June 2019 Vol. 4

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New Report – Corrosion of Upstream Metal Plumbing Components Impact Downstream PEX Pipe Surface Deposits and Degradation  
https://www.x-mol.com/paper/5764281

90 km of 400mm diameter HDPE Piping Required for Above Ground Pipeline Network for Carrapateena Northern Wellfield Project
https://www.gres.com.au/projects/details/carrapateena-northern-wellfield-project.aspx

Significant Cost and Construction Benefits Would Accrue in Using Polyethylene Pipe for Broken Hill Pipeline Project (Declassified)
https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/files/sharedassets/website/shared-files/pricing-reviews-water-services-rural-water-prices-for-waternsw-murray-river-to-broken-hill-pipeline-services-from-1-july-2019/submissions-prices-for-waternsw-murray-river-to-broken-hill-pipeline-services-from-1-july-2019/waternsw-broken-hill-pipeline-pricing-proposal-june-2018.pdf

Australian Lab Recognised as Leaders in Poly Pipe Weld Testing and Failure Analysis
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

McElroy Celebrates 50 Years in Fusion
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2019/07/09/mcelroy-celebrates-50-years-in-fusion/

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/

New Patent on Fusible Pipe Fittings
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20190137024.pdf

Vinidex StormPRO™ Housing Estate Drainage Project, VIC (Case Study)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2HHk9sC9y4

First Installation of a PE100 HSCR Pipe by HDD in Yeppoon QLD (Upcoming Qenos Presentation)
https://www.nodigdownunder.com/conference-program

NEW OFFERING: ‘Systematic Approach for Investigating Failures in Plastic Piping’
http://www.excelplas.com/

Wanted – Scrap PVC PVC-U PVC-M PVC-C Pipes
https://www.plastixanz.com.au/page.asp?PageID={78B25A93-E7EB-4024-9214-7E19174C5E68}&Classified=Wanted+-+Scrap+PVC+PVC-U+PVC-M+PVC-C

Why the Reliance Worldwide (RWC) Share Price Has Fallen 26% Since May
https://www.fool.com.au/2019/06/28/why-the-reliance-worldwide-share-price-has-fallen-26-since-may/

Creation of European Standard for PVC-O Pipes
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/PLASTIC_PIPES_t242855/

First European Standard, EN 17176, for PVC-O Pressure Pipes and Fittings Has Been Published
https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/molecor/first-european-standard-en-17176-pvc-o-pressure-pipes-and-fittings-has-been-published

Study on the Plastic deformation Absorption Characteristics of Aluminum-Polyethylene Composite Structure Sprinkler Pipe
http://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/JAKO201912261947334.page

Origin Energy Seeking Pipeline Integrity Engineer with Working knowledge of the APGA Code of Practice for Upstream Polyethylene Gathering Networks
https://www.seek.com.au/job/39436987

Recycled Plastics Pipes a Big Focus of Ozpipe XIX Conference (Sydney Australia November 7th and 8th 2019)
From the USA, three Ozpipe XIX presenters, Dr Michael Plumier, Mr Daniel Currence and Mr John Kurdziel, will examine the performance requirements of recycled plastics for use in highway culvert and storm drainage pipe applications, its environmental impact and engineering implications. 
Meanwhile, Ozpipe XIX presenter, Dr Andreas Frank of the Polymer Competence Centre in Leoben Austria, will address the issues surrounding the inclusion of recycled material in polyethylene pressure pipes.
From closer to home, Australian Vinyls’ Technical Manager, Nigel Jones, will present a paper detailing the environmental and social benefits of including recycled PVC in sandwich construction drainage pipe.
“A significant portion of the Ozpipe XIX program is dedicated to plastic recycling and the circular economy. This is undoubtedly a reflection of the importance of environmental issues to pipe asset owners, manufacturers and government policy makers,” Mr Connolly CEO of PIPA said.
https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2019/07/15/examining-the-use-of-recycled-plastics-in-infrastructure-pipe/

New Tests Confirm 100-year Expected Lifetime for PVC and PE Pipes
https://www.eppm.com/materials/tests-confirm-100-year-expected-lfetime-pvc-pe-pipes/

Prediction of Mechanical Properties for Curved Dumbbell Shaped Specimen at Different Orientation Angles of Ring Hoop Tension Test (New Research)
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adem.201900191

Calculation of Pressure Loss and Critical Velocity for Slurry Flows in Vertical HDPE Pipes (New Research)
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2019/35/e3sconf_rmget18_00083.pdf


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
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June 2019 Vol. 3

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HDPE Pipe Manufacturer Tubi Shares Surge on ASX Listing
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/kPTmtQQMcJnGMGp

Australian Plumbing Firm Liquidated Due to Non-Compliant Hospital Pipe Work
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/393835/plumbing-firm-liquidated-health-ministry-defends-hospital-pipe-work

