August 2017 Vol. 1

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Poly Pipe News Australia (PPN) 

Australia’s Most Current and Comprehensive Source of News on Poly Pipes

Asia Pacific Piping Systems Specialist Installation Services
APPS offer extensive subcontracting pipe systems installation and supporting services to mining, CSG and water industries
http://www.appiping.com/services.html

Faulty HDPE Pipe Welding Lawsuit Judgement – David Browne Contractors v David Ross Petterson 
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1708/S00200/judgment-david-browne-contractors-v-david-ross-petterson.htm

FH&S appointed Victorian distributor for Fusion Suite of Products
Australia’s most comprehensive range of Industrial Pipe & Fitting Products includes:
* AGRU suite of products
* UPVC, CPVC, PVDF, ABS & PP pipe and fittings from Charlotte and Polypipe
http://www.fhs.com.au/

Major HDPE Pipe Company Seeking Operations Manager – Polyethylene Pipes (HDPE)
https://www.seek.com.au/job/34051036

Breaking News: 750m of 900mm diameter HDPE pipe Ocean Outfall Contract Awarded
http://www.pacificmarinegroup.com.au/ocean-outfall-contract-awarded/

High Country Fusion Pty Ltd (McElroy Distributor) Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service
http://www.highcountryfusion.com.au

Fletcher’s announce a $220m impairment against its Iplex Australia and Tradelink business units
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2017/07/fletcher-ceo-s-leaves-earnings-down-100m.html

Meet the New Executive Team of Viadux
http://www.viadux.com.au/about-us/executive-team

Exact Contracting seeking Polywelders for South Australian Riverland Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/34047690

Civmec Seeking Polywelders for WA Pipe Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/34019388

HDPE Pipe Proposed for Artificial Surf Reef in Tasmania
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-12/artificial-surf-reef-proposed-for-tasmania/8698874

Pipe Testing Laboratory Leads the Way with High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipe Weld 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

Free Calculator to Calculate the pressure or friction loss along a given length of pipeline with a specified inside diameter based on water flow rate
https://www.irrigationbox.com.au/pipeline-pressure-loss-calculator

Learn How To Electrofusion Weld Poly Pipe In 1 Day!
http://www.down2earth.com.au/courses/pmbweld302-electrofusion-weld-polyethylene-pipelines

Agru Australia Announces EF and Butt Fusion Welding Machine Clearance
https://www.vision6.com.au/ch/39146/19cs0/1609897/9e5add6vx.html

Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection of Electrofused Joints Implemented in Polyethylene Gas Piping Systems 
http://www.davidpublisher.org/Public/uploads/Contribute/59433bd2e4e1c.pdf

New Patent for Electrofusion Fitting and Method of Repairing Pipes 
https://www.google.com/patents/US20170122485

Wanted HDPE Pipe Layers for Pacific Islands Project $2.7k per week
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33963276

Comparison of Parent and Butt-Fusion Material Properties of Unimodal High-Density Polyethylene
https://pressurevesseltech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=2626360

Experimental investigation of the effect of residual stresses and interfacial adhesion on rapid crack propagation in bilayered polypropylene/polyethylene (PP/PE100) pipes
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pen.24442/full

The effects of welded joint characteristics on its properties in HDPE thermal fusion welding
http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0217984917501858

Viadux Showcases New HDPE Pipes and Fittings Range
http://www.viadux.com.au/products/hdpe-products

McCosker Contracting Pty Ltd seeking Civil Contractor for pipe laying and pipe welding (poly) works
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/364253122

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

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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