February 2017 Vol. 2

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UON Completes Construction at Major HDPE Pipeline Project
http://www.uon.com.au/news/uon-completes-construction-at-major-hdpe-pipeline-project

Record-breaking HDD-installation of PE pipes with OD 1400 mm
http://www.agru.at/es/soluciones/agruline/record-breaking-horizontal-directional-drilling/

Pipe Expert Spokesperson Liable for False Statements About Competing Product 
http://tushnet.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/pipe-dreams-expert-spokesperson-liable.html

New PE112 Pipe Resin – Beyond PE100 (New Polymers)
Allows 10% High Pressure Capability and 40% Higher Abrasion Resistance
https://www.scgchemicals.com/en/news-media/media/video/17

Interview with Iplex Communication Manager Cindy Bray
There is currently no Australian Standard for PE flanges
Manufacturers left with no option other than to develop their own product specifications
or supply imported European components that are typically intended for use in 10 bar applications
http://www.utilitymagazine.com.au/pipe-flange-specification-simplified/

Unique Aquatechnik Polymer Pipe System Soon To Arrive In Australia
https://plumbingconnection.com.au/aquatechnik-the-unique-polymer-pipe-system-soon-to-arrive-in-australia/

Vinidex Still Seeking Business Development Manager for Pipe Business
https://www.seek.com.au/job/32614232

NEW Large ISO Wipes for Polyethylene Pipe Welding (No water content < 1% ensures void-free welds)
The success of your HDPE pipe welding depends on removal of contaminants from the weld zone
http://www.polywipes.com

Australian Pipelines Annual Exhibition – Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland from 14 to 17 October 2017
http://www.apga.org.au/2017-annual-convention-and-exhibition/2017-apga-exhibition/

TWI Pipe Welding Certification Scheme for Pipe Fusion Welding and Inspection
http://www.cswip.com/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/876753.pdf

New Pipe Installer Joins Water Industry Operator’s Association (WIOA)
http://www.wioa.org.au/membership/Cathic.htm

Guidelines for HDPE Pipes for Pressure Sewer – Goulburn Valley Water
http://www.gvwater.vic.gov.au/publications/images/PressureSewerGuidelines.pdf

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

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• 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
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