May 2019 Vol. 1

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Qenos is Welcoming you at OzWater’19 in Melbourne (next Week 7-9 May)
https://alkadyne.com.au/qenos-is-welcoming-you-at-ozwater19-in-melbourne/

Effect of Carbon Black Distribution on the Properties of Polyethylene Pipes – Degradation of Butt Fusion Joint Integrity (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391019300680

New ASTM F3371 Standard for Non-Pressure Polypropylene or Polyethylene Pipes and Fittings
https://www.contractormag.com/codes/icc-es-lists-ppe-and-pe-pipes-new-uses-astm-f3371

Uponor S-Press PLUS is the New Press Fitting for Composite Pipes (Sponsored Content)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvudm2tLAJw

European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association Elects New President
https://aliaxis.com/fausto-bejarano-appointed-new-teppfa-president/

Friatec Updates its Technical Contacts for Electrofusion and Pipe Fittings
https://www.friatec.de/content/friatec/en/Technical-Plastics/FRIALEN-Safety-Fittings/downloads/Contacts.pdf

Four Technical Reasons why PEX-a Pipe is Best for Plumbing by Jacob John Research Scientist at Uponor
https://www.reevesjournal.com/articles/90059-technical-reasons-why-pex-a-pipe-is-best-for-plumbing?v=preview

ExcelPlas Lab Specializing in Testing and Failure Analysis of HDPE Pipe, PEX Pipe and PB Pipe
http://www.excelplas.com/pex-testing

Pressure Testing of Rehau PEXa Pipe (New Advice Document)
https://www.rehau.com/download/868910/tb211-pressure-testing-of-pexa-piping-systems.pdf

Classification of PEX by Manufacturing Process
https://www.integrityrepipe.com/classification-pex-manufacturing-process/

Effect of Extrusion and Molecular Weight on Ductile Failure of Polyethylene Pipes under Hydrostatic Pressure  (New Research)
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14658011.2019.1606579

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

Mechanical Joining System for HDPE Piping Used in New Resort Development
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/pme-april-2019.pdf

Qenos Expanding Capabilities for HDPE Pipe
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/expanding-capabilities-for-hdpe-pipe/

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

Influence Of Polyolefin Cross-contamination on The Slow Crack Growth Resistance of Polyethylene Pipe Grades  (New Research)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas_Frank3/publication/…../Influence-of-polyolefin-cross-contamination-on-the-slow-crack-growth-resistance-of-polyethylene-pipe-grade.pdf

Thermal-Oxidative Ageing Performance and Life Prediction of Polyethylene Pipe under Cyclic and Constant Internal Pressure  (New Research)
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.47766

Mechanical Properties of Electro- and Butt Fusion Welded High-Density Polyethylene Pipes  (New Research)
https://www.hanser-elibrary.com/doi/abs/10.3139/120.111325

Drinking Water with AGRU Pipe Lining Technology – AGRU 
https://www.agru.at/en/applications/agruline/drinking-water-with-agru-pipe-lining-technology/

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https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


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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April 2019 Vol. 3

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PE112 Resin Debuts in Thai Submarine Water Pipeline
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/pe112-resin-debuts-thai-submarine-water-pipeline/150756093260653

Ocean Cleanup Experts Pinpoint HDPE Pipe Failure Points
A root-cause analysis shows the structural failure was caused by a stress crack at a point where the collection skirt is welded to the floater HDPE pipe
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20190405/NEWS/190407681/ocean-cleanup-experts-pinpoint-failure-points-plan-fixes

JV Equipment Showcases HDPE Pipeline Laying Equipment
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2019/04/05/jv-equipment-supplying-leading-brands-to-industry/

Poly Welders – FIFO 2×1 – Fast Fusion & McElroy experience – Immediate Start!   — Innotech Services Pty Ltd
https://www.seek.com.au/job/38771674

PIPELINES 2019 CONFERENCE – PRELIMINARY PROGRAM JUST RELEASED (JULY 21-24 2019)
https://www.pipelinesconference.org/sites/pipelinesconference.org/2019/files/inline-files/pipelines-2019-preliminary-program_0.pdf

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Electrofusion Fitting Installation Challenges
https://www.pipelinesconference.org/sites/pipelinesconference.org/2019/files/inline-files/pipelines-2019-preliminary-program_0.pdf

