November 2018 Vol. 3

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ExcelPlas as Australia’s Independent Pipe Testing Organisation Sets up a Plastic Pipe Failure Register
The register will record and track failures in HDPE, PEX, Polypropylene and Polybutylene Pipe Across Australia
If you know of recent failures in plastic pipes please contact info@excelplas.com

Water Corporation Selects PE100 HSCR for Groundwater Replenishment Pipeline (Breaking News)
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/water-corporation-selects-pe100-hscr-for-groundwater-replenishment-pipeline/

Effects of Welding Parameters on the Integrity and Structure of HDPE Pipe Butt Fusion Welds
https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16919

Rehau Publish Brochure for New PEX Pipe for Municipal Piping & Wastewater
https://www.rehau.com/download/870960/municipex-brochure.pdf

Accelerated Aging of Polyethylene Pipe Grades in Aqueous Chlorine Dioxide at Constant Concentration (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391018302994

Press Release – Robust Pipe Fusion with the Powerful Talon 2000
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/robust-pipe-fusion-with-the-powerful-talon-2000-1085639.htm

Testing Laboratory in Hong Kong Accused of Not Performing Proper Third-Party Testing of Plastic Pipes & Fittings
https://www.mill-pro.com.hk/about-us/terms-conditions/hong-kong-limitations-on-reimbursement-for-site-test-failures/

Polypropylene Pipe Liners to Make Pipes Last Longer
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/proving-pipes-can-last-for-longer/

Stress Analysis in Polyethylene Pipes Joined by Electrofusion Sockets (Free Download)
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/11/10/2818/pdf

New Acoustic Pipework Course from REHAU
http://www.buildingtalk.com/new-acoustic-pipework-course-from-rehau/

NATA Lab for HDPE Pipe Weld Testing
ExcelPlas Labs (Australia) can perform weld testing of HDPE pipe, butt welds or electrofusion welds. ExcelPlas, an independent NATA-accredited poly testing company which provides weld testing of HDPE pipe, raw material, and fittings. ExcelPlas Labs equipped with NATA accredited testing facilities specialising in tensile testing of butt welds and peel decohesions for electrofusion welds, as well as a complete range of QA/QC tests.
NATA Accredited Laboratory Tests performed by ExcelPlas Labs include:
• Tensile Testing of butt welded joints to ISO 13953 – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings – Determination of the tensile strength and failure mode.
•  Bend Testing of butt welded joints to BS EN 12814.1 – 2000 – Testing of welded joints – Bend test.
•  Electrofusion joint Peel Decohesion testing to ISO 13954 – Peel decohesion test for electrofusion assemblies.
http://www.excelplas.com

Do you have any Poly Pipe Industry News that you want to Announce Globally to a Targeted Audience in Plastic Pipes?
Contact: marketing@excelplas.com


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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November 2018 Vol. 2

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Chevron Pioneering Technology in PE100 Solves Industry’s Pipeline Challenges 
https://astanatimes.com/2018/11/chevron-pioneering-technology-in-kazakhstan-solves-industrys-pipeline-challenges/

Wavin Publish Handbook on “The Powerful Electrofusion System for PE Pressure Pipelines”
https://norskpumpeservice.no/for_bedriftskunder_1/kollektor/rolwa_sveiseapparat_/content/
text_1301994025016/1301994132381/tengoldenrulesfi5802_wavin_handbook.pdf

Pre-qualification tests on the new Electrofusion Coupler design to satisfy Australian Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Industry
http://ipipe.com.au/portfolio-item/dost-electro-fushion-coupler-pre-qualification/

