September 2017 Vol. 3

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PPN – Your Leading Source for Poly Pipe Industry News

High Country Fusion Pty Ltd (McElroy Distributor) Offering a Large Range of McElroy Hire Fleet – Parts and Service
http://highcountryfusion.com.au

New PE100 HSCR Provides Pipelines with Higher Safety Margin Against Slow Crack Growth Failure (Qenos)
http://www.qenos.com/internet/home.nsf/0/3D653E45F459C6F8CA25818D001B52F1/$file

Asia Pacific Piping Systems Specialist Installation Services
APPS offer extensive subcontracting pipe systems installation and supporting services to mining, CSG and water industries
http://www.appiping.com/services.html

Latest News on Ostwald Bros Administration – OSTWALD Bros owes about $61m to some 537 creditors
https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/financial-stress-for-firms-former-staff-as-61m-owe/3226743/

Civil Site Supervisor Required in Dalby/Miles Area for HDPE Pipeline Installation
https://www.seek.com.au/job/34467049

Plasson Electrofusion Offers Permanent Water Solutions from ViaDux
http://www.viadux.com.au/products/hdpe-products/pe-electrofusion-fittings/plasson-electrofusion

See Who is Attending the Annual Pipeline Convention (Delegates List) (Declassified)
http://www.conferenceco.com.au/APGA/Delegates_List_Web.pdf

Fusion Plast Spigot product has now achieved WSAA accreditation
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/fusion-group-ltd-fusamatic-long-and-short-spigot-fittings

Reuse-to-Fuse for HDPE Pipe: Maximising Your Workforce
https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/reuse-fuse-hdpe-pipe-maximising-workforce/

Townsville will begin construction with more than 32km of water pipes laid through a $225 million investment in the Queensland State Budget
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/townsville-to-receive-new-water-pipeline/

Investigation of Root Cause of Polyethylene Pipe Leaks and Bursts
http://ceed.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/17-015-Wong.Water-Corp.PE-PIpe-Failure.pdf

Qenos looks at job cuts to ease gas price shock
http://www.afr.com/news/qenos-looks-at-job-cuts-to-ease-gas-price-shock-20170915-gyicup

BAM Introduce New Stress Cracking Test for HDPE Pipes
https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-bam/frontdoor/index/index/docId/41885

Environmental stress cracking of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) induced by liquid media
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mawe.201700065/full

McElroy Showcases Pipe Products at Equipment World
http://www.equipmentworld.com/what-to-see-at-icuee-2017-mclaughlin-mcelroy-ring-o-matic-subsite-electronics-and-sharewell-hdd-in-area-k/

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New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

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• 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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