This project was done to verify for the Oil Refinery that the UTComp® System is an effective and efficient method of evaluating the fin fan blades. This will provide the Owner with a procedure to assess the structural condition and remaining service life of the Fin Fan fleet by completing … [Read more...] about 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
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 PROD boom. The results were … [Read more...] about Case Study: Critical Offshore PROD boom
A big city's wastewater pumping station was in need of repair but they didn't know to how to replace it without causing major service disruption. UTComp was able to thoroughly assess the extend of the decay and offer a quick and reliable solution. Read here for the full story. … [Read more...] about Case Study: Waste Water Collection
A prominent British Columbia Pulp and Paper Mill had a washer in need of repair and they were worried they needed to replace the entire washer. UTComp Inc. and Horizon Testing visited to inspect the washer and found that repairs were localized and the washer was still fit for service. Here is what … [Read more...] about Case Study: Pulp and Paper Mill
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