January 2020 Vol. 2

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


NEWSMAKERS: * ASTM * Downer  * Dow * EPA  *Georg Fischer * PPI * Plasson * Vinidex

Georg Fischer Patents Novel Electrofusion Tape
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190366648A1/en

Investigating Peak Stresses in Fitting and Repair Patches of Buried Polyethylene Gas Pipes
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11709-019-0587-6

Overview of Burst, Buckling, Durability and Corrosion Analysis of Lightweight FRP Composite Pipes and their Applicability
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263822319303472
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/neGnSflxAS6ytT4#pdfviewer

Vinidex Pty Ltd Awarded $150,000 for Project on Residual Polyvinyl chloride from construction and demolition and commercial and industrial waste streams which will be collected and processed for use in the production of plastic pipes and fittings – closing the loop on finite resources
https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/business-recycling/circulate-grant

Simulation Study of Fatigue Lifetime in PE100 Pipes
http://www.iieta.org/download/file/fid/23105

PIPE STIFFNESS AND DEFLECTION TESTING OF COILABLE HDPE CONDUIT AS RELATED TO BURIAL DEPTH
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/tr-47-pipe-stiffness-burial-depth.pdf

Investigating Peak Stresses in Fitting and Repair Patches of Buried Polyethylene Gas Pipes
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11709-019-0587-6

Multi-Angle Phased Array Ultrasonic Line-Scan Method for Steel Reinforced Polyethylene Electro-fusion Welded Joint
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/677/2/022049/pdf

US EPA Rule Could Mean More Lead Water Pipe Replacement
https://www.eppm.com/materials/us-epa-rule-could-mean-more-lead-water-pipe-replacement/

Downer Using Innovative HDPE Pipe methods in Tauranga
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2020/01/07/downer-using-innovative-methods-in-tauranga-2/

Dow Produces New HDPE Pipe Resin
https://www.dow.com/en-us/pdp.dow-dgdb-2480-nt-high-density-polyethylene-resin.92909z.html

Are You at Risk of Burst Pipes? Explore the Types of Piping
https://www.watermasterplumbing.com.au/risk-burst-pipes-explore-types-piping-part-2/

PPI Offers HDPE Resources to Deal with Lead
https://www.aspe.org/pipeline/ppi-offers-hdpe-resources-to-deal-with-lead/

Engineer’s Liability: RCP vs. Plastic
https://precast.org/engineers-liability-rcp-vs-plastic/

Mechanical Behavior Analysis of Buried Polyethylene Pipe Under Land Subsidence
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630719310957

Plastics Pipe Institute names David Fink President and Executive Director
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/plastics-pipe-institute-names-david-fink-president-and-executive-director/97091701662167

Plastics Pipe Institute Names New President
https://trenchlesstechnology.com/plastics-pipe-institute-names-new-president/

Measurement of Acoustic Basic Parameters of Polyethylene Pipe
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/677/2/022050/meta

Numerical Modeling of Stress Corrosion Cracking of Polymer Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/am/pii/S0013794416301564

PVC and HDPE NORTH WEST SYDNEY ASSET RELOCATION 
https://mk0ueacomauuboih8ydy.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NORTH-WEST-SYDNEY-ASSET-RELOCATION.pdf

Photos: Inside the Construction of a Once-in-a-Career Pipeline
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/01/13/photos-thompson-pipe-group.html

New Joint Venture Links Egypt with 3 UAE Businesses to Found New Pipe Plant
https://menafn.com/1099544513/New-joint-venture-links-Egypt-with-3-UAE-businesses-to-found-pipe-plant

Egypt Inks Deal with Three UAE Companies to Set Up Pipe Plant
https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Egypt_inks_deal_with_three_UAE_companies_to_set_up_pipe_plant-SNG_164374711/

Australian 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/


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 🔬

January 2020 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * ASTM * Fletcher Builder  * McConnell Dowell * MPC  * PB * PEX * Plasson * SCG 

SCG Chemicals Patents New Multimodal PE Pipe Resin (Breaking News)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190359741A1/en

Measurement of Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe: A Review 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/QmiZ214CkypJtAB#pdfviewer

Water Authority Suffers Extensive Premature HDPE Pipe Failures
https://www.journal-news.com/news/local/water-treating-chemical-causing-early-failure-hamilton-pipes/PaUkfcSrY39NEtv8flENSP/

PEX Piping Blamed for Failures
https://www.contractormag.com/home/article/20874149/pex-blamed-for-failures

