July 2018 Vol. 1

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70 years of AGRU HDPE Pipes & Fittings: a Success Story
https://www.agru.at/en/news/latest-news/article/70-years-of-agru-hdpe-pipes-fittings-a-success-story/

Castle Hill ASX List Company Supplying PE Welded Pipe Systems
https://www.intelligentinvestor.com.au/company/Environmental-Group-Limited-The-EGL-249659

PIPA Updates SUPPLEMENTARY LIST – MATERIALS SPECIFIC TO ELECTROFUSION AND MOULDED FITTINGS ISSUE 1.8 Ref: POP004A
https://www.pipa.com.au/sites/default/files/document/attachment/pop004a-2018_june.pdf

Solutions for Leakage Detection in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Tailings pipes. 25 Jul 2018, Queensland Mining Expo
http://www.queenslandminingexpo.com.au/en/Sessions/62454/Solutions-for-leakage-detection-in-High-Density-Polyethylene-HDPE-Tailings-pipes

Iplex Seeking Operations Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36543610

Vinidex Seeking Manufacturing Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36553020

Vinidex Attending StormWater 2018 Sydney 8th – 12th October 2018
https://www.stormwater.asn.au/

Advances In HDPE Technology For Large Diameter PE100 Pipe Applications [PDF]
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/docs/5555/165181

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  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
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New Method of Electrofusion of Pipes and Couplings (Patent)  (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10005233.pdf

Wavin Patents New HDPE Pipe with PET Outer Sheath to Prevent Ingress of Hydrocarbon Contamination (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2018099985A1.pdf

McElroy Patent New Pipe Socket Fusion Jig  (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2879839B1.pdf

Plasson Patents New Electrofusion Couling Member and Process  (New)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2902172B1.pdf

Proper Integration of Copper Tubing and Components with PP-R Piping Materials for Plumbing Applications (2018)  (New)
http://www.aquatherm.com.au/images/pdf/TN-57%20Integration%20Copper%20PP-R%202018.pdf

Tour Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) factory in Croydon to see Pipe & Fitting Production
https://www.plastics.org.au/single-post/2018/06/02/Tour-at-Reliance-World-Corporation-and-Seminar-at-Autodesk

Uniprep 3 Pipe Scraping Tool for HDPE Pipe sizes 90-250mm
http://fusionqld.com.au/product/uniprep-3-pipe-scraping-tool-for-pipe-sizes-90-250mm/

Agru Pipe Expo
https://portal.lup.com.au/Exhibitors/d26af55e-372b-41f8-9e90-17a0e274396e/Detail?embeded=True

Seeking Pipe & Fittings QA Administrator
https://www.randstad.com.au/jobs/qa-administrator_st-marys_15464305/

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ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
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.
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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
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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.
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