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Geoff Clarkson: About the Author
CEO and Founder, UTComp, Inc.


Geoff Clarkson

Geoff is the CEO and Founder of UTComp, Inc.  His innovative company works globally to help eliminate uncertainty about the condition of FRP assets during production, delivery and in-service, allowing their remaining life to be determined. Geoff completed his engineering degree at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1982, specializing in Systems Design Engineering.  His decades of experience have helped him lead the way in the successful establishment of ultrasonic testing and fitness for service engineering for FRP composites. Geoff is a Member of the Order of Honour of Professional Engineers Ontario and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

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Published Articles

Fitness for Service of FRP: Moving Towards Best Practices
May/June 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
By Geoff Clarkson at UTComp, Inc.

With no industry consensus documents in existence that provide guidance for determining FFS of FRP, this article provides a case study that illustrates how an existing European design standard on GRP tanks can be used to calculate expected changes in FRP for FRP vessels.

Non-intrusive FRP Inspection for Avoiding Premature Asset Retirement
November/December 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Geoff Clarkson at UTComp, Inc.

This article, part two in a series, provides a case study of an inspection and evaluation of a Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) column using nondestructive ultrasound readings on the outer surface of the FRP.

Novel Inspection System Aligns FRP and Metallic Asset Management Approaches
May/June 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Geoff Clarkson at UTComp, Inc.

Discover a new ultrasonic inspection approach that provides quantified mechanical integrity and conservative remaining service life information on fiberglass reinforced plastic equipment.


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