Polybutylene Pipe Replacement Program
https://www.johncflood.com/blog/diy-how-to/polybutylene-big-blue-pipe-replacement

New ASTM Standard Published
ASTM F2905– 19 Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Line Pipe For Oil and Gas Producing Applications
https://www.astm.org/Standards/F2905.htm

Modeling and Simulation of PE100 Pipe Response Under Transient Events Caused by Pump Failure
http://yadda.icm.edu.pl/yadda/element/bwmeta1.element.baztech-91a03643-a20e-4bb1-a961-d879c45a6811

Major HDPE Piping Project for Murphy Pipeline Contractors
https://www.trenchlessinternational.com/2019/12/16/major-project-for-murphy-pipeline-contractors/

McConnell Dowell has won a new contract to construct HDPE ocean outfalls in Auckland, New Zealand
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2019/12/17/mcconnell-dowell-awarded-new-auckland-project/

Ductile Iron Pipe Industry Attacks HDPE Pipe
https://www.mcwaneductile.com/blog/hdpe-and-di-pipe-differences-that-matter-a-comparative-narrative/

Investigation of Buried HDPE Pipe Deflection Behavior
https://avesis.yildiz.edu.tr/yayin/6e99203e-8809-4b35-8970-2281bf326123/investigation-of-buried-hdpe-pipe-deflection-behavior

Risk Assessment of an Urban Natural Gas Polyethylene Piping System
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/%28ASCE%29PS.1949-1204.0000440

Enrol Now for 2020 Electrofusion and Poly Butt Welding Courses
https://www.picac.vic.edu.au/event/butt-and-electrofusion-welding

Uncertainty in the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs of HDPE Pipe Alternatives
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344919305087

Management of Thermal Process for Polyethylene Gas Pipes Welding with Built-in Heater
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1392/1/012086/pdf

On the Effect of the Ply Stacking Sequence on the Failure of Composite Pipes Under External Pressure
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0951833919303727

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/
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 🔬

December 2019 Vol. 2

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


NEWSMAKERS: * EXCELPLAS * Fletcher Builder  * Georg Fischer * ISCO  * ISO * PE100+ * Plasson * Qenos * WSAA 

PE100+ Association Celebrates 20 Years of Keeping PE Pressure Pipe at the Top of its Game
https://www.pressreleasefinder.com/PE100-.-_Association/PE100PR005/en/

Fletcher Buildings New Release – Annual Shareholders’ Meeting documents and FY20 guidance
https://fletcherbuilding.com/assets/5-news/pdfs/asm-documents-and-fy20-guidance-20181128.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/

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

Safety Alert: How to Safely Load and Unload HDPE Pipe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pl1ylK-Bxw

New ISO Standard Published – Inspection of Polyethylene Electrofusion Socket Joints Using Phased-array Ultrasonic Testing
https://www.iso.org/standard/73275.html

Iplex Seeking Production Team Leader for HDPE Pipe Plant in Toowoomba
https://au.indeed.com/jobs?q=Production&l=Toowoomba%20QLD&vjk=056d7a2e587dc2e0

Installation of Electrofusion Couplings Training
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTmHBCyi_LM

World Class Plastic Pipe Solutions – Safripol’s iMPACT100 Developed in Collaboration with Qenos Under a Licence Agreement
https://infrastructurenews.co.za/2019/12/02/world-class-plastic-solutions/

WSAA Approves Holtech Prefabricated PE Fittings
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/holman-industries-holtech-polyethylene-pe-fabricated-fittings-non-pressure-sewerage

Plasson Seeking Sales Representative for US Role
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/inside-sales-representative-at-plasson-usa-1598176299

Electromagnetic and Mechanical Behavior of Conductive Polymer Pipes for Antennas
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-30028-9_10

FREEZE TESTING PIPES – PEX vs CPVC vs Copper (Which One Survives!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLhQNa41gOo

ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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/

Australian 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/

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/


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 🔬

December 2019 Vol. 1

Download PDF

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


NEWSMAKERS: * EXCELPLAS * Fletcher Builder  * Georg Fischer * ISCO  * McElroy * PIPA * Qenos * Rehau

Man Critical After Water Pipe Bursts at NSW Construction Site
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/man-critical-after-incident-at-darling-harbour-construction-site/news-story/2cb215c9417c33c8c81c7721773b1913

Switzerland-based Georg Fischer and UAE-headquartered Corys to Establish a New Company for Producing Polyethylene Pipes in Middle East
https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Egypt_Gas_sets_up_PE_pipes_manufacturing_firm_with_21mln_capital-SNG_160476025/

