September 2019 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * APGA * ASTM * Chevron Phillips * FusionPlast * Fletcher Building * Iplex * Qenos * Vinidex  

Declassified Delegates List for Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Annual Pipeline Convention 2019
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/apga/Delegates_List_Web.pdf

Impact of Hidden Electrofusion Weld Defects on the Durability and Reliability of Gas Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/297/1/012046/pdf

Vinidex and Iplex Tenderers for Darwin Region – Maningrida – Subdivision Drainage Remediation Construction
https://tendersonline.nt.gov.au/Tender/Details/6610

Chevron Phillips Response to Australian Anti-Dumping Commission on HDPE Resin (Declassified)
– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-026_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_chemical_company_lp_-_exporter_questionnaire_response.pdf

– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-027_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_chemical_company_lp_-_covering_statement_to_exporter_questionnaire.pdf

– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-024_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_singapore_chemicals_pte_ltd_-_exporter_questionnaire_response.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/

Vinidex and Iplex Products Awarded BPI Rating
https://bpirating.com.au/products/Utilities

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

Vinidex Showcase Aquakool™ (WA Only) Rural PE100 Pipe Coextruded White-Black
https://www.vinidex.com.au/products/pe-systems/pe-pipe/aquakool/

FUSION PLAST AUSTRALIA OPENS DEPOT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
https://www.fusiongroup.com/fusion-plast-australia-opens-depot-in-western-australia/

Stress and Strain Analysis of Buried PE Pipelines Subjected to Mechanical Excavation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S135063071930439X

Vibration Control Measures Should be Implemented to Avoid Premature Failure Particularly with Large Bore ABS Pipe Fittings 
https://pipefusion.com.au/plastic-fabrication-welding/

Failure Analysis of Polyethylene Piping Products Using Microscopy 
https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/A1DC18C86CB0B27858700A49D5A2BA98/S1431927619004379a.pdf/div-class-title-failure-analysis-of-polyethylene-products-using-microscopy-div.pdf

Polymer Pipe Failure Analysis
Our pipe team features experts in plastic pipe standards, polyethylene water pipes, pipe extrusion, gas pipes, failure analysis, plumbing, heat fusion and electrofusion.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Analysis of the Safety of Functioning HDPE Gas Pipelines in Terms of the Occurrence of Failures
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/12/17/3228/pdf

Evonik Degussa Patents New Method for Making PEX Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20110144278A1/en


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 🔬

August 2019 Vol. 4

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


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * ASTM * ChemChina * Fletcher Building * Iplex * Qenos * Rifeng  

Dumping Battle Being Fought Between ChemChina, Ruffy Geminder’s Pact Group and Fletcher Building’s Iplex
– https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/failed-gas-policies-root-cause-of-dumping-battle-pitting-qenos-against-pact-group-and-iplex/news-story/f966e184b91a6a340750ab68c4bc8593
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ochyALnAKADfZiM

Iplex involvement with the Carmichael project will not only damage Queensland’s water and climate, it will damage the reputation of Iplex and Fletcher Building
– https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/business/protesters-lock-on-to-iplex-gates-in-antiadani-protest/news-story/033216c2bb36ddf1cf02977ae38430d2
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/bBVEYSNp1sH3pMN

Companies like Iplex should know that if they do business with Adani…..
– https://www.couriermail.com.au/business/a-new-front-opens-up-in-the-greenie-war-against-adani/news-story/596758ab2375ec76d3f7eabc8cad309c
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/nx8DLnSVm3Ew0GU

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

Iplex and Fletcher Building should respect the views of Queenslanders….
https://www.star1063.com.au/news/local-news/143208-protesting-pair-stops-work-at-townsville-company

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/

Giant HDPE Pipe Replaces Steel for Outfall Project
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/giant-hdpe-pipe-replaces-steel-outfall-project

EPD’s completed by TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH for all Rifeng Pe-X Piping Products
https://www.environdec.com/EPD-Search/?query=rifeng

