May 2017 Vol. 3

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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

MPC Group Delivers 36km Gas and Water HDPE Pipeline on Time and to Budget for QGC (Breaking News)
http://www.mpcgroup.com.au/may-11-2017

PE112 – An Innovation Beyond PE100 (Breaking News)
https://www.scgchemicals.com/uploads/news-media/publication/brochure/pdf/PE112.pdf

Pipe Company Invests $17.4m To Expand PEX Pipe Manufacturing (Breaking News)
http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2017/05/uponor-invests-17-4m-to-expand-pex-pipe-manufacturing.html

Advanced Electrofusion Systems From Friatec (Breaking News)
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2016/03/16/advanced-electrofusion-systems-from-friatec/

iPipe Now Offering HDPE Pipe Welding Services and Gas Field Pipe Installation (Breaking News)
http://www.ipipe.com.au/gas_field_construction.html

NATA Accredited Australian Laboratory Specializing in the Provision of HDPE Weld Testing (Fast and Reliable Results)
HDPE Pipe Butt Weld Testing to Standard ISO 13953; Electrofusion Peel Decohesion Test to ISO 13954
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

Move over HDPE: Why Stainless Steel Pipe is (Allegedly) a Better Choice (Opinion Piece)
http://www.acopipe.com.au/en/aco-news/move-over-hdpe-why-acos-stainless-steel-pipe-is-a-better-choice/

FOR SALE: HDPE PIPE SHREDDER/GRANULATOR FOR HDPE RECYCLING (AS NEW)
• Single Shaft Shredder V600, 415 Volt, 18.5 kW, 25 HP, 790 x 600mm hopper inlet, 500mm ram,
• 447mm discharge height,  600mm rotor operation length,  80rpm rotation speed
Asking price: $29K (ex. Melbourne)
Contact: lab@excelplas.com

Poly Welders for Pipe Required for Bunbury & South West Region (WA)
https://www.seek.com.au/job/33475084

HDPE Pipe Welders Required for Ravensthorpe Pipe Installation (WA)
https://www.albanygateway.com.au/classifieds/jobs/12213

Ritmo Electrofusion and HDPE Pipe Welding Equipment Now Optioned to Include Weld Parameter Logging and GPS Traceability
http://matrixpiping.worldsecuresystems.com/industry/civil-construction-hdpe-poly-pipe

New Blue Mountains Pipeline Constructed of HDPE Pipe and Service Connections were HDPE Electrofusion Saddles
http://www.itspipetech.com.au/portfolio-items/pipebursting-blue-mountains/

HDPE Electrofusion Reducers For HDPE Pipe
http://www.performancepipe.com/en-us/Documents/PP404ElectrofusionReducerFlyer.pdf

Burst Behaviour of CPVC compared to HDPE thermoplastic polymer under a controlled internal pressure (NEW RESEARCH)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452321617300501

Burst Behaviour of HDPE and PP-R Pipes Under Internal Pressure  (NEW RESEARCH)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452321617300525

Performance of Buried HDPE Pipes – Peaking Deflection During Initial Backfilling Process (NEW RESEARCH)
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.17.00009

New HDPE Pipe Compounds from SGS Chemicals
https://www.scgchemicals.com/uploads/news-media/publication/brochure/pdf/02%20Pipe%20Compound.pdf

New Tender for HDPE Pipeline – Supply and Installation; Organisation: Southern Rural Water; State/Region: Victoria
https://www2.tenderlink.com/tender-search.php?category=2661×471

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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