July 2019 Vol. 4

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


NEWSMAKERS: * Aquatherm * Agru * ExcelPlas * MOEC * PIPA * Reliance * Tubi * VBA * Vinidex

Disrupting an Industry One Pipe at a Time (Feature Article)
https://www.livewiremarkets.com/wires/disrupting-an-industry-one-pipe-at-a-time

Vinidex Fails in Contesting HDPE Pipe Manufacturing Patent
Tubi’s core patent was contested by Vinidex, who is the Australian subsidiary of Aliaxis, who is a leading global pipe company. Vinidex’s contest failed thus ensuring the validity of Tubi’s IP being novel. This also suggest that HDPE pipeline companies will see Tubi as a threat that can take material market share.
https://www.livewiremarkets.com/wires/disrupting-an-industry-one-pipe-at-a-time

New HDPE Pipe Installer
https://www.moec.com.au/

Breaking News – CSG Impacts on Surat Basin Revealed in Draft Report
https://www.energynewsbulletin.net/policy/news/1367479/csg-impacts-on-surat-basin-revealed-in-draft-report

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/

Descaling of HDPE-lined Brine Pipes
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/descaling-brine-pipelines-progressive-effectiveness-luca-reinhart

AGRU Supplies XXL PE100 Pipes for New City Territory in Monaco
http://www.agru.at/pt/aplicacoes/agruline/tailored-pipe-system-in-xxl-format/

King County Jail Plagued with Water Failures Stemming from Aquatherm Pipes
http://www.issaquahreporter.com/news/king-county-jail-lost-water-16-times-since-2018/

King County will Spend $23.5 million USD to Fix Jail’s Leaking Aquatherm Pipes
https://www.seattleweekly.com/news/king-county-will-spend-23-5-million-to-fix-jails-leaking-pipes/

Aquatherm Publishes Extensive List of Exclusions to PP-R Pipe Warranty (2019)
http://www.aquatherm.com.au/images/pdf/aquatherm_warranty_statement_2019.pdf

Zurn Lawsuit Investigation for Plumbing Problems, Early Failure of PEX System
https://www.classaction.org/zurn-pex-plumbing-lawsuits

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/

Impressive Video of Tig Welding PEX-AL-PEX Pipe Production Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhzvNRRP-qo

PIPA PUBLISHES UPDATE OF POLYETHYLENE PIPE AND FITTINGS COMPOUNDS
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/POP004.pdf

PIPA PUBLISHES UPDATE OF MATERIALS SPECIFIC TO ELECTROFUSION AND MOULDED FITTINGS
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/POP004A.pdf

VBA Publishes NCC 2019 Plumbing Presentation  on Preventing Plumbing Failures
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/101095/VBA-NCC-2019-Plumbing-presentation.pdf

Introducing SharkBite PE-RT Pipe (NEW!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI26n3QzeuI

Uponor Introduces New PEX Solutions for Radiant Heating
https://modernpumpingtoday.com/next-wave-radiant-new-solutions-radiant-heating-cooling-applications/

New Zealand Technical Forum of HDPE Pipes and Trenchless Technology
https://www.trenchless-australasia.com/events/techforums-new-zealand/

New Polymer Materials for Protection of City Gas Distribution Networks (New)
https://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2739657

Improving Pipe Failure Predictions: Factors Affecting Pipe Failure in Drinking Water Networks
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135419307006

Determination of Design Coefficients for New Polyethylene Pipes Used in the Rehabilitation of Old Pipelines (New)
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/%28ASCE%29PS.1949-1204.0000394

Numerical Simulation of Ductile Fracture in Polyethylene Pipe with Continuum Damage Mechanics (New)
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1464420719863458

New Method to Calculate Hydraulic Transients in HDPE Pipes Using the Standard Solid Model (New)
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/240/5/052020/pdf


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 🔬

July 2019 Vol. 3

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


NEWSMAKERS: * Agru * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * Iplex Pipelines * KPIC * PIPA * Rio Tinto * Santos

Should Fletcher Building Persist with Australia? (TradeLink & Iplex Parent)
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12252306

Fletcher Building Investor Presentation (Declassified)
https://fletcherbuilding.com/assets/incoming/Fletcher-Building-Investor-Day-Presentation.pdf

