August 2020 Vol. 6

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

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NEWSMAKERS:   * EPPT * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * plex * PE100 * PE100RC * PIPA * PPN  * QENOS * Rocla  * SIMONA

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building’s Biggest Holder Calls for Australian Sell-off (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/WykpPPLga4RmYB8#pdfviewer

Iplex and Rocla and Lost About $15m Because of Fewer Larger Projects (Breaking News)
Operating earnings from Australia fell from $77m to just $33m to June 30, 2020
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12357719

SIMONA® PE100 RC-Line Pipes Ensure Drinking Water Supply
https://www.simona.de/en/company/news/detail/simonar-pe-100-rc-line-pipes-ensure-drinking-water-supply/

Evaluation of Bimodal Polyethylene from Chromium Oxide/Metallocene Hybrid Catalysts for High Resistance PE Pipe Applications
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mren.202000032

Tensile Behavior of High-Density Polyethylene Including the Effects of Processing Technique, Thickness, Temperature, and Strain Rate
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/12/9/1857/htm

Polyethylene -The Plastic That Nobody But the Profiteers Want
https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/plastic-nobody-profiteers-want

Qenos Asssessing the Risk for Corrosion Under Insulation of their Ageing Process Vessels
https://www.bigmarker.com/IChemEAust/Methodology-for-assessing-CUI-risk-for-Process-Vessels

Qenos Showing How NIR Spectroscopy to Significantly Improve its PE Resin Production Process
https://www.metrohm.com/en/company/news/news-webinar-nirs-polymers/

The Debonding Failure Analysis of Corroded Pipes Repaired with CFRP Under Tension and the Bending Moment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0143749620301779

Apply Risk Management Principles to Improve Extrusion Operations
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/apply-risk-management-principles-improve-extrusion-operations

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Testing (EPPT) Labs Remain Fully Operational as Permitted Essential Service During COVID-19 Lockdown
https://www.excelplas.com/

Assessing Remaining Service Life of Polyolefin Pipes (HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PB) (How Long Will My Pipes Last?)
ExcelPlas has developed Protocol for Determining the Remaining Service Life of In-Service HDPE Pipelines
The 5 step protocol is based on lab testing to measure the following:
I.  The oxidative induction time (OIT) profiling to assess whether or not oxidation protection is still afforded by the additives.
II.  Measure the carbonyl index (CI) to assess extent of any polymer oxidation that has occurred.
III. Determine the critical CI at which oxidative stress cracking (OSC) is initiated.
iV. Measure oxidative stress cracking resistance (OSCR) to determine the time until OSC is initiated.
V.  Measure the depth of micro cracking on 180 degree bent coupons by Scanning Electron Microscopy
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Labs –  for Testing Times
https://www.excelplas.com/

PPN Now Reaching Over 10,000 Readers in the Plastic Pipe Industry Worldwide (Free Subscriptions)
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
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.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
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

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

August 2020 Vol. 5

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Alliance for PE Pipe * Aquatherm  * AWWA  * COUTA * ExcelPlas * Kenkar * Key Plastics * ISCO * NDT * NIBCO * PE100 * PE4710 * PEX Failure * PIPA * PPN  * PP-R * QENOS * Standards Australia

2020 Second Edition of AWWA M55 HDPE Pipe Published
The new manual on PE100 pipes includes PE4710 compounds that have been added in the ANSI/AWWA C901 and C906 standards.
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483213.031

Podcast – Future of Bimodal PE100
Peter Dyke (Alliance for PE Pipe) interviews MIT trained chemical engineer Doug Keller who shares his perspective on the PE4710 resin, evolution of the various markets and what the future holds for advancements in the product.
https://backtracks.fm/discover/s/the-poly-podcast/5cff7849c0642c1d/e/join-host-peter-dyke-as-he-interviews-mit-trained-chemical-engineer-doug-keller-who-shares-his-perspective-on-the-4710-resin/d42f08d16f1dfac1

Qenos Awarded ~$2Mill Government Grant for Research on Graphene in Polyethylene Pipes
https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-08/2019-20-murray-senate-order.pdf

