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

Geoff Clarkson

Geoff is the CTO and Founder of UTComp Inc., which 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 Systems Design engineering degree at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1982. His work experience spans many chemical processing and nuclear fields. Since 2006, Geoff has focused his attention on the non-destructive assessment tools for evaluating FRP and providing useful reliability information to end users to resolve a consistent gap in support for end users of equipment made from fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP).

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Published Articles

September/October 2023 Inspectioneering Journal

A look at the dominant damage mechanisms experienced by FRP during service and several detection methods to identify inspection information for FFS assessment.

Authors: Geoff Clarkson
January/February 2021 Inspectioneering Journal

Even with significant work to establish standards and codes for FRP vessel design, failures still occur, some of which could have been prevented or mitigated by following a systematic external inspection program.

Authors: Geoff Clarkson
March/April 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

This article describes the construction of corrosion-resistant fiber reinforced polymer (FRP), commonly used for pressure vessels and piping in the chemical processing industry, and the practices used for inspecting corrosion-resistant barriers.

Authors: Geoff Clarkson
July/August 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

This article is written to provide a brief case study of an acoustic emission test of an FRP storage tank. A method combining acoustic emission with ultrasonics is proposed to ensure reliable long term operation.

Authors: Geoff Clarkson
May/June 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

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.

Authors: Geoff Clarkson
November/December 2017 Inspectioneering Journal

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.

Authors: Geoff Clarkson
May/June 2017 Inspectioneering Journal

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

Authors: Geoff Clarkson

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