July 2018 Vol. 2

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Australia’s Leading Supplier of Bathroom and Plumbing Products Reece (ASX:REH) Completes its $1.9 Billion Acquisition
https://www.finnewsnetwork.com.au/archives/finance_news_network169977.html

Hard Road Foretold for Fletcher’s Australian Plans
https://www.odt.co.nz/business/hard-road-foretold-fletcher%E2%80%99s-aust-plans

South Africa’s Plastic Piping Industry Body Insists on High Manufacturing Standards for Plastic Pipes
https://www.miningreview.com/sappma-insists-manufacturing-standards-plastic-pipes/

Vinidex Seeking Manufacturing Manager (Vinidex)
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/manufacturing-manager-%28vinidex%29-at-mpau-engineering-746783989

New Technical Committee Formed for Polypropylene Pipe
https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/02072018/new-technical-committee-for-polypropylene-pipe/

Uponor Announces New PEX Pipe Facility Now Operational
https://www.uponor-usa.com/media-room/press-releases/uponor-announces-hutchinson-facility-now-operational.aspx

Melbourne Tour of PEX Pipe Manufacturing Facility
https://www.plastics.org.au/single-post/2018/06/02/Tour-at-Reliance-World-Corporation-and-Seminar-at-Autodesk

Pipe Failure Modelling in Water Distribution Networks
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15732479.2018.1443145

Electrofusion Jointing Of PE Pipe And Fittings For Pressure Applications (Updated June 2018)
https://www.pipa.com.au/sites/default/files/document/attachment/pop001_2018_june.pdf

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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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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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