September 2017 Vol. 4

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Murphy Sells MPC Share (Breaking News)
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2017/09/22/murphy-sells-mpc-share/

Murphy sells share in Australian infrastructure business Murphy Pipe & Civil (Breaking News)
http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/news/murphy-sells-share-australian-infrastructure-busin/

Multiple McElroy Self Propelled Poly Fusion Welding Machines Go to Auction – Major Event Poly Welding Equipment Auction – Welshpool
http://auctions.gregsons.com.au/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/259/

GF Piping Now Offering Butt Fusion Machines up to OD315 (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jVbqmGK8uY

GF Piping Systems has acquired 49% of the shares, for an undisclosed sum, in Urecon
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/GF_PIPING_SYSTEMS_t237700/

Georg Fischer AG reports earnings results for the first half year 2017 of 1.99 Bill
https://www.georgfischer.com/content/dam/gf/documents/en/GzD_HJB2017_GF_en.pdf

Fletcher Building gets $345M Additional Debt Facilities
Fletcher’s Net Profit Dropped 80 Percent to $94 Million in 2017 After the Company Took Impairments of $206 Million on its Tradelink and Iplex Australia Businesses
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1709/S00283/fletcher-building-gets-345m-additional-debt-facilities.htm

GF Piping to Showcase Large-Diameter Plastic Piping Solutions at APGA Exhibition in Cairns in October
http://www.gfps.com/country_AU/en_GB/about-GF-PipingSystems/exhibitions/events_australia/APGA_2017.html

New Zealand Schedules PE Pipe Welding Training Courses
https://opusetc.co.nz/article-pe-pipewelding

Polyethylene Pipes Part of a Vision to Transform Freight Roads Across Eastern States
http://www.usc.edu.au/explore/usc-news-exchange/news-archive/2017/august/am-honoured-usc-professor-plans-to-transform-road-freight-across-eastern-states

The Evolution of HDPE Pipes (Feature Article)
https://www.wwdmag.com/pipe/evolution-hdpe

Vinidex seeking National Quality Manager for Pipes & Fittings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/34448766

Olympus TOF-D NDT “AS New” for HDPE Weld Inspection Complete System $30K ONO
info@excelplas.com

CPB Contractor Seeking HDPE Pipe Welder for Caval Ridge Mine (Mackay Area)
https://www.seek.com.au/job/34469913

Civil Pipes Offering PE100 Pressure Pipes up to DN 1200
http://www.civilpipes.com.au/products/pe-pressure/

Safety Alert HDPE Electrofusion – Fire hazard
http://www.ppteu.asn.au/occupational-health-safety/hazard-alerts/hdpe-electrofusion-fire-hazard

OIT and FTIR Condition Monitoring of Upstream Polyethylene Gathering Networks for CSG industry
http://www.excelplas.com/

Borouge (Abu Dhabi) Patents New PE100  for Pipe Applications with Improved Sagging and Extrusion Properties
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3109275B1.html

Microstructural Investigation of Butt-fusion Joint in High-Density Polyethylene Pipes
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.45668/full

Comparison of Parent and Butt-Fusion Material Properties of Unimodal High-Density Polyethylene
https://pressurevesseltech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=2626360

New Fusion Stock Arrives at C2HPS
http://www.c2hps.com.au/polyethylene-products/new-fusion-stock-arriving/

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

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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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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

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