January 2019 Vol. 2

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Enhanced Data Collection Capabilities Comes to McElroy DataLogger 6 (Breaking News)
https://www.mcelroy.com/fusion/datalogger.htm

McElroy Shares Secrets On How To Increase HDPE Butt Fusion Productivity By Optimizing The Cool Time Based On Thermal Mass Characteristics Without Compromising Joint Strength
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/elfekYje2y6gAkD

Chinese Develop Large-Diameter Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Polyethylene Pipe (CGFR-PE) (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/PndlHyMtzHZTtV1/download

Imported PEX Pipe Warning – Variable Wall Thickness Quality Issue Leading to Bursting Risk
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/uKW1ReJ3mNtkiNL

Introducing the Fully Automatic Butt Welding Machine
https://mailchi.mp/caldertech/gator-automatic-butt-fusion-machine?e=70cfc9b873

Polyamide Pipes Approved for Gas Distribution Pipelines (Breaking News)
https://corporate.evonik.com/en/media/press_releases/pages/news-details.aspx?NewsId=77040

Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP) Used on a Saudi Major Oil and Gas Projects (Breaking News)
https://www.saudiaramco.com/en/news-media/news/2019/cutting-edge-pipeline-practices

AGRU XXL Pipes Cross Two Oceans (Breaking News)
https://www.agru.at/en/applications/agruline/agru-xxl-pipes-cross-two-oceans/

Heating Duration of Polyethylene Pipes for Unwinding from Bays during Construction and Installation Works at Low Temperatures
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/463/2/022055/pdf

Conditions for the Formation of a High-Quality Weld During Butt Welding of Polyethylene Pipes at Low Ambient Temperatures
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/463/2/022069/pdf

Vinidex Seeking Product Manager for PVC Fittings and Pipe systems
https://au.indeed.com/HR-Systems-Manager-$140,000-jobs?vjk=94cc38cac7d23c67

FusionWeld Showcases New Electrofusion Fittings
https://www.fusionweld.net.au/

PIPA Updates Ref: POP001 January 2019  ELECTROFUSION JOINTING OF PE PIPES AND FITTINGS FOR PRESSURE APPLICATIONS
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/POP001.pdf

Caldertech Issues Best Practice Guide for Electrofusion Welding
https://cdn.website.thryv.com/b698207b2ad94218a23dde2a2e85ebe4/files/uploaded/CalderSafe%20EF%20Guide.pdf

AQUATHERM WEBINAR – POLYPROPYLENE 101
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:WrEwUtnBeSoJ:www.aquatherm.com/aquatherm-webinar-polypropylene-101+&cd=22&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au

HOW PROPER PIPING MATERIAL SELECTION CAN REDUCE HARMFUL BIOFILM FORMATION
https://www.corzan.com/blog/how-proper-piping-material-selection-can-reduce-harmful-biofilm-formation

PIPA has Revised and Republished Two Guidelines, POP004A and POP016

POP004A “Supplementary list – Materials Specific to Electrofusion and Moulded Fittings” has been updated (Issue 1.9) with the latest AS/NZS 4020 certification of Ineos’ injection moulding PE100 grades, ELTEX TUB121 and ELTEX TUB121 N6000.

POP016 “High Stress Crack Resistant PE100” has been revised (Issue 1.2) to reflect the Polyolefin Technical Committee’s acceptance of an alternate accelerated form of the EN 12814-3:2014, 2-Notch Creep Test. The accelerated 2NCT+ test’s correlated time to failure is >195hrs; 90°C; 4N/mm2 tensile stress; 2% NM5 surfactant.
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/revised-pop016-and-pop004a-listed/

Investigation of The Failure Behaviour Of Polyethylene Electrofusion Sockets
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/…/Investigation-of-the-Failure-Behavior-of-Polyethylene-Electrofusion-Sockets.pdf


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/


ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

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January 2019 Vol. 1

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Reflecting on a Year of Polymer Pipe Failures
2018 was a year of multiple failures of PP-R, PB, HDPE and PEX piping in homes, commercial buildings and hospitals.
Contact ExcelPlas Pipeline Integrity Services to Get Your Piping Assessed
http://www.excelplas.com/