Experimental Study of Crack Behavior in Pressurized High-Density Polyethylene Water Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215016119300974

ExcelPlas Labs Publish Capability Statement for Plastic Pipe Failure Analysis and Plastic Pipe Condition Assessment
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/7jAPMkOKhuzhWPL/download

PPI Introduces New HDPE Conduit, Duct-Handling Guide
https://ucononline.com/magazine/2019/april-2019-vol-74-no-4/newsline/ppi-introduces-new-hdpe-conduit-duct-handling-guide

HDPE Pipe Liming Guide (Declassified)
http://hdpelining.com/DHwp_site/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/NBSInc-InstallationSteps.pdf

Monitoring the Dynamic Response of a Buried Polyethylene Pipe to a Blast Wave: An Experimental Study
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/9/8/1663

Nicole Sumich Video General Manager Iplex Pipelines (Fletcher Building Australia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZOxh5J86DA

Reece Limited (ASX:REH) Share Price is up 63% in the Last 5 years
https://simplywall.st/stocks/au/capital-goods/asx-reh/reece-shares/news/the-reece-asxreh-share-price-has-gained-63-and-shareholders-are-hoping-for-more/

Why the Reece Share price could soon be trading at a Higher Premium
https://www.fool.com.au/2019/04/11/why-the-reece-share-price-could-soon-be-trading-at-a-higher-premium/

Reece Limited Announces Fiscal 2019 Half-Year Results
https://www.supplyht.com/articles/102107-reece-limited-announces-fiscal-2019-half-year-results


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
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April 2019 Vol. 2

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Plumbing Pipe Failures Around Australia Accelerate the Development of More Oxidation Resistant Plastic Pipes
As a result of the large range of water temperature and chlorine levels encountered across Australia we have seen more PB and PEX plumbing pipe failures recently particularly in WA, NT and QLD.  In response new pipes made from higher classification polymers have been developed which will withstand higher levels of chlorine, temperature and pressure over time.  PIPA POP018 provides guidelines on the suitable application zones based on specific drinking water conditions at a location (considering local average water temperature, chlorine and pH levels).  Plastics Industry Pipe Association (PIPA) POP018 “Polyethylene Drinking Water Pipes in Contact with Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfectants” outlines the Chlorine Classification (CC) Index set out in the US ASTM Standard D3350:2014 “Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials”.
https://www.vinidex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/VIN021.1Chlorblue-2pp-Flyer.pdf

Puriton™ Barrier Pipe for the Safe Distribution of Drinking Water Through Contaminated Land/Soil
http://www.hygradewater.co.nz/product/radius-puriton-barrier-pipe-and-fitting-system/
PDF: http://www.hygradewater.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/PF9.1RadiusPuritonBarrierPipeandFittingsSystem.pdf

Vinidex Release New Chlorblue™ Higher Chlorine Tolerant PE Piping
https://www.vinidex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/VIN021.1Chlorblue-2pp-Flyer.pdf

Pipes on Display at StormWater 2019 (1-3 May 2019, Auckland, NZ)
http://stormwaterconference.org.nz/exhibition/

Rehau Updates PEXa Pipe Certifications & Listings (March 2019) (Declassified)
https://www.rehau.com/download/869008/pex-certifications-and-listings.pdf

PIPA Release New Industry Guidelines for Polyethylene Drinking Water Pipes in Contact with Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfectants v 1.1 (POP018)
https://www.pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/POP018.pdf

Rehau Expanded Pipe Sleeve Fittings Enhance Versatility
https://www.facilitiesnet.com/site/pressreleases/Expanded-Pipe-Sleeve-Fittings-Enhance-Versatility–43605

RPC Launch of Newly Designed Website for RPC Pipe Systems
https://www.rpctechnologies.com/the-launch-of-our-newly-designed-website-for-rpc-pipe-systems-03-04-2019/

Effect of Thermal Gradients on Failure of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308016118305258?via%3Dihub

SPE Plastic Pipe Conference Abstracts Now Available
https://www.eppm.com/industry-news/spe-plastic-pipe-conference-abstracts-now-available/
https://www.4spe.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=4285

