October 2018 Vol. 4

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PIPA lists TEPPFA’s “100 Year Service Life of Polypropylene and Polyethylene Gravity Sewer Pipes” technical Report
http://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/technical/technical-information/

PIPA Launches New Website
http://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/new-pipa-website/

PIPA Guideline POP004 Updated October 2018
Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings Compounds Issue 14 has been updated to include to additional materials, namely:
– Borealis PE100 resin grade HE3490-DS-H
– Polypacific Polycomp 6030 UVH 6350 Bright Orange PE100 striping compound
http://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/POP004.pdf

Australian Butt Fusion Training Package Endorsed
Training unit was developed by the IRC with support from subject matter specialists on the Butt Fusion Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
https://www.australianindustrystandards.org.au/gas-training-package-endorsed/

VicRoads Publishes List of Accepted Poly Pipes and Drainage Products
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/-/media/files/technical-documents-new/road-design-notes/road-design-note-0502-accepted-drainage-products-oct-2018.ashx

Going Underground to Investigate Misconceptions about PE Sewer Pipes
https://agruamerica.com/hdpe-pipe-suppliers/

HDPE for Large Diameter Pipe Applications: Water Main Applications
https://agruamerica.com/hdpe-pipe-applications-water-main-applications/

New Intelligent Data Cable will be inside a 286 km long HDPE Pipe
Spark’s ‘pink pipes’ head through Whanganu
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/telecommunications/news/article.cfm?c_id=93&objectid=12143320

Latest Poly Pipe Appraisals from Water Service Association of Australia
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/Publications/Appraisals/Documents/PA0611.pdf

Rodney Industries. A Division of Vinidex. Poly. Mains. HDPE RUBBER RING JOINT (RR) Mainline Fittings to Suit UPVC PRESSURE PIPELINES
http://www.hvi.com.au/images/pdfs/Rodney%20Industries/Rodneys%20Polymains.pdf

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New Patented Method for Inspecting High Density Polyethylene Pipe Butt Welds
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180284074A1/en

Aging Mechanism Of Polyethylene Pipe Material In Chlorine Dioxide And Hypochlorite Solution [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…/Aging-Mechanism-of-Polyethylene-Pipe-Material-in-Chlorine-Dioxide-and-Hypochlorite-Solution.pdf

Effects of Welding Parameters on the Integrity and Structure of HDPE Pipe Butt Fusion Welds
https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16919

Multilayer Polymer Pipes – Possible Utilization Of Recycled Material [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…/Multilayer-Polymer-Pipes-Possible-Utilization-of-Recycled-Material.pdf

Electrofusion Welder Hire in Australia
https://www.acu-tech.com.au/products/ef-welder-hire/

Butt Fusion Defined by Brian Hauger Consulting
http://www.bryanhaugerconsulting.com/butt-fusion-definition.html

Pipe Company Invests $6.2M in PP Pipe Production
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20181012/NEWS/181019965/nupi-americas-invests-6-2m-in-pp-pipe-production

Design Guidelines for Polyethylene-Lined Steel Piping
http://www.whatispiping.com/roto-lined-piping

Amec Foster Wheeler Hiring Pipeline Engineer for Brisbane
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/pipeline-engineer-at-amec-foster-wheeler-911648184

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• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
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• Not adhering to cool times

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