ASTM Release New Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings (ASTM D2513 – 19)
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D2513.htm

Regression Model Developed for Predicting Withstanding Pressure of HDPE Pipe During Extrusion Process
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-7643-6_14

PE100 Pipe Failure Times
While a good Butene PE 100 takes around 2000 hours to failure, a Hexene PE100 provides minimum 1 year (8670 hours) to failure in notch test as per requirements in new guidelines.
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/IOGPC/proceedings-abstract/IOGPC2019/58530/V001T04A001/954460

New Materials for Protection of City Gas Distribution Networks 
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/IOGPC/proceedings-abstract/IOGPC2019/58530/V001T04A001/954460

Australian Test Lab Specializing in Quality Assurance Testing of Butt Welds (ISO 13953) and Electrofusion Welds (ISO 13954)
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Global 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 – 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 🔬

August 2019 Vol. 3

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


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Aliaxis * Aquatherm * Borealis * ExcelPlas * Iplex * Qenos * Reliance  * Shell * Tubi 

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

Submission by Iplex in Response to the Application made by Qenos for the imposition of Dumping Duties on Imported HDPE (Confidential – Redacted)
https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515_-_007_-_submission_-_end_user_-_iplex_pipelines_australia_pty_ltd_-_submission_in_relation_to_the_dumping_of_high_density_polyethylene.pdf

Investigation – Dumping of High Density Polyethylene from Korea, Singapore, Thailand, USA (Declassified)
https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/anti-dumping-commission-current-cases/515

KTM Ventures co-investor in $10m pre-IPO investment and a $5.75m IPO for Australian Leading Disruptive HDPE pipe manufacturing now operating in Texas US and NZ
https://ktmcapital.com.au/our-transactions/

AGRU Showcases Electrofusion E-coupler made from PE 100-RC (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G4_-lZq8FY

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Forecasts 20pc Drop in Housing Construction
https://www.afr.com/property/residential/fletcher-building-forecasts-20pc-drop-in-housing-construction-20190820-p52iux

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/

Christchurch Hospital in Hot Water Over Plumbing Tangle with Aqautherm Pipes
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/396816/christchurch-hospital-building-in-hot-water-over-plumbing-tangle

Aliaxis Announces Agreement to Acquire Leading US Plastic Pipe Manufacturer to Expand North American Portfolio
https://aliaxis.com/aliaxis-to-acquire-silver-line-plastics/

Borealis Patent Peroxide-Modified Polyethyene Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190233626A1/en

Why the Reliance Worldwide Share Price Crashed 8% to a 52 Week Low on Friday
https://www.fool.com.au/2019/08/19/why-the-reliance-worldwide-share-price-crashed-8-to-a-52-week-low-on-friday/

New HDPE 100-RC Pipes with Protective Layer (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W78fu0Vv_cc&vl=en

Shell Seeking for Project Engineer in Brisbane for QGC Upstream HDPE Pipelines for Gathering Networks
https://au.oilandgasjobsearch.com/Oil-and-Gas-Jobs/Project-Engineer-Jobs/Project-Engineer/Details/1473803

Shell Release Surat Basin Development Plans for HDPE Gathering Pipelines
https://www.shell.com.au/about-us/projects-and-locations/qgc/environment/environment-management/environmental-approvals/_jcr_content/par/expandablelist/expandablesection_ec.stream/1565083766418/8c6dc9647fbcb9bc5688954b269e3664df4bb483/sbad-draft-pd-aug-2019.pdf

Qenos Releases Online Benefit Calculator for PE100 High Stress Crack Resistance (HSCR) Piping
https://alkadyne.com.au/qenos-releases-online-benefit-calculator-assisting-engineers-to-extract-full-value-from-pe100-hscr-piping/

GF Piping Address Compressive and Concentrated Stresses Which Cause Premature Leaks of Poly Pipes
https://www.rhfs.com/pulse/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1371-Stress-Less-brochure.pdf