PIPA Issues New Guidance on Hydrostatic Field Pressure Testing of HDPE Pipes [PDF]
https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.108.196/53w.11c.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/TN005-Notes-on-Hydrostatic-Field-Pressure-Testing-of-PE-Pipes.pdf

Court Case on Defective PEX pipe
Plaintiff alleges in the Second Amended Complaint that Defendant’s PEX Products “suffer from undisclosed design or manufacturing defects that cause them to fail prematurely.”. The hidden defects allegedly develop after several years and are detectable only after removal and microscopic examination. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant’s PEX Tubing suffers from a design or manufacturing defect that leads to premature oxidative failure and creep rupture; its PEX Fittings suffer from a design or manufacturing defect because they are predisposed to prematurely fail as a result of dezincification corrosion;  Further, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant knew or should have known that other consumers had experienced water damage caused by slow growth cracking mechanisms consistent with oxidative failure or creep rupture.
https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case-4769409059607571407&q-polyethylene-pipe&hl-en&as-sdt-2006-as-ylo=2020

Proposed Changes to AS/NZS3500 Standards Set to Affect PEX Pipe Products and Drive Up Industry Costs
The proposed changes to the AS/NZS3500 standards seem intent on driving PN12.5 products out of the market in spite of that fact that there has never been a failure with these products in use
https://mailchi.mp/coutagroup/pipe-up-plumbing-news-you-can-use-4io3vl3e9q?e=91ec760589
Public comment is welcome on these changes. Submit your feedback to Standards Australia at:  (Closing date for comment is 28th August 2020) 
https://sapc.standards.org.au/sapc/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action

Podcast by Jim Johnson, Champion of Innovation and McElroy’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer on HDPE Pipe Welding Innovations
https://backtracks.fm/discover/s/the-poly-podcast/5cff7849c0642c1d/e/a-leader-from-mcelroy-jim-johnston/29802d6c34471a95

Podcast – Tech Services Engineer Connor Bush (Performance Pipe) sits down with Peter Dyke to talk civil engineering and HDPE Pipes
https://backtracks.fm/discover/s/the-poly-podcast/5cff7849c0642c1d/e/engaging-and-super-smart-tech-services-engineer-connor-bush-performance-pipe-sits-down-with-peter-dyke-to-talk-civil-engineer/423784ba0745a043

Thermal Characterization of Graphene/Polyethylene Nanocomposites 
https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context-chem-petro_theses

Assessing Remaining Service Life of Polyolefin Pipes (HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PB) (How Long Will My Pipes Last?)
ExcelPlas has developed Protocol for Determining the Remaining Service Life of In-Service HDPE Pipelines
The 5 step protocol is based on lab testing to measure the following:
I.  The oxidative induction time (OIT) profiling to assess whether or not oxidation protection is still afforded by the additives.
II.  Measure the carbonyl index (CI) to assess extent of any polymer oxidation that has occurred.
III. Determine the critical CI at which oxidative stress cracking (OSC) is initiated.
iV. Measure oxidative stress cracking resistance (OSCR) to determine the time until OSC is initiated.
V.  Measure the depth of micro cracking on 180 degree bent coupons by Scanning Electron Microscopy
http://www.excelplas.com/

NDT of HDPE Pipe Welds Equipment Rental – TOF-D Units Available to Rent with Training Modules
Info@excelplas.com

Forza Global Issue Guide on Peroxide-cross linked Polyethylene (PE-Xa)
https://www.forzaglobal.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ForzaCataloguePlasV5-1_compressed.pdf

Thermal Ageing of a Silane-crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Stabilised with a Thiodipropionate Antioxidant
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391020302081

ISCO Announces National Distribution Agreement with Aquatherm
https://www.pmmag.com/articles/103036-isco-announces-national-distribution-agreement-with-aquatherm

Key Plastic Pipe Industry Resource Launches New Website
https://americaninfrastructuremag.com/key-plastic-pipe-industry-resource-launches-new-website/

Material Selection for Landfill Leachate Piping by Using a Grey Target Decision-Making Approach
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-020-10385-z

