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UTComp Inc. launches automated in-line inspection solution for composite manufacturing

UTComp Inc. launches QCAnalytix to deliver revolutionary quality control for composite materials manufacturing

A typical configuration of a QCAnalytix system for inspecting production line FRP piping

UTComp, a specialist in composite materials inspection and engineering, is setting a new standard in quality control excellence with the introduction of QCAnalytix, the world’s first fully automated in-line inspection solution for composite fabrication and manufacturing.

QCAnalytix is an in-line quality control system that ensures the strength and reliability of composite industrial materials and products used in oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, pulp and paper, and many other industries. It extends UTComp’s patented UltraAnalytix inspection technology for in-service assets to provide revolutionary quality control all along the value chain. QCAnalytix uses a proprietary algorithm that analyzes ultrasonic data and replaces subjective visual inspections or destructive testing with live, in-process testing that provides immediate, quantifiable results.

Geoff Clarkson, UTComp founder and Chief Technical Officer said:

“We developed QCAnalytix to enable manufacturers to quickly and accurately inspect composite components from start to finish to verify that each part complies with specifications, is free of manufacturing defects and will perform in the field as expected”

Clarkson will present a technical paper on Non-Destructive Production Line Structural Evaluation, which discusses the application of QCAnalytix for composite railway tie manufacturing, at the 2019 Composites and Advanced Materials (CAMX) Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 23-26.

He is also a 2019 Manning Innovation Awards nominee. In recognition of his ground-breaking work developing a safe, non-destructive way to test composite tanks, pipes and other assets for reliability, Clarkson is nominated for the David E. Mitchell Award of Distinction. The winner will be announced Oct. 23.

QCAnalytix also enables composite manufacturers to make data-informed changes to their processes for rapid turnaround of improvements.

Jo Anne Watton, UTComp’s CEO added:

“It will help manufacturers boost production of high-quality products, increasing profitability and efficiency while significantly reducing waste. Composites are a smart solution for many sectors and many applications, and we’re really just beginning to realize the potential of these amazing materials. UTComp is continuing to push the envelope by providing our customers with accurate, actionable information to help them make the right choices about the quality, performance and lifespan of composite assets.”

Companies: UTComp

Industries: Oil & Gas, Other Composite End-use areas

Terms: Business, Innovations

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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