ASTM Issues New Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing [ASTM F876 – 19a]
https://www.astm.org/Standards/F876.htm

SDS has taken over Asset International Ltd, which includes the exclusive rights to manufacture Weholite large diameter plastic pipes in the UK and Ireland
https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/sds-takes-over-weholite-licensee

Rehau Raugeo-brand PEXa Pipe Used to Heat and Cool Texas Community
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/pex-pipe-helps-heat-cool-texas-community

Uponor AquaPEX PEX-a for Smarter In-Slab Piping 
https://plumbingperspective.com/smarter-in-slab-plumbing-with-pre-sleeved-uponor-aquapex

Is Your PEX Pipe a Quality Product? Get it Tested!
With PEX Pipe it is critical that there is consistent and uniform crosslinking throughout the entire pipe wall during the manufacturing process since this improves performance properties such as optimal thermal memory, elasticity, elevated temperature strength, chemical resistance, environmental-stress-crack resistance, slow-crack-growth resistance, and abrasion resistance.  ExcelPlas can test the degree of cross linking through the wall thickness of the pipe.  Despite the flexibility of PEX piping and being highly resistant to breakage it can undergo brittle cracking in service due to exhausted antioxidant reserves.  PEX piping is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe however quality assurance checks should be done on PEX pipe particularly that imported from Asia.   ExcelPlas Labs use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Facility Management, Body Corporate, Insurance companies, Plumbers and Hydraulics Engineers) to better understand the composition, quality and durability of imported PEX piping.  Our fully trained professional staff can conduct in-situ sampling on site and sampling of provided reference pipes (from spare rolls or off-cuts).  Contact ExcelPlas Labs to assess the quality of PEX piping.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Test Lab Specializing in Quality Assurance Testing of Butt Welds (ISO 13953) and Electrofusion Welds (ISO 13954)
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Global 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 – 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 🔬

August 2019 Vol. 2

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


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Aliaxis * Friatec * ExcelPlas * Iplex  * Plasson * Vinidex

Set-Up of Australian National Register for Polymer Pipe Failure
The register will record location of PE, PEX, PB and PP-R pipe failure around Australia and the circumstances of failure
If you know of plastic pipe failures please contact the public access database on pipefailure@excelplas.com

US Patent for New System for Connecting PEX Pipes
https://patents.google.com/patent/US10352488B2/en

Chinese Discover Method to Manufacture Super Tough Reinforced HDPE Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032386119307177

Largest HDPE Pressure Pipe Installed in North America (Press Release)
https://agruamerica.com/our-projects/large-diameter-hdpe-pipe/

Iplex Parent Reports Full Year Financial Results
https://fletcherbuilding.com/news/2019-full-year-results-webcast/

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/

Land for Sale Near Vinidex and Iplex Pipe Manufacturing Sites in QLD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD7KwzZXGZQ

Belgian Pipes Company to Merge Friatec and Akatherm FIP
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/ALIAXIS_t243000/

Friatec Publish Comprehensive Assembly Instructions for EF Fittings on HDPE Pipes
https://www.friatec.de/content/friatec/en/Technical-Plastics/FRIAFIT-Sewage-System/Downloads/downloads/FRIATEC_FRIAFIT_Montage_EN.pdf

Jail Sentence for QLD Plumber in Pipe and Pump Installation Fraud
https://www.pumpindustry.com.au/jail-sentence-for-solar-heat-pump-installation-fraud/

Aliaxis Modernises Order Fulfilment & Logistical Processes with Honeywell to Gain Competitive Advantage in Pipe and Fittings Business
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6A330jbMI0

Plasson Share Price Slides Over Last Six Months
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/qnBhrwwwPd33aM4

Best Management Practice in the Use of HDPE-Lined Pipelines
https://www.capp.ca/-/media/capp/customer-portal/publications/302103.pdf?modified=20190813162106

