May 2017 Vol. 2

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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

Plasson Applies for US Patent Application for New Electrofusion Saddle  (Breaking News)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20170080638.pdf

PIPA Update – Material Requirements for White PE Jacket Compounds Suitable for Long-Term UV Exposure (POP017)
http://www.pipa.com.au/sites/default/files/document/attachment/pop017-2017-04-27.pdf

Arrow Energy to Award HDPE Piping FEED contract for Surat Basin Expansion (Breaking News)
http://www.miningweekly.com/article/arrow-energy-to-award-feed-contract-for-surat-basin-expansion-2017-05-08

McElroy introduces the Acrobat 180 Hydraulic Butt Fusion Machine
https://trenchlesstechnology.com/mcelroy-introduces-acrobat-180-hydraulic-butt-fusion-machine/

Become an Accredited Poly Welder Today
https://www.reece.com.au/assets/Civil-PDF/Polysmart-Course-Information.pdf

New Players in Pipe Welding Equipment
http://aquawest.com.au/Services/electrofusion-welding

Performance Pipe Expands Product Portfolio to Include Electrofusion Fittings  (Breaking News)
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170501006225/en/Performance-Pipe-Expands-
Product-Portfolio-Include-Electrofusion

UEA Trenchless Completes HDD Underbore for PE100 Pipe Installation
https://www.uea.com.au/news-media/uea-news-blog/uea-trenchless-completed-hdd-underbore-peppertree-quarry-project/

Sabic Update New PE112 HDPE Resin for Pressure Pipe Manufacture
https://pc-api-public.sabic.com/uploads/69e6f539/db29/e711/80fb/005056857ef3/SABIC%C2%AE%20
HDPE_P6006AD_Global_Technical_Data_Sheet.pdf

ExcelPlas Labs: NATA Pipe Testing Services. Electro Fusion Welding · Butt Fusion Welding · Failure Analysis
http://www.excelplas.com/

Relaxation Behavior of Polyethylene Welded Joints (New Publication)
https://nanoscalereslett.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s11671-017-2059-z

CRC completes records breaking HDD installation of 1000 mm HDPE Pipe
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2017/04/18/hdd-in-the-tropics/

Poly Pipe Layers Wanted in Brisbane with Poly Pipe Welding Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Tickets
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33360433

Fusion Australia Seeking Experienced Site Poly Welders / Piping Installers
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33334251

Pibara Project to Replace More than 10km of Existing Main with New Buried DN630 Polyethylene Pipe
http://cape.com.au/cape-secures-pilbara-pipeline-projects/

Non-destructive Evaluation of Electrofusion Joint of Polyethylene Pipeline using Terahertz Rays
https://books.google.com.au/books?hl=en&lr=&id=x-2tDgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA213&
dq=electrofusion+hdpe&ots=dlaCx-WnSW&sig=rMZtq2FGiF26Alfm-qfp8L1IYB8

Leading African HDPE Pipe Systems Producer Raises Capital
https://constructionreviewonline.com/2017/04/danco-capital-limited-a-leading-african-hdpe-pipe-systems-producer/

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
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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