October 2018 Vol. 5

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PIPA Issues Industry Guidelines for HIGH STRESS CRACK RESISTANT PE100 (New)
http://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/POP016.pdf

PIPA Issues Industry Guidelines on BUTT FUSION JOINTING OF PE PIPES AND FITTINGS – RECOMMENDED PARAMETERS  (New)
http://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/POP003.pdf

Georg Fischer (GF) Investigation Of The Failure Behaviour Of Polyethylene Electrofusion Sockets  (New)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…/Investigation-of-the-Failure-Behavior-of-Polyethylene-Electrofusion-Sockets.pdf

Fusion Group’s Fusamatic Division Issues New FusionPlast Electrofusion Fittings Product Guide
https://www.fusionplast.com.au/index_htm_files/Electrofusion%20fittings%20catalogue.pdf

Finite Element Analysis to the Effect of Thermo-Mechanical Loads on Stress Distribution in Buried Polyethylene Gas Pipes Jointed by Electrofusion Sockets, Repaired by PE Patches (New)
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/11/10/2818

McElroy Introduces Lightweight, Modular Welders for Large-pipe Fusion in Tight Spaces (New)
October 25, 2018  McElroy introduces new sizes to the Acrobat machine line which feature the revolutionary QuikFit carriage that allows operators to meet the challenges of fusing large-diameter polypropylene pipe in close-quarter working environments.
https://www.mcelroy.com/en/pp/560acrobat.htm

Lifetime Prediction of Natural Gas Polyethylene Pipes with Internal Pressures (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1350630717314917

Accelerated Aging of Polyethylene Pipe Grades in Aqueous Chlorine Dioxide at Constant Concentration (New)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391018302994

Plastitalia Electrofusion and Spigot Fittings (Hydroflow Distributors (AUS) Pty Ltd) Approved by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/hydroflow-distributors-aus-pty-ltd-plastitalia-electrofusion-and-spigot

MAKO Poly Pty Ltd Range of PE Moulded Butt Fusion Fittings Approved by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/mako-poly-pty-ltd-mako-poly-moulded-butt-fusion-fittings

Electrofusion Welding Training Courses by Polyweld Tech Academy (Nationally Recognised Training)
http://www.polyweldtech.com.au/training/electrofusion-welding/

Clover Pipelines Pty Ltd – SUPERLIT® Filament Wound GRP Jacking Pipes Approved by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/clover-pipelines-pty-ltd-superlit%C2%AE-filament-wound-grp-jacking-pipes-non-pressure

Failure Analysis of GRP Pipes
https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201810.0292/v1/download

Large-Diameter GRP Pipe Case Study
http://www.futurepipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Case-Study-Marmara-Ereglisi-Power-Station-1.pdf

Uponor Patents New Method for Making PEX Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180258255A1/en

Borealis Patents New Polypropylene Pipes with Improved Pressure Resistance
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20180273741A1/en

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

Failure Analysis of an Adhesively Joined GRP Composite Pipe System Under Internal Pressure
https://www.hanser-elibrary.com/doi/abs/10.3139/120.111241?journalCode=mp

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Adtech FRP Pipelines Pty Ltd • Adtech FRP has supplied and installed many thousands of kilometres of GRE pipe into the Australian
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http://www.adtechfrp.com/


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  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
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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.
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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
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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

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