November 2019 Vol. 2

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Builder * Geberit * Georg Fischer * Iplex * ISCO * McElroy * PACT * PIPA * Qenos  * Rehau   

Aliaxis Completes Stock Purchase of Major US Pipe Manufacturer (PEX, PE, PVC, and CPVC) and Expands Presence in North America
https://aliaxis.com/aliaxis-completes-stock-purchase-of-silver-line-plastics/

2019 OZPIPE Delegates List as at Tuesday 5 November 2019 (Declassified)
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/ozpipe/OZPIPE_Participantslist.pdf

PACT Groups Cleared of Dumping Charges Brought by Qenos
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ZfFfzlwzlgc8gyh#pdfviewer

Melbourne Luxury Apartment Developers Save Substantially with Geberit HDPE Piping and EF Fittings
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/geberit/melbourne-luxury-apartment-developers-save-substan#

Next Generation Pre-Insulated Piping from GF Improves Cooling Efficiency and Reduces Maintenance & Operation Costs
https://www.gfps.com/country_US/en_US/service_and_support/news/next-generation-pre-insulated-piping-system-improves-cooling-efficiency-and-reduces-maintenance-and-operation-costs.html

City Experiences a $4.5 million Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining Failure (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDUNsfr-D14

ExcelPlas Investigates Catastrophic Pipe & Fitting Failures Around Australia
ExcelPlas can test how thermoplastics pipes behave under load or deformation including creep, stress relaxation, recovery, creep rupture and crack growth
Our polymer pipe team features experts in testing of plastic pipes, polyethylene water pipes, pipe extrusion, oil & gas pipes, failure analysis, plumbing, heat fusion and electrofusion.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ISCO HDPE Piping Case Study – ISCO becomes first in the HDPE industry to fuse a 54-inch 90 degree elbow with the McElroy Talon 2000 machine
https://isco-pipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Gallatin-CCR-Project-Field-Report.pdf

PE-RT and HDPE: The Piping Power Couple For Chilled And Hot Water Lines For New Hospital
https://isco-pipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ISCO_PERT_ChilledHotWater_Tucson_Banner6177.pdf

Iplex Helping to Drought-Proof Broken Hill with HDPE Pipes
https://www.iplex.com.au/news-and-case-studies/fabrication-case-studies/helping-drought-proof-broken-hill/

Experimental Assessment of the State of the Lining Materials used in the Rehabilitation of Sewers in Residential Buildings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214509519303936

Prediction of Failure Pressure for Defective Pipelines Reinforced with Composite System, Accounting for Pipe Extremities
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11668-019-00782-z

REHAU to Exhibit both the RAUTITAN heating and plumbing system and RAUPIANO pipework systems at the upcoming Specifi London building services event
https://www.buildingtalk.com/rehau-to-showcase-rautitan-and-raupiano-at-specifi-london/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

November 2019 Vol. 1

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * APA * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Builder * Hurner * Iplex * ICC * McElroy * PIPA * Plasson  * SA Water * Victaulic   

Fletcher Construction, Fulton Hogan and Watercare Services Limited have signed a $2.4 billion 10-year contract to Upgrade New Zealand’s Water Infrastructure Using HDPE Piping
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2019/10/29/major-water-project-starts-up-in-nz/

Influence of Backfill Compaction on Mechanical Characteristics of High-Density Polyethylene Double-Wall Corrugated Pipelines
http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/2019/3960864.pdf

Fletcher Building Cutting Costs to Stabilise the Business
Fletcher Building, generates a third of its revenues from a portfolio of businesses including Tradelink plumbing and bathroom supplies, Iplex pipes, Rocla concrete and Stramit steel. The recent sharp decline in the Australian residential market saw EBIT fall 50 per cent in 2019.
https://rogermontgomery.com/three-companies-exposed-to-the-housing-slump/

Plastic Pipes XX Conference Amsterdam (21-23 September 2020) Extends Deadline for Abstract Submission to November 15th
https://ppxx.eu/

Plasson’s Plastic-fueled Kibbutz
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-this-plastic-fueled-kibbutz-is-thriving-but-can-it-stay-that-way-1.7966715

SA Water Publishes Authorised Products List for HDPE Pipes, Electrofusion Fittings and PVC Pipes
https://www.sawater.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/68075/TS-0503-Authorised-Products-Water-Systems.pdf

New ISO Standard:  ISO/WD TS 24399  Thermoplastic Pipes for the Conveyance of Fuids — Inspection of Polyethylene Butt fusion Joints using Time of Flight Diffraction Testing
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 138/SC 5 General properties of pipes, fittings and valves of plastic materials and their accessories — Test methods and basic specifications
https://www.iso.org/standard/78716.html

