AmeriTex Announces Construction of New PE and PP Pipe Factory in Texas

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PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

AmeriTex Announces Construction of New PE and PP Pipe Factory in Texas

BGC Hiring Iplex Service Consultant as Point of Contact for Customers that Have Suffered an Iplex PB Pipe Burst
The Iplex Service Consultant is the primary point of contact for our customers that have suffered an Iplex burst pipe event in their home and being able to take control of the situation by advising the client of the next steps to rectify the problem.

Commitment to Net Zero: GF Piping Takes Next Step in Its Sustainability Journey

INDUSTRY NEWS

Assessing the Risk of Squeezing Activities and Reviewing the Impact of Squeezing Polyethylene Pipe [PDF]

Dramatic Video Shows Superior Performance of Uponor PEX-a and ProPEX System vs PEX-b pipe and F1960 Fittings in a Stretch Test [VIDEO]

Interview with Engineering Business Development Manager Hailey Mick of Uponor Discusses PP-RCT and PEX Pipes (VIDEO)

Aliaxis Group: Fishing for Plastic Litter (VIDEO)

LEGAL: Pipe Defendant Using the mark “Ashirvad by Aliaxis”

Uponor Kitting Services and Push-to-Connect Fittings for Plastic Pipes come to Canada

HDPE Pipes Key to Increase Salmon and Trout Fish Hatchery Spawning Rates
The HDPE pipes were first welded together fitted with concrete collars placed about every 15 feet. Once assembled and floated into location, air from the pipe was released to sink it into deep water.

Bespoke HDPE Pipeline Solutions to Suit Unique Mine Specifications

Perth Makes Savings with Plastic Sewers

Plastic Pipe Specialist AquaSpira Delivers Environmental and Cost Savings for Super Sewer Project

KNIPEX Introduces New Plastic Pipe Cutters – NOT CHEAP BUT HIGH QUALITY

WHAT IS TRENDING

Fluid-Dynamics Analyses and Economic Investigation of Offshore Hydrogen Transport Via Steel and Polymer Composite Pipelines

Achieving Super-Tough HDPE Pipes with Promising Foamability Using Silane Crosslinked Polyolefin Elastomer Nanofibrils Network

Mechanical Behaviour of HDPE Pipes under Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure Test

Improvement Of Mechanical Properties of Highly ZnO-filled Polyethylene Pipes By Dual-compatibilizer For Hydrogen Sulfide Permeation Inhibition

Detection And Characterisation of Microplastics in Tap Water From Plastic Pipes And Water Treatment Processes

Upcycling of Waste PVC Pipes to High-Value Sorbent for Efficient Removal of Organic Contamination such as Dyes from Water

Effects of Sodium Hydroxide Treatment on the Wear Resistance of Palm Kernel Shell Particles Reinforced Polypropylene Composite for Piping Application

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

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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/

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 3mm 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 [email protected]

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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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Fletcher Building CFO Resigns Amid PB Pipes Controversy

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * Association of State Dam Safety Officials * Australian Plastic Piping Failures * Borouge * CPVC * ExcelPlas * Exponent * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * Government Grants * GF Piping * GrantHelp * Hydrogen Transport * IR Welding * JM Eagle * LyondellBasell * Microplastics * PE100 * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * PP-R Pipe Failures * QENOS * RWC * SABIC * SPE * Walter Wang

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

Fletcher Building Group Chief Financial Officer Bevan McKenzie Decides to Resign Amid Denied Accusations it Supplied Defective PB Pipes in Western Australia that Resulted in Serious Plumbing Pipe Leaks

Impacts of Losing Polyethylene Producer QENOS would be ‘Astronomical’ to the Australian Economy

The Future of HDPE Pipe Welding

INDUSTRY NEWS

SABIC Patent New Multimodal HDPE for Pressure Pipes

Polyethylene Resin Producer SABIC’s Quarterly Profit Slumps 94% on Lower Sales Prices

Georg Fischer Full Year 2023 Earnings Misses Expectations
• Revenue: CHF4.05b (flat on FY 2022).
• Net income: CHF235.0m (down 15% from FY 2022).
• Profit margin: 5.8% (down from 6.9% in FY 2022).