KPIC, a New Prestigious Raw Material Supplier for High Quality PE100 Pipe Resins
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/news/Welcome-to-a-new-prestigious-raw-material-supplier-i2022.html

Investigation on the Thermal Butt Fusion Performance of the Buried HDPE Piping in Nuclear Power Plant
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1738573318305709

NT Approves its First Plan to Allow Santos to Undertake Onshore Shale Gas Drilling
HDPE pipework design & installation for gathering is required for drilling phase
https://creamer.everlytic.net/servlet/link/4551/124178/15072011/4008461

APGA and PIPA Launch of Version 5 of the Code of Practice for Upstream PE Gathering Networks
https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/launch-of-version-5-of-the-code-of-practice-for-upstream-pe-gathering-networks/

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/

Australian Lab ExcelPlas Recognised as Leaders in Poly Pipe Weld Testing and Failure Analysis
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

Expanding Polyethylene and Polypropylene Pipe Applications to High-Energy Areas by Applying Polyolefin-Bonded Antioxidants 
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00855

Agru Launch PE100-RC pipes with Protective Layer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W78fu0Vv_cc

Record-Breaking HDD-Installation of AGRU PE100 Pipes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d5idyrlbDs

Examining the Use of Recycled Plastics in Infrastructure Pipe
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/examining-the-use-of-recycled-plastics-in-infrastructure-pipe/

Design Considerations For Underground Hot Water Piping (New)
https://www.techstreet.com/ans/standards/engineer-s-notebook-design-considerations-for-underground-hot-water-piping?product_id=2076117

Lifetime of PE Pipe Material–Prediction using Strain Hardening Test (New)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/E_Nezbedova/publication/…../Lifetime-of-Polyethylene-PE-Pipe-Material-Prediction-Using-Strain-Hardening-Test

Lifetime Estimation for Ductile Failure in Semicrystalline Polymer Pipes (New)
https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/91901

Experimental and Numerical Study of Bead Welding Behavior of HDPE Pipe Under Uniaxial Loading (New)
https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/mme/23/1/article-p183.xml

Chlorinated Water Induced Aging of Pipe Grade Polypropylene Random Copolymers (New)
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/11/6/996/pdf

Buckling of Thin-Walled High Density Polyethylene Liners Encased in Rigid Pipes (New)
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784482506.006

Study of Chemically Aged HDPE Pipe Material in Toluene-Methanol Mixture and Distilled Water (New)
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5116933

Rio Tinto Agrees to Provide Funding for the Cleanup of its Ranger Uranium Mine (Breaking News)
HDPE piping systems will be needed for this operation
http://www.nationalminingchronicle.com.au/news/19316-rio-tinto-agrees-to-fund-uranium-cleanup?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NMC+26%2F7%2F19


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 🔬

July 2019 Vol. 2

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New Report – Corrosion of Upstream Metal Plumbing Components Impact Downstream PEX Pipe Surface Deposits and Degradation  
https://www.x-mol.com/paper/5764281

90 km of 400mm diameter HDPE Piping Required for Above Ground Pipeline Network for Carrapateena Northern Wellfield Project
https://www.gres.com.au/projects/details/carrapateena-northern-wellfield-project.aspx

Significant Cost and Construction Benefits Would Accrue in Using Polyethylene Pipe for Broken Hill Pipeline Project (Declassified)
https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/files/sharedassets/website/shared-files/pricing-reviews-water-services-rural-water-prices-for-waternsw-murray-river-to-broken-hill-pipeline-services-from-1-july-2019/submissions-prices-for-waternsw-murray-river-to-broken-hill-pipeline-services-from-1-july-2019/waternsw-broken-hill-pipeline-pricing-proposal-june-2018.pdf

Australian Lab Recognised as Leaders in Poly Pipe Weld Testing and Failure Analysis
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/

McElroy Celebrates 50 Years in Fusion
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2019/07/09/mcelroy-celebrates-50-years-in-fusion/

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/

New Patent on Fusible Pipe Fittings
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20190137024.pdf

Vinidex StormPRO™ Housing Estate Drainage Project, VIC (Case Study)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2HHk9sC9y4

First Installation of a PE100 HSCR Pipe by HDD in Yeppoon QLD (Upcoming Qenos Presentation)
https://www.nodigdownunder.com/conference-program

