Stacey Curry Gunn

Inspectioneering Journal articles

Non-Intrusive Fitness-for-Service Evaluations of Critical Non-Metallic Aboveground Storage Tanks May/June 2024 Periodic inspection and testing of chemical processing storage and manufacturing equipment is critically important for environmental, health & safety...

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UAX assessment for FRP composite reliability

For many years, ultrasound has been the go-to non-destructive testing (NDT) technology for inspecting steel pipes, tanks and vessels. However, ultrasonic testing of equipment made from fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites is more recent. Below we discuss...

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FRP damage mechanisms overview

Preventing failures and optimizing the service life of any structure is the result of a balance between the service loads applied and the actual capacity of the structure. This is the basis of Fitness for Service or Suitability for Service evaluation. Failure...

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Fitness For Service of FRP pipe

Assessing fiberglass reinforced polymer pipe Piping made from fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites has a long record of success safely transporting hazardous materials such as corrosive acids where steel and other alloys are unsuitable or cost prohibitive....

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ASME Standards for FRP Piping and Tanks

FRP design standards keep getting better — what about predicting FRP reliability after it’s in service? Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have come a long way since they were first used for vessels and piping in the chemical processing industry in the...

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Maximizing the potential of FRP materials

Maximizing the potential of FRP materials

In today's rapidly changing world, industries are constantly seeking innovative solutions to enhance productivity, efficiency and sustainability. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials are one important solution that are transforming many industries. Their growing...

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FRP tank inspection program saves $33 million

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure Time and resources are limited for all companies, no matter how big or small. Simply replacing a 20-year-old FRP tank according to schedule or that you’re not sure about might seem like the right choice. Or, when a piece...

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