Qenos Develops Method for Making Polyethylene-Carbon Nanocomposites for HDPE Pipes Using Nanoparticles Dispersed in Low Melt Flow Index PE
https://patents.justia.com/patent/20190010316

Highlighting the Use of PE100-RC in Trenchless Applications
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/Use-of-PE100-RC-in-trenchless-applications-i2209.html

Release of Fire-Derived Contaminants from PVC Pipes [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2305-6304/7/4/57/pdf

Rapid Welding Technology for Polyethylene Gas Pipes at Temperatures Below Standard
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/681/1/012041/pdf

Chlorine Dioxide Degradation Issues on Metal and Plastic Water Pipes Tested in Parallel in a Semi-Closed System
https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/22/4582/htm

Fletcher Building Tips 35pc Jump in Housing Approvals
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/TqVcoAcPgRgcy0R#pdfviewer

REHAU’s RAUTHERM PE-xa Underfloor Heating Pipe to be Installed in a Total of 685 Apartments Across 67 Floors
https://www.buildersmerchantsjournal.net/rehau-reaches-new-heights-at-south-quay-plaza/

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. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Advanced Drainage Systems * BPF * COBRA * EXCELPLAS * Fletcher Builder  * Georg Fischer * ISCO  * McElroy * PIPA * Qenos * SABIC 

BPF Publishes a New Guide for Jointing Polyethylene Pressure Pipes
https://www.britishplastics.co.uk/News/bpf-publishes-a-new-guide-for-jointing-polyethylene-pressure/

SABIC Achieves Holy Grail and Produces CHLORINE DIOXIDE RESISTANT HDPE 
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/ozpipe/PAPERS/ZHANG.pdf

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

BUTT FUSION JOINTING OF POLYETHYLENE PRESSURE PIPES Guidance Notes (Declassified) [PDF]
https://www.bpfpipesgroup.com/media/36119/Butt-fusion-jointing-of-polyethylene-pressure-pipes.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/

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

Polyethylene Pipes for Below Ground Water Applications in Brownfield Sites [PDF]
https://www.bpfpipesgroup.com/media/35491/Polyethylene-pipes-for-below-ground-water-applications-in-brownfield-sites.pdf

Resin Blending and Variability of  HDPE Recycled Materials in HDPE Pipe [PDF]
https://nerc.org/documents/APR%20Champions/Resin-20Blending-20and-20Variability-20of-20HDPE-20Recycled-20Materials.pdf

Development and Validation of a New Accelerated Test Method to Predict the Service Life of Corrugated HDPE Pipes Manufactured with Post-Consumer Recycled Materials
https://nerc.org/documents/APR%20Champions/Corrugated-20HDPE-20Pipes-20Manufactured-20with-20Post-Consumer-20Recycled-20Materials.pdf

Australia’s Leading Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory Develops Test Protocols for Assessing the Condition and Lifetime of Polymer Pipes
http://www.excelplas.com/

HDPE and Ductile Iron Pipe – Differences That Matter – A Comparative Narrative
https://www.mcwaneductile.com/blog/hdpe-and-di-pipe-differences-that-matter-a-comparative-narrative/

High Strength Polyethylene Graphene Nanocomposites to Improve Properties of HDPE Pipes (Qenos)
https://www.idtechex.com/graphene-2d-materials-usa/show/en/speakers/13799/high-strength-polyethylene-nanocomposite

South Australia Authorised Plastic Pipes and Fittings Products List
https://www.sawater.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/68075/TS-0503-Authorised-Products-Water-Systems.pdf

Georg Fischer Seeking Production Manager for HDPE Pipe Production
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/production-manager-hdpe-at-georg-fischer-1561413851

Transforming the Industrial Landscape in South Africa with HDPE Piping
https://miningreview.com/coal/tech-news-transforming-the-industrial-landscape-in-south-africa/

COBRA Training in Butt Fusion Welding of Polyethylene Pipelines (Victoria)
https://cobra1.com.au/melbourne/polyfusion-up-to-and-over-63mm/

SA Water’s Accredited Contractors List for Poly Pipe Laying and Welding
https://www.sawater.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/423029/Accredited-Contractors-for-Land-development-Training-Requirements.pdf

New Case Studies for HDPE Pipe Welding by ISCO McElroy
http://www.isco-ahmcelroy.com/case-studies/


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.
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ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
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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

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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