FRP Knowledge Centre

UTComp is a global leader in innovation for advanced fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites inspection and engineering. As FRP subject matter experts, we are pleased to bring you the latest information and research in this rapidly growing and evolving industry:

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Industry Education & Training

UTComp provides customized training and coaching to share our knowledge, ongoing research and advice about FRP and composite materials design and NDT inspection.

Case Studies

Case Study: Phosphoric Acid Plant Pipeline

Case Study: FRP PipeNon-destructive evaluation of FRP piping system at phosphoric acid plantProject managers planning the expansion of a large phosphoric acid plant in the Middle East engaged UTComp to assess the condition of existing FRP pipeline systems at the...

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FRP Wrap Inspection

UltraAnalytix NDT quickly and accurately measures the thickness of FRP wrap and the quality of the bond on corroding steel pipes at a major petrochemical facility.

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Hydrochloric acid (HCL) service

Inspection of a tank used for HCL service for decades determines the strength of the FRP in the tank, the condition of the corrosion barrier, and structural data on repairs.

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Technical Papers

Inspectioneering Journal articles

Non-Intrusive Fitness-for-Service Evaluations of Critical Non-Metallic Aboveground Storage Tanks May/June 2024 Periodic inspection and testing of chemical processing storage and manufacturing equipment is critically important for environmental, health & safety...

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FRP Blog

UAX assessment for FRP composite reliability

For many years, ultrasound has been the go-to non-destructive testing (NDT) technology for inspecting steel pipes, tanks and vessels. However, ultrasonic testing of equipment made from fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites is more recent. Below we discuss...

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Conferences

API 2024 Summit presentations by UTComp

The UTComp team joined industry experts and thought leaders at the American Petroleum Institute (API) 2024 Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit, January 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas.  Technical sessions: FRP damage mechanisms and practical inspection techniques...

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