October 2019 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * CAPE * Civcon * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * McCoskers * Qenos * Vinidex 

Hot Water Pipe Failure Causes Significant Flooding Damage to Melbourne Building (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/700jamJBwjvuM4s#pdfviewer

Vinidex Parent Aliaxis Reports Mixed Financial Results due to Softening Market in Plastic Piping
https://aliaxis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Press-Release-Results-HY1-2019.pdf

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU

Qenos Market Segment Manager Wins Award for studies and technical papers particularly on high stress crack resistant polyethylene (PE100 HSCR)
http://www.qenos.com/internet/home.nsf/0/E3F0A1404129E1BACA2584770016648F

Study on Poor Quality of Chinese Electrofusion Fittings for Pipe
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9680/1ce89970b675b06935153977341b57567420.pdf

CAPE Expressions of Interest – Experienced Poly Pipe Welders
https://www.livehire.com/careers/cape/job/CQJ8R/9EWO35N1Q3/expressions-of-interest-experienced-poly-welders?closed=D9MRG

Experimental Investigation on Pressure–Leakage Relation for High-Density Polyethylene Pipe
https://iahr.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1573062X.2019.1669192#.XZ75o-cza9Y

Correlation Between Isothermal Crystallization Properties and Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe Materials
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941819309420

Civcon Civil & Project Management Pty Ltd Seeking HDPE Welding Supervisor
https://www.seek.com.au/job/40118172?searchrequesttoken=1a17b04e-dd4a-4058-a0d2-f83ab9ade873&type=standard

Sydney Water’s Innovative Approaches to Predict, Discover and Repair Leaks in Plastic Pipes
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/sydney-waters-innovative-approaches-to-predict-discover-and-repair-leaks/

McCoskers Wins Supply, procurement of 8km of DN400 PE100 PN12.5 HDPE Pipe forBHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
https://www.mccoskers.com.au/project/rangal-pipe-installation/

Modelling and Simulation of PE100 Pipe Response Under Transient Events Caused by Pump Failure
http://jtam.pl/pdf-112460-42441?filename=Modeling%20and%20simulation.pdf

HDPE Pipe Life Expectancy Testing
http://www.excelplas.com/

Consulting on Plastic Pipes and Fittings
Our team of polymer consultants and analysts have a track record of quickly understanding and solving complex issues with plastic pipes and fittings
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/

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September 2019 Vol. 2

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


Newsmakers * Adani * AGA * Fletcher * Iplex * PEX * PIPA * PPI * Vinidex 

Public Pressure Works – Just Ask the Companies that Abandoned Adani
Piping companies Iplex and Vinidex were subject to people locking onto gates to draw media attention to their dealings.
https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/urbanism/climate-change-news/public-pressure-works-just-ask-the-companies-that-abandoned-adani/

Experimental Study of Adhesively-Bonded Polyethylene Pipelines (New Research)
https://res.mdpi.com/d_attachment/polymers/polymers-11-01531/article_deploy/polymers-11-01531-v2.pdf

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

PPI Hosts Free Electrofusion Guides for HDPE Pipe
https://www.eppm.com/industry-news/ppi-hosts-free-electrofusion-guides-hdpe-pipe/

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU

Advantages of Long Length HDPE Pipe Transport by Sea (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV6jlWSGaro

PIPA Updates POP004 on POLYETHYLENE PIPE AND FITTINGS COMPOUNDS
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/POP004.pdf

American Gas Association (AGA) petitioned the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to reconsider language regarding heat fusion procedures provided in the plastic pipe rule. Specifically, AGA asks PHMSA to broaden § 192.281 of the pipeline safety regulations to allow qualified heat fusion procedures outside of, but in accordance with, ASTM F2620-12 Standard Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings.
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/epsd-washington-pipeline-3rdqtr-2019.pdf

Erosion Study on Brass Insert Fittings Used in PEX Piping Systems
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/tn-26_erosion_study_brass_inserts_to_pex.pdf

Correlation Between Isothermal Crystallization Properties and Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe Materials
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941819309420

