July 2018 Vol. 6

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Your Global Source of Poly Pipe News and Technology

Vinidex, Friatec and McElroy Join Forces to Construct Sewer By-Pass Pipeline for Interflow’s Melbourne Sewer Rehabilitation

Iplex Pipelines Manufacturing Plant Tour (8th August 2018)

Advanced Piping Systems (Aust) Seeking Operations Manager

PIPA Release New Industry Guidelines for Polyethylene Drinking Water Pipes in Contact with Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfectants (New)

Friatec News – Jointing And Tapping Of EF Saddle Sa Xl D 500/250 On A Water Pipe (SDR11) Under Operating Pressure

Vinidex Friatec EF Fittings Webinar July 2018 (Declassified for Public Viewing) (New)

Interflow Appoints NZ General Manager (New)

Poly Pipe Training Schedule (July-Dec 2018) :  Welding – Electrofusion and Polybutt Welding

Improved Pipe Supports to Extend Industrial Piping Service Life

Aliaxis Hiring Product Manager Vinidex – PE Fittings, High Rise and Pipe systems

Uponor Compares Material and Labor Costs of Five Pipe-System Types

Polyethylene Pipe Fusion Explained: Part I

Heat Fusion Joining Instruction To Assist Distribution Companies

Standards Australia Updating Slew of PE Pipe Standards (Internal Document)

QLD Poly Pipe Installer Kicking Goals with Sewer and Water Pipelines and Truck Mains

HDPE Pipeline Installation Through Solid Granite Using Trace-Safe™

Philmac Intends to Focus More on Collaboration with Group Companies GPS PE Pipe Systems and Durapipe UK

Chris Stathy Appointed to Board of EPA South Australia
Mr Stathy was Managing Director of Philmac Pty Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of polyethylene pipe system fittings and valves to global markets

Poly Pro Pty Ltd Seeking Experienced Poly Welders for Growing Infrastructure Projects in Victoria

About Poly Pro Pty Ltd.

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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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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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