Today’s advanced food processing companies find ways to get the most out of food resources. In some ways similar to our own digestive systems, processing facilities use complex chemical reactions that involve corrosive chemicals. This work gives some amazing results all to give us a safe food supply with byproducts that also have economic value.
Food processing uses fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and other composite materials for many applications, due to their superior corrosion resistance and food safety. Many of the reactions involve high free chloride applications which are an excellent place to use FRP. Some of the applications include chemical storage, piping, reactors and ducting.
UTComp serves the FRP and composite equipment needs of the food processing industry from end-to-end with innovative engineering and repair solutions, and ongoing inspection and asset management using our proprietary UltraAnalytix™ system.
Our services include:
- Specifications and Design – Completing design calculations and assessment for new FRP construction and updates to existing structures.
- Material Selection and Evaluation – Inspection, testing and evaluating fiberglass reinforced materials used in corrosion and structural applications, includes expert failure analysis.
- Mechanical Integrity Programs – Using the results of materials evaluation technologies, including our UltraAnalytix™ system, to determine the fitness for service of assets made from composite materials such as FRP.
- Quality Control and Risk Management
We work with some of the largest food processing companies in the world, including Cargill and Ingredion.