May 2017 Vol. 1

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PPN – Australia’s Most Comprehensive Source of Information on Plastics Pipes, Fittings, and Raw Materials


Communicating Knowledge and Awareness of Developments in Plastics Pipeline Technologies Amongst Manufacturers, Specifiers, Users and Installers.

The First Composite Repair for Polyethylene Pipes in the Field (New Technology)

Pipeline Technics WA is Now Fully Equipped to Complete Poly Welding Up to 1200 mm HDPE Pipe

Fusion Pty Ltd Seeking Experienced Site Poly Welders / Piping Installers for Perth Project

130 Mill AUD firm created after Pipe Electrofusion Manufacturer is Sold (Breaking News)

AVK Acquires Majority Share of Fusion Group Ltd. (Breaking News)

New Method for Studying  the Micro-Mechanical Properties of Butt fusion-Welded Joints in HDPE pipes using the Nanoindentation Technique (New)

Lifetime Prediction of PE00 And PE100-RC Pipes Based On Slow-Crack Growth Resistance (New)

New Plastic Polyethylene Pipes Found to Leach Organic Compounds that can Affect Olfactory and Taste Properties of Water, and Even be Harmful to Consumers

Leak Detection in Water-Filled Small-Diameter Polyethylene Pipes by Means of Acoustic Emission Measurements (New)

Evaluation of Cracking Conditions of Butt Welded Joints in Polyethylene Pipes (New)

Geosynthetic Reinforcement to Protect Underground Pipes against Damage from Construction and Traffic (New)

Aquatechnik Introduced Multilayer Polyethylene – Aluminium Composite Pipes to Australia (New)

Townsend Poly Welding – HDPE Poly Pipe Welding,  Aust Wide and international, Fabrication, Butt Welding, Electrofusion

New Pipe Repair Clamps for Plastic Pipe

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

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 [email protected]

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