Association of State Dam Safety Officials Publish Warning over Problems with Plastic Pipes
https://damsafety.org/dam-owners/problems-with-plastic-materials
https://damsafety-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/files/2021_Problems%20with%20Plastic%20(Polymer)%20Materials.pdf

Pipe Manufacturers Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC), Uponor and Viega Add Vital Views to Water-Efficiency Conversation

CEO of World’s Largest Plastic Pipe Maker (JM Eagle) Makes Forbes List of Billionaires

World’s Largest CPVC Resin Facility for Pipe Opens in India

Massive Fire Engulfs Stockpile of HDPE Pipes in India

Global Perspectives: SPE Global President Conor Carlin Addresses SPE Plastic Pipe 2024 (Video)

Ukraine’s Plastic Drainpipe Drones Open a New Era of Long-Range Strikes

WHAT IS TRENDING

Study On Terahertz Non-destructive Testing for Defect Detection in Hot Melt Joints of Polyethylene Pipes

Nanostructure Characterisation of Welded Polyethylene Using Small Angle X-ray Scattering

The Behaviour of Polymeric Pipes in Drinking Water Distribution System—Comparison with Other Pipe Materials

Molecular Simulation Study on the Hydrogen Permeation Behaviour and Mechanism of Common Polymers

The Mechanical Behaviour of HDPE Pipe under Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure Test

Dynamic and Seismic Response Characteristics of Above-ground Natural Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Pipes

Development of a Sprayable PVA-fibre-Enhanced Cement Mortar with High Acid-Corrosion Resistance for Pipeline Rehabilitation

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

PPN the Digital News Platform for Communicating to the Global Plastic Pipe Industry
Send Us Your News!!!  PPN Publishes weekly.
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•    Join the thousands of industry leaders who rely on PPN for domestic and international plastic pipe news.
•    Experience https://www.polypipenews.com.au/ weekly to get the industry view on what’s newsworthy today.
•    Discover PPN’s in-depth coverage of new technology and products, marketing, and executive actions.


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/

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 3mm 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

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PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

QENOS Closure Nears as China Owner Sells Up to Property Developers

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * Australian Plastic Piping Failures * Baker Hughes * Borouge * Enova * ExcelPlas * Exponent * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * Government Grants * GrantHelp * JM Eagle * Ipex * Microplastics * PE100 * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * PP-R Pipe Failures * QENOS * Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe * Rollepaal * RTP * VEOLIA

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

CONFIRMED – QENOS Closure Nears as China Owner Sells Up to Property Developers

Burning HDPE Pipes at Riverview Fire May Have Polluted Air, Mosaic tells Florida Regulators

HDPE Resin Maker Borouge Pursues Target in Asia in Growth Push

INDUSTRY NEWS

Enova by Veolia Publish Warning on Interaction Between PP-R Pipes and Copper Piping Systems

Australian Government Grant Alert – Cash Reimbursements on Equipment, Machinery and Assets Purchased in FY23

Rollepaal Brings Complete Pipe Extrusion Lines to NPE2024

Piping Up for Flexible Plastic Pipes

HDPE Resin Maker Borouge Commits to Net-zero in its Operations by 2045

Revolutionising Pipeline Infrastructure for the Mining Industry in Western Australia

Sustainability of PVC in Pipes – Challenges and Opportunities

“Plastic Pipe 2024: Insights from SPE India Leaders” (VIDEO)

HDPE Resin Maker Borouge Shareholders Approve $1.3 Billion Dividend for 2023

HDPE PIPES

Evaluation of Arched EPS Block and Geocell Inclusions in Trench Backfill for Protection of Buried Flexible Pipes

CFRP PIPES

Research on Reducing Drilling Damage of CFRP Pipe Based on Plastic Pipe Auxiliary Support

COMPOSITE PIPES

A Sustainable Solution with Improved Chemical Resilience Using Repurposed Glass Fibres for Sewage Rehabilitation Pipes

Forecasting and Characterization of Composite Pipelines based on Experimental Modal Analysis and YUKI-gradient Boosting

JOBS

IPEX by Aliaxis hiring Regional Quality Assurance Manager

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

PPN the Digital News Platform for Communicating to the Global Plastic Pipe Industry
Send Us Your News!!!  PPN Publishes weekly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

•    Join the thousands of industry leaders who rely on PPN for domestic and international plastic pipe news.
•    Experience https://www.polypipenews.com.au/ weekly to get the industry view on what’s newsworthy today.
•    Discover PPN’s in-depth coverage of new technology and products, marketing, and executive actions.