PIPE Maker Iplex has Restarted Manufacturing Polyethylene Pipe in Townsville Vying to be a Client for Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine
– https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville/iplex-reopens-townsville-pipe-plant-adani-one-of-first-customers/news-story/43c17d4d3523d1606f1a110a74218f95
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/z8qP76ibmcprc13

IPLEX Parent Fletcher Building Sees no Australia Housing Rebound for Two Years
– https://www.afr.com/real-estate/residential/fletcher-building-sees-no-australia-housing-rebound-for-two-years-20190625-p52166
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/RZVKIZOXYq9O1pP

Iplex Marks Official Opening at Bohle, Townsville
https://www.i-q.net.au/main/iplex-marks-official-opening-at-bohle-townsville

iPIPE SERVICES TRADING UNDER VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION
https://ipipe.com.au/ipipe-services-committed-to-trading-under-voluntary-administration/
Media Release [PDF]: https://ipipe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190412-iPipe-Trading-under-Administration-1.pdf

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/

Plans to Lay 160 kilometers of Polyethylene Pipes
https://en.trend.az/business/economy/3085674.html

NATA Laboratory Endorsed for Testing HDPE Butt Welds and EF Welds
http://www.excelplas.com/

Understanding and Modelling the Diffusion Process of Low Molecular Weight Substances in Polyethylene Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135419302854

Identifying Formulations of Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Pipe by Infrared Spectroscopy
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/polb.24837

Pressure Losses for Different Connections of PP-R and PEX/Al/PEX Installation Pipes
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/abs/2019/26/e3sconf_eko-dok2019_00045/e3sconf_eko-dok2019_00045.html

ePipe Awarded Patent to Prevent Failing Polymer Pipes from Damage
https://www.trenchlessinternational.com/2019/06/19/restoration-specialist-secures-patent/

Large diameter HDPE Pipes Delivered in Long Lengths from Pipelife Stathelle
https://www.pipelife.no/no-en/pe-pipes-in-long-lengths-and-large-diameters-llld.php

Plastic Products for Pipeline Rehabilitation
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/no3iEMEonsNScUd
Full Magazine: http://eastafricanminingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/East-African-Mining-News-April-June-2019-eVersion.pdf


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
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June 2019 Vol. 2

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Iplex Reopens Townsville HDPE Pipe Plant, Adani one of first customers (Breaking News)
Townsville Bulletin
PIPE maker Iplex has restarted manufacturing polyethylene pipe in Townsville, creating 14 jobs, with one of its first clients being Adani’s Carmichael mine
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/z8qP76ibmcprc13

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/

Ozpipe XIX to Boost Knowledge of Plastic Pipes Systems
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/ozpipe-xix-to-boost-knowledge-of-plastic-pipes-systems/

ALERT – Contaminants Migrating from Crossed-linked Polyethylene Pipes and their Effect on Drinking Water Odour (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135419305068

PPCA makes Ozpipe XIX Press Release
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PPCA-Ozpipe-Press-Release.pdf

ALERT – Chlorinated Water Induced Aging of Pipe Grade Polypropylene Random Copolymers (PP-R) (New Research)
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/11/6/996

ALERT – Influence of Residual Chlorine and Pressure on Degradation of Polybutylene (PB) Pipe (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391019302150

NATA Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory (ExcelPlas) Leads the Way with Pressure Testing of Plumbing Pipes and Fittings
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

Modelling Natural Air Cooling of HDPE Butt Welds (New Research)
http://dl.astfe.org/conferences/tfec2019,2c0d0caa03604a42,2975c5ed0cd3eb93.html

Performance of Steel-Reinforced High-Density Polyethylene (SR-HDPE) Pipes in Soil During Installation (New Research)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11440-019-00822-w

Experimental study of Crack Behaviour in Pressurized High-density Polyethylene Water Pipes (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215016119300974

New Patent – Trelleborg Patent New Electrofusion Coupler for Polymer Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190128458A1/en

New Method for Calculating Transient Hydraulic Pressures in HDPE Pipes (New Research)
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/240/5/052020/pdf

New Method for 3D Remote Monitoring of HDPE Pipe Integrity
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8740215

Measurement of Welding Residual Stress in HDPE Pipes (New Research)
http://pressurevesseltech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=2730900

Re-rounding of Deflected HDPE Pipes (New Research)
https://etd.ohiolink.edu/pg_10?0::NO:10:P10_ACCESSION_NUM:ohiou1555005546013105

Review of Flowtite™ GRP Pipe Technology
Lighter, and as strong as steel, but much more durable, glass-fibre reinforced (GRP) pipes can extend up to 4 m in diameter for applications that include major desalination projects and standard high-pressure bulk water supply. So, Flowtite™ GRP is far from fragile. The end benefit: over 150 years of virtually zero maintenance
https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-155f389129

Effect of Soil pH on GRP Pipes (New Research)
http://dx.doi.org/10.30638/eemj.2018.187

Colour-Coded Polyethylene Pipes in QLD
https://www.acu-tech.com.au/news/can-i-get-polyethylene-pipes-in-different-colours-in-queensland/

