October 10, 2017 — UTComp is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with U.K.- based Tank Inspections Ltd., bringing the UltraAnalytix® inspection system for glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) composites to the company’s large client base in the chemical, water and waste treatment, oil and gas, and other industries.
“Tank Inspections is THE inspection authority in the United Kingdom, with decades of experience in onsite inspection and verification of composite tanks, vessels and pipework, and we are proud to work with their team to deliver the many benefits of UltraAnalytix® testing for GRP composites,” said Geoff Clarkson, president and CEO of UTComp.
Lee Forbes, chairman of the Forbes Group, parent company of Tank Inspections Ltd., said the company is “delighted to now offer the unique UltraAnalytix® inspection technique” and recommends clients schedule regular inspections to build up a full dossier for each individual tank that records any indication of slow degradation. Tank Inspections will maintain these records in a database to ensure tanks, vessels and other equipment are safe and secure.
UltraAnalytix® allows for a detailed assessment of the GRP laminate properties throughout the wall of the tank, 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 and can be done 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 proactive service life forecasting.
For inspection services in the U.K., please contact www.tankinspections.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1366 389699.
UTComp is a leader in reinforced-fiberglass plastic testing and engineering for major companies around the world in the chemical, mining, oil & gas, and food processing sectors. UTComp’s UltraAnalytix® inspection system ensures the safe performance and maximum lifespan of FRP assets, saving clients millions of dollars in replacement costs. www.utcomp.ca
About Tank Inspections Ltd.
Tank Inspections Ltd. was formed by employees of the U.K.’s largest and oldest plastic tanks manufacturer, the Forbes Group, in response to demand from end users for reliable inspections of various plastics and composite tanks, vessels, scrubbers and other process equipment.
With more than 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture and inspection of new and old tanks, vessels and other GRP composite & thermoplastic equipment, the company inspects plastic & composite products in daily use at almost every significant enterprise in the U.K. plus locations as widespread as Arctic Russia, the Arabian Gulf, Korea, West Africa and China. www.tankinspections.co.uk
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For more information, please contact:
Jo Anne Watton
Chief Operations Officer, UTComp
519-620-0772, Ext. 02