Uponor Gets Massive PEX Pipe Contract
https://www.contractormag.com/radiant/rolling-out-radiant

Plastics Pipe Institute Issues Advisory for Substandard Plastic Pipe Used in Oil and Gas Fields
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/plastics-pipe-institute-issues-advisory-substandard-plastic-pipe-use-oil-and-gas-fields/69758061459405

PIPA Publishes New Industry Guidelines for HIGH STRESS CRACK RESISTANT PE100 (December 2018)
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/POP016.pdf

PIPA Updates December 2018 – SUPPLEMENTARY LIST – MATERIALS SPECIFIC TO ELECTROFUSION AND MOULDED FITTINGS
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/POP004A.pdf

New Method for Inspection of Polyethylene Gas Pipe Defects
https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/10964/109645N/Inspection-of-polyethylene-gas-pipe-defect-based-on-terahertz-time/10.1117/12.2506393.short?SSO=1

Crack Resistance of a Welded Butt Joint of Polyethylene Pipes
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.5084461?class=pdf

Creep Lifetime Assessment of Pressure-Tight PE100 Pipes Based on a Slow Fatigue Crack Growth
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11223-018-0023-5

New Patent for Electrofusion of Pipes and Pipe Linings
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180363822A1/en

Interpretation of EF Joint Failure (Presentation)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ibkajLOQkBsi6VR

Calculation of the Thermal and Stress-strain States in Electrofusion Welding of Polyethylene Pipes
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.5084533?class=pdf

Fault Classification in Electrofusion Polyethylene Joints by Thermal Pulsing and IR Thermography Methods
https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S1350449518303761?token=3C11E1DF63A330403111FF13F7990B1C0E61CA1573511E704611A796C100A82A3C22A4A961FE170517C9FC18E82335AA

Vinidex Offering Polywelding & Electrofusion Welding Courses
http://outsourceinstitute.com.au/polywelding-electrofusion-welding-courses/poly-welding-dual-accredited-one-day-course/

Increasing the Accuracy of Wall Thickness of Polyethylene Pipes During the Extrusion Process
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405896318330131

Installation of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes (RTP) as Permanent Gas Flowlines
https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/SPE-193234-MS

Structural Integrity Analysis of HDPE Pipes for Water Supplying Network
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ffe.12951

Leaks Attributed to Inherent Defects in the Polybutylene Piping System
https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar_case?case=4043033706689800623&q=polybutylene&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2018

Destructively Testing PEX Pipe and Fittings – Sharkbite vs Viega vs Uponor (Video Demonstration)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT2ftQ_ab-w

Braided Hose Failure On the Rise
https://plumbingconnection.com.au/bursting-the-flexi-hose-bubble/

Use of Flexible PVC Pipe Liners for Rehabilitation of Pipes
https://www.dow.com/en-us/insights-and-innovation/product-news/thermoplastics-analysis-pvc-pipe-liners

Lingering Fears About Plastic-lined Water Pipes Encourages City to Take the Lead on Safety Tests
https://www.cambridgeday.com/2018/12/20/lingering-fears-about-plastic-lined-water-pipes-encourages-city-to-take-the-lead-on-safety-tests/

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


ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

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

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

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/


ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

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December 2018 Vol. 3

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ExcelPlas Labs Wishes All Our Customers, Suppliers and PPN Subscribers a Safe & Enjoyable Break🎄🎅🎁

Massive Composite Plastic Pipeline Project in Australia Takes Shape (Breaking News)
https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/massive-pipeline-project-takes-shape

Iplex Parent Fletcher sells Formica to Dutch group Broadview for $1.17b (Breaking News)
https://www.afr.com/business/construction/fletcher-sells-formica-to-dutch-group-broadview-for-117b-20181218-h19872

HDPE Pipe Plant Closing Cutting 33 Jobs (Breaking News)
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209930/prinsco-closing-hdpe-pipe-plant-cutting-33-jobs

United States Government Publish Pipeline Safety: Plastic Pipe Rule (Declassified)
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/20/2018-24925/pipeline-safety-plastic-pipe-rule

Radius Systems Publishes Comprehensive Guide on Polyethylene Pipes for Water Applications and Pipe Rehabilitation
https://www.radius-systems.com/storage/app/media/Downloads/PE%20pipes%20for%20water%20applications.pdf

