February 2021 Vol. 4

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

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NEWSMAKERS: * Borouge * Chevron Phillips * COSMO I&D * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * Geberit * Iplex * McElroy * PEX * PE100 * PIPA * Pipeconnex * PPN * PVC * Qenos * Rocla

INDUSTRY NEWS

PIPA Updates POP004 Specifications for Polyethylene Pipe and Fitting Compounds [PDF]
https://pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/POP004-Issue-23-January-2021.pdf

QENOS Publish White Paper on Minimum Performance Requirements of HDPE Pressure Pipes [PDF]
https://alkadyne.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/209-qen-wp-hdpe-pressure-pipes_final.pdf

QENOS HDPE Pipe Resin Maker Hit by Altona Refinery Closure
“ major manufacturers such as Qenos relied on products from the Altona refinery and would now likely have to source that material from China which is less reliable”
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/raTJ4kKl100Q1xt#pdfviewer

Abu Dhabi to Finance Egyptian Polyethylene Pipe Extrusion Plant with Borouge
https://www.meed.com/abu-dhabi-to-finance-egypt-polyethylene-plant

Pipeline Operators Turn to Chevron Phillips High-Temperature PE Pipe for Demanding Applications
https://www.hartenergy.com/industry-voice/industryvoice-pipeline-operators-turn-high-temperature-pe-pipe-demanding

ANSI/AWWA C901 Update Heightens Standards for HDPE Water Service Pipes
https://www.phcppros.com/articles/12880-ansiawwa-c901-update-heightens-standards-for-hdpe-water-service-pipes

McElroy Release Acrobat™ Solution for Fusing PE Pipe in Tight Working Environments
https://press.mcelroy.com/an-acrobat-solution-in-a-pe-world/

New Polypropylene Pipe Materials Added to Canadian Municipal Construction Specifications
https://www.waterworld.com/technologies/pipes/press-release/14197779/new-materials-added-to-canadian-master-municipal-construction-documents

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Announces FY21 Half Year Results
https://fletcherbuilding.com/news/fletcher-building-announces-fy21-half-year-results/

Korean PE Pipe Supplier COSMO I&D Launches New BF Fittings and EF Fittings
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=270482

Geberit Multi-Layer Piping: Meeting Modern Demands
https://modbs.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/19501/Multi-layer_piping:_Meeting_modern_demands.html

Rocla Supplies 19km’s of HDPE Pipes for Polokwane Waste Water Treatment Plant
https://constructionreviewonline.com/corporate-news/rocla-supplies-19kms-of-hdpe-pipes-for-polokwane-waste-water-treatment-plant/

GRP PIPES

GRP Pipe Consultant (Middle East UAE) – Muhammad Fayyaz
Muhammad Fayyaz has extensive experience in composite pipe materials, testing, manufacturing, QA/QC and R&D.
In addition he is well versed in HDPE, PVC, and other non-metallic pipes/product’s manufacturing and testing standards.
He is expert with GRP Pipe testing equipment and been working (twice) as a Material testing Lab Manager, where we mainly tested for Quality Control and R&D for the following product:

  • GRP/GRE Pipe/Fittings 
  • GRP Pipe QA/QC and R&D 
  • GRP Sewer manholes 
  • GRP Pultruded profile structural items
  • GRP Pipe and Fittings Failure Analysis
  • GRC/GRG Cladding testing

View Full Contact Details here:
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ZbIy9eKBa6LQkpu#pdfviewer

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Installation of PVC Water and Sewer Piping Systems – Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
https://www.uni-bell.org/Events/Webinar-Enrollment?WebinarId=37

NEW RESEARCH

Influence of Pipe Materials on the Microbial Community in Unchlorinated Drinking Water and Biofilm
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135421001202

JOBS

Pipeconnex Pty Ltd. (Dandenong) Seeks Extruder Operator to Manufacture HDPE Pipes
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51585599?type=standard

PIPE FAILURE INVESTIGATIONS

2020 – The Year of COVID-19 and Plastic Pipe Failures
It has been a busy 2020 with ExcelPlas working on the following failure analysis jobs:

  • 11 PEX pipe failures
  • 8 Polybutylene pipe failures
  • 36 PP-R pipe failures
  • 7 PVC pipe failures
  • 5 HDPE pipe failures

Should you want to discuss a plastic pipe failure investigation please contact us at:
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

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 25 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 NEWS

Get More Poly Pipe News
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


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

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
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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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Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

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February 2021 Vol. 3

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * ExcelPlas * GF Piping * PEX * PE100 * Polypipe * PEX * PPI * PPXX * PPN * PP-RCT * Reliance * RWC * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

PEX Alert – Migration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from PEX-a Pipes into the Drinking Water during the First Five Years of Use
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/4/746/pdf

