9 12, 2018

AS/NZS 4130:2018 Polyethylene (PE) Pipes for Pressure Applications

On 5th December, Standards Australia published its 2018 edition of AS/NZS 4130. This revision deletes the separate Series 2 gas pipes dimension Table 3, and amalgamates the Series 2 pipes into the Series 1 dimension Table 2.  

9 12, 2018

Christmas Office Closure

The PIPA office will close on Friday 21st December 2018 and reopen on Monday 7th January 2019. Merry Christmas!

27 11, 2018

Ozpipe XIX – PPXIX Spin-Off Conference Date and Venue

The date and venue for the Plastic Pipe Conference Association's PPXIX spin-off technical conference, Ozpipe XIX, have been set and planning is now underway. Ozpipe XIX technical conference will be held on the 7th and 8th of November 2019 at Dockside on Sydney's Cockle Bay Wharf, just a few minutes walk from the Sydney CBD. [...]

1 11, 2018

POP007 Metal Backing Flanges for use with PE Pipe Flange Adaptors – updated

POP007 has been updated (Issue 2.6/Nov 2018) and is available for download from the Technical Guidelines page. Changes to POP007 include: Clarification of the pressure and temperature capability of AS 2129 Table D and E and AS/NZS 4087 PN16, PN21 and PN35 flanges, Guidance regarding flange bolt torques, Referencing Water Services Association of Australia WSA [...]

24 10, 2018

Review of PMBWELD Units of Competency

PIPA members and affiliates with an interest in the PMBWELD Units of Competency are reminded that the closing date for the submission of feedback to the Australian Industry Skills Committee via IBSA Manufacturing, is Friday 26th October. The units covered by PMBWELD are: PMBWELD301 Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines PMBWELD302 Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines PMBWELD303 [...]

17 10, 2018

PIPA lists TEPPFA’s “100 Year Service Life of Polypropylene and Polyethylene Gravity Sewer Pipes” technical report

This 3-year peer reviewed TEPPFA study, added to the Technical Information page, has demonstrated that provided basic conditions are met a 100-year lifetime for non-pressure sewage pipes manufactured from PE and PP can be expected.

16 10, 2018

New PIPA website

Welcome to the new PIPA website, launched 15 October 2018. Over the past few months we have worked toward a refreshed format that is easy to navigate and fully up to date. Please take a few minutes to review the content and the products and services provided by PIPA members. We welcome your feedback via [...]

15 10, 2018

POP004 updated

PIPA Guideline POP004, Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings Compounds Issue 14 has been updated to include to additional materials, namely: Borealis PE100 resin grade HE3490-DS-H Polypacific Polycomp 6030 UVH 6350 Bright Orange PE100 striping compound

10 08, 2018

Important new industry guideline

POP018 “Polyethylene Drinking Water Pipes in Contact with Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfectants” was published on June 29 as part of PIPA’s ongoing commitment to provide guidance, technical information, correct application and installation of safe and environmentally responsible plastics pipe systems across Australia. POP018 provides guidance on the appropriate use of polyethylene pipes in drinking water [...]

10 08, 2018

PIPA is moving to Brisbane

The PIPA Chatswood office will close from mid-November 2018 and relocate to North Lakes on the northern fringe of Brisbane. PIPA has occupied its Chatswood NSW office since 2006 and the move north to Queensland is both a reflection of a change in location of personnel and an initiative to contain our association's operating expenses. [...]