December 2020 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * AMIANTIT  * AMIBLU * ASMUSS * ChlorFIT® * ExcelPlas * GF Piping * GRP * PipeKing * Pipelife * PPI * PPN * Rehau * Synthotech * UHMWPE * Wavin

INDUSTRY NEWS

Dutch Pipe Manufacturer Wavin to Invest US$125 Million in Indonesia
https://www.idnfinancials.com/news/37190/dutch-pipe-manufacturer-invest-us-indonesia

Australian PVC Pipe Manufacturer Expands Market Reach Nationally
http://www.pipeking.com.au/

Plastics Pipe Institute Celebrates 70 Years
https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/plastics-pipe-institute-celebrates-70-years-40041273

Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI) Issues Technical Recommendation to Prevent Thermal Degradation of Plastic Hot Water Pipes (PEX, PP-R, PE-RT)
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/recommendation-h-direct-connection-tankless.pdf

REHAU Launches New Lead-Free Plumbing System with Rautitan PE-Xa Pipe
https://www.eboss.co.nz/ebossnow/rehau-rautitan-lead-free-plumbing-system

PEX, PP-R, PE-RT Are Susceptible to Chlorine Based Disinfectants
New ChlorFIT CPVC Pipe can withstand today’s chemical disinfectants which are strong oxidizing agent that rapidly consumed the protective antioxidants in polyolefin pipes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uve0b7KcKVg

New Bio-Attributed PVC Pipes Have a 76% Smaller Carbon Footprint
https://www.pipelife.com/service/news-and-projects/smaller-carbon-footprint-with-bio-attributed-pvc-pipes-in-gothenburg.html

AGRU World First in PE100-RC Pipes That Are Resistance to Cracks and Fractures in Service
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Nt6okWCBf80OkEL​

Georg Fischer Piping Joins Forces with Swiss Shrimp AG
https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/GEORG-FISCHER-AG-68977/news/Georg-Fischer-GF-joins-forces-with-Swiss-Shrimp-AG-31869524/

Pipelife Renewable Pipes Brochure 2020 by PipeLife
https://issuu.com/pipelife/docs/pipelife_renewables_brochure_2020

NEW PRODUCTS

GF Piping Systems ChlorFIT® CPVC Pipe has the Ability to Withstand Today’s Chemical Disinfectants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uve0b7KcKVg

AMIBLU Patents New Impact Resistant GRP Pipe
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/c8/63/20/6185751bb9dbd7/US20200290309A1.pdf

‘Live Access Tool’ Enables Precise Tracing of HDPE Gas Pipework Systems
https://synthotech.com/services/trace-a-service-or-main

NEW RESEARCH

New Super Tough PE Pipes Made Using Blends of PE100 and UHMWPE
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941820322029

Critical Review: Propensity of Plumbing Pipe Materials to Enhance or Diminish Growth of Legionella and Other Opportunistic Pathogens
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0817/9/11/957

Mechanical Properties of HDPE Exposed to Chlorinated Environment: Experimental Methods and Results 
https://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/217125/Cosgriff-umn-0130M-21766.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Ultrasound Inspection of Butt-Fused Joints of Medium-Density Polyethylene Gas Pipes
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09349847.2020.1841864

Mechanical Response of Buried HDPE Double-Wall Corrugated Pipe Under Traffic-Sewage Coupling Load
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0886779820306180

GRP PIPES

GRP Piping Failures by Amiantit GRP Pipes
https://www.pipeline-journal.net/ejournal/ptj-2-2020/#62

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

The Use of Fly Ash in GRP Composite Pipes
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmet_Beycioglu/publication/344674595-A-study-on-industrial-scale-waste-utilization-in-construction-material-production-the-use-of-fly-ash-in-GRP-composite-pipe

AMIBLU Patents New Impact Resistant GRP Pipe
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/c8/63/20/6185751bb9dbd7/US20200290309A1.pdf

GRP Piping Failures Presentation by Amiantit GRP Pipes
https://www.pipeline-conference.com/abstracts/grp-piping-failures

JOBS

Seeking Pipe Welders with Experience with Dixon and McElroy Welders
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51071452?type=standard

SPONSORED LINKS

New Zealand Asmuss Plastic Pipe Systems for HDPE Pipelines for Civil Infrastructure
https://www.plasticsystems.co.nz/static/

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Analysing Causes of Poly Pipe Failure
If you want to assess the current condition and the residual estimate lifetime of polymer pipes, one key element is to know the important factors contributing to the failure – and how do those factors play out in the real world.  Identifying risk factors for pipe failure such as temperature, cyclic pressure, copper ions, chlorine, free-radicals, and other impact factors.
ExcelPlas polymer researchers investigate the most common factors in polymer pipe failure and cracking.
https://www.excelplas.com/

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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

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