January 2016 Vol.1

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Vinidex buys Zest HDPE Pipe Manufacturer
http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/3560040/zezt-sold-to-multinational/

Murphy Pipe & Civil New HDPE Pipe Plow Design set to Reduce Landholder Impact
http://www.willistonherald.com/business/new-plow-design-set-to-reduce-landholder-impacts-on-wawsa/article_e8cb68ac-bd3c-11e5-b156-27996f15f5ab.html

Plasson Australia is proud to announce that they have become the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand of SIMONA’s range of spigot fittings
http://plasson.com.au/content/page/spigot-Fittings

Rehau to Launch Radiant Installation System, showcase PEXa piping technologies at AHR
http://contractormag.com/ahr/rehau-launch-radiant-installation-system-showcase-pexa-piping-technologies-ahr

Effects of Defects on Failure of Butt Fusion Welded Polyethylene Pipe
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705815041259

NT Station 330 kilometres of HDPE pipeline in the last 12 months with another 250 kilometres to be installed
Northern Stockwater, a manufacturer of polyethylene pipe products in Katherine, which has supplied the majority of the materials for the water infrastructure on the station.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-17/amungee-mungee-station-changes/6399430

Reliance targets $1 billion IPO in 2016 and hires JPMorgan
http://www.afr.com/street-talk/reliance-worldwide-corp-targets-1-billion-ipo-hires-jpmorgan-20151123-gl5oas

Reece Gives Keys to Hardware Success
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/success-flows-for-plumbing-family/news-story/60c5bbc429ead7912a0434a61aa57204

Rash of PEX piping Failures in Residential Domestic Hot Water and Hydronic Heating Systems [PDF]
Testing shows that some PEX pipes have low gel content (indicative of inadequate crosslinking), and early depletion of the antioxidant, thus lowering the resistance to oxidative degradation
http://legacy.4spe.org/conferences/antec2015/papers/2098087.pdf

Melbourne-based Polymer Lab Testing can ensure PEX pipe is manufactured in accordance with Australian Standard AS2492
Some PEX pipes are prone to premature oxidative failure and creep rupture if not properly cross linked and stabilised.
ExcelPlas can test PEX pipe to determine if the pipe was manufactured correctly and if the material properties correct.
http://excelplas.com/

Plumbing Fitting Manufacturer set to flood IPO sector in 2016
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/12/8/equity-capital-markets/plumber-set-flood-ipo-sector-2016

Tariff Concession Orders Refused for Imported PEX Pipe 
having ALL of the following: • wall thickness NOT less than 2.2 mm and NOT greater than 4.4 mm; • minimum burst pressure NOT less than 5.5 MPa and NOT  greater than 8 MPa • maximum operating pressure NOT greater than 500 kPa; • compliance with Australian Standard AS 4176.8-2010
Reason for refusal Substitutable goods produced in Australia by Reliance Worldwide Corporation, Dandenong South, VIC
http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GAZETTE15-06Dated11February2015.pdf

Samios now Exclusive Supplier of Forza PEX in Australia with 50 Year Warranty
http://samios.net.au/520#

Some PEX Plumbing Pipes Shown to Contaminate Drinking Water [PDF]
http://standards.nsf.org/apps/group_public/download.php/26543/Whelton-%20PEXPipeintheUS.pdf

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June 2015 Vol.1

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1. WDS Limited (ASX:WDS) awarded balance of works contract on Arrow Energy’s Daandine Pipeline Expansion Project  
http://secure.weblink.com.au/Clients/webchartclient/clients/WDSLimited/article.asp?asx=WDS&view=2861503

2. Arrow Energy Publish Initial Report on Bowen Pipeline Project
https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/2106/95460_Initial_Advice_Statement_PDF.pdf

3. ExcelPlas Offering Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Service
Failure of polyethylene pipelines can occur when the strength, toughness or chemical resistance capabilities of the pipe or its welds are exceeded.
http://www.excelplas.com/

4. APGA Update Code of Practice for Upstream Polyethylene Gathering Networks in the Coal Seam Gas Industry
http://www.apga.org.au/apia-code-of-practice-for-upstream-pe-gathering-networks-in-the-csg-industry/

5. ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Testing Develops New Weld Integrity Recording Feature using Encapsulated RFID Tags
More information: contact john@excelplas.com

6. HDPE Pipe Welders Required for Roy Hill Project
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28691386

7. Safety Alert – Inadequate surface preparation or inadvertent contamination of plastic pipe surfaces prior to saddle fusion welding led to a recent gas explosion that caused eight deaths and dozens of injuries
http://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Documents/SA_047.pdf

8. PIPA Updates POP Pipe Guidelines
http://www.pipa.com.au/technical/pop-guidelines

9. Massive Lawsuit Over Faulty Water Pipes in Melbourne Hospital
http://www.smh.com.au/business/lend-lease-sued-for-20-million-over-austin-leaks-20150601-ghe7wx.html

10. Seeking HDPE Welders for Townsville Project
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28752830

11. CSG Companies Exhibiting at Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo (June 17th & 18th)
http://suratbasinexpo.com.au

12. Getting to Grips With Electrofusion Jointing of HDPE Pipes
http://wwtonline.co.uk/features/getting-to-grips-with–electrofusion-jointing#.VXjL1GSqpBc

13. PE100+ Association Publishes List of Approved PE100 Pipe Resins
http://www.pe100plus.com/Download/News/Info/document/239.pdf

The PE100+ Association ensures the very highest quality of PE100 products by continuously monitoring three
fundamental properties
1. Creep Rupture Strength,
2. Stress Crack Resistance and
3. Resistance to Rapid Crack Propagation

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May 2015 Vol.1

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1. Fusion Plastics Seeking Butt Fusion Welders
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28666656

2. Mobile Pipe Extrusion Plant Begins Work in WA
http://247web.com.au/?page_id=45

3. ExcelPlas QLD Expands Testing Capabilities for Butt Welded Polyethylene Pipelines and Electrofusion Weld Polyethylene Pipelines
http://www.excelplas.com/

4. East Coast Pipeline Pty Ltd (ECP) seeking an Experienced Quality Assurance Advisor
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28645418

5. ISCO announces distribution agreement with Tubi Group for HDPE pipe plant
http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2015/05/isco-industries-tubi-team-up-to-save-customers-time-money.html

6. Raised Temperature HDPE Grade Enhances Pipe Productivity
http://www.plasteurope.com/news/TOTAL_t231029

7. Polywelders Required for Roy Hill Project
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28691386

8. Northern Territory’s ‘vast’ shale resources draws strong foreign investment despite slump
http://www.theage.com.au/business/northern-territorys-vast-shale-resources-draws-strong-foreign-investment-despite-slump-20150519-gh4iq9.html?skin=text-only

9. Aquaduct NZ pipe supplier to huge irrigation scheme Central Plains Water in receivership
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/68901957/aquaduct-nz-pipe-supplier-to-huge-irrigation-scheme-central-plains-water-in-receivership

10. PIPA Updates Industry Guidelines for ‘ POLYETHYLENE PIPE AND FITTINGS COMPOUNDS’ ISSUE 10.2
http://www.pipa.com.au/sites/default/files/document/attachment/pop004-2015-05-13.pdf

11. Proper Use of Fabricated Fittings & Fusion Methods for Transition Connections (Free Download)
http://nysawwa.org/docs/pdfs/8B%20-%20Proper%20Use%20of%20Fabricated%20Fittings.pdf

12. Seeking Pipelayers for Immediate Start
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28757902

13. Laboratory evaluation of installation of a steel-reinforced high-density polyethylene pipe in soil
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0886779815000784

14. Polyweld Machinery now the authorised distributor of Leister (Switzerland) and Ritmo (Italy) plastic welding equipment.
http://polyweldmachinery.com.au/

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April 2015 Vol.1

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1. McElroy’s Giant Fusion Machine Vehicle Tackles 2000 mm Pipe Jobs
http://www.canadianundergroundinfrastructure.com/article/20532/mcelroys-giant-fusion-machine-vehicle-tackles-2000mm-pipe-jobs

2. ExcelPlas (QLD) NATA Laboratory Offering 24 hrs Turnaround on QA Testing of Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Welds
http://polypipetesting.com.au

