November 2017 Vol. 1

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PE125 The Next Generation PE Pipe Resin – Qenos (New)
http://www.qenos.com/internet/home.nsf/(LUImages)/Next-Generation-PE-Pipe-Resin_WP/$File/TheNextGenPEPipeResin_WP.pdf

Australia’s Most Advanced HDPE Pipe Testing Laboratory Gets a Full Suite of New Thermal Analysis Equipment (DSC, DTA, TGA, TMA)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Liquitech (Qld) PL is now the Official Distributor of Fusion Group Australia’s Piping Systems Brands in North Queensland.
https://fusionaus.com/distributors/liquitech/

Milliken Awarded Patents for Polyolefin Pipe Repair Method (New Technology)
http://napipelines.com/milliken-infrastructure-awarded-patents-polyolefin-repair/

Ostwald Failure: 210 More Workers Face the Sack in QLD (Breaking News)
https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/ostwald-failure-210-workers-face-sack/3273949/

If you need your Worldpoly poly welder fixed, Worldpoly in-house service centre in Melbourne is kitted up to tackle any job, as are many of our international distributors
http://www.worldpoly.com/pages/service

Arrow Announces New HDPE CSG Pipeline Projects (Nov 2017)
https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/projects/project-updates/project-updates-tabs

Origin Energy Seminar on Piping and Pipeline Design
https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/Event/piping-and-pipeline-design-0

Construction of the $20M Murarrie-Pinkenba Cross River Water Pipeline is well underway with HDPE Piping (New)
https://www.urbanutilities.com.au/network-upgrades/projects-current/murarrie-pinkenba-water-pipeline

Key Technology and Application of Visual Inspection of Buried Polyethylene Pipeline (New Research)
http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2660786

Laboratory Study of Fatigue in Water Conveying HDPE and PVC Pipes Subject to Extreme Hydraulic Transient Pressures (New Research)
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-70365-7_15

Effects of Squeeze-Off on Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Pipes (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020768317305152

Evaluation of Axial Stresses on a Gas Pipeline made of Reinforced Polyethylene Pipes (New Research)
http://dream-journal.org/DREAM_Issue_3_2017_Fedorov_Yu.Yu._et_al._036_041.pdf

Investigation on the Detection of Water Leaks in Small-diameter Polyethylene Pipes using Acoustic Emission Signals (New Research)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marco_Troncossi/publication/…/links/59b1426d0f7e9b37434a87ec/Investigation-on-the-detection-of-water-leaks-in-small-diameter-polyethylene-pipes-using-Acoustic-Emission-signals.pdf

Researchers Wary of Plastic Pipes Leaching Chemicals (New Research)
https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2017/11/amid-pipe-wars-researchers-wary-plastic-pipes-leaching-chemicals

DPI Pipe FlowCalc app is now available for free download (Free App)
https://constructionreviewonline.com/2017/08/dpi-flowcalc-app-now-available-free-download/

Reece Announces Price Changes for Poly Pipes & Fittings
https://www.reece.com.au/outlet/2017/oct/main-price-changes-december

Project RP1-06 ‘Cracking in Polyethylene Pipelines’ Completed by Deakin University
http://epcrc.com.au/about/news/research-update-october-2017

EPRI Looks at High-Density Polyethylene for Pipes in Nuclear Plants
http://eprijournal.com/a-corrosion-free-alternative-to-steel-pipes/

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

New McElroy Trackstar 1200 Arriving Soon
High Country Fusion Pty Ltd Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service
http://highcountryfusion.com.au

For Sale – Olympus TOF-D Non-Destructive Ultrasonic Test Equipment “AS NEW” for HDPE Weld Inspection – Complete System
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/JbyOM0pIoWDFOhO/download

Forensic Failure Analysis of HDPE Pipes and Fittings by ExcelPlas Labs
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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