Plastic Pipe Maker JM Eagle Sues US Law Firm in Racketeering Case

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BREAKING NEWS

Plastic Pipe Maker JM Eagle Sues US Law Firm in Racketeering Case

Qenos Failure was Inevitable, Inside the Fall of the Australian Polyethylene Maker

INDUSTRY NEWS

Upcoming Webinar – What Makes Polybutylene Pipe the Ideal Choice for Your Next Project?  (Really!)

Borealis Release High Molecular Weight HDPE with Enhanced Chlorine and UV Resistance Specially Designed for the Manufacturing of Crosslinked PE (PE-X) Pipes

Pressure Testing of PEX Pipes with Various Fittings from Brands like Uponor, Viega, and Sharkbite™ – Sharkbite™ Push Connect Fittings Were the Only Ones to Fail the Test!

How PEX Pipe Performs in the Winter | SharkBite

Georg Fischer Piping Target Plastic Pipes for the Emerging Hydrogen Distribution Market [PDF]

INEOS Patent New Type of PE100 for HDPE Pipes

The Future of Pipeline Condition Assessment

CPVC PIPE FAILURE!!! A TICKING TIME BOMB (VIDEO)

Wienerberger Announces the Successful Acquisition of Dutch HDPE Piping Specialist

NEW RESEARCH ON HDPE PIPES

Improvement of Butt-fusion Welding Procedure and Performance Evaluation Method for Thick-Walled Bimodal Polyethylene Pipes [PDF]

Thermal-Oxidative Ageing and Lifetime Prediction of the High-Density Polyethylene Pipes [PDF]

Effects of Fiber Characteristics on Tensile and Impact Properties of Long Fiber Reinforced HDPE Pipes

Strain-Sensing HDPE Pipes Made with HDPE and Carbon Nanotubes

Study of the Possibility of Butt Friction Stir Welding on Polyethylene Pipes

The Behaviour of a Buried HDPE Pipe Overlain by Geofoam Due to Cyclic Loading

Microscopic Simulation Study on the Penetration of Pure Hydrogen Sulfide Gas in Polyethylene and Polyvinylidene Fluoride Pipes

Tracking Microplastics Contamination in Drinking Water from Source to Household Taps
it suggested that plastic pipes were a key source contributing to MPs contamination in drinking water. Therefore, efforts should be directed towards to develop pipes with low release rates of MPs while also focusing on developing detection methods for smaller particles and accurately assessing associated risks.

Research on the Vibration Response Characteristics of PE Gas Pipeline Aimed for Third-Party Damage Monitoring

PVC PIPES

Evaluation of Precipitated CaCO3 Produced from Locally Available Limestone as a Reinforcement Filler for PVC Pipes

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]

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Australian Polyethylene Company Qenos Recorded $659m Loss Before Administrators Called In

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Advanced Piping * AGRU * Aliaxis * ASTM * Battenfeld-Cincinnati * Borealis * Borouge * ChinaChem * Doug Keller * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Georg Fischer Piping * GFP Pipes * Greenmantra * Hydrogen Transport * ISCO * LyondellBasell * NPE2024 * PE100 * PE100-RC * PEX Pipe * PFAS * Plastic Pipe Failures * Plastic Pipes 2024 * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * Pure Loop * QENOS * Rehau * RWC * SABIC * Thai Polyethylene Co. * Uponor * VIPERT™

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

Australian Polyethylene Company Qenos Recorded $659m Loss Before Administrators Called In

Borouge Sees Large Upside in Chinese Market for its PE Pipe Resins
Borouge’s financial results showed a net profit of $1 billion last year. Notably, the company has focused on producing specialized products tailored for the Chinese market, which generated the highest returns.

INDUSTRY NEWS

The Coming PFAS Litigation Risk to Plastic Pipe Manufacturers (Special Feature) [PDF]

McElroy Focuses on Australian Fusion Market with New Website for Plastic Pipe Welding

New Record Set for Making Extra Large-Diameter HDPE Pipe

Video of Webinar on Extra Large PE100 Pipe by Doug Keller (Lyondell Basell), Matthew Danysh (AGRU), Jeff Lore (ISCO-McElroy)

ASTM Issues F1734−−24 Qualification of a Combination of Squeeze Tool, Pipe and Squeeze-Off Procedures to Avoid Long-Term Damage in Polyethylene Gas Pipe

Greenmantra Says Polymer Additives Optimize Customer’s HPDE Pipe

Radius Systems Publish Electrofusion Joining Guidelines for Plastic Pipes [PDF]