AUSTRALIA’S LEADING POLY WELDING AND PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
http://rivpoly.com.au/


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/

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June 2019 Vol. 1

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To Enable roll-out of hydrogen, UK’s Iron Mains Gas Networks will have to be Replaced with Hydrogen-safe Polyethylene Pipes by 2030
https://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2019/06/uk-engineers-outline-transition-path-to-hydrogen.html

Rotary Friction Welding versus Fusion Butt Welding of Plastic Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351978919305669

Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection on PE Pipe Heat Fusion & Electro-Fusion Joints
http://twn-technology.com/Download/SIUI/
SIUI%20Phased%20Array%20Ultrasonic%20Inspection%20on%20PE%20Pipe%20Heat%20Fusion%20&%20Electro-Fusion%20Joints.pdf

Thermography of Thermal Pulsing in Electrofusion Joints of Gas Pipelines
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1350449518305279

PIPELINES 2019 CONFERENCE Starts July 21
https://www.pipelinesconference.org/sites/pipelinesconference.org/2019/files/inline-files/pipelines-2019-preliminary-program_0.pdf

Influence Of Polyolefin Cross-contamination On The Slow Crack Growth Resistance Of Polyethylene Pipe Grade 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…../Influence-of-polyolefin-cross-contamination-on-the-slow-crack-growth-resistance-of-polyethylene-pipe-grade.pdf

Chlorinated Water Induced Aging of Polypropylene Random Copolymers (PP-R) Pipes
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/11/6/996/htm

ExcelPlas Labs for Plastic Pipe Failure Analysis and Plastic Pipe Condition Assessment
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/7jAPMkOKhuzhWPL


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/

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May 2019 Vol. 2

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Breaking News – China is Next Major Market for PE100 Pipe Compounds as China’s Water Standards Committee revises the PE water pipe standards
http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302763833

Borouge Announces Future Growth Plans in PE100
Borouge has announced that it will significantly increase production of pre-compounded black polyethylene for pressure pipe applications
https://www.transportandlogisticsme.com/global-news/2019/05/21/borouge-announces-future-growth-plans

Borouge Announces Future HDPE Pipe Resin Growth plans at Chinaplas 2019
The company’s decision to expand capacity of HDPE black product follows soon after China’s Water Standards Committee revised the PE water pipe standards
http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302763833

PIPA Updates POP004 ‘POLYETHYLENE PIPE AND FITTINGS COMPOUNDS’
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/POP004.pdf

PIPA Updates ‘POP004A SUPPLEMENTARY LIST – MATERIALS SPECIFIC TO ELECTROFUSION AND MOULDED FITTINGS’
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/POP004A.pdf

C2H Piping Services is looking for an experienced plastic fabricator to join the Mackay team ASAP
Email JordanHall@c2hps.com.au or visit http://www.c2hps.com.au/

Upcoming Talk – ‘Best Practice in Butt Fusion of Large Diameter HDPE’
Sergio Arellano, International Sales Manager (Asia Pacific), McElroy Manufacturing Inc. and Jeroen Wassenaar, Market Segment Manager, Qenos
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/APGA/Program.html

The Economic Edge of HDPE Pipes in Water Systems – AGRU USA
https://agruamerica.com/large-diameter-plastic-pipe/

Failed Fusion Welds in HDPE Piping
https://www.victaulic.com/blog/hdpe-couplings-rescue-a-landfills-failed-fusion-welds/

Failure Analysis of HDPE Ring Hoop Tension Test (RHTT) Specimens under Different Loading Conditions
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/
326533986_Failure_Analysis_of_Ring_Hoop_Tension_Test_RHTT_Specimen_under_Different_Loading_Conditions

Failure Analysis on Pressure Leakage of FRP Pipe
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12221-019-8617-5

Fusible PVC Pipes Replaces Ageing Water Pipeline by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
https://www.trenchlessinternational.com/2019/04/24/hdd-replaces-ageing-water-pipeline/

Expanding Capabilities for HDPE Pipe – Feature Article
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/expanding-capabilities-for-hdpe-pipe/

An Investigation into Property Variances Between Outer and Inner HDPE Pipe Layers [PDF]
http://mechanika.ktu.lt/index.php/Mech/article/view/22115/9922

PIPE FUSION ICON MCELROY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS (Congratulations)
https://compactequip.com/business/pipe-fusion-icon-mcelroy-celebrates-50-years-enjoy-some-historic-photos/

Australia 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 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

FHS Offering Deals on Plasson Poly Code Electrofusion Pipe Welder
http://www.fhs.com.au/-Equipment-/Electrofusion-Welding/Electrofusion-Welders/Plasson-Poly-Code-Electrofusion-Control-Box

Lifespan of HDPE and PVC Pipes (Info Graphic)
https://www.trenchlesspedia.com/infographic-the-lifespan-of-steel-clay-hdpe-and-pvc-pipes/2/4135


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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