McElroy Manufacturing Showcases New Equipment at Infusion19
https://www.water-technology.net/contractors/pipes/mcelroy-manufacturing/pressreleases/infusion19/

HÜRNER WhiteLine HST 300 Pricon 20 Electrofusion Welding Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNOj1jb6IZU

New Electrofusion System Wins Award
A Bluetooth connection links the engineers’ electrofusion boxes with the ControlPoint mobile app on their smartphones. The welder is able to take photos of their weld and these are compiled with the welding parameter data and sent via the phone’s data connection to ControlPoint
https://www.ukeiawards.com/post/after-the-awards-controlpoint-interview-with-mark-pereira

McCalc Fusion Calculator 4+HDPE/PP Pressure CalculatorMcElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
https://apps.apple.com/ca/developer/mcelroy-manufacturing-inc/id376891711
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/mccalc-fusion-calculator/id376891708

HDPE Couplings Rescue a Landfill’s Failed Fusion Welds
https://www.victaulic.com/blog/hdpe-couplings-rescue-a-landfills-failed-fusion-welds/

Deterioration Assessment Models for Water Pipelines
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320427856_Deterioration_Assessment_Models_for_Water_Pipelines

Influence of Hydrothermal Aging on E-glass and S-Glass Fiber/Epoxy Reinforced Composite Pipes
https://www.jmaterenvironsci.com/Document/vol10/vol10_N9/JMES-2019-10-9-82-Bobba.pdf

Leak-Before-Break Methodology Applied to Different Piping Materials: a Performance Evaluation
https://www.fracturae.com/index.php/fis/article/download/2509/2695

Iplex Upload The Complete Library of PIPA’s Guidelines & Notes
https://www.iplex.com.au/resources-and-tools/pipa-guidelines-and-notes/

Sponsors Announced for Plastic Pipes XX Conference Amsterdam (21-23 September 2020)
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PP20_promo_participants-v082119.pdf

Laboratory Study on Effect of Grout Choice on Culvert Rehabilitation Using Slip Lining
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29PS.1949-1204.0000420

Design Considerations For Underground Hot Water Piping
https://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&aut

Use of Recycled Polypropylene/Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Blends to Manufacture Water Pipes: An Industrial Scale Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956053X19306324

Thermoplastic Composite Pipes: A Reliable Cost-Effective Solution for Pre-salt
https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/OTC-29819-MS

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF TRENCHLESS REPAIR OF PRESSURE PIPES WITH CARBON FRP
https://pipemedic.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Taking-Mystery-Paper-2329.pdf

New Patent on Methods of Joining or Repairing Lined Pipes and Associated Apparatus
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190316721A1/en

Multimodal Polyethylene-Graphene Nanocomposite via Melt Extrusion for Geosynthetic Applications
https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.787789

Influence of Polyolefin Cross-contamination on the Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe Grade
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/331999049-Influence-of-polyolefin-cross-contamination

PE100 Pipe for HDD Accepted for Logan Project
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2019/10/29/hdd-accepted-for-logan-project/

South Africa HDPE Pipe Company Wins Award
BT Industrial: Manufactures High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes and provides an array of complementary services to customers including engineering, project management, quantity surveying, and maintenance solutions. 
https://howebusinessdaily.com/2019/11/03/fin24-com-these-7-companies-have-been-pegged-as-sas-next-heavy-hitters/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

October 2019 Vol. 4

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * APA * ExcelPlas * McElroy * Iplex * ICC * McElroy * PIPA * PPN  * SCG * Uponor   

McElroy Launches the In-Ditch 1600 Large-Diameter Fusion Machine for Tight Spaces
Tulsa, Okla. (October 23, 2019) ? McElroy offers the solution for fusing large-diameter pipe up to 65? OD in challenging, close-quarter working environments with the new In-Ditch 1600. Its creation is in direct response to a customer who needed a machine capable of butt fusing large-diameter tie-in connections in a high-density neighborhood with many turning roadways.
https://www.mcelroy.com/en/fusion/1600inditch.htm

Crack-resistant Polyethylene Pipe is Being used for a Wastewater Project
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/hgIbZT58OJJFUiK#pdfviewer

“This is the first time in Australia that a high-stress, crack-resistant polyethylene pipe is being used for a wastewater project,” Mr Ross said.
https://www.miragenews.com/logan-breaking-new-ground-with-drilling-project/

