Debottlenecking Episode 3

Customised solutions For more challenging and unique situations, Advanced Piping Systems has the expertise to offer HDPE solutions for your specific needs. This was the ideal solution for a recent customer with four pipes in one location. The customer was worried that a steel option wouldn’t offer the necessary long-term durability. Our engineers drafted and …

Debottlenecking Episode 2

Gains on the inside Debottlenecking Episode 2 is now available! When making a pipe or fitting selection with performance in mind, deciding on the Inside Diameter (ID) is a crucial part of the decision-making process.┬áID refers to the inner diameter of the pipe or fitting, which determines the flow capacity or volume inside the pipe. …

Introducing Debottlenecking Video Series

Want to learn how to maximise efficiency in your next project? We’re excited to showcase the very first video of our Debottlenecking short video series. At Advanced Piping, we offer over 35 years of expertise in fittings-intensive plant-type pipework and HDPE. Maximising efficiency is the key to seamless operations when working in industrial fluid plants. …

Barcode interpretation for Electrofusion Poly Welding

This morning, we received an urgent call from a customer out on site who wanted to double-check the weld time for a 63mm electrofusion socket. He was surprised to learn that it only takes 65-70 seconds. It’s best to double-check, we say, so off we went to the warehouse to check an EF socket on …

A Comparative analysis of GRP and HDPE

When it comes to selecting materials for various applications, Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) often emerge as popular choices. Each material possesses unique benefits and features that make them suitable for specific applications. In this article, we will explore the advantages of both GRP and HDPE, compare their key features, and provide …

Desalination Solutions: why you would chose HDPE as your piping solution

When it comes to desalination, HDPE remains the preferred material for water treatment applications. Here are some specific reasons why HDPE is often chosen over GRP in relation to desalination: HDPE and Seawater Compatibility Desalination plants primarily treat seawater or high saline water , which contains high salinity and various corrosive elements. HDPE has excellent …

Extrusion welding checklist

Before you begin Check that there’s enough extrusion rod for the job Clear the welder of any old material Doublecheck that the shoe matches the seam you want to make Scrape away the oxidation layer on the PE pipes Clean the surfaces of any mud, dust, oil, water, etc Set the pipes in place – …

Electrofusion Jointing Guide

Tips for systematic preparation for successful electrofusion jointing Know your stuff Get the right training and industry accreditation. A methodical approach in the preparation and installation of electrofusion systems will makethe process so simple each time. Use the right stuff Start with the right tools and equipment to reduce the possibility of error. Shape it …

Butt Fusion welding checklist

Trim the pipe ends all the way around Clean the heater plates When clamping the pipes in place, use the clamps to re-round the pipes Correct procedure: Ask for evidence of recent, random weld inspections by your supervisors Pressure Measure the drag pressure Check the right fusion pressure Add the two together for the overall …

The coupling or the installation? A checklist

This checklist will help you determine the root cause of a failed coupling. Proper fitting: Is it centralised on the pipe? Accurate installation: Look for evidence of witness marking Accurate installation: Check the angle of each pipe (they should be square to the coupling) Correct procedure: Spot check weld crews. Are they using tape measures …

Leading vs Lagging Indicators checklist

This checklist will help you establish and use the right indicators for your projects. Set-up Review relevant data and reports of your last five projects Collaborate with others to finalise leading indicators in every area of performance Identify sources of data for leading indiacators Set benchmarks for both leading and lagging indicators Set your target …

Maintaining HDPE maintenance checklist

Are there any operating conditions that mean you need to be more rigorous thanindustry standard suggest? Consider: Are there any operating conditions that mean you need to be more rigorous than industry standard suggest? Consider:a. Temperatureb. Pressurec. Volume Is the operational environment in line with what industry standards assume? Soil contamination or other chemical differences …