Multi‐Relaxation Test to Characterize PE Pipe Performance
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/peng.20184

Ductile Fracture Assessment of HDPE-PE100 Weakened by an Inclined Double Keyhole Notch
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167844218306335

Characterisation and Analysis of Polyethylene Pipes in Water Pressure Pipe Applications
https://repository.lboro.ac.uk/articles/Characterisation_and_analysis_of_polyethylene_pipes_and...
EXCELPLAS NATA ACCREDITED TESTING SERVICES
PRICE LIST FOR MAIN POLY PIPE TESTING SERVICES:
• Butt Weld Tensile
• Electrofusion Crushing Decohesion and Debonding
• Electrofusion Weld Tensile Peel
• Pipe Buttweld & Electrofusion Joint Tests
Our prices for Buttweld (ISO 13953), Bend Test (BS-EN12814-1), Crush Test (ISO 13955) and Electrofusion (ISO 13954); Decohesion Test (13956-2010)  Specimens are now as follows:
OPTION  A:               $350 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN63, 75, 90, 110, 140, DN160
OPTION  B:               $695 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN180, 200, 225, 250, 280, DN315
OPTION  C:               $795 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN355, 400, 450, 500 – DN560
OPTION  D:              $895 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN630 – DN710
OPTION  E:               $995 + GST per test    Pipe sizes OD mm    DN800 – DN1000
OPTION F              $1,400 + GST per test  Pipe sizes OD mm   DN1200 and above
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

PEX Pipe Manufacturing Comparison Study
https://www.integrityrepipe.com/classification-pex-manufacturing-process/

Vinidex StormPRO® Installation: Pipe Jointing Instructional Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aucTk5630ZM

Fletcher Building Limited shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 15% in the last month
https://simplywall.st/stocks/nz/materials/nzx-fbu/fletcher-building-shares/news/imagine-owning-fletcher-building-nzsefbu-while-the-price-tanked-52/


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/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

September 2019 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * APGA * ASTM * Chevron Phillips * FusionPlast * Fletcher Building * Iplex * Qenos * Vinidex  

Declassified Delegates List for Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Annual Pipeline Convention 2019
https://www.conferenceco.com.au/apga/Delegates_List_Web.pdf

Impact of Hidden Electrofusion Weld Defects on the Durability and Reliability of Gas Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/297/1/012046/pdf

Vinidex and Iplex Tenderers for Darwin Region – Maningrida – Subdivision Drainage Remediation Construction
https://tendersonline.nt.gov.au/Tender/Details/6610

Chevron Phillips Response to Australian Anti-Dumping Commission on HDPE Resin (Declassified)
– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-026_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_chemical_company_lp_-_exporter_questionnaire_response.pdf

– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-027_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_chemical_company_lp_-_covering_statement_to_exporter_questionnaire.pdf

– https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515-024_-_questionnaire_-_exporter_-_chevron_phillips_singapore_chemicals_pte_ltd_-_exporter_questionnaire_response.pdf

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

Vinidex and Iplex Products Awarded BPI Rating
https://bpirating.com.au/products/Utilities

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU

Vinidex Showcase Aquakool™ (WA Only) Rural PE100 Pipe Coextruded White-Black
https://www.vinidex.com.au/products/pe-systems/pe-pipe/aquakool/

FUSION PLAST AUSTRALIA OPENS DEPOT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
https://www.fusiongroup.com/fusion-plast-australia-opens-depot-in-western-australia/

Stress and Strain Analysis of Buried PE Pipelines Subjected to Mechanical Excavation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S135063071930439X

Vibration Control Measures Should be Implemented to Avoid Premature Failure Particularly with Large Bore ABS Pipe Fittings 
https://pipefusion.com.au/plastic-fabrication-welding/

Failure Analysis of Polyethylene Piping Products Using Microscopy 
https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/A1DC18C86CB0B27858700A49D5A2BA98/S1431927619004379a.pdf/div-class-title-failure-analysis-of-polyethylene-products-using-microscopy-div.pdf