Assessing Remaining Service Life of HDPE Pipelines (How Long Will My Asset Last?)
ExcelPlas has developed Protocol for Determining the Remaining Service Life of In-Service HDPE Pipelines
The 5 step protocol is based on lab testing to measure the following:
I.  The oxidative induction time (OIT) profiling to assess whether or not oxidation protection is still afforded by the additives.
II.  Measure the carbonyl index (CI) to assess extent of any polymer oxidation that has occurred.
III. Determine the critical CI at which stress cracking (SC) is initiated.
iV. Measure stress cracking resistance (SCR) to determine the time until SC is initiated.
V.  Measure the depth of micro cracking on 180 degree bent coupons by Scanning Electron Microscopy
http://www.excelplas.com/

Arrow Energy Issues Report on CSG in Surat Basin
https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/29625/Toowoomba-and-Surat-Basin-Enterprise-Presentation-11102018.pdf

Large Bore Squeeze-Off of HDPE Pipe (Emergency Valve Change-Out in Surat Basin, Queensland)
http://ipipe.com.au/portfolio-item/matilda-john-valve-change-out/

Friction Loss Calculator in Excel for Pipes, Fittings and Values (Free for PPN Readers)
https://www.kasa.com.au/files/1-Darcy-Friction-Calculator.xls

Information Session – PE Pressure Pipe (Darwin) 14th November 2018
Updates for Northern Australia by Representatives from Vinidex and Power and Water Corporation
https://www.mpasa.com.au/?/m/info-darwin

Pipe Manufacturer Issues Video Warning on Effects of Copper on Polypropylene Pipes
They state the Rate of Oxidation of the PP-R pipes Increases 10,000 times in presence of Copper Piping
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oM_uMZkfUPIJ:www.aquatherm.com/mixed-systems

New Report on PVC Piping – Impacts on Health and Critical Infrastructure (Declassified)
https://www.ceh.org/wp-content/uploads/CEH-Our-Health-PVC-and-Critical-Infrastructure-Report-FINAL.pdf

Failure & Damage to Plastic Pipes and Its Consequences (A Review)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/VYV404N0MvWVLPe

Introducing the Multiple-Angle TOFD Wedge For Non-Destructive Testing HDPE Butt Fusion Welds
https://www.ndt.net/search/docs.php3?id=23490&content=1

AGRU Podcast: Stress Testing the HDPE Pipe Ocean Cleanup System
https://agruamerica.com/the-ocean-cleanup-system-001/

Fragility Assessments of Multi-Story Piping Systems within a Seismically Isolated Low-Rise Building
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/10/3775/pdf

Acu-Tech Piping Seeking Plastic Pipe Fabricator
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/plastic-pipe-fabricator-at-acu-tech-piping-systems-856901260

NATA Lab for HDPE Pipe Weld Testing
ExcelPlas Labs (Australia) can perform weld testing of HDPE pipe, butt welds or electrofusion welds. ExcelPlas an independant NATA-accrediated poly testing company which provides weld testing of HDPE pipe, raw material, and fittings. ExcelPlas Labs equipped with NATA accredited testing facilities specialising in tensile testing of butt welds and peel decohesions for Electrofusion welds, as well as a complete range of QA/QC tests.
NATA Accredited Laboratory Tests performed by ExcelPlas Labs include:
• Tensile Testing of butt welded joints to ISO 13953 – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings – Determination of the tensile strength and failure mode.
•  Bend Testing of butt welded joints to BS EN 12814.1 – 2000 – Testing of welded joints – Bend test.
•  Electrofusion joint Peel Decohesion testing to ISO 13954 – Peel decohesion test for electrofusion assemblies.
http://www.excelplas.com/


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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November 2018 Vol. 1

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Port of Townsville receives first pipe shipment for Haughton Pipeline Duplication
Mayor Jenny Hill, General Manager of Iplex Rocla Australia Nicole Sumich Give Presentation
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/IUlMVCw47SFIrMW/download

iPipe Services Appoints New CEO
http://ipipe.com.au/ipipe-services-appoints-jamie-gabb-as-new-chief-executive-officer/

iPipe Wins Major QGC Pipeline Maintenance Contract
http://ipipe.com.au/ipipe-services-win-contract-with-qgc-to-maintain-their-upstream-network/

