Case Studies

Case study: Bleach Washer at a Pulp and Paper Mill

A leading North American pulp and paper manufacturer in British Columbia observed cracks in the FRP panels of a bleach washer, one of five used in pulp washing and bleaching processes at the mill. Inspection and analysis by a UTComp engineer and licensee using...

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Case Study: Waste Water Force Main Emergency Repair

FRP repair on steel piping in wastewater service Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) repair was successfully designed and installed to replace corroded steel piping in wastewater service without interruption of service. UltraAnalytix® was utilized to ensure quality...

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Case Study: FRP Impeller Failure during Commissioning

Our Client, an environmental controls engineering company, contacted us regarding one of their fan impellers. One of their carbon fiber, reinforced polymer fan impellers catastrophically failed during commissioning at a Singapore facility location. UTComp Chief...

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Case Study: Critical Off-Shore PROD boom

Critical Off-Shore Oil Rig Safety is paramount on offshore platforms. If there is any doubt on integrity of safety equipment, drastic protocols are in place but at the expense of production. UTComp made an emergency visit to an offshore platform in the North Atlantic...

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Case Study: Waste Water Collection

Waste Water Collection Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) repair was successfully designed and installed to replace corroded steel piping in wastewater service without interruption of service BACKGROUND As part of a large collection system, the client operates and...

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Case Study: Pulp and Paper Mill

Pulp and Paper Mill OVERVIEW A study of the washer with a cracked panel. An external inspection of a Pulp and Paper Bleach Washer was completed as part of the UTComp® System Inspection. This was the 1st time that UltraAnalytix® evaluation had been completed for this...

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Case Study: Amusement Park Ride Inspection

NDT Inspection of Steam Train Car Roof The owner of an amusement park contacted UTComp with concerns about their train car ride showing visible damage. They wanted to know if the damage affected the structural integrity of the train and if they had any remaining...

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Case studies: UltraAnalytix NDT at pulp and paper mills

UltraAnalytix NDT informs FRP asset relining decisions at pulp and paper mills Chlorine dioxide, used to bleach pulp, is particularly corrosive and often results in loss of FRP thickness. Two UTComp case studies on non-destructive testing (NDT) of FRP equipment at...

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