February 2018 Vol. 2

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70 years of AGRU HDPE Pipes & Fittings: a Success Story

Pipeline Engineers Poly Weld Together 900 millimetre HDPE Pipes into six 270 Metre Strings

Pipeline Engineers showcase largest HDD HDPE Pipeline of its kind in Australia

European Plastics Pipe Conference Discloses Sponsors

Seeking Senior HDPE Gathering Pipeline Engineer

Seeking HDPE Pipeline Integrity Engineer

Fast Fusion MFT20’s for Sale – Second Hand Low Hour and Unused Machines Now Available

Poly Welding Specialists Offer state of the art equipment to electrofuse pipe up to 800mm OD

Future-proofing Adelaide’s CBD Sewer Network with Custom GRP Pipeline Solutions

Fletcher Building CEO says Tradelink part of the future

Iplex Seeking Pricing Manager

Fletcher Building Limited Post 2018 Half Year Results

Equistar Patents New Low-sag Polyethylene Resins for Pipe Applications

Fatigue Impacts on HDPE Pipe Material Properties

Detection and Isolation of Interior Defects in HDPE Pipelines

Penetration testing in the FRP Pipe Applications

Field Investigation on Structural Performance of the Buried UPVC Pipes With and Without Geogrid Reinforcement

Long-term Performance of Thermoplastic Polyolefin Pipe Material Characterized by Cracked Round Bar Test

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

Watpac Seeking HDPE Pipe Welders fo Project 150 km North of Perth

GEM Industrial – Melbourne VIC seeking HDPE Pipe Welders

New AHSCA (NSW) Full Members are BPB Category C14 Accredited Certifiers in Building Hydraulics Compliance

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.

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

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)

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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