January 2018 Vol. 2

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Plasson Issues New Catalogue of Complete Range of Fittings for PE Piping (Jan 2018)
http://www.plasson.com.au/downloads/action/show_file/f/105

Total Eden Issues New Catalogue of Complete Range of Fittings for PE Piping (Jan 2018)
http://www.totaleden.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/12/Total-Eden-2017_Plumbing-Product-Catalogue_TASK0011036_DIGITAL_20.12.20171.pdf

Utility Fusion Updates its Capability Statement for Pipe Fusion Welding and Installation
http://utilityfusion.com.au/services

It’s recommended that your Advance Welding EF welder is calibrated yearly, and Worldpoly offer this service in house in Melbourne
http://www.worldpoly.com/pages/service

Employee Review of East Coast Pipelines
https://www.seek.com.au/companies/east-coast-pipeline-752976

Tool Design and Construction for Leak Testing of Gas Electrofusion (EF) Polyethylene Coupler by Vacuum Method
http://research.iaun.ac.ir/pd/tarkesh/pdfs/PaperC_3739.pdf

Reliability Index of HDPE Pipe Based on Fracture Toughness
http://mechanika.ktu.lt/index.php/Mech/article/view/17265

New Patent for Method for Inspecting Welded HDPE Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180011064A1/en

New Patents for HDPE Pipe Resin
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20170369612A1/en

Study of reliability index for high-density polyethylene based on pipe standard dimension ratio and fracture toughness limits
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00170-017-1564-7

How to Make EF Joints using a Electrofusion HDPE Pipe Welding Machine (Animation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R78ZX5kp5E

UPVC Pipes to Replace old HDPE Pipes
https://www.easternriverinachronicle.com.au/story/5169975/new-water-pipes-in-3-million-project-at-the-rock/

Polyethylene Gas Pipeline Training Course
Gas PE Infrastructure Construction for New Subdivisions – Refresher
http://www.ccfwa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Gas-PE-Infrastructure-Construction-for-New-Sub-Divisions-Refresher.pdf

Reece Announces Main Price Changes – February 2018
https://www.reece.com.au/outlet/2018/jan/main-price-changes-february-2018

ACP Australian Custom Pipes Pty Ltd Get PE100 Pipe Certification
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/sites/default/files/appraisal/download/
PA1731%20CERTIFICATE%20ACP%20Series%201%20PE100%20Pipe-Final.pdf

Pipe Welding/Installation Job at McCosker Contracting Pty Ltd in Gladstone, AU
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/civil-site-%26-project-engineers-gladstone-at-mccosker-contracting-pty-ltd-564540508

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.
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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