Polymer Pipe Failure Analysis
Our pipe team features experts in plastic pipe standards, polyethylene water pipes, pipe extrusion, gas pipes, failure analysis, plumbing, heat fusion and electrofusion.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Analysis of the Safety of Functioning HDPE Gas Pipelines in Terms of the Occurrence of Failures
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/12/17/3228/pdf

Evonik Degussa Patents New Method for Making PEX Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20110144278A1/en


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/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

August 2019 Vol. 4

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


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * ASTM * ChemChina * Fletcher Building * Iplex * Qenos * Rifeng  

Dumping Battle Being Fought Between ChemChina, Ruffy Geminder’s Pact Group and Fletcher Building’s Iplex
– https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/failed-gas-policies-root-cause-of-dumping-battle-pitting-qenos-against-pact-group-and-iplex/news-story/f966e184b91a6a340750ab68c4bc8593
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ochyALnAKADfZiM

Iplex involvement with the Carmichael project will not only damage Queensland’s water and climate, it will damage the reputation of Iplex and Fletcher Building
– https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/business/protesters-lock-on-to-iplex-gates-in-antiadani-protest/news-story/033216c2bb36ddf1cf02977ae38430d2
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/bBVEYSNp1sH3pMN

Companies like Iplex should know that if they do business with Adani…..
– https://www.couriermail.com.au/business/a-new-front-opens-up-in-the-greenie-war-against-adani/news-story/596758ab2375ec76d3f7eabc8cad309c
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/nx8DLnSVm3Ew0GU

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU

Iplex and Fletcher Building should respect the views of Queenslanders….
https://www.star1063.com.au/news/local-news/143208-protesting-pair-stops-work-at-townsville-company

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

Giant HDPE Pipe Replaces Steel for Outfall Project
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/giant-hdpe-pipe-replaces-steel-outfall-project

EPD’s completed by TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH for all Rifeng Pe-X Piping Products
https://www.environdec.com/EPD-Search/?query=rifeng

ASTM Release New Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings (ASTM D2513 – 19)
https://www.astm.org/Standards/D2513.htm

Regression Model Developed for Predicting Withstanding Pressure of HDPE Pipe During Extrusion Process
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-7643-6_14

PE100 Pipe Failure Times
While a good Butene PE 100 takes around 2000 hours to failure, a Hexene PE100 provides minimum 1 year (8670 hours) to failure in notch test as per requirements in new guidelines.
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/IOGPC/proceedings-abstract/IOGPC2019/58530/V001T04A001/954460

New Materials for Protection of City Gas Distribution Networks 
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/IOGPC/proceedings-abstract/IOGPC2019/58530/V001T04A001/954460

Australian Test Lab Specializing in Quality Assurance Testing of Butt Welds (ISO 13953) and Electrofusion Welds (ISO 13954)
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Global 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 – 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/

2019 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs 🔬

August 2019 Vol. 3

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


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Aliaxis * Aquatherm * Borealis * ExcelPlas * Iplex * Qenos * Reliance  * Shell * Tubi 

RITMO: APP – SET & GO! PRO Butt Fusion for Pressure Pipe
https://www.ritmo.it/en/butt-fusion-for-pressure-pipe/app-set-go-pro/
Video: https://youtu.be/YP4GmmBdufU

Submission by Iplex in Response to the Application made by Qenos for the imposition of Dumping Duties on Imported HDPE (Confidential – Redacted)
https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/515_-_007_-_submission_-_end_user_-_iplex_pipelines_australia_pty_ltd_-_submission_in_relation_to_the_dumping_of_high_density_polyethylene.pdf

Investigation – Dumping of High Density Polyethylene from Korea, Singapore, Thailand, USA (Declassified)
https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/anti-dumping-commission-current-cases/515

KTM Ventures co-investor in $10m pre-IPO investment and a $5.75m IPO for Australian Leading Disruptive HDPE pipe manufacturing now operating in Texas US and NZ
https://ktmcapital.com.au/our-transactions/

AGRU Showcases Electrofusion E-coupler made from PE 100-RC (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G4_-lZq8FY

