The pulp and paper industry uses equipment made of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and other composite materials for the reliability, strength, low maintenance and affordability these materials provide.
Pulp and paper processing equipment that is typically made of composite materials includes pulp stock lines, vent lines, chemical process piping, effluent pipe, catch basins, ducting, retention towers, multi-stage upflow and downflow towers, washer drums, vats, exhaust hoods, gas ducting and scrubbers, absorption towers, spent acid and dump tanks, process vessels, tail gas scrubbers, multi-stage filtrate tanks, stock and filtrate piping, and stacks.
UTComp serves the pulp and paper industry’s FRP and composite equipment needs 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 leading pulp and paper companies around the world, including Paper Excellence and The Navigator company.