July 2015 Vol.3

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1. New Players Prove Themselves in HDPE Pipe Welding
http://pipeliner.com.au/news/new_players_prove_themselves_in_hdpe/93724

2. Irish to Replace 70 km of Leaky Pipes with HDPE Pipes
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/water/irish-water-crisis/irish-water-plans-to-replace-70km-of-ancient-leaky-pipes-31368645.html

3. BHP seeking Pipe Electrofusion Poly Welders for Groote Eylandt work
http://www.seek.com.au/job/29035712

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
http://www.seek.com.au/job/29031301

5. Large Diameter PE Electrofusion Couplings to Star at AIMEX in Sydney in September
http://www.aimex.com.au/en/Exhibitors/677485/STAR-Kunststoffverarbeitungs-GmbH/Products/789258/Electrofusion-Couplers-and-E-Fittings-up-to-d-1200-mm

6. New – “On-site Volumetric Inspection of Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Joints in Polyethylene Pipes” 
by M. Troughton, F. Hagglund from TWI, United Kingdom
http://www.iiwelding.org/Members/Finland/iiw2015/WU%20Agenda/Draft%20Agenda%20C-XVI.pdf

7. Phoenix Plastics Publish Capability Statement on Poly Pipe Welding
http://www.phoenixplastics.com.au/phoenixplastics.pdf

8. Poly Pipe Welders Needed for Perth
http://www.seek.com.au/job/29052264

9. Fusion Plastics Seeking Poly Pipe Welders for Brisbane
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28666656

10. Pipe Installer UGL has added 40 per cent to its share price since mid-April
http://www.theage.com.au/business/markets/industrials-sector-the-surprise-winner-in-asx-meltdown-consumer-stocks-hit-hardest-20150708-gi7djc

11. Dingo Gas Pipeline Project paves the way for NT gas frontier
http://pipeliner.com.au/news/dingo_gas_pipeline_project_paves_the_way_for_nt_gas_frontier/93773

12. EF Couplers for HDPE Pipe up to OD1200 mm – German Quality
http://www.aimex.com.au/__novadocuments/86752?v=635675366176230000

13. Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertize in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
http://polypipenews.com.au/

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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