One of the world’s leading chemical companies turned to UTComp recently for expertise in composite inspection and engineering to assess the condition of an FRP vent stack at a plant in Texas that manufactures chemicals for the agriculture industry. In order to maximize the value and safe performance … [Read more...] about Case Study: Inspection and Engineering Review of FRP Vent Stack
A major Canadian manufacturer of steel products asked UTComp to investigate the condition of an FRP tank used to store spent hydrochloric acid (HCl). The client needed to know whether the straight-sided cylinder made of a vinyl ester / isophthalic polyester composite could be relocated and … [Read more...] about Case Study: Mechanical Integrity and Engineering Review of a Partially Submerged FRP Vessel
A major petrochemical facility located in the Persian Gulf region of Saudi Arabia used FRP overwrap to repair steel pipes that were showing signs of corrosion. Repairs were carried out in 2019 using hand-wrapped FRP over damaged areas of a 20-inch-diameter kerosene line and a 22-inch-diameter … [Read more...] about Case Study: Repair Report on FRP Wrap
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 UltraAnalytix® found additional … [Read more...] about Case study: Bleach Washer at a Pulp and Paper Mill
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 control and assurance during each phase of construction and ongoing monitoring … [Read more...] about Case Study: Waste Water Force Main Emergency Repair
Our Client, which was an environmental controls engineering company, contacted us regarding one of their fan impellers. At a Singapore facility location, one of their carbon fiber, reinforced polymer fan impellers catastrophically failed during commissioning. Our Principal Engineer, Geoff … [Read more...] about Case Study: FRP Impeller Failure during Commissioning
Non-Destructive Production Line Structural Evaluation Geoffrey E. Clarkson, P.Eng. UTComp Inc 50 Fleming Drive Cambridge ON CAN N1T2B1 ABSTRACT Reinforced Polymer composite materials are proven to provide superior performance in many infrastructure environments. Examples of opportunities … [Read more...] about Non-Destructive Production Line Structural Evaluation
Can an In-Service Composite Fin Fan Blade be Inspected? OVERVIEW An accurate inspection procedure for fin fan blades is available to identify blades at risk of failure. With this information the Owner will be able to make the right decisions about replacement planning, including … [Read more...] about Case Study: Fin Fan Blade – Can an In-Service Composite Fin Fan Blade be Inspected?