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. ID 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 …

Advanced Piping Systems’ precision HDPE spooling future-proofs iron ore mine

In 2022, Advanced Piping Systems supplied HDPE spooling and pipe to an A$100 million water management upgrade project. This was at an iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  Working in partnership with a leading national multidisciplinary industrial services provider and a leading national water and waste treatment provider, the project would …

Expansion Management: Navigating HDPE Pipe Installations

HDPE piping has rapidly gained popularity among engineers and project managers seeking adaptable, flexible, and rust-resistant piping solutions. Whether for a temporary or permanent installation in the expansive space of regional mine sites or within a pipe gallery suspended from beams, HDPE pipe can provide the ideal solution for your above-ground project. The flexibility of …

How to best replace steel bends with wear resistant HDPE

Image: Highlighting the challenge of fitting a 3D bend, this photo shows a modified guardrail to accommodate it. Contrastingly, the 1.5D bend behind seamlessly fits in the same position, offering optimal performance without altering the guardrail.    We recently received a customer query about how to get HDPE bends to match steel long radius dimensions.  …

Built like a tank: another prefabrication success

With excellent chemical resistance, HDPE (or poly) pipe, can be used in a wide range of chemical processes and applications.Recognising this, in late 2022, our specialist Fabrication team was selected to design, fabricate, and test a Hydrochloric Acid Unloading Priming Tank for a large multinational organisation.  The tank – required for the safe and efficient …

How to reduce a flange size while maintaining a consistent pipeline ID

Maxi stub flanges — comprising a hybrid stub flange and backing ring — are a quick and effective solution to reduce a flange size whilst keeping your HDPE pipeline internal diameter (ID) consistent. They’re particularly useful when your poly pipe system features a magnetic flow meter. That’s because maxi flange adaptors are specifically designed for …

Digging deep to deliver an Australian-first solution

At Advanced Piping Systems, we have decades of experience working on large, complex infrastructure projects. For this reason, recently, we were selected to develop a solution for the transition between HDPE and scheduled pipe for the deluge and hydrant buried ring mains on WestConnex — the largest infrastructure project in Australia. “There has never been …

How towing heads reduce downtime on mining sites

Versatile, simple and reliable, towing heads — which enable a piece of poly pipe to be pulled by attaching to its end — are a must-have device on a mining site. While they have traditionally been used to undertake directional drilling for trenchless pipelaying, there are many other uses for towing heads, including coil pipe …