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 patented UltraAnalytix® system.
UTComp is a global leader in composite asset integrity and performance. Our services include:
- Specifications and Design for new FRP construction and updates to existing structures.
- Material Selection and Evaluation of fiberglass reinforced materials used in corrosion and structural applications, includes expert failure analysis.
- Mechanical Integrity Programs using our non-destructive UltraAnalytix® inspection system to determine the fitness for service of in-service assets made from composite materials such as FRP.
- Quality Assurance and Risk Management using our UltraAnalytix® system to inspect new FRP or composite material assets to ensure the equipment or components comply with specifications, are free of manufacturing defects and will meet their intended serviceability.
- Quality Control for Composite Manufacturing using our fully automated in-line QCAnalytix™ quality control system to verify during production that each composite asset complies with specifications and is free of manufacturing defects.
We work with some of the largest food processing companies in the world, including Cargill and Ingredion.