NATA Certified Lab for HDPE Pipe Weld Testing Achieves Number One Status in Australia
ExcelPlas Labs (Australia) can perform weld testing of HDPE pipe, butt welds or electrofusion welds. ExcelPlas an independent NATA-accredited poly testing company which provides weld testing of HDPE pipe, raw material, and fittings. ExcelPlas Labs equipped with NATA accredited testing facilities specialising in tensile testing of butt welds and peel decohesions for Electrofusion welds, as well as a complete range of QA/QC tests for HDPE and Poly Pipes.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Vinidex Hiring Product Manager for PVC Pipe & Fittings
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/product-manager-vinidex-pvc-fittings-and-pipe-systems-at-aliaxis-945845913

Vinidex Showcases StormPRO & SewerPRO Pipes in New Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sCRkF-II3o

Iplex and Rocla Hiring Regional Product Manager
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/regional-sales-manager-at-rocla-a-member-of-the-fletcher-building-group-946756136

Murphy Pipe & Civil  Launch MPC Kinetic
https://www.mpckinetic.com/

MPC Kinetic has officially celebrated the final pipelay of Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline Project (W2BH)
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2018/11/01/mpc-celebrates-w2bh-achievements/

Introduction to PE Pipelines and Fittings (Australian Course)
http://www.piped.com.au/choose-a-course/hdpe-pipelines-fittings/introduction-to-hdpe-pipelines-and-fittings/

Introduction to PE Pipelines and Fittings (NZ Course)
http://www.piped.com.au/choose-a-course/hdpe-pipelines-fittings/introduction-to-hdpe-pipelines-and-fittings-5-team-member-special-rate-bris-30-07-15/

AS Standards Updated AS/NZS 4129, Fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications, Standard, Revision, Manufacturing and Processing, PL-006, SA/SNZ
https://www.standards.org.au/getmedia/bc0036eb-7883-4a13-8069-b73a18170b4c/Current_Projects.xlsx.aspx

Corso Pacific Piping – New Australian HDPE Pipe Supplier
http://corsopacific.com.au/product-category/pe-polyethylene-pressure/

Aquatherm Issues Video Warning on Effects of Copper on PP-R Pipes
Rate of Oxidation of PP-R Increases 10,000 times in presence of Copper Piping
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oM_uMZkfUPIJ:www.aquatherm.com/mixed-systems

Surpass Green Pipe (PP-R) Limitations with Flowguard™ CPVC Pipe
https://www.flowguard.com/advantages/ppr-vs-cpvc/

Three Warning Signs that the Pipes in Your Home Need to be Replaced
https://www.click2houston.com/houston-life/three-warning-signs-that-the-pipes-in-your-home-need-to-be-replaced

NATA Lab for HDPE Pipe Weld Testing
ExcelPlas Labs (Australia) can perform weld testing of HDPE pipe, butt welds or electrofusion welds. ExcelPlas an independant NATA-accrediated poly testing company which provides weld testing of HDPE pipe, raw material, and fittings. ExcelPlas Labs equipped with NATA accredited testing facilities specialising in tensile testing of butt welds and peel decohesions for Electrofusion welds, as well as a complete range of QA/QC tests.

NATA Accredited Laboratory Tests performed by ExcelPlas Labs include:

  • Tensile Testing of butt welded joints to ISO 13953 – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings – Determination of the tensile strength and failure mode.
  • Bend Testing of butt welded joints to BS EN 12814.1 – 2000 – Testing of welded joints – Bend test.
  • Electrofusion joint Peel Decohesion testing to ISO 13954 – Peel decohesion test for electrofusion assemblies.

http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/about-us/

Others tests that ExcelPlas Labs perform are:

