June 2018 Vol. 3

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Iplex Pipes and the Tradelink Plumbing Business Expected to be Substantially Restructured (Announcement Due Today)

Fletcher Building Shake-up of Australian Business Operations Likely in Five-year Plan out this Week

Reliance Joins Reece In Big Plumbing Expansion (Market News)

Pipe Extruder in NT Seeking Production Engineer
Bilba Group is comprised of a number of corporations including Northern Stock Water, Elsam Plastics, Joco Fencing and Great Northern Tanks seeking an experienced Production Engineer to assist in the manufacturing of Polyethylene Pipe in the Katherine Branch.

Melbourne to Host Wastewater Expo Australia (3-4th October 2018)

HDPE Pipe Failure Analysis Under Overpressure in Presence of Defect (New)

New Patent for Joining Lined Pipe Sections by Electrofusion

Optimization of Heat Transfer in the Electrofusion Joints using Taguchi method (New)

Intelligent screening of electrofusion-polyethylene joints based on a thermal NDT method

Shawcor Patents Apparatus and system for Electrofusion of Polyethylene Pipeline

New Electrofusion Pipe Method Patent

Radius Systems Produces New Brochure on Range of Electrofusion fittings

Irrigation Project Testing Ground For Large HDPE Pipe Installation

Traces of Bentonite Prevent Bonding of Electrofusion Pipeline Joints

Documenting EF Coupling Failures

Operators installed HDPE pipe for challenging HDD project in the Darling Ranges, WA,

WaterCorporation HDPE Pipe Tenders

ASTM Launches New Standard for HDPE Pipes
Standard Practice for Sampling and Testing Frequency for Recycled Materials in Polyethylene (PE) Pipe for Non-Pressure Applications

Use of HDPE Lined Pipelines – Canadian Association of Petroleum [FULL PDF]

New High-performance Pipes for Oil and Gas Industry from KraussMaffei

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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

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