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/

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 3mm 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 [email protected]

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Borealis Baystar Polyethylene Unit Records €158M in Losses in 2023

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * Australian Plastic Piping Failures * Baystar * BGC * Borealis * DuPont * ExcelPlas * Exponent * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * Georg Fischer Piping * JM Eagle * Ipex * Iplex * Microplastics * PE100 * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * PVC Pipe Recycling * QENOS * Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe * RTP * Walter Wang

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

Borealis Baystar Polyethylene Unit Records €158M in Losses in 2023

Fletcher’s Largest Shareholder Backs Board Upheaval – It has been embroiled in claims about faulty leaky PB pipes in Western Australia, where it has agreed to mediation which is currently underway

Speculation is Rife that Australian HDPE Producer Qenos Might Be Closing Its Polymer Manufacturing Plants in Australia – But Qenos Has Remained Silent On The Matter

INDUSTRY NEWS

Locating and Prioritizing Replacement of Defective Polyethylene Pipes in Advance of Mounting Legislative Action

Plastic Pipe Failure Experts Being Sought to Provide Expert Report on PE Pipe Failure that Caused Deadly Chocolate Factory Explosion

Raising the Bar for Onshore Pipelines with Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP)

Plastic Pipe Producer JM Eagle raises LA Championship Purse to $3.75 Mil

Jennifer Lopez’s Lavish Bel Air Retreat Sells to the Plastic Pipe Mogul for $34 Mil
Property records reveal the buyers are Taiwanese businessman Walter Wang president and CEO of JM Eagle, the world’s largest manufacturer of HDPE and PVC pipe

IPEX (by Aliaxis) recognizes World Water Day with $50,000 Donation

HDPE PIPES

Evaluation of the Influence of Defects on the Strength of PE100 Buried Polyethylene Pipe

Three-Dimensional Finite-Element Modelling of Polyethylene Pipes in Dense Sand Subjected to a Lateral Force

Value Analysis on the Utilization of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipes as an Alternative to the Conventional Reinforced Concrete Pipes

PVC PIPES

The Bearing Capacity Performance of UPVC Pipe Under Axial Compression

Manganese And Iron Oxides on PVC Pipe Surface Promote Dissolved Aluminium Accumulation in Drinking Water Distribution Systems

Reutilization of Waste Cling Film as a Toughening Agent and Plasticizer in Recycled PVC Pipe for Building Material Applications

GRP PIPES

Tool Wear and Surface Roughness in Turning GRP Pipes

CFRP PIPES

Numerical Analysis of Underground Pipelines with CFRP Against Surface and Subsurface Blasts

MICROPLASTICS

Australian Study Reveals the Unseen Threat of the Synergistic Effects of Microplastics and Heavy Metals in Aquatic Environments

TESTING

Automated Composite Pipe Cutting Machine for ASTM Standard Testing Specimen Preparation

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

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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/

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 3mm 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2024 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

HDPE Pipes Burn in Massive Fire at Mosaic Fertilizer Plant

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NEWSMAKERS:  * AGRU * Aliaxis * ASDWA * Australian Plastic Piping Failures * BGC * Borouge * EPA * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * Georg Fischer Piping * IPEX * Iplex * LCA* Microplastics * PE100 * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Plastic Pipes 2024 * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * PVC Pipe Recycling * REHAU * Uponor

PPN News Alerts bringing together the complete supply chain from manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, machinery and equipment to specifiers, designers, suppliers and end-users!

BREAKING NEWS

HDPE Pipes Burn in Massive Fire at Mosaic Fertilizer Plant

IPLEX BREAKING NEWS – Investors Lobby for External Fletcher Building Chair
Fletcher Building will almost certainly bring in an outsider to chair the embattled building materials company

GF Piping Investor Presentation 2024 [PDF] (Declassified)

GF Piping US Leader in PEX Piping Systems with 30% Market Share – Competitors Geberit (CH, DE), Aalberts (NL), Viega (US, EU), Rehau (EU, US) and Zurn (US)

INDUSTRY NEWS

Association For State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) Provides Support for EPA’s Prioritization Process for Inclusion of Vinyl Chloride (VC)
ASDWA provided specific support for the inclusion of vinyl chloride, which is used to produce PVC pipe, one of the most commonly used materials distribution system pipes. The current MCL for vinyl chloride is 0.002 mg/L. ASDWA’s comments stressed that EPA “must ensure that vinyl chloride does not leach from these pipes, which would become a significant concern to the public,” emphasizing that reliable, peer-reviewed data is vital to understanding exposure and public health risks.

