July 2015 Vol.2

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1. PIPA Updates POP004A for Materials for Electrofusion Welds
http://www.pipa.com.au/sites/default/files/document/attachment/pop004a-2015-7-14.pdf

2. Qenos has now manufactured more than 70,000 tonnes high-performance PE100 pipe resin Alkadyne® HDF145B
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150717005367/en/Qenos’-Alkadyne®-PE100-Pipe-Resin-Produced-Univation#.Vawq6-tK78s

3. Iplex upside given Qld CSG projects ongoing drilling and pipe needs – UBS has a “buy’ recommendation on Fletcher Building (FBU)
http://www.afr.com/markets/equity-markets/broker-watch-fletcher-building-iag-bt-investment-management-csr-20150628-ghy6us

4. Confirmed Speakers for No Dig Pipe Expo on Gold Coast
http://www.nodigdownunder.com.au/events/no-dig-down-under-2015-gold-coast/speakers-b02dbd3f6cca4b01a0d920df47d4db66.aspx

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6. ExoDrill currently expanding their QLD sector, predominantly at Roma and Toowoomba locations
http://www.seek.com.au/job/29001028

7.  Map of New Gas Pipeline Projects
http://www.aemo.com.au/~/media/Files/Gas/Planning/Reports/GSOO/2015/2015%20Gas%20Statement%20of%20Opportunities%20Map%20for%20Eastern%20and%20South%20Eastern%20Australia.ashx

8. New Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Project – Wells and Pipelines
http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/santos-glng-gas-field-development-project.html

9. Easternwell brings new CSG drilling rig to the Surat Basin
http://ppo.com.au/news/new_snubbing_tech_for_the_surat/93928

10. Fusion Hire Service Opens Online Store for Poly Pipe Welding
http://www.fhs.com.au/News-Events/News-Blog/Post/3450/FHS-now-on-GOpoly-net-Buy-all-our-products-online

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12. ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection 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
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