SABIC Showcase SABIC’s new BiAx Pipe Technology at NPE2024 – Offers up to 30% in Material Savings Over Incumbent Polyolefin Pipes and Higher Resistance to Slow-Crack Growth

Thai Polyethylene Co. and SCG Patent Superior PE100 Pipe Resin

Why AGRU? – AGRU Release Compelling Video

Advanced Piping – Debottlenecking HDPE Piping and Fittings (Video)

HDPE Pipe Manufacturer and Installer Secures Underwriting Agreement for ACE Market IPO

Pure Loop Celebrates ISEC Pipe Shredder-Extruder at NPE

Borealis Update RA130E TDS Polypropylene Random Copolymer for Pipe Applications

RWC Secures Gold Victory at the B2B Marketing Awards

RWC ASX announcement – Presentation at Macquarie conference – May 07, 2024

Reliance Worldwide CEO Heath Sharp Speaks at Macquarie Conference

Striking Performance with VIPERT™ (PE-RT) Potable and Radiant Tubing – Plumbing & HVAC

REHAU Presents EDGE® a Revolutionary Piping System

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

China Plastics Piping Association (CPPA) (5-6 September 2024)

Don’t Miss OZPIPE 2024 in Sydney (11-13 November 2024)

PE PIPES

Improvement of Butt-fusion Welding Procedure and Performance Evaluation Method for Thick-walled Bimodal PE Pipes

Characterizing the Development of Biofilm in Polyethylene Pipes in the Non-Chlorinated Danish Drinking-Water Distribution System

Finite Element Analysis of Polyethylene Pipe with Elliptical Hole Supported by Saddle Fusion Patch with Fin

Explosive Risk Assessment for Hydrogen Use in Domestic Piping Applications

PP PIPES

Flame-Retarded and Heat-Resistant PP Compounds for Halogen-Free Low-Smoke Cable Protection Pipes

Analyzing Mechanical Properties and Loading Performance of Polypropylene Sandwich Pipes

Targeted Alignment of Fillers in Plastic Pipes for Increased Heat Transfer in Heat Exchanger Systems

PVC PIPES

More than 30 Years of PVC Pipe Recycling in Europe ; A Critical Inventory

GRP PIPES

Prevalence of Defects in Fiberglass GFP pipes: a Comprehensive Review

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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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.

Are Your HDPE Pipes and Fittings PFAS Free?

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Acu-Tech * Aliaxis * Anglian Water * CIPP * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * GF Piping * Hydrogen Transport * JAG Poly * Molecor PFAS * PIPA * Plastic Pipe Failures * Polymer Pipe Weld Failures * POP * PPI * PP-R * QENOS * REHAU * Sewer Pipes * Thermoplastic Composite Pipe * Uponor * U-PVC

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

Are Your HDPE Pipes and Fittings PFAS Free? [Editorial]

Australian HDPE Pipe Producers Scramble to Lock in New HDPE Resin Supply Agreements [PDF]

PIPA Deletes Qenos Pipe Resin and Updates POP004 Industry Guidelines for Polyethylene Pipe & Fitting Compounds [PDF]

PIPA Updates INDUSTRY GUIDELINES POP016 Raised Crack Resistant & High Stress Crack Resistant PE 100 Materials [PDF]   

INDUSTRY NEWS

Australian HDPE Pipe Supplier Acu-Tech Expands Reach with Acquisition of JAG Poly

How Anglian Water’s Strategic Pipeline Alliance Partners Drastically Cut Cost and Carbon with HDPE Pipes

Almost $1 million in State Grant Given to Replace Ageing Sewer Pipe with Modern HDPE

GF Gains Title to the Minority Shares in Uponor and the Uponor Shares will be Delisted from Nasdaq Helsinki

GF Uponor Becomes GF Building Flow Solutions

GF Piping Systems Supplies 5,000 Plastic Valves for Revolutionized Bioplastics Production in China

PVC Pipe Versus Fibreglass (FRP) Pipes for Gravity Sewer Applications

Rehau Working to Develop Heavy Metals-free PVC Post-Consumer Recyclate

Advanced Polymer Pipe Testing Laboratory Delivers Solutions When You Need Certainty
ExcelPlas Lab is an advanced polymer testing laboratory that specializes in plastic pipe and pipe materials, as well as other polymeric and composite products.
Our mission is to deliver solutions when you need certainty.  Unparalleled in the science and art of forensics investigations, ExcelPlas Lab meticulously examines all possible root causes of a product failure.