Uponor’s Ecoflex Pre-insulated Pipe System Delivers
https://www.theade.co.uk/news/market-news/uponor-delivers-piping-for-scunthorpe-social-housing-project

Uponor Price List March 2019 UK Customers Only (Restricted)
https://www.uponor.co.uk/-/media/country-specific/uk/download-centre/pricelist/a5-price-guide-2019.pdf

New PEX-a Pipe Support – Galvanized Steel Channel Provides Continuous Support of PEX in Suspended Piping Applications, Enabling Hanger Spacing Similar to that of Copper or Steel Pipe
https://modernpumpingtoday.com/next-wave-radiant-new-solutions-radiant-heating-cooling-applications/

A Smarter Way to Prevent Plumbing Pipe Failure
https://restechtoday.com/plumbing/

Agru Publishes Comprehensive List of PE100 Pipe Properties
http://agruamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/PE-100-and-PP-Material-Properties-Sheet.pdf

Warning Over Chinese Electrofusion Fittings Containing Calcium Carbonate Filler/Extender
HDPE EF fittings are required to be made from virgin PE100 material to fully meet with ASTM/NZS 4129 EN12201-3 standards
Lab testing has found the use of chalk adulterants in imported EF Fittings.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Discovering Polybutylene Piping in a Home can be a Difficult Obstacle to Overcome when Buying or Selling a Property
https://www.gulfshoreinsurance.com/the-polybutylene-piping-solution/

SILON Leads the Way with Innovative High-Grade PE-Xb Pipes (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai0GHQ9ul3k

Large HDPE Pipe Inner Bead Remover (500 – 900 mm ID)
https://www.holm-holm.dk/en/finishing/debeaders/internal-debeaders/hdid/

Tips for a Successful Plastic Pipe Installation (GF Piping Systems)
https://www.process-heating.com/articles/92959-tips-for-a-successful-plastic-pipe-installation

How to Make Proper HDPE Electrofusion Joints
https://www.wwdmag.com/pipe-joint-restraints/how-make-proper-hdpe-electrofusion-joints

Reece Limited (ASX:REH) Share Price is up 63% in the Last 5 years
https://simplywall.st/stocks/au/capital-goods/asx-reh/reece-shares/news/the-reece-asxreh-share-price-has-gained-63-and-shareholders-are-hoping-for-more/

Ocean Cleanup Experts Pinpoint HDPE Pipe Failure Points
A root-cause analysis shows the structural failure was caused by a stress crack at a point where the collection skirt is welded to the floater HDPE pipe
https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20190405/NEWS/190407681/ocean-cleanup-experts-pinpoint-failure-points-plan-fixes

ExcelPlas Plastic Pipe Testing Labs – The Largest Poly Pipe Testing Lab in Australia
Multidisciplinary lab fully equipped to perform routine QC testing to customized product testing, failure analysis, and consulting.
-Independent verification of conformity to specifications and standards.
-Evaluate the performance of polymers, elastomers, and composites.
-Material properties including flexural, tensile, creep, impact resistance, density, melt flow, etc
-Fully equipped laboratory to handle a wide range of testing needs
-In-depth materials science and experimental process
-ID unknown foreign materials, chemical contamination, and fracture analysis
-Materials selection, testing a new formulation, or deformulate a recipe of interest.
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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April 2019 Vol. 1

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Accelerated Testing Method to Estimate the Long‐term Hydrostatic Strength of Semi‐crystalline Plastic Pipes
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pen.25087

Stability Performance Assessment of Pipelines under Hydrostatic Pressure
https://irispublishers.com/ctcse/pdf/CTCSE.MS.ID.000524.pdf

Structural Integrity Assessment of Defected High-Density Polyethylene Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630718308410

PEX-Al-PEX Tubing What Inside (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7VGwfX5Zkc

Mining Town Uses PEXa Pipe for Water Distribution
https://www.mswmag.com/online_exclusives/2019/03/manitoba-mining-town-leads-canada-into-new-era-of-water-main-technology_sc_01uyt

Reliance Worldwide United PEX Pipes and Fittings Brand Family
http://www.sharkbite.com.au/rwc-set-unveil-new-united-brand-family/