  • Electrofusion joint Crush Decohesion testing to ISO 13955 – Plastics pipes and fittings – Crushing decohesion test for polyethylene (PE) electrofusion assemblies.
  • Shear and Peel Strength tests on geomembrane HDPE liners to ASTM D6392 – Determining the Integrity of Nonreinforced Geomembrane Seams Produced Using Thermo-Fusion.
  • Oxidation Induction Time (OIT) to 11357-6 – Determination of oxidation induction time.
  • Melt Flow Rate Testing to ISO 1133 Plastics—Determination of the melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and the melt volume-flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics.
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) to ISO 11357-1 – Differential Scanning Calorimetry Part 1 General Principles.
  • Moisture and Volatile Content Analysis to ISO 15512 – Plastics — Determination of water content.

http://www.excelplas.com/


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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October 2018 Vol. 5

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PIPA Issues Industry Guidelines for HIGH STRESS CRACK RESISTANT PE100 (New)
http://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/POP016.pdf

PIPA Issues Industry Guidelines on BUTT FUSION JOINTING OF PE PIPES AND FITTINGS – RECOMMENDED PARAMETERS  (New)
http://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/POP003.pdf

Georg Fischer (GF) Investigation Of The Failure Behaviour Of Polyethylene Electrofusion Sockets  (New)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…/Investigation-of-the-Failure-Behavior-of-Polyethylene-Electrofusion-Sockets.pdf

Fusion Group’s Fusamatic Division Issues New FusionPlast Electrofusion Fittings Product Guide
https://www.fusionplast.com.au/index_htm_files/Electrofusion%20fittings%20catalogue.pdf

Finite Element Analysis to the Effect of Thermo-Mechanical Loads on Stress Distribution in Buried Polyethylene Gas Pipes Jointed by Electrofusion Sockets, Repaired by PE Patches (New)
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/11/10/2818

McElroy Introduces Lightweight, Modular Welders for Large-pipe Fusion in Tight Spaces (New)
October 25, 2018  McElroy introduces new sizes to the Acrobat machine line which feature the revolutionary QuikFit carriage that allows operators to meet the challenges of fusing large-diameter polypropylene pipe in close-quarter working environments.
https://www.mcelroy.com/en/pp/560acrobat.htm

Lifetime Prediction of Natural Gas Polyethylene Pipes with Internal Pressures (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1350630717314917

Accelerated Aging of Polyethylene Pipe Grades in Aqueous Chlorine Dioxide at Constant Concentration (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391018302994

Plastitalia Electrofusion and Spigot Fittings (Hydroflow Distributors (AUS) Pty Ltd) Approved by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/hydroflow-distributors-aus-pty-ltd-plastitalia-electrofusion-and-spigot

MAKO Poly Pty Ltd Range of PE Moulded Butt Fusion Fittings Approved by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/mako-poly-pty-ltd-mako-poly-moulded-butt-fusion-fittings

Electrofusion Welding Training Courses by Polyweld Tech Academy (Nationally Recognised Training)
http://www.polyweldtech.com.au/training/electrofusion-welding/

Clover Pipelines Pty Ltd – SUPERLIT® Filament Wound GRP Jacking Pipes Approved by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/clover-pipelines-pty-ltd-superlit%C2%AE-filament-wound-grp-jacking-pipes-non-pressure

Failure Analysis of GRP Pipes
https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201810.0292/v1/download

Large-Diameter GRP Pipe Case Study
http://www.futurepipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Case-Study-Marmara-Ereglisi-Power-Station-1.pdf

Uponor Patents New Method for Making PEX Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180258255A1/en

Borealis Patents New Polypropylene Pipes with Improved Pressure Resistance
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180273741A1/en

Effects of Welding Parameters on the Integrity and Structure of HDPE Pipe Butt Fusion Welds (New Research)
https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16919

Failure Analysis of an Adhesively Joined GRP Composite Pipe System Under Internal Pressure
https://www.hanser-elibrary.com/doi/abs/10.3139/120.111241?journalCode=mp