NEW OFFERING: ‘Systematic Approach for Investigating Failures in Plastic Piping’
http://www.excelplas.com/

Wanted – Scrap PVC PVC-U PVC-M PVC-C Pipes
https://www.plastixanz.com.au/page.asp?PageID={78B25A93-E7EB-4024-9214-7E19174C5E68}&Classified=Wanted+-+Scrap+PVC+PVC-U+PVC-M+PVC-C

Why the Reliance Worldwide (RWC) Share Price Has Fallen 26% Since May
https://www.fool.com.au/2019/06/28/why-the-reliance-worldwide-share-price-has-fallen-26-since-may/

Creation of European Standard for PVC-O Pipes
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/PLASTIC_PIPES_t242855/

First European Standard, EN 17176, for PVC-O Pressure Pipes and Fittings Has Been Published
https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/molecor/first-european-standard-en-17176-pvc-o-pressure-pipes-and-fittings-has-been-published

Study on the Plastic deformation Absorption Characteristics of Aluminum-Polyethylene Composite Structure Sprinkler Pipe
http://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/JAKO201912261947334.page

Origin Energy Seeking Pipeline Integrity Engineer with Working knowledge of the APGA Code of Practice for Upstream Polyethylene Gathering Networks
https://www.seek.com.au/job/39436987

Recycled Plastics Pipes a Big Focus of Ozpipe XIX Conference (Sydney Australia November 7th and 8th 2019)
From the USA, three Ozpipe XIX presenters, Dr Michael Plumier, Mr Daniel Currence and Mr John Kurdziel, will examine the performance requirements of recycled plastics for use in highway culvert and storm drainage pipe applications, its environmental impact and engineering implications. 
Meanwhile, Ozpipe XIX presenter, Dr Andreas Frank of the Polymer Competence Centre in Leoben Austria, will address the issues surrounding the inclusion of recycled material in polyethylene pressure pipes.
From closer to home, Australian Vinyls’ Technical Manager, Nigel Jones, will present a paper detailing the environmental and social benefits of including recycled PVC in sandwich construction drainage pipe.
“A significant portion of the Ozpipe XIX program is dedicated to plastic recycling and the circular economy. This is undoubtedly a reflection of the importance of environmental issues to pipe asset owners, manufacturers and government policy makers,” Mr Connolly CEO of PIPA said.
https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2019/07/15/examining-the-use-of-recycled-plastics-in-infrastructure-pipe/

New Tests Confirm 100-year Expected Lifetime for PVC and PE Pipes
https://www.eppm.com/materials/tests-confirm-100-year-expected-lfetime-pvc-pe-pipes/

Prediction of Mechanical Properties for Curved Dumbbell Shaped Specimen at Different Orientation Angles of Ring Hoop Tension Test (New Research)
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adem.201900191

Calculation of Pressure Loss and Critical Velocity for Slurry Flows in Vertical HDPE Pipes (New Research)
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2019/35/e3sconf_rmget18_00083.pdf


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 🔬

July 2019 Vol. 1

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


HDPE Pipe Manufacturer Tubi Shares Surge on ASX Listing
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/kPTmtQQMcJnGMGp

Australian Plumbing Firm Liquidated Due to Non-Compliant Hospital Pipe Work
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/393835/plumbing-firm-liquidated-health-ministry-defends-hospital-pipe-work

PIPE Maker Iplex has Restarted Manufacturing Polyethylene Pipe in Townsville Vying to be a Client for Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine
– https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville/iplex-reopens-townsville-pipe-plant-adani-one-of-first-customers/news-story/43c17d4d3523d1606f1a110a74218f95
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/z8qP76ibmcprc13

IPLEX Parent Fletcher Building Sees no Australia Housing Rebound for Two Years
– https://www.afr.com/real-estate/residential/fletcher-building-sees-no-australia-housing-rebound-for-two-years-20190625-p52166
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/RZVKIZOXYq9O1pP

Iplex Marks Official Opening at Bohle, Townsville
https://www.i-q.net.au/main/iplex-marks-official-opening-at-bohle-townsville

iPIPE SERVICES TRADING UNDER VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION
https://ipipe.com.au/ipipe-services-committed-to-trading-under-voluntary-administration/
Media Release [PDF]: https://ipipe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190412-iPipe-Trading-under-Administration-1.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/

