October 2017 Vol. 1

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No matter what you’ve done to your Worldpoly machine, it’s likely we’ve got the parts on the shelf to fix it
http://www.worldpoly.com/pages/spare-parts

Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) – the Winner to Emerge from Queensland’s CSG Boom
https://www.tradeearthmovers.com.au/features/1709/murphy-pipe-and-civil-contractor-profile

Georg Fischer produces New Electrofusion (EF) Welding Training Manual 2017
http://www.centralplastics.com/content/dam/…/downloads/products/technical/EF%20Installation%20Booklet.pdf

Alert – HDPE Pipe Swarf Contaminating CSG Gathering Networks
https://www.unconventionaloilandgas.com.au/particle-carry-over-in-coal-seam-gas-operations/

Dual PE100 1.200 mm pipelines Installed under the Hunter River in NSW
Installation of one of Australia’s largest diameter HDPE pipes by HDD Crossing the Hunter River
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/2017/10/16/crossing-hunter-river/

Conditional Assessment of Existing HDPE Pipelines – An Analytical Approach
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/3duEkljpyLONJTT/download

Iplex Pipelines Updates Terms and Conditions for Conditions of Sale
http://www.iplex.com.au/resources/attachments/Iplex-Terms-and-Conditions-2017.pdf

Iplex Pipelines Seeking National Account Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/34602761

Aestec Services Seeking Experienced HDPE Welders
http://www.gladstonejob.com.au/job/aestec-services-gladstone-queensland-australia-12-experienced-hdpe-welders/

McCosker Contracting Seeking HDPE Polywelders
http://www.gladstonejob.com.au/job/mccosker-contracting-gladstone-queensland-australia-12-polywelder/

New Testing for the Accelerated Material Ranking of HDPE Pipe Grades (PDF)
http://leaders.4spe.org/spe/conferences/ANTEC2017/papers/139.pdf

Laboratory Simulation of Accidental Damage by Excavator Bucket on the Polyethylene Pipe (New Research)
http://ijres.org/papers/Volume%205/Vol5-Iss8/Version-2/C5822229.pdf

Plasson Offering Practical Demonstrations of their PE Electrofusion System
http://spplus.com.au/plumbers-vip-trade-show-0

APGA Publishes Guide for Condition Assessment of HDPE CSG Gathering Pipelines
http://www.apga.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CP-11-001-Condition-assessment-Rev-0.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

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

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
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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