March 26, 2018—UTComp is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with Engineered Piping Products Ltd (EPP) to bring the UltraAnalytix® inspection system for glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) composites to customers in the U.K., Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“We are proud to work with Engineered Piping Products to provide safe, fast and reliable evaluation of GRP 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.”
Stephen O’Donnell, Managing Director of EPP, said the company is eager to offer the many advantages of UltraAnalytix® inspection to customers in a wide range of industries, including power and process, petrochemicals, nuclear, desalination, water and wastewater, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). He recommends clients schedule regular inspections to build up a full dossier for all composite industrial equipment to record any indication of slow degradation. EPP 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 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 proactive 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.ca
About Engineered Piping Products Ltd.
Engineered Piping Products Ltd (EPP) has more than 20 years of experience in engineering technical sales and in high quality product supply.
EPP supplies a wide range product for the following industries, including power & process, petrochemicals, nuclear, desalination, water and wastewater, marine applications and OEMs.
The company’s broad-based and wide-ranging experience ensures client requirements are met through dynamic design solutions, cost-effective engineering product supply and efficient service delivery.
EPP offer comprehensive all-round packages, covering engineering, design, pipe stress analysis and an extensive range of high quality products from metal and rubber expansion joints, metal and rubber hoses, pipe supports, spring hangers, dismantling joints, penstocks and valves and fittings.
EPP also offers onsite rubber and metal expansion joint inspection, GRP piping inspection and installation supervision / services. www.engineered-piping-products.com
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For more information, please contact:
Jo Anne Watton
Chief Operations Officer, UTComp
519-620-0772, Ext. 02