Plans to Lay 160 kilometers of Polyethylene Pipes
https://en.trend.az/business/economy/3085674.html

NATA Laboratory Endorsed for Testing HDPE Butt Welds and EF Welds
http://www.excelplas.com/

Understanding and Modelling the Diffusion Process of Low Molecular Weight Substances in Polyethylene Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135419302854

Identifying Formulations of Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Pipe by Infrared Spectroscopy
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/polb.24837

Pressure Losses for Different Connections of PP-R and PEX/Al/PEX Installation Pipes
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/abs/2019/26/e3sconf_eko-dok2019_00045/e3sconf_eko-dok2019_00045.html

ePipe Awarded Patent to Prevent Failing Polymer Pipes from Damage
https://www.trenchlessinternational.com/2019/06/19/restoration-specialist-secures-patent/

Large diameter HDPE Pipes Delivered in Long Lengths from Pipelife Stathelle
https://www.pipelife.no/no-en/pe-pipes-in-long-lengths-and-large-diameters-llld.php

Plastic Products for Pipeline Rehabilitation
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/no3iEMEonsNScUd
Full Magazine: http://eastafricanminingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/East-African-Mining-News-April-June-2019-eVersion.pdf


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

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June 2019 Vol. 2

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


Iplex Reopens Townsville HDPE Pipe Plant, Adani one of first customers (Breaking News)
Townsville Bulletin
PIPE maker Iplex has restarted manufacturing polyethylene pipe in Townsville, creating 14 jobs, with one of its first clients being Adani’s Carmichael mine
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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/

Ozpipe XIX to Boost Knowledge of Plastic Pipes Systems
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/ozpipe-xix-to-boost-knowledge-of-plastic-pipes-systems/

ALERT – Contaminants Migrating from Crossed-linked Polyethylene Pipes and their Effect on Drinking Water Odour (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135419305068

PPCA makes Ozpipe XIX Press Release
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PPCA-Ozpipe-Press-Release.pdf

ALERT – Chlorinated Water Induced Aging of Pipe Grade Polypropylene Random Copolymers (PP-R) (New Research)
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/11/6/996

ALERT – Influence of Residual Chlorine and Pressure on Degradation of Polybutylene (PB) Pipe (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391019302150

NATA Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory (ExcelPlas) Leads the Way with Pressure Testing of Plumbing Pipes and Fittings
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

Modelling Natural Air Cooling of HDPE Butt Welds (New Research)
http://dl.astfe.org/conferences/tfec2019,2c0d0caa03604a42,2975c5ed0cd3eb93.html

Performance of Steel-Reinforced High-Density Polyethylene (SR-HDPE) Pipes in Soil During Installation (New Research)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11440-019-00822-w

Experimental study of Crack Behaviour in Pressurized High-density Polyethylene Water Pipes (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215016119300974

New Patent – Trelleborg Patent New Electrofusion Coupler for Polymer Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190128458A1/en

New Method for Calculating Transient Hydraulic Pressures in HDPE Pipes (New Research)
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/240/5/052020/pdf

New Method for 3D Remote Monitoring of HDPE Pipe Integrity
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8740215

Measurement of Welding Residual Stress in HDPE Pipes (New Research)
http://pressurevesseltech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=2730900

Re-rounding of Deflected HDPE Pipes (New Research)
https://etd.ohiolink.edu/pg_10?0::NO:10:P10_ACCESSION_NUM:ohiou1555005546013105

Review of Flowtite™ GRP Pipe Technology
Lighter, and as strong as steel, but much more durable, glass-fibre reinforced (GRP) pipes can extend up to 4 m in diameter for applications that include major desalination projects and standard high-pressure bulk water supply. So, Flowtite™ GRP is far from fragile. The end benefit: over 150 years of virtually zero maintenance
https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-155f389129

Effect of Soil pH on GRP Pipes (New Research)
http://dx.doi.org/10.30638/eemj.2018.187

Colour-Coded Polyethylene Pipes in QLD
https://www.acu-tech.com.au/news/can-i-get-polyethylene-pipes-in-different-colours-in-queensland/

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

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

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