing Fitting with Swivel Adaptor

Aliaxis Patent New Press Fitting for Plastic Plumbing Pipe

SABIC Patent New HDPE Pipe Resin

HDPE PIPES

Filament Manufacturing via External Grooving of an HDPE Pipe Wall: RSM Optimization and Mechanical Tests Validation

PP PIPES

REHAU Launches New PP-R Fibre Range for Hybrid Plumbing Solutions

Enhanced Pipe Networks Performance with PP-RCT material from Borealis (Video)

PVC PIPES

Thermomechanical Analysis of Sandwich Pipes with Graded PVC Core

Centrifuge Model Studies on the Mechanical Behaviour of a Buried PVC Pipe with Voids Surrounding the Bottom and the Effectiveness of EPS as a Countermeasure

Real-Time Diagnosis and Monitoring of Biofilm and Corrosion Layer Formation on PVC Water Pipe Materials Using Non-Invasive Imaging Methods

CIPP

Environmental Impact Assessment of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions during Trenchless Cured-in-Place Pipe Installation

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

PPN the Digital News Platform for Communicating to the Global Plastic Pipe Industry
Send Us Your News!!!  PPN Publishes weekly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

•    Join the thousands of industry leaders who rely on PPN for domestic and international plastic pipe news.
•    Experience https://www.polypipenews.com.au/ weekly to get the industry view on what’s newsworthy today.
•    Discover PPN’s in-depth coverage of new technology and products, marketing, and executive actions.


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state-of-the-art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies, and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.

  • Butt Fusion Weld Testing
  • Weld Testing
  • Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
  • Tear on saddle joints
  • Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
  • Polymer & Plastics Identification
  • Chemical & Thermal Testing
  • Site Audits

http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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

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

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:

  • Lack of scraping
  • Inaccurate scraping
  • Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
  • Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
  • Misalignment of surfaces
  • Time, temperature and pressure deviations
  • Not adhering to cool times

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

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 [email protected]
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2024 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

Court Rules That Attorneys’ Misleading Communication Undermined PEX Pipe Plumbing Settlement

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * CIPP * Cured-in-Place-Pipe * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Georg Fischer Piping * GFP Pipes * PE100 * PE100-RC * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Plastic Pipe Institute * PPI * Polymer Pipe Failures * PP-RCT Pipe * REHAU * Uponor * Vinidex

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

LEGAL NEWS

Court Rules That Attorneys’ Misleading Communication Undermined the Integrity of Class Action PEX Pipe Plumbing Settlement

Failed PEX Pipes in Victoria – THURIN V KRONGOLD CONSTRUCTIONS (AUST) PTY LTD [2024]

INDUSTRY NEWS

Canada’s Alexander First Nation Opens HDPE Pipe Plant

HDPE Pipe to the Rescue to Deal with Summer Main Breaks in San Antonio

GF Piping’s Recently Introduced IR-63 M Infra-Red Plastic Pipe Welder Boosts 20% Shorter Preparation Times, 30% Fewer Installation Steps, and 50% Shorter Cooling Times

Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI) Announces Annual Winners of HDPE Pipe Projects Awards

Brooklyn, New York Geothermal Project Wins Plastics Pipe Institute Award

REHAU Introduces Advanced Plastic Pipe Systems at InstallerSHOW 2024

REHAU To Showcase Role in Future Of Low Carbon Heat Plastic Pipes At InstallerSHOW 2024

Uponor PP-RCT Piping Offers a Lightweight Solution, Promoting Faster Installation and Jobsite Safety

New Video Emerges of HDPE Pipe Stockpile Fire in India

PVC-Fiberglass Composites in Piping Systems

Removal of Poorly Installed Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Liner with the PowerCUTTER 200

Vinidex by Aliaxis Seeking Southern Region Quality Manager

NEW RESEARCH THAT IS TRENDING

Experimental‐based Thermal Prediction Model for Butt Fusion Welding of HDPE Pipes [PDF]

Aging Behaviour of HDPE Pipe Bodies and Butt-Fusion Welded Joints

Microwave Non-destructive Testing of Polymeric Pipes: An Overview of the Major Developments

Arrangement of Non-destructive Tests for Technical Inspection Process of Electrofusion Weld in Gas Polyethylene Pipes

Diffusion of CO2 in HDPE and Subsequent Rapid Gas Decompression Damage for Sustainable Energy Pipeline Materials