Borouge Study on Creep Rupture of Polyethylene Pipes: Effect of Eccentricity, Residual Stress, and Circumferential Orientation

Value Analysis on the Utilization of HDPE Pipes as an Alternative to the Conventional Reinforced Concrete Pipes

Craning of Long HDPE Pipe [VIDEO]

Fletcher Announces Leadership Changes After First-half Loss

HDPE Pipe Total Solutions Roadshow – PE Pipe

Reviewed Specification for Polyethylene pipes and fittings for Natural Gas and Suitable Manufactured Gas Part 9: Flexible Twin-walled Corrugated Pipes for Use at Pressures up to 75 mbar

Enhancing Sustainability in Water Supply Plastic Pipes through Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

HDPE Pipe Found to Have Lower Environmental Impact than PVC Pipes Hence HDPE pipes are Environmentally Sustainable Option to replace PVC pipes for Water Supply

IPEX by Aliaxis Hiring Plant Manufacturing Excellence Leader for Canada

REHAU Rated Among the Top 5% for Sustainability Performance by Independent Rating Agency EcoVadis

Uponor PE Pipe Facilities Honoured for Workplace Safety Efforts

PE PIPES

Production of Crosslinked PEX Pipes with High Oxidative Stability Through Novel Polymerization Route

Value Analysis on the Utilization of HDPE Pipes as an Alternative to the Conventional Reinforced Concrete Pipes

PVC PIPES

Novel Method for Converting Waste PVC Pipes in Lithium Battery Anodes by ZnO-Assisted Solvothermal Dehalogenation

Finite Element Analysis of the Seismic Performance of PVC-CFRP Confined Concrete Column-Ring Beam Interior Joints

PVC Pipes Key to Produce Low-Cost Housing

ENVIRONMENTAL

Revealing Chemical Release from PVC Debris in Animals’ Digestive Systems Using Nontarget and Suspect Screening and Simulating Digestive Fluids

Association For State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) Provides Support for EPA’s Prioritization Process for Inclusion of Vinyl Chloride (VC)
ASDWA provided specific support for the inclusion of vinyl chloride, which is used to produce PVC pipe, one of the most commonly used materials distribution system pipes. The current MCL for vinyl chloride is 0.002 mg/L. ASDWA’s comments stressed that EPA “must ensure that vinyl chloride does not leach from these pipes, which would become a significant concern to the public,” emphasizing that reliable, peer-reviewed data is vital to understanding exposure and public health risks.

Microplastics as an Emerging Threat to Amphibians: Current Status and Future Perspectives

PLASTIC PIPE CONSULTANTS

Plastic Pipe Consulting Experts and Services
If you need a team of pipe plastic experts, then ExcelPlas Consulting is the obvious choice – our size is our strength in a market dominated by single consultants.
We provide services on everything from material selection, product testing, processing to failure analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Plastic Pipe Failure – Solve Problems, Limit Damage and Avoid Future Failures
Where polymer pipes are used in engineering applications, reliable and consistent performance is critically important. Failure can have damaging and expensive consequences. We offer expertise in materials properties and durability – with a range of specialist testing and analysis.
 ExcelPlas Labs can help you:

• Understand plastic pipe materials and test their performance properties and durability
• Specify and select polymers based on service requirements
• Understand and recognise how plastic pipes and fittings can fail
• Appreciate how to investigate plastic pipe failures
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

PIPE FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 30 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

MORE POLY PIPE NEWS

PPN the Digital News Platform for Communicating to the Global Plastic Pipe Industry
Send Us Your News!!!  PPN Publishes weekly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

•    Join the thousands of industry leaders who rely on PPN for domestic and international plastic pipe news.
•    Experience https://www.polypipenews.com.au/ weekly to get the industry view on what’s newsworthy today.
•    Discover PPN’s in-depth coverage of new technology and products, marketing, and executive actions.


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/

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 3mm 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2024 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.