COMPTECH Specialised Pipe Spools
We have completed our specialised pipe spools for our client’s wood pulp blow line metal detector, ready to be shipped to New Zealand.
This spool required 3 different materials (fibreglass, ceramic and stainless steel) to come together and be able to meet requirements with no off the shelf product available (until now!).
To ensure quality, we opted for different #NDT techniques to make sure all fabrication aspects were of the highest quality. Through our partners at APTS Pty Ltd, we undertook Microwave Scanning both pre and post Hydrostatic testing. This helped us to ensure bonding quality of both steel stub flanges to ceramic liner and fibreglass to ceramic liner by allowing us to “see inside” each spool’s construction after curing.
It also allowed us to provide extra data to the client in the MDR and show there were no integrity issues prior to and post Hydro Test.
This project was a collaboration between VHM Solutions Pty Ltd, HMA Group and APTS Pty Ltd.
Through this collaboration, we have been able to develop the new Comptech Metal Detection Spools for relevant process lines and offer an off the shelf product to companies where metal detection along process lines is a requirement.