Malaysian HDPE Pipe Producer and Installer to IPO

Sunaina Jairath joins Aliaxis India as VP – Brand and Communications

HDPE PIPES

The Aging Behavior of HDPE Pipe and Butt-Fusion Welded Joints: Effects of Thermal Oxidative and Hydrothermal Accelerated Aging [PDF]

Analysis of Time‐Dependent Mechanical Behavior of Polyethylene Pipe Grades

Effect of Carbon Black Incorporation Methods on the Initial Creep/SCG Resistance and Properties of HDPE Pipes [PDF]

PP PIPES

PP Based Microlayer Pipes with Superior Low-Temperature Mechanical Performances

PVC PIPES

PVC Pipes Readiness for the Hydrogen Economy [PDF]

TR6, The New PVC-O Pipe Designed by Molecor for Low Pressure Irrigation

The Effect of Using Soil-filled Post-consumer Plastic Bottles on Soil Response Above Buried U-PVC Pipes

CIP PIPES

Failure Modes of Cure-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Liners Under Various Conditions

COMPOSITE PIPES

Study on the Internal Pressure Bearing Performance of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polyethylene Composite Pipes

Root Cause Failure Analysis of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Pipe Failed in Marine Environment

H2 TRANSPORT

Permeability: The Driving Force That Influences the Mechanical Behavior of Polymers Used for Hydrogen Transport and Delivery

PVC Pipes Readiness for the Hydrogen Economy [PDF]

MICROPLASTICS

Environmental Markers of Plastics Degradation and Microplastics

Freeze-thaw Aged Polyethylene and Polypropylene Microplastics Alter Enzyme Activity and Microbial Community Composition in Soil

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/

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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.

Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI) Forced to Set the Record Straight

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * Amiblu * Australian Plastic Piping Failures * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * Glynwed * GRP Pipes * Microplastics * PFAS * Perma-Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * Polymer Pipe Weld Failures * PPI * PP-R * Reliance Worldwide * RWC

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

Problems with Polybutylene Pipes Forces the Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI) to Set the Record Straight
The initiative was deemed necessary to eliminate any confusion between polybutylene pipe and PEX pipe because of problems associated with former.
PPI state: “failures of the PB tubing material were attributed to insufficient resistance to hot chlorinated water or inadequate resistance to slow crack growth.” 

INDUSTRY NEWS

SPECIAL FEATURE – Typical Causes of Failures of Plastic Pipe Welded Joints [PDF]

Aliaxis Announces it Delivered €4.1 Billion in Annual Revenue Despite Challenging Market Conditions

Glynwed Changes Name to Aliaxis Utilities & Industry

New Study Find PP-R Pipes Form Greater Amounts of Microbial Biofilm than Copper and Stainless Steel Pipes Potentially Leading to Household Drinking Water Contamination

Plastic Pipe Institute Issues Statement that PFAS Chemicals in EPA’s Regulations are Not Intentionally Added to HDPE, PE-RT, CPVC, and PP Pipes

New Document Provides Seismic Design Criteria for HDPE Pipe Water Mains

Giant HDPE Ocean Outfall Pipe Exposed by Major Beach Erosion in California

Perma-Pipe International Holdings Announces Contract Awards of $5.0 Million in Egypt

Free Pipe Weight Calculator for PVC Pipe

Amiblu Pipes Seeking a Materials Engineer to Join Their Bunch of GRP Nerds

Switching industry-wide from concrete pipes to GRP Pipes could save the annual emissions of a large European country according to RELINE CONFERENCE 2024

New Earthmover Attachment for Lifting Plastic Pipes PIPEBOSS™: Laying Pipes with Safety

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) Seeking Outside Sales Manager

RESEARCH THAT IS TRENDING

Experimental Study on the Modulus of Soil Reaction for Plastic Pipes Buried in Lightweight Cellular Concrete Backfill

Mechanical Behaviour Analysis of Steel Strip Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe Under Torsion

Model Test Investigation of Pipe-Soil Interaction under Frost Heave Conditions of Roadbed

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.

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

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

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings in Real-Time


NEWSMAKERS:  * Acu-Tech Piping * Aliaxis * AmeriTex Pipe * AquaSpira * Australian Plastic Piping Failures * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Fletcher Building * GF Piping * GrantHelp * Hydrogen Transport  * Knipex * Microplastics * PE100 * PEX Pipe * Plastic Pipe Failures * Polybutylene Pipe Failures * Polymer Pipe Failures * PP-RCT * Super Tough HDPE Pipes * 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

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

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.