May 2018 Vol. 3

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NEW TENDER May 2018, tenders opened for the civil works on HDPE Pipeline Installation Project; and closes on 30 May 2018.
Expressions of Interest for pipe work installation construction packages were invited on 19 May and close of 16 June 2018.
https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/building-planning-and-projects/council-projects/haughton-pipeline-duplication-project

Vinidex Seeking Shift Supervisor for Brisbane Role
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36292412

Vinidex Seeking Shift Supervisor for Melbourne Role
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/shift-supervisor-at-mpau-manufacturing-679639900

Vinidex News – Production of the Maxicoil® system in Australia has continued since its launch in 2016. Although performance has been slower than expected in this project, it is still a much prized and highly innovative product
http://www.aliaxis.com/fileadmin/aliaxis/news/annual_reports/Aliaxis_Annual_Report__2017_Business_Overview_FINAL.pdf

With the Maxicoil® System, coiling of pipes is possible in longer lengths and larger inside diameters.
For example, HDPE pipe of OD125 mm currently comes in 100 m and 200 m coils, but in the future, coils as long as 2,000 m will be possible. This greatly reduces welding, handling and potential for damage while increasing both the speed and safety of installation. The trial in the Gladstone project successfully demonstrated these critical factors in the capacity of the Maxicoil System to save costs and reduce the time to connect wells: no other company in the world offers pipes like this on this scale.
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Vinidex News – Moving a large bore PE production line from Chile to Australia. Without this equipment, Vinidex would not have been able to win a multi-million dollar contract.
http://www.aliaxis.com/fileadmin/aliaxis/news/annual_reports/Aliaxis_Annual_Report__2017_Business_Overview_FINAL.pdf

Thiess Seeking Dewatering Technician for Poly fabrication/Welding of HDPE Plastic Pipe
http://careers.thiess.com.au/caw/en/job/925988/dewatering-technician

Enviropipes seeking State Sales Manager Victoria
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36333268

Enviropipes Expanding Melbourne Team
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36333567

Fusion Plast Australia Pty Ltd Seeking Warehouse Storeman
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36330449

Pipe Layer | Civil Construction for Coffs Harbour Project
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36326396

ASTM F2767 – 18 Standard Specification for Electrofusion Type Polyamide-12 Fittings for Outside Diameter Controlled Polyamide-12 Pipe and Tubing for Gas Distribution
https://www.astm.org/Standards/F2767.htm

SEQ Water Publishes List of Approved Suppliers of Poly Pipe and Fittings
http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1424737/27904043/1525922162543/2018-05-09+SEQ+Accepted+Civil+IPAM+List.pdf?token=7IcNQvdcdnERk3EhbPQYw0Tl2Qo%3D

AGL Publishes Plans for Construction of HDPE Gas Gathering System
https://www.agl.com.au/-/media/agl/about-agl/documents/how-we-source-energy/camden-document-repository/environmental-management-system/20160407_dcs_cm_mp_hse_001—cgp-emp.pdf

Average Salary for Iplex Pipelines Employees
https://www.payscale.com/research/AU/Employer=Iplex_Pipelines/Salary

Iplex leverages its supply chain and logistics capability, to deliver stage one of the Nyngan to Cobar pipeline upgrade
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/infrastructure-upgrade-for-the-nyngan-to-cobar-water-supply-pipeline/

2018 APGA Convention & Exhibition September 8 – 11, 2018
https://www.apga.org.au/event/2018-apga-convention-exhibition/

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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