Tensile Behavior of High-Density Polyethylene Including the Effects of Processing Technique, Thickness, Temperature, and Strain Rate
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/12/9/1857/pdf

Kenkar Plastics Pty Ltd Seeking Poly Pipe Welding Technician
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50416896?type=standard

Asian Chalk Suppliers Push Adulterants and Extenders to Reduce Cost of PE Pipes
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cost-saving-solutions-pe-pipe-manufacturers-leo-th%E1%BB%8B-h%C3%A0-nh%C3%A3?trk=read_related_article-card_title

Study of Time and Temperature-Dependent Behaviour of High Density Polyethylene
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S014294182030831X

Exposure of Various Polymer-Lined Carbon Steel Pipe Sections to a Sour Hydrocarbon Fluid at a Maximum Service Temperature
https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/NACE-2020-14821

Stress Characteristics of GRP Plastic Pipe Culvert with Sand and Optimization of Load Reduction Parameters Under Adverse Conditions
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0731684420943297

Fire behaviour of Hybrid Filament-wound Single and Adhesively Bonded Composites Pipes under Static Pressure
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0142941820320444

ExcelPlas Labs –  for Testing Times
https://www.excelplas.com/

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ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
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.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
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

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

August 2020 Vol. 4

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ASME *  Clover Pipelines * Dow * ExcelPlas * Low Sag PE100 * PE100+ Association * PIA *  PPN * PP-R * Poly Pipe Solutions * Univation

PRODIGY™ Bimodal HDPE Catalysts for Low-Sag PE100 Pipe (Declassified)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/zmTNNunKtNWbWLD#pdfviewer

Dow Patent New Polyolefin for Pressure Pipes
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10696828.pdf

ASME Standards take the Pressure Off Plastic Pressure Piping Projects (Breaking News)
https://insights.globalspec.com/article/14753/asme-standards-take-the-pressure-off-nonmetallic-pressure-piping-projects

ASME Publishes Codes for Thermoplastic Piping Systems [PDF]
https://www.asme.org/codes-standards/find-codes-standards/nm-1-thermoplastic-piping-systems?productKey=A2901Q:A2901Q

ASME Publishes Codes for Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin Piping Systems [PDF]
https://www.asme.org/codes-standards/find-codes-standards/nm-2-glass-fiber-reinforced-thermosetting-resin-piping-systems?productKey=A2911Q:A2911Q

PPN Now Reaching Over 10,000 Readers in the Plastic Pipe Industry Worldwide (Free Subscriptions)
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

Experiment on Frost Heave Failure Mechanism of PP-R Water Pipe
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630719320369

Minimizing Failures To PVC Water Mains (Special Report)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Wc8ZH5LLOp7Gw4n#pdfviewer

Poly Pipe Solutions (PPS) Based in Chinchilla, Queensland Provide End-to-End HDPE Pipeline solutions for the Energy and Resources Sectors (Sponsored Link)
https://www.polypipesolutions.com.au/

Clover Pipelines Pty Ltd Receives WSAA Approval for Clover/Rohr – Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/sites/default/files/appraisal/download/PA2033-20Issue-202-20WSAA-20Certificate-20–20Clover-20-20Clover-20Rohr-20PE-20Pipe-Final.pdf

Ground Displacements and Pulling Forces of Pipe-Swallowing in Well-Graded Sand
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784483206.047

Cost & ROI Calculations for Polyethylene Pipe Fittings 
https://agruamerica.com/polyethylene-pipe-fittings/

Electrofusion Wire Laying Machines for the Manufacture of Electrofusion Fittings Ranging from 20mm to 1400mm (internal diameter)
http://www.msa-engineering.co.uk/products/electrofusion-wire-laying/

Scale Deposition Inhibiting Composites Based on HDPE/Silicified Acrylate Polymer/Nano-Silica for Landfill Leachate Piping
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/13/16/3497/pdf

Fracture Analysis for Reasons of Failure of Metal Braided Hose 
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/892/1/012109/pdf

AVK Civil Repair Clamps for HDPE and PVC Pipe Repairs
https://www.avkcivil.com.au/en-au/product-finder/repair-clamps-and-tapping-saddles/repair-clamps/748-90-002