New Research Publishes on Iron Releasing from Polyethylene Pipes for Drinking Water (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718349829

Tasmania Seeking Tenderers for HDPE Pipeline Project
https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/D-2018455-Water-Reuse-Pipeline-Utilities-Advertising-period-expires-17-December-2018.pdf

Uponor Publish Plastic Piping Engineering Guide
https://www.uponorengineering.com/~/media/extranet/files/commercial%20lit/
commercial%20piping%20engineer%20reference%20guide_us.ashx?version=060520181216

Buteline Publish Technical Information Polyethylene Pipe Systems [PDF]
https://www.buteline.com/showfile.php?downloadid=139

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 those 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/

Supply and construction of approximately 4,200 m length of DN 280/225 (OD) Polyethylene pipe for the recycled Water Reuse Scheme
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2018/12/10/view-the-latest-trenchless-technology-tenders-7/

AS/NZS 4130:2018 Polyethylene (PE) Pipes for Pressure Applications
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/asnzs-41302018-polyethylene-pe-pipes-for-pressure-applications/

Free Table for Calculating PE Pipe Head Losses for Irrigation
http://www.irrigationglobal.com/contents/en-us/d190_pe_head_losses.html

Quick disconnect connection for polyethylene pipes HDPE by BAUER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKmubF9EIgY

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

Do you have any Poly Pipe Industry News that you want to Announce Globally to a Targeted Audience in Plastic Pipes?
Contact: info@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/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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December 2018 Vol. 2

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ExcelPlas Labs Wishes All Our Customers, Suppliers and PPN Subscribers a Safe & Enjoyable Break🎄🎅🎁

New Product – Steel–Reinforced Polyethylene Pipe
https://www.wwdmag.com/pipe-polyethylene/srpe-pipe-can-be-used-variety-applications

Exova Report on Fire Resistance of Various Plastic Pipes Penetrations (Classified)
https://www.hilti.com.au/medias/sys_master/documents/h0e/hce/9323506270238/Approval-document-ASSET-DOC-LOC-3346541.pdf

Modernization of Polyethylene Pipelines for Expanding Application in Gas Transportation Systems
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/194/7/072009/pdf

Tasmanian Projects Seeking HDPE Pipelines
https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/D-2018455-Water-Reuse-Pipeline-Utilities-Advertising-period-expires-17-December-2018.pdf

Canberra Hospital Operating theatres Shut Down to Upgrade Plastics pipes which have had Issues with Deterioration
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politics/act/canberra-hospital-operating-theatre-was-closed-down-due-to-mould-20181116-p50gkr.html

Basics for Fatigue Analysis of Piping System using Caesar II
http://www.whatispiping.com/basics-fatigue-analysis
http://www.whatispiping.com/method-of-fatigue-analysis

Uponor Report on New Crosslinked (PEX) Pipes From Sustainable Resources
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/9EuED8PFRpAYAVI

Designing and Sizing with PEX Pipe (Special Feature)
https://www.plumbermag.com/how-to-articles/commercial-pex-plumbing-uponor/designing-and-sizing-with-pex-pipe

The Contractor’s Checklist for Installing Commercial PEX Systems (Special Feature)
https://www.plumbermag.com/how-to-articles/pex-plumbing-fittings-commercial/the-contractors-checklist-for-installing-commercial-pex-systems

New Study On Durability of PEX Pipes For Hot Water Application
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/aOa77rfriY3EiLk/download

Manufacture of New Thermoplastic Cross-linked Polyethylene (TPEX) Pipes
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/a8guT16VMoQ79R8/download

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/

Study on Simulation of Melting in Electrofusion Joints for Gas Pipelines
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.T5507?journalCode=jtht

Make Some Noise for Acoustic Pipework Course From Rehau
http://modbs.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/18333/Make_some_noise_for_acoustic_pipework_course_from_Rehau.html

Australian Pipe Welding company Servicing Nth QLD and PNG
DSM Poly Specialises in the Installation of Poly Pipe, Electro-fusion and Extruder Welding and Fabrication
http://dsmpoly.com.au/

Victorian Pipe and Fittings Company in the Heart of the Goulburn – Murray Irrigation district
Polycon Engineer specialises in the Manufacture of PE Pipe & Fittings for Water including Mining, Irrigation & Civil Supply Systems
https://polyconengineering.com.au/

Free Stainless Steel Crack Depth Gauge for Plastic Pipes for PPN Readers
Please email info@excelplas.com to receive your free depth gauge


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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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.

