August 2018 Vol. 1

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JKC Darwin Completes Sale of Largest Used Poly Pipe Welders in Australia
http://www.graysonline.com/sale/8009915/manufacturing/jkc-australia-poly-pipe-welders?spr=true

Iplex Pipelines Hiring Account Manager for Melbourne Role
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/account-manager-at-fletcher-building-australia-791968369

New SIMONA® HDPE Pipes for Trenchless Pipeline Construction
http://www.simona-es.com/aplicaciones/infrastruktur/rohrsanierung/druckleitungen/

Acu-Tech Piping Systems becomes Australian Distributor of Hurner Electrofusion Welding Equipment
http://huerner.com.au/

Download the New Fusion Product Guide (Free)
https://fusionaus.com/product-guide/

See the New Advisory Committee for the PE100 Pipe Association
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/pe100/commitee/r1019.html

Vinidex Poly Pipe Welding Course Dates Announced
https://outsourceinstitute.com.au/vinidex-polywelding-electrofusion-welding-course/course-dates/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • The Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory is 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.
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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 john@excelplas.com

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