High Performance Black and Colour Masterbatches for E80, PE100 and PE100-RC Pipe Compounds
https://colloids.com/hdpe-pipe

Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against the Manufacturers of Uponor / Wirsbo “PEX” Plumbing Systems
http://audetlaw.com/investigations/uponor-wirsbo-plumbing-system-lawsuit/

Advances in Detection of Pipe Failures Using Polymer Films
https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/news/2019/alert-system-for-failing-nuclear-plant-pipes-uses-thin-films-and-sound-vibrations/

Sewer Pipe Condition Monitoring and Failure Predictions
https://www.mdpi.com/2412-3811/4/4/64/pdf

ICC qualified in Electrofusion Welding and Butt welding of Poly Pipes
http://ipswichcitycivil.com.au/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

October 2019 Vol. 3

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * APA * ExcelPlas * McElroy * Iplex * ISCO * McElroy * PIPA * PPN * RWC * SCG * Vinidex  

Iplex Pipelines Launches New Website
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIEG-bJZIzM

Vinidex New StormPRO™ Installation Videos
Videos are broken down into sections for installers to easily find the installation stage they require. The videos offer the contractor an easy to follow step by step process to assist with the install. 
https://www.vinidex.com.au/support/polypropylene-pro-pipe-systems-support/

Ductile Saves the Day When HDPE Fails after 5 Years
“Polyolefin materials such as Polyethylene (HDPE) are inherently susceptible to oxidation by chlorine-based water disinfectants*.  This will drastically shorten the lifespan of HDPE causing premature failures and splits. “
https://www.uspipe.com/about-us/news-and-projects/ductile-saves-the-day-when-hdpe-fails-after-5-years

Vitrified Clay Sewer Pipe crushes PVC Pipe in a head to head deflection test at APWA PWX19 (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdYbxw_HCwM

ExcelPlas Investigates Catastrophic Pipe Failures Around Australia
ExcelPlas can model how thermoplastics pipes behave under load or deformation including creep, stress relaxation, recovery, creep rupture and crack growth.
Our polymer pipe team features experts in testing of plastic pipes, polyethylene water pipes, pipe extrusion, oil & gas pipes, failure analysis, plumbing, heat fusion and electrofusion.
http://www.excelplas.com/

SCG™ HDPE H112PC is the First PE112 Black Pipe Compound, a Patented Technology Beyond PE100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrUEwkYnBfM

McElroy Showcases New HDPE Welding Technology
https://www.water-technology.net/contractors/pipes/mcelroy-manufacturing/pressreleases/infusion19/

Two Apartment Complexes were Originally Plumbed with Hazardous Polybutylene Pipe, Now Replaced with SharkBite EvoPEX
https://www.plumbermag.com/how-to-articles/pex-plumbing-sharkbite-residential/a-multifamily-repipe-plumbing-challenge_sc_01cv5

How to Identify Polybutylene Pipes, Lawsuits, & Replacement
https://moderncastle.com/polybutylene-pipes/

Key Benefits of PLATINUMSTRIPE® 1800 PE-RT Piping Systems with 20 Times PE4710 Requirements for Stress Crack Resistance 
https://isco-pipe.com/pe-rt-high-temperature-hdpe/

Compatibility Hazards for CPVC Pipe
https://www.lubrizol.com/CPVC/FBC-System-Compatible-Program/Incompatible-Products

PIPA asks: Are the Environmental and Social Benefits of Plastic Pipe Being Overlooked?
https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2019/10/01/pipa-asks-are-the-environmental-and-social-benefits-of-plastic-pipe-being-overlooked/

Experimental Assessment of the State of the Lining Materials Used in the Rehabilitation of Sewers in Residential Buildings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214509519303936

The Role of Mandrel Rotation Speed on Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Pipes Produced by Rotational Shear
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032386119309218

PIPA members exhibit and present at APGA 2019 Convention
PIPA member exhibitors were Vinidex, Iplex Pipelines and GF Piping Systems whilst technical papers were presented by Qenos’ Dr Jeroen Wassenaar and McElroy Australia’s Mr Sergio Arellano
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/pipa-members-exhibit-and-present-at-apga-2019-convention/

The Right Plumbing Pipe for Healthier Water
http://designbuild.nridigital.com/design_build_review_oct19/the_right_plumbing_system_for_healthier_water

Presentation to Demonstrate the Key Benefits and the Effective Use of PP-R Plastic Piping Systems
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-piping-systems-in-the-building-services-industry-tickets-76912349909

Comparison of Pipes Used in Directional Drilling
https://azbigmedia.com/blogs/comparison-of-pipes-used-in-directional-drilling/