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December 2018 Vol. 1

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


Court Case Against the Largest Plastic Pipe Extruder in North America Takes Surprising Turn
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20181128/BLOG04/181129928/frazzled-jury-awards-0-to-plaintiffs-in-jm-eagle-case-now-what

Alert on Imported PEX Piping Failures

  • 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/

DIY Plumbing Pipe Failure Sampling Kit (New)
ExcelPlas can supply homeowners and builder owners a pipe sampling kit for locating and removal failed pipe section for forensic analysis.
The kit contains a pressure gauge for measuring mains pressure, a temperature probe for measuring hot water temperatures, a pipe cutting tool, sample bags for preserving the samples and instructions on how to repair the failure site.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Is PEX Pipe Safe for Drinking Water? Your Health on PEX, PVC, or Copper (Podcast)
https://player.fm/series/chagrin-tonic-podcast-2390589/is-pex-pipe-safe-for-drinking-water-your-health-on-pex-pvc-or-copper

Australians are Furious that they Did Not Get Alerted About Potential Lead Poisoning from Leaching Pipes
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/outrage-as-australians-worry-about-running-their-taps/news-story/1d17ada9f696e4c3cd09637a414864df

Tone Deaf Fletcher Directors Keep Stumbling at Hurdles
Even after investors tipped in another $750 million of fresh capital earlier this year, its current market capitalisation (at Friday, Nov. 23) is $1.2 billion lower than it began 2017
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/11/26/338033/tone-deaf-fletcher-directors-keep-stumbling-at-hurdles

Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project (HPDP) (Update)
Iplex was awarded the supply of the 1.8 metre diameter pipe for $215 million Stage 1 of the HPDP
http://infrastructurepipeline.org/project/haughton-pipeline-duplication-project/

New HDPE Pipeline Project Earmarked for Tassie
Project involves submarine PE pipe of approximately 6,875 m and 4,222 m of land-based PE pipe
https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Apx-10-EPA-NoI-Derwent-River-reuse-water-pipeline-V2.3-EPA-Submission.pdf

The Problem Solver- The Swiss army Knife of Pipe Fittings (Universal Transition Fitting)
https://www.philmac.com.au/app/uploads/2018/11/Philmac-UTC-Brochure-2018.pdf

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

BOSSPIPE Centrifugally Cast Glass Reinforced Plastic Pipes Approved for Non-Pressure Sewerage Applications (Empire Infrastructure Pty Ltd)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/empire-infrastructure-pty-ltd-bosspipe-centrifugally-cast-glass-reinforced-plastic-pipes

SUPERLIT® Filament Wound GRP Jacking Pipes Approved for Non-Pressure Applications (Clover Pipelines Pty Ltd)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/clover-pipelines-pty-ltd-superlit%C2%AE-filament-wound-grp-jacking-pipes-non-pressure

Australian Company Provides Complete Range of Piping Systems for Pressure and Drainage Applications
http://corsopacific.com.au/pe-polyethylene-pressure-products/

Prefabricated Polyethylene Pipes are a Cost Effective Method of Pipeline Construction
https://polyconengineering.com.au/products/

Iplex Pipelines Hiring Distribution Team Leader
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/distribution-team-leader-at-iplex-pipelines-988944197

Fortescue’s Solomon Mine Seeking Operators with Knowledge of Electrofusion Welding of Polyethylene & Advanced Knowledge of Pipelines
http://careers.pageuppeople.com/593/cw/en/job/502225/dewatering-operator-experienced

ExcelPlas has been a recognized as the Australian leader in providing consulting services, technical expertise and failure analysis to the plastics pipes industry since 1993. What we do is simple, we solve plastic pipe problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality pipes and fittings. From consulting and technical expertise to polymer engineering, ExcelPlas can help!
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/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬


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