The Effect of Negative Temperatures on the Bend Strength Characteristics of the Polyethylene Pipelines (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785319328809

Comparative Study of Axial and Circumferential Defects Severity on the Failure of Polypropylene (PP-R) Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630719305588

Improving Pipe Failure Predictions: Factors Affecting Pipe Failure in Drinking Water Networks
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135419307006

Reece Publish Brochure on New EvoPEX Pipe Connectors
https://www.reece.com.au/assets/brands/717000/EVOPEX-Brochure-WEB.pdf

Lawsuit Over Improper Installation of HDPE Pipeline
https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2234009081730621114&q=HDPE+pipe&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2019


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.

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August 2019 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * APGA * ExcelPlas * Lyondell Basell * PIPA * Reece 

PIPA Invitation: Great Opportunity to Learn how PIPA is acting to Advance the Cause of Quality Plastics Pipe and Fitting Systems in Australia
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/notice-of-annual-general-meeting/

CSG Seminar on HDPE Piping in Gas, August 2019 (Thursday, 8 August 2019)
https://www.apga.org.au/events/csg-seminar-august-2019

Liquidated Plumbing Company That Installed Wrong Pipes at Hospital Owes Inland Revenue More than $1m
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/395762/liquidated-plumbing-company-owes-ird-more-than-1m

High Water Flow Rates Are Not Causing Pipe Failures
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=403782191981780;res=IELENG;type=pdf
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‘Piping Systems Destined for Failure’ by Phil Woolhouse, PWH (AUS)
https://www.worldplumbingconference.com/program/

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/

Reece Announces 7% Price Hike on Iplex Pipes
https://www.reece.com.au/outlet/2019/jul/main-price-changes-september-2019

Lyondell Basell Publish Video Webinar: Benefits of PB-1 for Pressure Piping Systems
https://www.pbpsa.com/articles/content/lyondellbasell-pb-1-webinar

Lyondell Basell Publish PDF Webinar: Benefits of PB-1 for Pressure Piping Systems
https://www.pbpsa.com/uploads/files/resources/webinar-benefits-of-pb-1-for-pressure-piping-systems-7-march-2019.pdf

ExcelPlas Australia Showcases its Sophisticated New Polymer and Pipe Testing Laboratory 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08z35IAdYLM

New Patent for Fusible Size-On-Size Or Reduced Branch Fitting For Use With Polyethylene Pipe
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20190137024.pdf

A Residual Lifetime Prediction Method of In-Service Polyethylene Gas Pipes
http://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/pvp/2019_conference_program_v6_WEB.pdf

Sustained Pressure Test Results for Surface Scratches in PE4710, Cell Classification 445574C High Density Polyethylene Pipe Material
http://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/pvp/2019_conference_program_v6_WEB.pdf

CCG of PE100 and Life Prediction of PE Pipe with Axial Semi-Elliptical Crack
http://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/pvp/2019_conference_program_v6_WEB.pdf

Burst Pressure of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyethylene Pipes with Delamination Defect
http://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/pvp/2019_conference_program_v6_WEB.pdf

Mechanical Enhancement and Strain Sensing of Electrofusion Joint with Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polyethylene
http://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/pvp/2019_conference_program_v6_WEB.pdf

Development of Chinese Standard on Ultrasonic Inspection for Electrofusion Joint of Polyethylene Pipe
http://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/pvp/2019_conference_program_v6_WEB.pdf

Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection with Water Wedge for Butt Fusion Joints of Polyethylene Pipe
http://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/pvp/2019_conference_program_v6_WEB.pdf

Joint Venture to Build 1st Reinforced Polyethylene Pipe Factory in Oman
– http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/07/c_138288840.htm
– https://timesofoman.com/article/1725271/Business/Work-on-Omans-first-polyethylene-pipe-factory-begins-at-SEZD

Register of Approved PE100 and Electrofusion Products for use in Water Services Infrastructure 
https://www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/assets/Uploads/Approved-Products-Register-20190801.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

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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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