High Resolution Imaging of Pressurised HDPE Water Supply Pipes [PDF]

Leakages in Water Distribution Networks: Estimation Methods, Influential Factors, and Mitigation Strategies—A Comprehensive Review

Performance of Shallow Cover Thermoplastic Pipes Subject to Temperature Change and Live Load Cycles

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

PPN the Digital News Platform for Communicating to the Global Plastic Pipe Industry
Send Us Your News!!!  PPN Publishes weekly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

•    Join the thousands of industry leaders who rely on PPN for domestic and international plastic pipe news.
•    Experience https://www.polypipenews.com.au/ weekly to get the industry view on what’s newsworthy today.
•    Discover PPN’s in-depth coverage of new technology and products, marketing, and executive actions.


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state-of-the-art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies, and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.

  • Butt Fusion Weld Testing
  • Weld Testing
  • Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
  • Tear on saddle joints
  • Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
  • Polymer & Plastics Identification
  • Chemical & Thermal Testing
  • Site Audits

http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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

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

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:

  • Lack of scraping
  • Inaccurate scraping
  • Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
  • Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
  • Misalignment of surfaces
  • Time, temperature and pressure deviations
  • Not adhering to cool times

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

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Westlake Corp Announces Investment to Manufacture PVC-O Pipe

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Alwasail * Amiblu * Aquatherm * CPVC * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * FINA * Georg Fischer Piping * Gerald Pinter * GFP Pipes * ISCO * Minimum Required Strength * PE100 * PE100-RC * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Plastic Pipe Institute * Plastic Pipes 2024 * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * PVC-O Pipe * QENOS * TEPPFA * Uponor * Westlake

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

Westlake Corp Announces Investment to Manufacture PVC-O Pipe

Qenos Creditors Tick Off Deal to Hand the Fallen Polyethylene Major to Property Developers

INDUSTRY NEWS

New European Study Proves Plastic Pipe Lifetimes Are in Excess Of 100 Years [PDF]

New META Study Findings Prove Plastic Pipe Lifetimes Are in Excess Of 100 Years [PDF]

Plastic Pipe Institute Publishes Hydrostatic Design and Minimum Required Strength (MRS) Ratings for Plastic Pipes [PDF]

FINA Patents Chorine-Resistant HDPE for Pipe Applications

Largest Diameter HDPE Pressure Pipe in America: Steinaker Canal – VIDEO

Pinpoint Leak Detection on Plastic Pipes Now Possible

New Robot can Insert HDPE Liner into Small Diameter (100 mm) Water Pipes to Rehabilitate Pipes

Deformed Uponor PEX-a Pipe Can Amazingly Return to its Original Chemical Structure When Reheated

Meeting the Codes: Polymer Pipes in Plenums

PVC Resin Price Rises Due to a Surge in Ocean Freight Rates Amid the US-China Trade War

Saudi PE Pipe Manufacturer Wins Major Pipe Supply Contract

LEGAL CASES

Aquatherm Involved in Legal Case Where Truck Driver Transporting Aquatherm Pipes was Crushed to Death
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Amiblu in Legal Fight Over Flowtite™ Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Pipes (“GRP pipes”)

HDPE PIPES

Thermal-Oxidative Ageing and Lifetime Prediction of HDPE Pipes

Comparative Study on the Performance of Butt Fusion-Welding Processes for Nuclear Safety Class Large-Diameter Thick-Walled PE Pipes

Non-Excavation Localization Method for Buried PE Pipes Based on Elastic Wave Reflection Imaging

Structural Safety and Failure Analysis of Buried Jointed HDPE Corrugated Pipelines Subjected to Blast Vibration

Study of the Tensile Strength and Shore Hardness Behaviour of PE100 SDR11 Electrofusion Welded and Artificially Aged Pipes

PVC PIPES

Upcycled PVC Support Layer from Waste PVC Pipe for Thin Film Composite Nanofiltration Membranes

GRP PIPES

Analysis of Load Carrying Performance for Glass Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Pipe Under Different In-Service Conditions

CFRP PIPES

Evaluation of Fatigue Life of Adhesively Bonded CFRP Pipe/Steel Rod Joints

CIPP PIPES

Advanced UV Cured-in-Place Pipe Solutions

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

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Send Us Your News!!!  PPN Publishes weekly.
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•    Join the thousands of industry leaders who rely on PPN for domestic and international plastic pipe news.
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ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state-of-the-art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies, and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.