New Polyethylene Pipeline Construction in QLD (Sponsored Link)
https://qldcivilengineering.com.au/capabilities/

Innovative Piping Systems & HDPE Specialists
https://polyfit.com.au/about.html


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
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.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
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

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

August 2020 Vol. 3

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ACP Australian Custom Pipes * Borealis  * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * GF Piping * Ipex * Iplex * PE100 * PP-RC * PP-RCT * SABIC * Vinidex * Wavin * WSAA 

Iplex Parent Fletcher Expects Construction Market to Fall by 20pc
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/i1l6VqrPM2gAZjX#pdfviewer

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Drops Annual Result Bombshell, Flags $196m Loss (Breaking News)
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12355440

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Takes Unusual Step of Announcing what its Results will be Eight Days Before the Official Results Announcement (Breaking News)
https://www.interest.co.nz/property/106464/fletcher-building-takes-unusual-step-announcing-what-its-results-will-be-eight-days

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Expects to Make a Loss of $196m (Breaking News)
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/423228/fletcher-building-expects-to-make-a-loss-of-196m

GF Piping Reports 14% Drop in Sales Due to Pandemic Lockdowns (Breaking News)
https://www.georgfischer.com/en/investors/reports-and-presentations/mid-year-report.html

Borealis Q2 Polyethylene Sales, Profits Sag on Inventory Charges, Fire at Sweden Cracker (Breaking News)
https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2020/08/06/10537911/borealis-q2-sales-profits-sag-on-inventory-charges-fire-at-sweden-cracker

SABIC CEO Warns About Demand as Q2 Prices Slumped 27% (Breaking News)
http://www.mrcplast.com/news-news_open-374722.html

GF Piping Systems Announced New Pre-insulated Polyethylene Piping System (New Products)
https://www.pmmag.com/articles/103003-gf-piping-systems-pre-insulated-polyethylene-piping-system

VINIDEX PTY LTD Received WSAA Approval for FRIALEN™ PE100 Electrofusion Fittings for Pressure Applications (New Products)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/vinidex-pty-ltd-frialen-pe100-electrofusion-fittings-pressure-applications

Ipex Showcases Encase™ a Double Containment PP Pipe for Acid Waste (New Products)
https://www.ipexna.com/usa/products/industrial/double-containment-systems/encase-acid-waste-polypropylene/

COOL-FIT® PE Plus is the Next Generation Pre-insulated Plastic Piping System from Georg Fischer  (New Products)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INRLq0KUgI4

Improving Pump Efficiency With PP-RCT Piping Systems (New Products)
https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/pprct

Wavin Publishes Technical Bulletin on  New PP-RC and PP-RCT Pipes (New Products)
https://www.wavin.com/tr-en/download/105_S006_43363

WA Seeking HDPE Pipe Extruder Operators
http://www.surepeople.com.au/jobs-in-engineering/for-operators—hdpe-extruder-2560

Iplex Seeking Customer Service Representatives in PVC Pipes
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50369454?type=standout

ACP Australian Custom Pipes Pty Ltd  Received WSAA Approval for their Polyethylene (PE100) Pressure Pipe (New Products)
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/acp-australian-custom-pipes-pty-ltd-polyethylene-pe-pressure-pipe


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
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.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
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

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

August 2020 Vol. 2

Download PDF

PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS:  * AGTR  * ARPA-E * Borealis * Caldertech * ExcelPlas * Iplex * PE100 * PE100+ Association * PIA * PPN  * PP-R * Qenos * STAR Piping Systems  * TUBI 

Rising Star – From a Small Garage Company to an Internationally Successful Medium-sized Company
https://starpipingsystems.de/en/company/news/news/39-from-a-small-garage-company-to-an-internationally-successful-medium-sized-company/

Tubi USA Produces Pipe with Mobile Extrusion Plants 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/QTzyLV5SO0PyKdC#pdfviewer

Borealis Net Earnings Decline by 80%, Major Project Schedules to Suffer Slippage (Breaking News)
http://www.mrcplast.com/news-news_open-374672.html

