The APS temperature rating tool

Take the guesswork out of identifying the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure of a PE pipe with Advanced Piping Systems’ temperature rating tool. Whether you need to choose an appropriate class of pipe for above-ground piping in hot subtropical climates, or undertake dewatering at a deep Super Pit with consistently warm bore water, the APS temperature …

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 – …

APS 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 APS chemical resistance tool

Polyethylene pipe and fittings are generally very resistant to a variety of chemicals, making them suitable for use in a wide range of chemical processes. However, even with its excellent chemical resistance, it is still important to know how the pipe may be affected.  Factors such as the chemical, concentration of the chemical, temperature, duration …

Quick tips for successful electrofusion jointing of PE Pipe and fittings

One of the most common challenges we see in the field is ensuring successful electrofusion jointing of PE systems. Installations can be challenging, sometimes due to working in confined spaces, varying weather conditions and busy sites. BUT… it doesn’t have to be. Maintaining a methodical approach in the preparation and installation of electrofusion systems will …

The RCM series, Part Three: Some risks are worth taking, especially if they help you prove the worth of RCM to everyone

Our three-part reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) series concludes with a close-up look at how RCM runs from day to day. You have risks to define and manage, documentation to write, and workmates to keep on-side with good news. If you need a terminology refresher, see Part One-: Assets, systems, context and failure all mean particular things to …

The wrong Isopropyl Wipes can reduce your safety compliance

It sounds strange, doesn’t it? That something like ISO Wipes, which you use every single day, can affect your compliance? Well, it’s true. This article shows you how. Welding safety compliance requirements in Australia Your industry and your accreditation’s enforce a huge range of compliance requirements. Managing and maintaining any kind of pipeline—from mining to irrigation—means that …

Using the right tools for the job

One of the most common challenges we see in the field is ensuring successful joints in HDPE fittings and pipe systems. Our Sales Executive, Karl says “On those occasions that we do come across problems on site, not using clamps is one of the most common causes of a failed joint. If any of the …

Tips for systematic Electrofusion Welding

Shape it, Scrape it, Clamp it, Cool it Torrential rain was forecast to fall, surrounding the town cutting off access to the mine. These are just a few of the essential steps in the preparation of pipes and fittings for electrofusion jointing (welding). The integrity of an electrofusion joint comes down to trained and accredited …