June 12, 2018—UTComp is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with Axis Inspection Ltd. to bring the UltraAnalytix® non-destructive inspection system for glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) composites to customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“We are proud to work with Axis Inspection to provide safe, fast and reliable evaluation of composites using the UltraAnalytix® system,” said Geoff Clarkson, president and CEO of UTComp. “UltraAnalytix® is the only proven non-destructive, non-intrusive inspection method for industrial assets made of composite materials.”
Abdullah Fawzan Al-Shammari, President of Axis Inspection, said the company will use the UltraAnalytix® evaluation method to provide customers with an unprecedented level of data for composite reliability and proactive service-life forecasting.
He recommends clients schedule regular inspections to build up a full dossier for all composite industrial equipment to record any indication of slow degradation and ensure tanks, vessels and other industrial equipment assets are safe and secure.
UltraAnalytix® allows for a detailed assessment of the GRP laminate properties throughout the wall of the asset, including the condition of the corrosion barrier, and will also identify any leakage into the laminate through a thermoplastic inner shell. Key advantages include:
- Non destructive, preserving structural integrity.
- Non intrusive, allowing inspection to be performed while plant and equipment is operating.
- Significant cost saving over traditional internal inspection methods – no entry into confined spaces required. No draining down of tanks & disposal of contents.
- All inspection data is collected from the external shell of the tank, vessel or pipe.
- Objective evidence-based analysis can detect structural changes well before they can be seen.
- Comprehensive reports document changes over time for accurate service-life forecasting.
UTComp is a global leader in composite testing and engineering for major companies around the world in chemical processing, mineral processing, oil and gas, food processing, and other industries. UTComp’s UltraAnalytix® inspection system ensures the safe performance and maximum lifespan of composite assets, saving clients millions of dollars in replacement costs. www.utcomp.com
About Axis Inspection Ltd.
Axis Inspection Ltd. was established in 2008 to provide expert inspection, non-destructive testing (NDT) and related services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for major companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, water, mining and heavy construction industries, including Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Electricity Company, Petrorabigh, Sadara, Sahara Petrochemicals, Yasref, Natpet, Maaden, Saudi Chevron and many others.
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For more information, please contact:
Jo Anne Watton
Chief Operations Officer, UTComp
519-620-0772, Ext. 02