Wear Resistant UHMWPE Pipes to Pump Dredged Spoil, Such as Sand, Sludge, Sediment, etc. 
The UHMWPE pressure pipeline can be installed on land as well as on water. On water, the pipelines can be equipped with float collars.
We have HDPE pressure pipes with dimensions from 100 mm to 250 mm. The dredging hoses are equipped with steel flanges at the end. A slurry pipecan be used for easy connecting and disconnecting of the pipelines. The pontoon is equipped with a Davit crane with winch.
https://www.dredgingservices.com.au/slurry-pipes/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

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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October 2019 Vol. 2

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Failure


NEWSMAKERS: * APGA * ExcelPlas * Huerner * Kiwa * McElroy * Plasson * Polieco * PPN * Vinidex  

Pigment In White Plastic Pipes to Get Cancer Warning (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/JDgFvZnQgDMYgC9

Next Generation Steel Reinforced Structured pipe in HDPE to Enter Australian Market
https://www.polieco.com/en/fognature/tubi_spirobox_con_anima_in_acciaio.htm

Last Day Today for  2019 APGA Convention and Exhibition in Adelaide
https://www.apga.org.au/events/2019-apga-convention-and-exhibition

Myriad of Possible Factors Alleged to Cause Failure of Plumbing Pipes
https://plumbingconnection.com.au/whats-causing-corrosion-in-our-pipes/

PPN Industry Bulletin Celebrates 10,000 Subscribers Worldwide in the Polymer Pipe & Fitting Industry
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

Database Application Software for Secure, Quick, and Professional Digital Electrofusion, Butt-welding Welding Data
https://www.huerner.de/en/product-portfolio/software

Plasson ElectroFusion Installation Instructions (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QMWuMdvDv8

New Proposed ASTM Standard Will Support Water Main Pipe Rehabilitation
https://www.astm.org/cms/drupal-7.51/newsroom/proposed-standard-will-support-water-main-pipe-rehabilitation

Strain Hardening Test on the Limits of Slow Crack Growth Evaluation in High Resistance Polyethylene Resins: Effect of Comonomer Type
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941819309948

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Sustainability Vic Awards Qenos and Deakin $190K Grant for HDPE Pipe recycling using Catalysts
Catalyst Assisted Polyethylene Recycling for High Value Added Applications – Qenos in collaboration with A/Prof Minoo Naebe, with GT Recycling
https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/ifm-newsletter/2019/10/11/sustainability-vic-grant-success/

Experimental Study of Structural Response of Lined-Corrugated HDPE Pipe Subjected to Normal Fault
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29GT.1943-5606.0002189

Robust and Proven Electrofusion Welding Technology Adapted from the Onshore Utilities Gas Industry to Provide a Continuous Polymer Corrosion Barrier
https://energynorthern.com/2019/10/09/swagelining-delivers-world-first-all-polymer-connector-to-trio-of-operators/

Polymer Lining Electrofusion Connectors Employed on Three North Sea Pipeline Projects
https://www.offshore-mag.com/pipelines/article/14068286/polymer-lining-connectors-employed-on-three-north-sea-pipeline-projects

Elbows and T-pieces prefabricated using Electrofusion Jointing to Reduce the Network Installation Time Onsite 
https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2019/10/08/flexenergys-pipe-work-ideal-for-ibroxholm-oval-development

McElroy Celebrates 50 Years of Pipe Fusion
https://press.mcelroy.com/50-years-of-fusion-6/

Kiwa Develops Eco-friendly Accelerated Notch Pipe Test (aNPT)
https://www.kiwa.com/en/media/news/2019/kiwa-develops-eco-friendly-accelerated-notch-pipe-test-aNPT/

Pre-insulated PEX Pipe for Quick and Effective Installation
https://mechanical-hub.com/need-to-meet-energy-codes-go-with-pre-insulated-pex-pipe/

Advanced PE Industrial Piping Systems
https://www.asahi-america.com/images/x-assets/PDF/Catalog_Advanced_PE_24_page_Oct_2019.pdf

Failure Analysis Laboratory for Plastic Pipe & Fittings
From failure prevention to failure diagnosis and root cause identification, we provide comprehensive support for plastic and rubber product and material failure.
The resistance to slow crack growth (SCG) is a critical polyethylene (PE) material property, especially for PE used in pressure pipes. As a result several test methods have been developed over time, both for resin and pipes. ExcelPlas is a world-leading expert in this field and has a well-equipped laboratory and many experts to accurately, reliable and quickly test this property, even for the best-performing grades available such as PE100RC. 
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
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This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