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
UltraAnalytix™ inspection results showed that the thickness and condition of the FRP in a pulp bleaching vessel were adequate to postpone scheduled relining. Background: The Owner Company operated a pulp and paper mill in British Columbia, Canada. Five seal tanks are used in the bleach plant, … [Read more...] about Case Study: Seal Tank (Pulp & Paper)
UltraAnalytix™ inspection results showed that the thickness and condition of the FRP in a pulp bleaching vessel were adequate to postpone scheduled relining. Background: The Owner Company operated a moderately sized pulp and paper mill located in Ontario, Canada. Chlorine dioxide is used to … [Read more...] about Case study: Relined Upflow Tubes (Pulp & Paper)
UTComp’s UltraAnalytix system for fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) inspection is discussed in an article, Non-intrusive FRP Inspection for Avoiding Premature Asset Retirement, published in the November/December 2017 issue of Inspectioneering Journal. The article, by UTComp president & CEO … [Read more...] about Non-intrusive FRP Inspection for Avoiding Premature Asset Retirement
Preventing failures and optimizing the service life of any structure is the result of a balance between the service loads applied and the actual capacity of the structure. This is the basis of Fitness for Service or Suitability for Service evaluation. Failure modes relate only to the way that … [Read more...] about Damage mechanisms in FRP