New PPI Report Warns of Installation Variables that Can Cause PEX Pipe to Fail in Certain Situations
https://www.supplyht.com/articles/103776-pex-pipe-and-tubing-freeze-break-resistance-and-benefits-addressed-in-new-technical-report

Uponor Unveils Complete PP-RCT Polymer Solution for Commercial Projects
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/uponor-unveils-complete-polymer-solution-for-commercial-projects-301223177.html

GF Piping Releases Newly Stabilized PP-R Aquasystem Piping
https://www.gfps.com/content/dam/gfps/com/product-ranges/en/gfps-hakan-product-range-aquasystem-en.pdf

Video Tours of GF Piping Systems UK Operations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJv0FasqhUw

Connecting Orion® Pipe with RionFuse® Electrofusion System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJqlN1PtIHg

The One Drawback of PEX Pipe Even Plumbers Didn’t See Coming
https://www.bobvila.com/articles/rodents-chew-pex-pipe/

Evolution of the Water Pipe Market and Material Uses
Harvey Svetlik is global polyethylene pipe consultant for Harvey Svetlik Consulting. Svetlik can be reached at 817.501.9260
https://www.wwdmag.com/pipe-plastic/evolution-water-pipe-market-material-uses

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Joins Forces with Home Builders Institute for a Partnership to Address Skilled Labour Gap
https://au.news.yahoo.com/reliance-worldwide-corporation-joins-forces-151600607.html

NEW RESEARCH

Study on Discontinuous Slow Crack Growth Kinetics from an Arbitrarily Located Defect of Polyethylene Based on the Crack Layer Theory
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0020740321000618

Numerical Evaluation of Buried Medium Density Polyethylene Pipelines Subjected to Axial Ground Movement
https://trid.trb.org/view/1759274

Mechanical Characterization of HPDE Pipes Before And After Aging In Water At Two Different Temperatures
https://www.granthaalayahpublication.org/journals/index.php/granthaalayah/article/view/IJRG21_A01_5031

New Polyethylene with Improved Mechanical Properties at Elevated Temperatures Using Boron-based Dynamic Crosslinking
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02870

Electrical Properties of Graphene-Filled UPVC Nanocomposites for Mining Pipe Application
https://mjfas.utm.my/index.php/mjfas/article/view/1937

A Leak Detection in Water Pipelines Using Discrete Wavelet Decomposition and Artificial Neural Network
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-0425-6_4

Get More Poly Pipe News
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


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

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

February 2021 Vol. 2

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * Borealis * Borouge * ExcelPlas * Finolex * GRP * Nu-Heat * PEX * PE100 * Polypipe * PPI * PPXX * PPN * PVC * Rehau * Reliance * RWC * SABIC * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

Borealis Appoints New CEO (Breaking News)
https://www.borealisgroup.com/news/thomas-gangl-appointed-new-borealis-ceo-as-of-1-april-2021

New Guidelines for HDPE Pipeline Inspection Published by PPI Warn of Pipe Failure due to Improper Inspection and Installation
PPI warn that with the growing use of PE 4710 HDPE pipe for potable water distribution systems, it is important that the full benefits of this material are not compromised by improper inspection and installations. PPI have found that the leading cause of failure is installation error followed by third party damage.
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/mab-6-guidelines-for-hdpe-pipeline-inspections-9-17-2020.pdf

Polypipe Acquires Nu-Heat PEX Pipe Company in £27m Deal (Breaking News)
Nu-Heat Underfloor Heating PEX-AL-PEX Pipe Oxygen Barrier PEX Pipe, Nu-Heat’s Fastflo® tube is a PE-Xc pipe
https://www.phamnews.co.uk/nu-heat-acquired-in-27m-deal-with-polypipe/

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Launches Series of Products to Solve Job Site Challenges
https://www.mcduffieprogress.com/news/state/reliance-worldwide-corporation-launches-series-of-products-to-solve-job-site-challenges/article_7939c6cf-e5e9-5c5f-b242-b61e297b2c90.html

PPXX Global Plastic Pipe Conference Welcomes Sabic Sponsorship
https://www.eppm.com/industry-news/ppxx-welcomes-sabic-sponsorship/

Uponor Develops New PEX Pipe Connection System (ProPEX)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inlBMyLphr4

Uponor Publishes Financial Results for the year 2020 on 11 February 2021
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/uponor-publishes-financial-results-2020-080000205.html

Uponor Stock Price Booming in 2021
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/tZsNiCw9LW4NKxe

New Uponor Ecoflex VIP: Next Generation of Pre-Insulated Pipes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3yXgz18Xz4

Finolex Industries Surges 16% on Robust Q3 Results, 1:5 Stock Split
The company said the rationale behind the stock split is to improve the liquidity of the company’s shares on the stock market and also to make the same available to small investors
https://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/finolex-industries-surges-16-on-robust-q3-results-1-5-stock-split-121020200328_1.html

