January 2018 Vol. 2

Download PDF

PPN – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Poly Pipes

Your Global Source of Poly Pipe News and Technology. Current and Updated!

Plasson Issues New Catalogue of Complete Range of Fittings for PE Piping (Jan 2018)

Total Eden Issues New Catalogue of Complete Range of Fittings for PE Piping (Jan 2018)

Utility Fusion Updates its Capability Statement for Pipe Fusion Welding and Installation

It’s recommended that your Advance Welding EF welder is calibrated yearly, and Worldpoly offer this service in house in Melbourne

Employee Review of East Coast Pipelines

Tool Design and Construction for Leak Testing of Gas Electrofusion (EF) Polyethylene Coupler by Vacuum Method

Reliability Index of HDPE Pipe Based on Fracture Toughness

New Patent for Method for Inspecting Welded HDPE Pipe

New Patents for HDPE Pipe Resin

Study of reliability index for high-density polyethylene based on pipe standard dimension ratio and fracture toughness limits

How to Make EF Joints using a Electrofusion HDPE Pipe Welding Machine (Animation)

UPVC Pipes to Replace old HDPE Pipes

Polyethylene Gas Pipeline Training Course
Gas PE Infrastructure Construction for New Subdivisions – Refresher

Reece Announces Main Price Changes – February 2018

ACP Australian Custom Pipes Pty Ltd Get PE100 Pipe Certification

Pipe Welding/Installation Job at McCosker Contracting Pty Ltd in Gladstone, AU

For Sale – Olympus TOF-D Non-Destructive Ultrasonic Test Equipment “AS NEW” for HDPE Weld Inspection – Complete System

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]

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to [email protected]
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2018 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