July 2015 Vol.3

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1. New Players Prove Themselves in HDPE Pipe Welding

2. Irish to Replace 70 km of Leaky Pipes with HDPE Pipes

3. BHP seeking Pipe Electrofusion Poly Welders for Groote Eylandt work

4. POLYFIT are actively looking for an experienced Poly Welders with mine site project experience
POLYFIT is a Western Australian poly pipe welder and pipe installer which has been in operation for in excess of 7 years

5. Large Diameter PE Electrofusion Couplings to Star at AIMEX in Sydney in September

6. New – “On-site Volumetric Inspection of Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Joints in Polyethylene Pipes” 
by M. Troughton, F. Hagglund from TWI, United Kingdom

7. Phoenix Plastics Publish Capability Statement on Poly Pipe Welding

8. Poly Pipe Welders Needed for Perth

9. Fusion Plastics Seeking Poly Pipe Welders for Brisbane

10. Pipe Installer UGL has added 40 per cent to its share price since mid-April

11. Dingo Gas Pipeline Project paves the way for NT gas frontier

12. EF Couplers for HDPE Pipe up to OD1200 mm – German Quality

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

14. 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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