February 2018 Vol. 2

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70 years of AGRU HDPE Pipes & Fittings: a Success Story
https://www.agru.at/en/news/latest-news/article/70-years-of-agru-a-success-story/

Pipeline Engineers Poly Weld Together 900 millimetre HDPE Pipes into six 270 Metre Strings
https://www.pdgroup.com.au/latest-news

Pipeline Engineers showcase largest HDD HDPE Pipeline of its kind in Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=HR_Vg72kzas

European Plastics Pipe Conference Discloses Sponsors
http://www.teppfa.eu/s/6-TEPPFA-PR-Forum-Sponsor-Announcement.pdf

Seeking Senior HDPE Gathering Pipeline Engineer
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/senior-gathering-integrity-engineer-at-airswift-606768446

Seeking HDPE Pipeline Integrity Engineer
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/pipeline-integrity-engineer-at-fircroft-604125460

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

Poly Welding Specialists Offer state of the art equipment to electrofuse pipe up to 800mm OD
http://www.iotempdomain.com.au/electrofusion/

Future-proofing Adelaide’s CBD Sewer Network with Custom GRP Pipeline Solutions
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/future-proofing-adelaides-cbd-sewer-network-with-custom-pipeline-solutions/

Fletcher Building CEO says Tradelink part of the future
http://www.afr.com/business/construction/fletcher-building-ceo-says-tradelink-part-of-the-future-20180220-h0wdsl

Iplex Seeking Pricing Manager
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/pricing-manager-at-iplex-s.a.-606639688

Fletcher Building Limited Post 2018 Half Year Results
http://www.aspecthuntley.com.au/asxdata/20180221/pdf/01952735.pdf

Equistar Patents New Low-sag Polyethylene Resins for Pipe Applications
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180030252A1/en

Fatigue Impacts on HDPE Pipe Material Properties
https://uta-ir.tdl.org/uta-ir/bitstream/handle/10106/27221/SHAHROKHESFAHANI-DISSERTATION-2017.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Detection and Isolation of Interior Defects in HDPE Pipelines
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1061/%28ASCE%29PS.1949-1204.0000311

Penetration testing in the FRP Pipe Applications
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/292/1/012080/pdf

Field Investigation on Structural Performance of the Buried UPVC Pipes With and Without Geogrid Reinforcement
http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5022929

Long-term Performance of Thermoplastic Polyolefin Pipe Material Characterized by Cracked Round Bar Test
http://leaders.4spe.org/spe/conferences/ANTEC2017/papers/58.pdf

MPC Group in partnership with John Holland has been awarded the contract to design and construct the Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline in far Western NSW
http://careers.mpcgroup.com.au/cw/en/job/493610/expressions-of-interest-wentworth-to-broken-hill-pipeline

Watpac Seeking HDPE Pipe Welders fo Project 150 km North of Perth
https://www.seek.com.au/job/35382859

GEM Industrial – Melbourne VIC seeking HDPE Pipe Welders
https://www.seek.com.au/job/35437554

New AHSCA (NSW) Full Members are BPB Category C14 Accredited Certifiers in Building Hydraulics Compliance
https://www.ahscansw.com.au/bpb-accredited-full-members

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.
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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