June 2018 Vol. 2

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Electrofusion of PE Pipe has Caused Problems Across the Industry and Many Failures Have Been Accredited to Plumbers (Feature)
https://plumbingconnection.com.au/electrofusion-making-sure-you-get-the-basics-right/

Australia’s First Iplex Millennium® PE100 HSCR pipe, manufactured using Qenos’ HCR193B® resin, has been installed by Maxibor using HDD in Yeppoon, QLD
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2018/04/18/challenging-conditions-no-match-for-pe100-hscr-on-debut/

Australian Pipe Extrusion Company Forms Strategic Partnership with Texas Firm
http://www.milfordonline.com/milford-strategic-partnership-distribution-with-tubi/

Tubigroup Introduces Mobile Pipe Production System to USA
https://www.mrt.com/business/oil/article/Milford-introduces-mobile-pipe-production-system-12958433.php

TubiGroup Launches New Brochure
http://tubigroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Tubi-Booklet_FA.pdf

Tubigroup Reveals Board or Directors and Management Group
http://tubigroup.com/about-us/our-team/

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Acquisition Plans – Investor Presentation (Declassified)
http://www.aspecthuntley.com.au/asxdata/20180524/pdf/01984369.pdf

Built to Last: Polymer Pipe that Resists Chlorine Degradation
https://www.flowguardgold.com/built-to-last-flowguard-gold-cpvc-resists-chlorine-degradation/

International Piping Products (Australia) Pty Ltd Goes into Insolvency
https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/International-Piping-Products-Australia-Pty-Ltd-142648002/9a1d7ed0-d8a3-4c2a-aa4d-d2be8eaa6ede

See Latest Exhibitor List for Plastic Pipes XIX Exhibition in Las Vegas (24-26 September 2018)
http://www.ppxix.com/en/EXHIBITION/List_of_Exhibitors

Iplex Pipelines Seeking Regional Sales Manager – Civil NSW
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/regional-sales-manager-%E2%80%93-civil-nsw-at-fletcher-building-726747459

New Course – ‘Introduction to HDPE Pipelines And Fittings’ – Brisbane – 3 July 2018 (Events)
http://www.piped.com.au/events/hdpefittings-bris-03-07-18/

New Course – ‘Pressure Testing For HDPE Pipelines’ – Brisbane 26/07/2018 (Events)
http://www.piped.com.au/events/pressure-testing-for-hdpe-pipelines-brisbane-26-07-2018/

McElroy Unveils the new Polygon HDPE and PP-R Fusion Welding Machine
https://compactequip.com/business/mcelroy-unveils-the-polygon/

Vinidex Running Training Courses on PE Pipe Welding (Events)
https://outsourceinstitute.com.au/vinidex/course-dates/

Long HDPE Pipe String to Clean World’s Oceans
https://wellmadeclothes.com.au/articles/TheWorldsFirstOceanPlasticCleaningMachineHasBeenReleased/

PolyTest System Demonstrations in Israel for Inspection of HDPE Welds
https://www.twi-global.com/news-events/case-studies/polytest-system-demonstrations-in-israel-694/

A Review of Nondestructive Examination Technology for Polyethylene Pipe in Nuclear Power Plant
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Typical-ultrasonic-image-of-all-types-of-defects-in-BF-joint-of-PE-pipe-less-than-DN200_fig2_325252866

Assessing the Integrity of In-service Polyethylene Pipes
Combining Oxidative Induction Time (OIT), Carbonyl Index (CI) and Melt Flow Rate (MFR) into an Analytical Model
http://www.excelplas.com/

Special Edition on Plumbing Pipe Failures —  JUNE 2018 Vol. 1
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/news/june-2018-vol-1-special-edition-on-plumbing-pipe-failures/

Pricey Seattle apartment tower ripping out PP-R pipes to fix leaks, as tenants fume (14th June 2018)
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/pricey-seattle-apartment-tower-ripping-out-pipes-to-fix-leaks-as-tenants-fume/

Luxury Seattle apartment plagued with PP-R pipe problems, tenants displaced (Video)
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/luxury-seattle-apartment-plagued-with-pipe-problems-tenants-displaced/770082836

Initial Aquatherm PP-R Pipe Representations for Seattle High-Rise Apartment (1st July 2014)
https://www.buildings.com/article-details/articleid/17717/title/seattle-high-rise-apartments-use-aquatherm-polypropylene-pipe-to-prevent-leaks-and-battle-aggressive-water

Aquatherm Publishes New Warnings About Copper Damage to PP-R Pipes
Damage caused by copper in the water resulting from erosion/corrosion or other degradation of copper components in the DHWR system will void the Aquatherm warranty.
http://www.aquatherm.com/downloads/documents/AQUA26504-Design-Guide.pdf

Attendee Roster – American Water Works Association AWWA Conference 2018 (Declassified)
https://www.awwa.org/Portals/0/files/education/conferences/ace/ace18/ACE18NetworkingList.xlsx

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.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

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.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

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