August 2017 Vol. 3

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Poly Pipe News Australia (PPN) is Australia’s Most Current and Comprehensive Source of News on Poly Pipes

‘Next-Gen’ Butt-welding Machine Keeps Mine Start-up on Track (Feature)

Asia Pacific Piping Systems Specialist Installation Services
APPS offer extensive subcontracting pipe systems installation and supporting services to mining, CSG and water industries

Germans’ Release Next Generation Butt Welding Machines for Large HDPE Pipe Welding

High Country Fusion Pty Ltd (McElroy Distributor) Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service

PolyPipe Australia is Seeking an Experienced Production Manager for Newcastle Based Plant (Jobs)

How To Make HDPE Fittings By RIYANG Fitting Fabrication Machine TPWFA1200 CNC (Video)

Court Case over Catastrophic Failure New 1,000 mm Diameter Polyethylene Pipeline (Legal)

NZ Polyethylene Pipe Systems Judgement Published (Legal)

NATA Approved Poly Pipe Testing Laboratory (Weld Testing, Quality Conformance Testing and more)
ExcelPlas is Australia’s leading provider of Polymer Pipe Testing, Plastics Analysis and Expert Consulting Services

Christchurch Council Seeking Authorized HDPE Pipe Welders

BPF Pipes Group has produced a best practice guide for joining polyethylene pipes for underground freshwater and wastewater applications

HDPE PIPE Tug-Test 3 ton Forklifts Trying to pull apart a Butt Fused Pipe of 110mm PN10 (Video)

Recycling of HDPE Pipes from Mining Set Up in Western Australia

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

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100

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.
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