April 2018 Vol. 1

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Queensland Government Publishes Health and Safety Concerns Relating to PE Pipes (Breaking News)
http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/blog/industry-today/health-safety-concerns-relating-pe-pipes-or-%E2%80%98blue-line-poly%E2%80%99

WaterCorp (WA) Responds to the Increasing Trend of PE100 HDPE Pipe Failures (Breaking News)
http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/bfc1e1_b08e1e5fb6494d5b9083c346767bdea4.pdf

MPC Group Seeking Quality Inspectors for HDPE Pipe Welding Projects
http://careers.mpcgroup.com.au/cw/en/job/493632/quality-inspector

Viadux Announces Price Increases for HDPE Electrofusion Fittings
https://www.viadux.com.au/about-us/market-news-and-notifications/price-notice-may-2018

Fast Fusion MFT20’s for Sale – Second Hand Low Hour and Unused Machines Now Available
http://highcountryfusion.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MFT2027s-expression-of-interest.pdf

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

Australian Poly Pipeline Pioneer – Roger Woodman (Bio) – now retired in Toowoomba, Queensland
http://psssa.com.au/flashback-friday-roger-woodman/

How to Avoid HDPE Welded Joints Leaking with Minimum Effort!
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/how-to-avoid-hdpe-joints-leaking-with-minimum-effort/

QGC Publishes HDPE Gathering Pipelines Factsheet [PDF]
http://www.shell.com.au/about-us/projects-and-locations/qgc/community/_jcr_content/par/expandablelist_a3cc/expandablesection_f7.stream/
1520400896243/c3f915395c17036180f9ee296f56ce0447ef7f5f5947ae337fa83e67db699216/constructing-wells-and-gathering-factsheet.pdf

Use of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Pipelines in Mining [Special Feature]
https://www.fgscomposites.com.au/pdfs/grp.pdf

Australian Leaders in Installation of Pipelines up to 500mm HDPE Under National Highways
http://www.htd.com.au/projects/

LEARN HOW TO BUTT WELD AND ELECTROFUSION WELD POLY PIPE IN 2 DAYS! (Special for PPN Readers)
http://www.down2earth.com.au/courses/pmbweld301-butt-welding-polyethylene-plastic-pipelines-and-pmbweld302-electrofusion-weld-polyethylene-pipelines

Mechanical response of buried polyethylene pipelines under excavation load during pavement construction
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S135063071730969X

New Electrofusion Coupler Instructions Published
http://www.fdot.gov/structures/CADD/standards/ApprovedPTDrawings/L1%20EF%20Coupler%20Instructions.pdf

Iplex Pipelines publish plastics pipe Environmental Product Declarations
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/iplex-pipelines-publish-plastics-pipe-environmental-product-declarations/

AKATHERM HDPE Chosen for Brisbane Casino Towers Project
http://www.vinidex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Case-Study_Akatherm_RVASS-chosen-for-Brisbane-Casino-Towers.pdf

Vinidex StormPRO Choosen for Dairy Farm Drainage
http://www.vinidex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Case-Study_StormPRO_Dairy-Farm-Drainage.pdf

Vinidex Seeking Shift Supervisor for Pipe Manufactuer
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/shift-supervisor-at-michael-page-604093576

Pipemakers Australia Seeking Production Team Leader for Pipe Extrusion
https://www.seek.com.au/job/35704114

Enviropipes (WA) Seeking HDPE Pipe Sales Representative
https://www.seek.com.au/job/35825408

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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