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Forecasts 20pc Drop in Housing Construction
https://www.afr.com/property/residential/fletcher-building-forecasts-20pc-drop-in-housing-construction-20190820-p52iux

Australian Poly Solutions Specialises in HDPE Pipe Fusion Welding and Hydrostatic Testing Services with Knowhow and Experience you can rely on
https://www.aussiepoly.com.au/

Christchurch Hospital in Hot Water Over Plumbing Tangle with Aqautherm Pipes
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/396816/christchurch-hospital-building-in-hot-water-over-plumbing-tangle

Aliaxis Announces Agreement to Acquire Leading US Plastic Pipe Manufacturer to Expand North American Portfolio
https://aliaxis.com/aliaxis-to-acquire-silver-line-plastics/

Borealis Patent Peroxide-Modified Polyethyene Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190233626A1/en

Why the Reliance Worldwide Share Price Crashed 8% to a 52 Week Low on Friday
https://www.fool.com.au/2019/08/19/why-the-reliance-worldwide-share-price-crashed-8-to-a-52-week-low-on-friday/

New HDPE 100-RC Pipes with Protective Layer (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W78fu0Vv_cc&vl=en

Shell Seeking for Project Engineer in Brisbane for QGC Upstream HDPE Pipelines for Gathering Networks
https://au.oilandgasjobsearch.com/Oil-and-Gas-Jobs/Project-Engineer-Jobs/Project-Engineer/Details/1473803

Shell Release Surat Basin Development Plans for HDPE Gathering Pipelines
https://www.shell.com.au/about-us/projects-and-locations/qgc/environment/environment-management/environmental-approvals/_jcr_content/par/expandablelist/expandablesection_ec.stream/1565083766418/8c6dc9647fbcb9bc5688954b269e3664df4bb483/sbad-draft-pd-aug-2019.pdf

Qenos Releases Online Benefit Calculator for PE100 High Stress Crack Resistance (HSCR) Piping
https://alkadyne.com.au/qenos-releases-online-benefit-calculator-assisting-engineers-to-extract-full-value-from-pe100-hscr-piping/

GF Piping Address Compressive and Concentrated Stresses Which Cause Premature Leaks of Poly Pipes
https://www.rhfs.com/pulse/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1371-Stress-Less-brochure.pdf

ASTM Issues New Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing [ASTM F876 – 19a]
https://www.astm.org/Standards/F876.htm

SDS has taken over Asset International Ltd, which includes the exclusive rights to manufacture Weholite large diameter plastic pipes in the UK and Ireland
https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/sds-takes-over-weholite-licensee

Rehau Raugeo-brand PEXa Pipe Used to Heat and Cool Texas Community
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/pex-pipe-helps-heat-cool-texas-community

Uponor AquaPEX PEX-a for Smarter In-Slab Piping 
https://plumbingperspective.com/smarter-in-slab-plumbing-with-pre-sleeved-uponor-aquapex

Is Your PEX Pipe a Quality Product? Get it Tested!
With PEX Pipe it is critical that there is consistent and uniform crosslinking throughout the entire pipe wall during the manufacturing process since this improves performance properties such as optimal thermal memory, elasticity, elevated temperature strength, chemical resistance, environmental-stress-crack resistance, slow-crack-growth resistance, and abrasion resistance.  ExcelPlas can test the degree of cross linking through the wall thickness of the pipe.  Despite the flexibility of PEX piping and being highly resistant to breakage it can undergo brittle cracking in service due to exhausted antioxidant reserves.  PEX piping is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe however quality assurance checks should be done on PEX pipe particularly that imported from Asia.   ExcelPlas Labs use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Facility Management, Body Corporate, Insurance companies, Plumbers and Hydraulics Engineers) to better understand the composition, quality and durability of imported PEX piping.  Our fully trained professional staff can conduct in-situ sampling on site and sampling of provided reference pipes (from spare rolls or off-cuts).  Contact ExcelPlas Labs to assess the quality of PEX piping.
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Australian Test Lab Specializing in Quality Assurance Testing of Butt Welds (ISO 13953) and Electrofusion Welds (ISO 13954)
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Global 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.
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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.
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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

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