ISCO AUSTRALIA provides: • Total HDPE Piping Solutions • Hire of McElroy HDPE Welding Equipment
• Sales of New and Used McElroy HDPE Welding Equipment • Service and Repair of McElroy HDPE Welding
Equipment  • Workshop and Site based HDPE welding training.
http://www.isco-pipe.com/

Adtech FRP Pipelines Pty Ltd • Adtech FRP has supplied and installed many thousands of kilometres of GRE pipe into the Australian
hydrocarbon and upstream industries
http://www.adtechfrp.com/


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/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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October 2018 Vol. 4

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PIPA lists TEPPFA’s “100 Year Service Life of Polypropylene and Polyethylene Gravity Sewer Pipes” technical Report
http://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/technical/technical-information/

PIPA Launches New Website
http://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/new-pipa-website/

PIPA Guideline POP004 Updated October 2018
Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings Compounds Issue 14 has been updated to include to additional materials, namely:
– Borealis PE100 resin grade HE3490-DS-H
– Polypacific Polycomp 6030 UVH 6350 Bright Orange PE100 striping compound
http://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/POP004.pdf

Australian Butt Fusion Training Package Endorsed
Training unit was developed by the IRC with support from subject matter specialists on the Butt Fusion Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
https://www.australianindustrystandards.org.au/gas-training-package-endorsed/

VicRoads Publishes List of Accepted Poly Pipes and Drainage Products
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/-/media/files/technical-documents-new/road-design-notes/road-design-note-0502-accepted-drainage-products-oct-2018.ashx

Going Underground to Investigate Misconceptions about PE Sewer Pipes
https://agruamerica.com/hdpe-pipe-suppliers/

HDPE for Large Diameter Pipe Applications: Water Main Applications
https://agruamerica.com/hdpe-pipe-applications-water-main-applications/

New Intelligent Data Cable will be inside a 286 km long HDPE Pipe
Spark’s ‘pink pipes’ head through Whanganu
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/telecommunications/news/article.cfm?c_id=93&objectid=12143320

Latest Poly Pipe Appraisals from Water Service Association of Australia
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/Publications/Appraisals/Documents/PA0611.pdf

Rodney Industries. A Division of Vinidex. Poly. Mains. HDPE RUBBER RING JOINT (RR) Mainline Fittings to Suit UPVC PRESSURE PIPELINES
http://www.hvi.com.au/images/pdfs/Rodney%20Industries/Rodneys%20Polymains.pdf

All the Latest news and Trend on Poly Pipes
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New Patented Method for Inspecting High Density Polyethylene Pipe Butt Welds
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180284074A1/en

Aging Mechanism Of Polyethylene Pipe Material In Chlorine Dioxide And Hypochlorite Solution [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…/Aging-Mechanism-of-Polyethylene-Pipe-Material-in-Chlorine-Dioxide-and-Hypochlorite-Solution.pdf

Effects of Welding Parameters on the Integrity and Structure of HDPE Pipe Butt Fusion Welds
https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16919

Multilayer Polymer Pipes – Possible Utilization Of Recycled Material [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…/Multilayer-Polymer-Pipes-Possible-Utilization-of-Recycled-Material.pdf

Electrofusion Welder Hire in Australia
https://www.acu-tech.com.au/products/ef-welder-hire/

Butt Fusion Defined by Brian Hauger Consulting
http://www.bryanhaugerconsulting.com/butt-fusion-definition.html

Pipe Company Invests $6.2M in PP Pipe Production
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20181012/NEWS/181019965/nupi-americas-invests-6-2m-in-pp-pipe-production

Design Guidelines for Polyethylene-Lined Steel Piping
http://www.whatispiping.com/roto-lined-piping

Amec Foster Wheeler Hiring Pipeline Engineer for Brisbane
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/pipeline-engineer-at-amec-foster-wheeler-911648184

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  • 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.
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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
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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

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