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
Reduce confined space entry to keep workers safe and operations running Confined space entry 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 of sectors enter confined … [Read more...] about Towards Zero Confined Space Entry
FRP Scrubber Demonstration 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 … [Read more...] about Case Study: FRP Scrubber Demonstration
For every dollar you spend, UltraAnalytix® 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
UltraAnalytix NDT informs FRP asset relining decisions at pulp and paper mills Chlorine dioxide, used to bleach pulp, is particularly corrosive and often results in loss of FRP thickness. Two UTComp case studies on non-destructive testing (NDT) of FRP equipment at pulp and paper mills in Canada … [Read more...] about Case studies: UltraAnalytix NDT at pulp and paper mills
Non-Destructive Condition Assessment of Fiberglass Reinforced Structures 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 … [Read more...] about Non-Destructive Condition Assessment of Fiberglass Reinforced Structures
FRP Tank Inspection (Pulp & Paper Seal Tank Case Study) UltraAnalytix® FRP tank 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 … [Read more...] about Case Study: FRP Tank Inspection (Pulp & Paper)