Specifications for PE 4710 Buried Potable Water Service, Distribution and Transmission Pipes and Fittings
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/mab3.pdf

Pipeline Asset Integrity Management Services such as Fitness for Service, Lifetime Modelling and Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Related Failure Investigations
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Plastic-Pipe-Testing-NTs.pdf

Borouge Seeking Application Marketing Manager (Infrastructure)
With Minimum 5-8 years’ of relevant polyolefin pipe work experience in market development, product development and technical service 
https://www.bayt.com/en/uae/jobs/application-marketing-manager-infrastructure-58407094/

PIPE FAILURE

Are You Risking Failure of Your C-PVC Piping?
https://www.contractormag.com/piping/article/21139674/are-you-risking-failure-of-your-cpvc-piping

Experimental Study Regarding the Influence of Welding Parameters on the Mechanical Behaviour of High Density Polyethylene Pipes
https://revmaterialeplastice.ro/pdf/20 RAMADAN I 4 20.pdf

Fatigue Characterization of Polyethylene Under Mixed Mode I/III Conditions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142112320306162

New Methodologies for the Detection, Identification, and Quantification of Microplastics and their Environmental Degradation By-Products
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-021-12466-z

GRP PIPE

Fatigue Damage Performance of a GRP Pipe
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11029-020-09910-5

Pezzimenti Trenchless Engaged by Yarra Valley Water to Install Over 900m of 718mm OD GRP Pipe using Laser-guided Microtunnelling
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/building-pipes-with-less-impact/

Get More Poly Pipe News
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


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

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
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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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February 2021 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * Acu-Tech * Aliaxis * Borealis * Borouge * ExcelPlas  * Huara Pipe * Iplex * Monosil * PEX * PE100+ Association  * PEX * Poly Pipe Middle East * PPI * PPN  * PPS * Rehau * Uponor * WSAA

INDUSTRY NEWS

REHAU Mourns the Loss of Company Founder Helmut Wagner (Breaking News)
https://www.usglassmag.com/2021/01/rehau-mourns-the-loss-of-company-founder-helmut-wagner/

Uponor Signs Up Loans for 70 Mill Euros with Swedbank AB (Breaking News)
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/01/29/2166425/0/en/Sustainability-linked-KPIs-to-Uponor-s-new-long-term-bilateral-loan-agreements.html

Chinese PEX Pipe Factory Sets Up in Commerce, TEXAS
The Huara Pipe facility will use technically advanced processes to produce Monosil PEX pipe
https://www.heraldbanner.com/news/local_news/commerce-corporation-welcomes-pipe-industry-to-city/article_ff546b38-60dd-11eb-812c-3b58d6c6aa30.html

PE100+ Association Issues Positive List for PE100 Quality Pipe Resins
Only those resins listed on the list are deemed Quality PE100 products
https://www.pe100plus.com/Download/News/Info/document/239.pdf

PPI Issues Cautionary Advice on the Use of Recycled Polyethylene in HDPE Pipes
PPI advises “the use of PCR PE materials in PE piping must be carefully evaluated so that long-term durability of polyethylene piping is assured
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/statement_u_2020.pdf

New Patent for Electrofusion Fitting for Lined Pipe
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/72/31/d2/16615cab5e9b9f/US20200408349A1.pdf

Borouge/Borealis Patent New Polyethylene Composition for Pipe Applications with Improved Sagging and Extrusion Properties
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10889697.pdf

Common Causes of Failure of PVC Pipe
https://blog.plasticexpert.com/learn/c900-pvc-pipe-failure/

PVC Pipe Manufacturer Suspends Production for Lack of Funds
https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/aziz-pipes-suspends-production-lack-funds-2026229

Uponor and Milwaukee Tools – A Partnership for PEX Pipe
https://www.contractormag.com/hydronics/hydronics-systems/article/21151905/milwaukee-tools-and-uponor-a-partnership-for-professionals

Trucking Giant Adapts Fleet for NZ Pipe Manufacturer (Part of Aliaxis Worldwide)
https://www.trailermag.com.au/linfox-adapts-fleet-for-marley/

Polypipe Middle East Launches Terrain FUZE™ – a New High-Performance Drainage Solution
http://waterhq.world/issue-sections/latest-news/products-services/polypipe-middle-east-launches-terrain-fuze-a-new-high-performance-drainage-solution-to-support-public-health-in-the-built-environment/

WSAA Issued Product Appraisal Report for Acu-Tech PE Pressure Pipe
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/sites/default/files/appraisal/download/PA%201402%20Issue%202%20-%20Acu-Tech%20-%20PE%20Pipe-Final.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Experimental Study on Aging Performance of Polyethylene Gas Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/631/1/012066/pdf

Experimental Analysis of Polyethylene Pipe Deformation at Different Load Values
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/1/160/pdf

Effects of Al2O3 and BaO Nano-additives on Mechanical Characteristics of High-Density Polyethylene
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058421000341

Transients in a Series of Two Polymeric Pipes of Different Materials
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058421000341

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • The Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory is 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/

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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/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2021 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.