PE-X Education
The choice of cross-linked polyethylene (PE-X) piping products has significantly increased in the past few years
But not all PEX pipes are created equal and many builders and plumbers still confused as to which piping is best for which job.
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=151324064404429;res=IELENG

Uponor Patents New PEX/PERT Insulated Pipe
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190017646A1/en

Impact of Mining Subsidence on Natural Gas HDPE Pipeline Failures
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/471/4/042024/pdf

Thermography of Thermal Pulsing in Electrofusion Joints of Gas Pipelines
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1350449518305279

Flow-induced Failure Mechanisms of Copper Pipe in Potable Water Systems
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/corrrev.2018.36.issue-5/corrrev-2017-0120/corrrev-2017-0120.xml

Australian Pipe Failure Experts
ExcelPlas has extensive experience investigating plastic pipe system failures, and can provide a root cause diagnosis.
With most pipe system installations consisting of kilometres of pipe and potentially thousands of fittings, failures over time are an unfortunate but common occurrence.

Our experience shows these typically originate from four key sources:

  • Faults in the original pipe or joint components (manufacturing) such as material substitution/incorrect processing
  • Faulty installation / engineering such as ovality/misalignment/pressure/temperature (workmanship)
  • Contamination effects, e.g. grease/oil during fusion welding (environment)
  • System operating outside of the design criteria (end-user operation)

The consequences of such failure can vary dramatically dependent on the final application and location – from small scale failures in the home to potentially catastrophic industrial installation failures with significant associated damage and financial loss.

Supported by our extensive microscopy, analytical, material and product testing laboratories ExcelPlas are able to fully characterise polymer composition and mechanical performance in order to assess the cause of product / material failure. This can involve recommendations for remedial or corrective actions to minimise the risk of further failure. Our capabilities and experience investigating plastic pipe system failures provides valuable support to the service installation sector.

ExcelPlas Labs Providing Hydrostatic Pressure Testing For Plastic Pipes ASTM D-1598, ASTM D-1599, ISO 1167
ASTM D1598-2004 Standard Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure. This test method covers the determination of the time-to-failure of both thermoplastic and reinforced thermosetting/ resin pipe under constant internal pressure. It provides a method of characterizing plastics in the form of pipe under the conditions prescribed.
http://www.excelplas.com/contact-us


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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March 2019 Vol. 3

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Let’s Talk About Tradelink, a Competitor to Plumbing Supply Company Reece
https://www.intelligentinvestor.com.au/why-reading-the-annual-report-isnt-enough-1904006

Third Shipment of 6,500m of 1.8 metre diameter Flowtite® GRP pipes has arrived in Townsville from RPC Pipe Systems plant in Lonsdale SA
https://www.rpctechnologies.com/third-pipe-shipment-arrives-for-haughton-pipeline-1-3-2019/

Concerns Surrounding South Australian-made pipes being used in the Townsville water pipeline from the Burdekin River
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/le1b154gF0TK1Iq/download

World Plumbing Conference Melbourne 2019 – Speakers Announced
Phil Woolhouse started investigating piping failures in 2012 when he was initially focussed on a German-engineered polypropylene random copolymer (‘PP-R’) piping system that had been used successfully in Europe for more than 20 years but was showing signs of failure in Australian buildings.
https://www.worldplumbingconference.com/program/speakers/

The Fatigue Performance of Electrofusion Tapping Tees Subject to Contamination (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308016117300807

ExcelPlas Australia Showcases its New Automated Geosynthetic & Polypipe Testing Laboratory 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08z35IAdYLM

SPE Plastic Pipe Conference is Philly Bound
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/spe-plastic-pipe-conference-philly-bound/61863763660454

Remote Monitoring & Detection of Leaks in HDPE Pipelines Using the Sensor System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=QzLvrgSOiQM

Spotlight on Sliplining: HDPE is THE Trenchless pipe for lots of reasons. No joints is the first reason, but look at how easy this 48″ DR 17 gets pushed into a low pressure, steel force main in Miami. This 500′ run was pushed in completely in less than 20 minutes and cost 40% less than open cut.
https://www.facebook.com/pepipeorg/videos/247230719558581/

HDPE VS. PVC PIPING FOR POWER GENERATION APPLICATIONS
https://www.processingmagazine.com/hdpe-vs-pvc-piping-for-power-generation-applications/


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

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