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?
Today at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Jo Anne Watton will be speaking at 10:30am in the Canadian Trade Commission Presentation Theatre (Stand #1125). She will cover composite asset reliability for Offshore Oil & Gas production. View her presentation here. For further … [Read more...] about Offshore Technology Conference 2019
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 to investigate a downed … [Read more...] about Case Study: Critical Off-Shore PROD boom
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 maintains a … [Read more...] about Case Study: Waste Water Collection
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 equipment. The … [Read more...] about Case Study: Pulp and Paper Mill
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 service life … [Read more...] about Case Study: Amusement Park Ride Inspection