3. Four Companies Shortlisted for NT–East Coast Gas Pipeline
http://pipeliner.com.au/news/four_companies_shortlisted_for_nteast_coast_gas_pipeline1/92153

4. WDS secures Jemena Contract in NSW
http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20150408/pdf/42xrpb0sh8gdlf.pdf

5. New PE100 Pipe Resins Developed
http://www.pochem.co.jp/jpe/reference/pdf/20150223-1.pdf

6. Vinidex Parent Company Announces Management Change
http://www.europeanplasticsnews.com/subscriber/headlines2.html?cat=1&id=5626

7. iPipe Group provides services to biggest LNG facilities in Australia
http://gastoday.com.au/news/ipipe_group_provides_services_to_biggest_lng_facilities_in_australia/91918

8. Pipe Welding Now a Reality for SMW Group
SMW Group now has one of the only Ritmo Delta 630 machines and crews in the Bowen Basin.
http://www.smwgroup.com.au/pipe-welding-now-a-reality-for-smw-group/

9. Butt Welders Required for Towoomba Area
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28381585?utm_campaign=jobseekerau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=jobseekerau

10. WSAA Upgrades Approvals on FusionPlast Fittings
http://www.fusionplast.com.au/news%20page.htm

11. Phoenix Plastics Showcases it Pipe Welding Capability
http://www.phoenixplastics.com.au

12. Murphy Pipe and Civil seeking HDPE Pipe seeking personell
http://careers.mpcgroup.com.au/cw/en/job/492365/upt-general-expressions-of-interest

13. Increase Productivity and Decrease Costs when Fusing HDPE Pipe by Nathan Blackledge, Manager / Weld Technician at Utility Fusion Pty Ltd
http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/increase-productivity-decrease-costs-when-fusing-hdpe-blackledge?trk=prof-post

14. Visit Our Pipe Newsletter Site for Back Issues
http://polypipenews.com.au/

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March 2015 Vol.2

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ExcelPlas (Dalby) NATA Laboratory Offering 24 hrs Turnaround on QA Testing of Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Welds
http://polypipetesting.com.au

New HDPE PIpe Player in QLD seeking a Sales Coordinator to be based in Brisbane
NGL Pipeline Australia Pty Ltd, through its parent company in China, specialises in the manufacture of HDPE pipe & fittings
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28263127

HDPE Pipe Welding Technical Resource Manual (Free Download) March 2015
http://training.polysmart.com.au/_docs/BW_Resource_Manual.pdf

Iplex Pipelines Wins 1 Mill Dollar Tender
http://www.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/business-support/tenders/5101-tenders-awarded

McElroy HDPE Pipe Welding Presentation (Free Download)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3lkce6ni4k0r2mp/Introduction%20to%20Butt%20Fusion%2C%20QC%20and%20Field%20Testing.pdf?dl=0

Fatigue Failure of Polyethylene Electrofusion Joints Subject to Contamination (Free Download)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5gkkbmmo040j2w/Fatigue%20Failure%20of%20Polyethylene%20Electrofusion%20Joints%20Subject%20to%20Contamination.224_tom.pdf?dl=0

Georg Fischer Launches New EF Welder with USB Interface
http://www.gfps.com/appgate/ecat/common_flow/10002T/AU/en/109760/131021/131091/83832/product.html

David Moss seeking HDPE pipe welders for Perth
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28211557

Vinidex seeking National Customer Service Manager to be based in Brisbane
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28225777

New PE100 resins developed for HDPE Pressure Pipes (Free Download)
http://www.pochem.co.jp/jpe/reference/pdf/20150223-1.pdf

Vinidex parent company announces management change
http://www.europeanplasticsnews.com/subscriber/headlines2.html?cat=1&id=5626

iPipe Group provides services to biggest LNG facilities in Australia
http://gastoday.com.au/news/ipipe_group_provides_services_to_biggest_lng_facilities_in_australia/91918

The role of water and salt in unlocking CSG resources
http://gastoday.com.au/news/the_role_of_water_and_salt_in_unlocking_csg_resources/91944

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