January 2021 Vol. 1

Download PDF

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * Acu-Tech * Aliaxis * Chevron Phillips * ExcelPlas * FGS * GF Piping * GRP * Iplex * Marley * PEX * PE100 * Polyline Pipe Systems * Polypipe Middle East * PPN  * PPS * Rehau * Saudi Aramco * Trelleborg * Weholite * WSAA

INDUSTRY NEWS

Mobile HDPE Pipe Extrusion Technology Company Prepares for IPO
https://privatecompanyplatform.com/company/?polyline-pipe-systems-ltd

Polyline Pipe Systems Offers Unique Technology – Truly Mobile HDPE Pipe Extrusion

  • Continuous pipelines substantially reduce welding requirements and associated costs.
  • Reduced truck/container movements and transport costs to site.
  • Reduced requirements for site lay-down and storage areas for pipe lengths and pre-installation equipment
  • Reduced welds minimises potential failure points
  • Reduced internal welding seams = less turbulence, better flow, and less wear = longer pipeline life

https://www.ppsltd.com.au

REHAU Appoints Dr. Thomas Troeger CEO of Americas Region
https://www.rehau.com/us-en/troeger-ceo

Saudi Aramco JV with Baker Hughes to Produce Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes to Replace Steel Pipes
https://pubs.spe.org/en/jpt/jpt-article-detail/?art=7938

Weholite HDPE Pipe Manufacturer Commends Government’s Move to Control Imports
https://www.ippmedia.com/en/news/plastic-manufacturers-commend-govt%E2%80%99s-move-control-imports

Trucking Giant Adapts Fleet for NZ Pipe Manufacturer (Part of Aliaxis Worldwide)
https://www.trailermag.com.au/linfox-adapts-fleet-for-marley/

Review on Use of Flexible Pipes in Highway Engineering [PDF]
https://www.ltrc.lsu.edu/pdf/2020/FR_638.pdf

European Pipe Manufacturers Welcome New Drinking Water Directive
https://www.eppm.com/industry-news/european-pipe-manufacturers-welcome-new-drinking-water-direc/

Polypipe Middle East Launches Terrain FUZE™ – a New High-Performance Drainage Solution
http://waterhq.world/issue-sections/latest-news/products-services/polypipe-middle-east-launches-terrain-fuze-a-new-high-performance-drainage-solution-to-support-public-health-in-the-built-environment/

WSAA Issues Product Appraisal Report for Acu-Tech PE Pressure Pipe
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/sites/default/files/appraisal/download/PA-201402-20Issue-202-20-20Acu-Tech-20-20PE-20Pipe-Final.pdf

GF Piping Systems Expands into Brazil with Acquisition of HDPE Pipe Manufacturer FGS
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/GF_PIPING_SYSTEMS_t246639/

Trelleborg Awarded Contract by Rosenberg Worley to Provide Passive Fire Protection Pipe Seals
https://www.trelleborg.com/en/offshore/news–and–events/news/trelleborg–awarded–contract–by–rosenberg–worley–to–provide–passive–fire–protection–seals

PIPE FAILURE

Concern Over of Degraded Chevron Phillips Polyethylene Gas Pipes Installed Around Arizona
The pipes referred to as “7000/8000 Driscopipes” were installed by Southwest Gas mostly in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s
https://mohavedailynews.com/news/67971/bigger-bills-coming-from-southwest-gas-in-2021/

SAFETY

Sling Failure While Laying HDPE Pipeline Breaks Worker’s Leg
https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/sling-failure-catapults-shackle-breaks-workers-leg

RESEARCH ON HDPE PIPES

Creep Behaviour and Modelling of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941820322601

Assessment of Axial Pull-out Force for Buried Medium-Density Polyethylene Pipelines
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000531

Development of Heating Elements Based on Conductive Polymer Composites for Electrofusion Welding of Plastics
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.50418

Analysis of Polyethylene Pipe Deformation at Different Load Values
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/1/160/pdf

RCP PIPES

Pressure Response and Life Assessment of Filament-Wound Composite Pipes After Impact
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2588840420300391

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

SEE AN ITEM OF INTEREST IN PPN – REQUEST A MARKET REPORT ON THAT POST
You can request a Market Intelligence Report for any of the Items Listed Above
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Get More Poly Pipe News HERE:
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


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

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2021 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.