February 2018 Vol. 1

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Breaking News – Fletcher Building Extends Trading Halt as Grim News Awaits
http://www.afr.com/business/construction/fletcher-building-extends-trading-halt-as-grim-news-awaits-20180211-h0vwxc

On Wednesday morning 13th Feb., embattled construction company Fletcher Building’s shares are set to be lifted from their trading halt at $7.77
The company will make an announcement increasing the losses at its building and interiors (B+I) unit. They would have sold the Australian operations some time ago if it could have, but could not find buyers willing to pay up for the Iplex operations.
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Breaking News – Sir Ralph Norris quits as chairman of Fletcher Building after loss blowout
http://www.afr.com/business/construction/sir-ralph-norris-quits-at-chairman-of-fletcher-building-after-loss-blowout-20180213-h0w0p7#ixzz572BvATtF

Fletcher Building ‘Suffered Billions in Wealth Loss’ (Breaking News)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/101398374/fletcher-building-suffered-billions-in-wealth-loss

SE Asia HDPE pipe prices stable to firm amid tight supply
https://www.icis.com/resources/news/2018/01/24/10186122/se-asia-hdpe-pipe-prices-stable-to-firm-amid-tight-supply/

Seeking Marketing Manager for Polyethylene Pipe
https://www.energyjobline.com/job/511439/marketing-manager-polyethylene-pipe/

HDPE Pipe for Gas in New Subdivisions – Fresher Course
http://www.ccfwa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Gas-PE-Infrastructure-Construction-for-New-Sub-Divisions-Refresher.pdf

Supply and Installation of 35km of HDPE pipe ranging from DN710 to DN315 for the Juna Downs Surplus Water Management Project
https://www.adenco.com.au/project/active-mine-site-surplus-water-management-project

New HDPE gathering system to be installed in accordance with APGA Code of Practice Upstream Polyethylene Gathering Networks –CSG. Industry Version 4.0.
https://www.senexenergy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Appendix-A-SENEX-WSGP-EN-PLN-006-WSGP-EMP.pdf

New Gathering pipelines from the wells to compression facilities will be constructed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe
https://www.senexenergy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SENEX-WSGP-EN-APA-038_1-Eos-Export-Pipeline-Site-Sp-EA-Sup-Info.pdf

Jeroen Wassenaar of Qenos to Present on Stress Crack Resistant PE100 Pipes at Ozwater Conference 9th May 2018
http://www.ozwater.org/sites/all/files/ozwater/180207_Wednesday%20day%20program.pdf

New PE100 Pipe ProFuse® has peelable polypropylene outer skin, offering excellent abrasion resistance and protection to the pipe during transportation and installation
http://www.radius-systems.com/article/profuse-pipe-reigns-supreme-edinburghs-royal-mile-pipe-replacement-project

McElroy Second Hand HDPE Pipe Welders (For Sale at Heavily Discounted Prices)
https://www.machinerytrader.com.au/listings/construction-equipment/for-sale/list/?MDLGrp=TRACSTAR&Manu=MCELROY

Fast Fusion MFT20’s for Sale – Second Hand Low Hour and Unused Machines Now Available
http://highcountryfusion.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MFT2027s-expression-of-interest.pdf

A Lifetime Prediction Method of Pressured Gas Polyethylene Pipes by Thermal-Oxidative Aging Test and Tensile Test (New Research)
http://pressurevesseltech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=2664406

Effect of carbon black distribution on the properties of polyethylene pipes – Part 1: Degradation of  mechanical properties and fracture surface analyses (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391018300181

Identifying mechanically induced chemical changes to vintage grade high-density polyethylene pipes during squeeze-off (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941817315404

Detection and Isolation of Interior Defects in HDPE pipes using image analysis: HDPE Pipeline Case Study (New Research)
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29PS.1949-1204.0000311

For Sale – Olympus TOF-D Non-Destructive Ultrasonic Test Equipment “AS NEW” for HDPE Weld Inspection – Complete System
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/JbyOM0pIoWDFOhO/download

Forensic Failure Analysis of HDPE Pipes and Fittings by ExcelPlas Labs
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.
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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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