Qenos Listed on Australian Government Transparency Register as it is Owned by a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise (CSOE)
https://transparency.ag.gov.au/SearchItemDetail/a9ed9c7e-1346-e911-8121-0050569d2348

Vinidex Parent Aliaxis Reports Net Sales Decreased by 13.2% in the Six Months Period Ended June 30, 2020 due to COVID-19
https://aliaxis.com/covid-19-news-update/

PE100+ Association Publishes List of Approved PE100 Resins (Positive List)
https://www.pe100plus.com/Download/News/Info/document/239.pdf

Insider’s Guide to HDPE Pipe (Alliance for PE Pipe) [PDF]
http://www.pepipe.org/useruploads/files/engineers/1-Engineers-Package2020-Insiders-Guide-to-PE-Pipe.pdf

Updated PIA Pipe Friction Handbook Now Avaliable
https://www.pumpindustry.com.au/updated-pia-pipe-friction-handbook-now-avaliable

Plastic Pipes Able to Surpass the Demands Placed on Modern Sewer Systems
https://www.miningweekly.com/article/plastic-pipes-able-to-surpass-the-demands-placed-on-modern-sewer-systems-2020-08-04

Conditional Assessment of Existing HDPE Pipelines – An Analytical Approach
MFR-OIT-Carbonyl Index Testing to Determine Condition of HDPE Pipelines
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Plastic-Pipe-Testing-NTs.pdf

ARPA-E Awarding $33M to 10 Projects for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting: REPAIR 
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/08/20200807-repair.html

New Glass-Fibre Reinforced PE100 Pipe
Features Max. 80% less linear expansion in comparison to HDPE solid-wall pipe and offers High durability and stiffness
https://www.baenninger.de/en.html

GEM Industrial Seeking Poly Welders for Current Poly/HDPE Pipeline Project in Central Coast, NSW
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50343824?type=standard

Tamworth Regional Council to Upgrade Water Pipeline with HDPE Piping between Tamworth, Nemingha, Kootingal and Moonbi
https://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/6865926/pipeline-work-to-shore-up-water-supply-city-to-villages/?cs=159

Seismic Vulnerability Analysis of Buried Polyethylene Pipelines (New Research)
https://www.x-mol.com/paper/1287827529087500288

Iplex Pipelines’ National Technical Services Manager Matthew Hynes Appointed as Chairman of PIPA
https://pipa.com.au/pipa-welcomes-matthew-hynes-as-chairman/

Understanding Pipe Failures: Ruptures
https://vertexeng.com/insights/piping-failures-ruptures/

New PP-R Pipe Patented with Improved Pressure Endurance Propylene Ethylene Random Copolymer Suitable for Hot Water Pipes
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10336840.pdf

New Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Electrofusion Fittings for Outside Diameter Controlled Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Pipe (ASTM F3373 – 20)
https://www.astm.org/Standards/F3373.htm

Electrofusion Weld Failures Can Be Avoided Using the Right Equipment
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/electrofusion-weld-failures-can-be-avoided-using-the-right-equipment/

Collapse Analysis of a Large Plastic Pipe Using Cohesive Zone Modelling Technique 
https://www.x-mol.com/paper/1285639542312452096

Pipemakers Wins CRC Funding to Boost Plastic Recycling in Pipe Construction
https://www.buildaustralia.com.au/product_news/bondor-metecno-wins-crc-funding-to-boost-plastic-recycling-in-construction/

The Hamnak Pipeline – New Zealand’s Longest PVC-O Water Transmission Pipeline
https://www.iplex.co.nz/assets/Uploads/Case-Study-NZs-Longest-PVC-O-pipeline-.pdf

Effect of Using Different Types of Reinforcement on the Flexural Behavior of Ferrocement Hollow Core Slabs Embedding PVC Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090447920301234

Pressure Data-Driven Model for Failure Prediction of PVC Pipelines
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630720310438

Mechanical Behaviour of Industrial PVC Pipes Under Pressure Loading: Experimental and Numerical Studies
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10965-020-02222-1

PPN Now Reaching Over 10,000 Readers in the Plastic Pipe Industry Worldwide (Free Subscriptions)
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • 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.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
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.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

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
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
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

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2020 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs