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 an remaining service life left. Read more on this case study here. … [Read more...] about Case Study: Amusement Park Ride Inspection
UTComp CEO Jo Anne Watton presented "Your Aging FRP Assets: Myths & Facts" Nov. 13 at the Managing Aging Plants USA Conference in Houston, Texas. The presentation covered: What is FRP? Damage Mechanisms and Failure Modes Fitness for Service Evaluation Non-intrusive Method … [Read more...] about Your Aging FRP Assets: Myths & Facts
How plant managers can reduce confined space entry to keep workers safe and operations on stream. Entering confined spaces to inspect, service or clean equipment is a necessary — but inherently dangerous, and expensive — task in many industries. Every year, millions of workers in a wide range … [Read more...] about Towards Zero Confined Space Entry
UltraAnalytix™ data was collected from sections of a retired FRP scrubber that had been used to clean vented vapours. The customer is a multinational chemical corporation, a world leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions. This case study demonstrates the value of the … [Read more...] about Case study: FRP Scrubber Demonstration
For every dollar you spend, UltraAnalytixTM saves you $10 At UTComp, we help companies get the most out of their fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) assets. Last year, for example, we received a call from a client worried about corrosion in one of his tanks. A visual inspection suggested he’d need to … [Read more...] about Are you spending millions years too soon?
Geoff Clarkson, UTComp President and CEO, gave two talks at NACE International's CORROSION 2018, the world's largest corrosion conference and exposition April 15-19. Geoff presented Predicting FRP Remaining Service Life: What if you could know? in the Corrosion Solutions for the Chemical Process … [Read more...] about NACE 2018 Presentations
Two recent case studies involving pulp and paper mills in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada demonstrate the benefit of UltraAnalytix™ inspection. Chlorine dioxide, used to bleach pulp, is particularly corrosive and often results in loss of FRP thickness. The pulp and paper mill in Ontario had … [Read more...] about Case studies: UltraAnalytix™ inspection shows FRP asset relining can be postponed
ABSTRACT: Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) is used in wastewater processing for tanks, scrubbers, piping, ducting and other equipment. FRP often provides better corrosion resistance at lower cost than stainless steel. For some applications, regulators require structural evaluation of containers … [Read more...] about Non-Destructive Condition Assessment of Fiberglass Reinforced Structures