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Avoid these common HDPE extrusion welding problems and you will avoid rework and broken pipes

PE100 pipes can last more than 50 or 100 years. Quality extrusion welds can match that, but poor welds can be the first thing to break. Here’s a quick[..]

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The secret of robust pipeline project management is the leading indicator.

Leading indicators are the key metrics that make pipeline projects robust. They allow you to prevent problems, stay proactive, and predict risk and[..]

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How to stop oil leaks from happening with preventative digs, to prevent risk and scramble to clean up later

by Advanced Piping Systems
on June 01, 2020
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HDPE, Poly Pipe

If you’re running pipes full of oil, you need to be a world-class risk manager. Take Canada’s Enbridge, which transported 14B barrels of crude over a[..]

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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[..]

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The RCM series, Part Two: Seeing failure from four different angles, and measuring the value of avoiding it

Our reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) series continues with a close-up look at failure. If you're wondering how we got here, check Part One's[..]

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A tasty little introduction that will definitely get you hooked on reliability-centred maintenance

by Advanced Piping Systems
on April 20, 2020

Reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) is a solid conceptual framework for maintenance management. For a start-to-finish rundown, there's a technical[..]

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How to prevent wear on your PE pipeline's bends

by Advanced Piping Systems
on March 10, 2020
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HDPE, Poly Pipe

When it comes to wear prevention, the approach that you take will vary from someone else's. It comes down to the use case for your particular pipeline.[..]

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The wrong Isopropyl Wipes can reduce your safety compliance

by Advanced Piping Systems
on February 26, 2020
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News

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[..]

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How much can you bend HDPE before it ruptures?

by Advanced Piping Systems
on February 11, 2020
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PE100 Fittings, HDPE, Poly Pipe

Polyethylene pipe has a lot of benefits: It's lightweight, it's easy to handle, it's non-corrosive and it isn't going to snap. And if it's installed[..]

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APS to the rescue! How we helped complete a pipeline on time

When a new HDPE pipeline was being built to supply treated water to a coal mine and power station in New South Wales, time was ticking. Their supplier[..]

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