  • Butt Fusion Weld Testing
  • Weld Testing
  • Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
  • Tear on saddle joints
  • Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
  • Polymer & Plastics Identification
  • Chemical & Thermal Testing
  • Site Audits

http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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

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

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:

  • Lack of scraping
  • Inaccurate scraping
  • Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
  • Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
  • Misalignment of surfaces
  • Time, temperature and pressure deviations
  • Not adhering to cool times

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

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 [email protected]
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2024 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

Plastic Pipe Maker JM Eagle Sues US Law Firm in Racketeering Case

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * ASTM * Borealis * Borouge * ChinaChem * CPVC * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Georg Fischer Piping * GFP Pipes * Hydrogen Transport * INEOS * JM Eagle * LyondellBasell * PE100 * PE100-RC * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Plastic Pipes 2024 * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * QENOS * RWC * Sharkbite™ * Uponor * Wienerberger

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

Plastic Pipe Maker JM Eagle Sues US Law Firm in Racketeering Case

Qenos Failure was Inevitable, Inside the Fall of the Australian Polyethylene Maker

INDUSTRY NEWS

Upcoming Webinar – What Makes Polybutylene Pipe the Ideal Choice for Your Next Project?  (Really!)

Borealis Release High Molecular Weight HDPE with Enhanced Chlorine and UV Resistance Specially Designed for the Manufacturing of Crosslinked PE (PE-X) Pipes

Pressure Testing of PEX Pipes with Various Fittings from Brands like Uponor, Viega, and Sharkbite™ – Sharkbite™ Push Connect Fittings Were the Only Ones to Fail the Test!

How PEX Pipe Performs in the Winter | SharkBite

Georg Fischer Piping Target Plastic Pipes for the Emerging Hydrogen Distribution Market [PDF]

INEOS Patent New Type of PE100 for HDPE Pipes

The Future of Pipeline Condition Assessment

CPVC PIPE FAILURE!!! A TICKING TIME BOMB (VIDEO)

Wienerberger Announces the Successful Acquisition of Dutch HDPE Piping Specialist

NEW RESEARCH ON HDPE PIPES

Improvement of Butt-fusion Welding Procedure and Performance Evaluation Method for Thick-Walled Bimodal Polyethylene Pipes [PDF]

Thermal-Oxidative Ageing and Lifetime Prediction of the High-Density Polyethylene Pipes [PDF]

Effects of Fiber Characteristics on Tensile and Impact Properties of Long Fiber Reinforced HDPE Pipes

Strain-Sensing HDPE Pipes Made with HDPE and Carbon Nanotubes

Study of the Possibility of Butt Friction Stir Welding on Polyethylene Pipes

The Behaviour of a Buried HDPE Pipe Overlain by Geofoam Due to Cyclic Loading

Microscopic Simulation Study on the Penetration of Pure Hydrogen Sulfide Gas in Polyethylene and Polyvinylidene Fluoride Pipes

Tracking Microplastics Contamination in Drinking Water from Source to Household Taps
it suggested that plastic pipes were a key source contributing to MPs contamination in drinking water. Therefore, efforts should be directed towards to develop pipes with low release rates of MPs while also focusing on developing detection methods for smaller particles and accurately assessing associated risks.

Research on the Vibration Response Characteristics of PE Gas Pipeline Aimed for Third-Party Damage Monitoring

PVC PIPES

Evaluation of Precipitated CaCO3 Produced from Locally Available Limestone as a Reinforcement Filler for PVC Pipes

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

PPN the Digital News Platform for Communicating to the Global Plastic Pipe Industry
Send Us Your News!!!  PPN Publishes weekly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

•    Join the thousands of industry leaders who rely on PPN for domestic and international plastic pipe news.
•    Experience https://www.polypipenews.com.au/ weekly to get the industry view on what’s newsworthy today.
•    Discover PPN’s in-depth coverage of new technology and products, marketing, and executive actions.


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state-of-the-art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies, and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.

  • Butt Fusion Weld Testing
  • Weld Testing
  • Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
  • Tear on saddle joints
  • Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
  • Polymer & Plastics Identification
  • Chemical & Thermal Testing
  • Site Audits

http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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

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

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:

  • Lack of scraping
  • Inaccurate scraping
  • Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
  • Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
  • Misalignment of surfaces
  • Time, temperature and pressure deviations
  • Not adhering to cool times

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

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 [email protected]
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2024 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.