May 2018 Vol. 1

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Your Global Source of Poly Pipe News and Technology


“Investigation of Polyethylene Pipeline Failure” at Forensic Engineering Forum 2018
Bursting failure of a section of 800mm diameter buried high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline near Carnarvon WA
https://atconsulting.com.au/2018/04/investigation-of-pipeline-failure-at-forensic-engineering-forum-for-asec-australasian-structural-engineering-conference-of-2018/

Iplex to Reopen Polyethylene Pipe Plant in Townsville – Creating 50 jobs
https://www.i-q.net.au/main/council-work-a-catalyst-for-manufacturing-plans

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said there was huge interest from local firms about how to secure work on the 36.5km Haughton pipeline project
https://www.i-q.net.au/main/popular-move-for-pipeline-info

Polyethylene Pipeline Safety Management
http://www.piped.com.au/choose-a-course/pipeline-safety-management/

Fast Fusion MFT20’s for Sale – Second Hand Low Hour and Unused Machines Now Available
http://highcountryfusion.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MFT2027s-expression-of-interest.pdf

Short Course – Introduction to PE Pipelines and Fittings
http://www.piped.com.au/choose-a-course/hdpe-pipelines-fittings/

PMBWELD302 – Electrofusion Weld Polyethylene Pipelines
A one day program that covers butt welding and the electrofusion welding of polyethylene
http://picac.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/PICAC-Training_Schedule-180426e_final.pdf

New Project to Replace more than 10 km of existing main with new buried DN630 Polyethylene Pipe
http://cape.com.au/cape-secures-pilbara-pipeline-projects/

Installation of 18 km Borefield Polyethylene Pipeline for Pilbara Minerals
http://cape.com.au/cape-secures-18km-pipeline-project-pilbara-minerals/

Poly Welding Specialists Capability Statement
https://www.polyweldingspecialists.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/PWSprofile.pdf

Australian Poly Solutions – Complete Polyethylene Pipe Supply and Installation Management
http://www.aussiepoly.com.au/about/

Standards Australia Undertaking Amendment of Poly Pipe Standards
https://www.standards.org.au/getmedia/bc0036eb-7883-4a13-8069-b73a18170b4c/Current_Projects.xlsx.aspx

Vinidex Notification on Pipe Price Increases
https://www.middys.com.au/images/pdf/VINIDEX%20Price%20Increase%20Letter%20-%201st%20May%202018%20-%20Deferral.pdf

Reece Advises Market of Polyethylene Pipe and Fitting Price Increases
https://www.reece.com.au/outlet/2018/apr/main-price-changes-may

Exhibitor List at Irrigation Australia Conference Exhibition – Sydney 13-15 June 2018
http://iaice.com.au/product-listing/

NPE Seeking Polywelder
http://www.nationalpump.com.au/jobs/operator-polywelder/

Seeking Poly Pipe Welder for Adelaide Projects
https://www.workpac.com/trades-and-services-jobs/poly-pipe-welder/1709203

Seeking Polywelders for Brisbane Projects
https://www.celotti.com.au/jobs/Pipe-Layers-l-Civil-Construction-l-Brisbane-l-QLD

FRIATEC patented Electrofusion Fittings system is world leading and comprises the FRIALEN PN 16 range of fittings from 16mm to 1200mm
https://portal.lup.com.au/Exhibitors/8b6564f6-5b68-40e4-9dda-41dbe70c2539/ProductDetail?aId=14035717&embeded=True

New Player in HDPE Pipeline Installation in WA and NSW
https://elixon7.com.au/

National Product Specialist – PVC / HDPE Pipe Fittings (Plumbing)
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36120749

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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