April 2017 Vol. 3

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PPN – Poly Pipe News from Australia and Around the World

Australia’s Pipeline Specialist – Iplex Pipelines (Feature Article)
http://www.utilitymagazine.com.au/australias-pipeline-specialists/

Revolutionary Fusion Machine Simplifies 54”(1.37 m) HDPE Pipeline Installation
http://www.rainforrent.com/Stories/Ag/Revolutionary-Fusion-Machine-Simplifies-54-HDPE-Pipeline-Installation/

GEM Begins HDPE Large Diameter Pipe Training
http://www.gemindustrial.com.au/hdpe-large-diameter-training/

CRC completes Records Breaking DN1,000 HDPE HDD installation
The 340 m installation of DN1,000 HDPE, including pipe stringing and testing, was completed in 29 days
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2017/04/18/hdd-in-the-tropics/

Large Quantities of GRP and HDPE Pipes Required for Enormous Central Plains Water Irrigation Scheme
https://www.irrigationaustralia.com.au/news/canterbury-irrigation-construction-resumes

Cape Secures Pilbara HDPE Pipeline Projects!
http://cape.com.au/cape-secures-pilbara-pipeline-projects/

ITS Pipetech Showcase New Pressureline Process
http://www.itspipetech.com.au/products/pressureline/

New PIPELINE Tender
Busselton Water is seeking tenders from suitably qualified civil construction companies to be appointed to a panel contract for a period of three (3) years for the provision of pipelaying and maintenance water civil works. The successful contractor’s range of duties will include but not limited to:· Project management through to completion of pipelaying projects.
https://www2.tenderlink.com/tenders/water-sewage/

New Australian Digital Marketplace for Plastic Pipe Welders
https://www.machines4u.com.au/search/Plastic+Welders/

Industry Person Profile –  Predrag Micic
https://au.linkedin.com/in/predrag-micic-5441a924

Pipeline Drillers successfully drilling 908 metres to install a new 900 millimetre HDPE sewerage pipeline
https://www.pdgroup.com.au/unitywatercaloundra

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
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

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