July 2018 Vol. 4

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Your Global Source of Poly Pipe News and Technology

McElroy Big-time Fusion in the Land of Oz (Breaking News)

Vinidex-Parent Aliaxis to buy Poddar Family’s Stake in Joint Venture

Confirmed Exhibitor Listing for Australian 2018 APGA Pipe Exhibition (Declassified)

McElroy Develop Free App to Properly Butt Fusion Weld Polyethylene Pipe

The Fusion Pros Seeking Legal Defense Against McElroy Mfg

Iplex Seeing Site Interface Manager

Fletcher’s Shares Rose Last Week on Rumours the Company has Become a Takeover Target with Wesfarmers Reportedly Among the Interested Parties

Qenos PE100 Market & Exploring the Pathway to PE125

APGA PipeLine Conference Delegates List 8-11 Sept. 2018 (Declassified)

Iplex Seeking Process Engineer for  Reservoir Plant for Throughput Improvement Reporting to David Manz

Experienced Poly Pipe Layer/Crew Leader Required for Brisbane Project

Reece Annouce 7% Price Increase on Cromford Pipe

Reece Suppliyng New Rothenberger Tool for Automatic Installation of Fittings on Rehau PEX Piping

Benefits of White Surfaced HDPE Pipes in Preventing ’Snaking’ and Stress Cracks at Welds (Animation)

Investigation of Effect of Welding Temperature Distribution on Butt Fusion of HDPE Piping (New)

Application of a Finite Element Method to Stress distribution in Buried Patch Repaired Polyethylene Gas Pipes (New)

RPC Technologies (RPC) Signs Partnership agreement with UK-based Advanced Manufacturing Company

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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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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.

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

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)

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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