UTComp improves launched composite inspection system
The non-destructive, non-intrusive corrosion barrier evaluation process increases worker safety and extends the service-life of industrial infrastructure.
Source | UTComp
UTComp Inc. (Cambridge, Ontario, Canada), a global provider of composite materials inspection and engineering solutions, introduced UltraAnalytix, a non-destructive composite inspection system that evaluates corrosion barrier damage in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and dual laminates such as tanks and pipes, in 2008. Recently, the company’s chief technical officer, Geoff Clarkson, published a study in Inspectioneering Journal
Useful for chemical plants, refineries and other facilities, UltraAnalytix analyzes ultrasonic data collected in the field using a proprietary algorithm for the non-destructive evaluation of composite assets. Unlike destructive testing, UTComp says UltraAnalytix results parallel the ASTM C581 standard for measuring — in an unstressed state — the chemical resistance of thermosetting resins used in FRP laminates. Now, according to the company, its non-intrusive ability to determine corrosion barrier thickness and conditions, increases worker safety and overall extension of industrial infrastructure service-life.
In 2019 UTComp also introduced QCAnalytix