StageLoan | Alive
Last Raised$1.5M | 3 yrs ago
About Quest Integrated
Quest Integrated is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Improved magneto-optic methods for aircraft corrosion detection. The abstract given for this project is as follows: Aircraft undergo constant routine inspection in order to maintain airworthiness. Subsurface corrosion and metal fatigue in airframes which goes undetected can have tragic consequences. The QUEST proprietary magneto-optic imager (MOI) is a non-destructive technique which is currently used by the Air Force, NASA and commercial clients for subsurface flaw detection with better performance than traditional eddy current methods. We will extend the operational methods to increase the field of view, measure the depth of detected flaws, and incorporate advanced real-time background subtraction methods. These enhancements will significantly extend the ability of the MOI to inspect for subsurface corrosion and cracking in deep subsurface layers down to layer 4 or 5 of airframes. QUEST has extensive experience in developing and deploying non-destructive testing devices for industry. Quest Integrated is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Reliable Portable Device for Inspection and Assessment of Guy Cables Supporting Tall Structures. The abstract given for this project is as follows: Guy cables are used to support tall man-made structures, including broadcast antenna masts. Failure of a guy cable results in destruction of the mast with significant damage and impact. We will design, build and prove a portable online robotic system with unique non-destructive examination capabilities to detect flaws which result in loss of cable strength. The methods used will include standard magnetic flux methodologies for detection of local flaws and loss of metallic cross-sectional area supplemented by QUEST Integrated proprietary technology to detect hidden internal corrosion as well as pitting and fretting damage in sub-surface layers of the metal cable. The device will operate on a range of cable diameters and will be designed for use in a `live' operational high-voltage radio frequency environment. Existing systems and proven technology will be adapted for use in this new application. Significant experience in measuring and modelling corrosion and fatigue in metal cable and knowledge of the key degradation mechanisms will be applied to automatic software recognition of typical flaw signatures.
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Quest Integrated Patents
Quest Integrated has filed 23 patents.
The 3 most popular patent topics include:
- Aircraft instruments
- Aircraft controls
Actuators, Aerodynamics, Home automation, Fluid dynamics, Aircraft wing design
Actuators, Aerodynamics, Home automation, Fluid dynamics, Aircraft wing design
Latest Quest Integrated News
Jan 20, 2021
Will provide aboveground storage tank, pipeline, pressure vessel and high-purity equipment owners and operators the industry's most technically advanced inspection services Seattle, WA and Houston TX /PRNewswire/ - Quest Integrated, LLC, a long-established technology incubator with highly specialized expertise in the development and commercialization of advanced inspection services and Quanta Inline Devices, LLC (Q-Inline), an emerging technology leader and provider of magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inline inspection services for pipelines, announced their merger today. The combined company will operate under the brand "Qi2 Elements" and forms the foundation for developing a new technology driven industry leader in providing superior storage tank and pipeline inspection and integrity management services. "The merger with Q-Inline is the natural evolution of what has proven to be an already successful technology partnership. Qi2 Elements' ability to now deliver technology-enhanced storage tank and pipeline integrity and inspection services through one company magnifies our capabilities and enhances our value proposition to our customers," stated Milton Altenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Quest Integrated. Qi2 Elements expects to launch its new short-body, unidirectional electro magnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) guided wave technology in the first quarter of 2021, which is ideally suited for the inspection of unpiggable or difficult-to-inspect small diameter gas pipelines. Additionally, the company's planned introduction of gas-coupled ultrasonic (UT) wall loss ILI technology will provide operators the capability to further optimize life cycle performance of their critical pipeline networks. Since June 2018, the two companies have been collaborating on the development of both EMAT crack and gas-coupled UT wall loss technologies for inline inspection of gas pipelines. "We have been pleased with the evolution of the technology relationship we have enjoyed with Quest Integrated. The combination of Q-Inline and Quest Integrated is a catalyst for the expanded application of novel technologies in pipeline and storage tank inspection. We believe this transaction will bring new benefits to Quanta's pipeline and industrial customers," said Paul Gregory, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Pipeline & Industrial at Quanta Services Inc. Quanta Services will retain a minority ownership interest in Qi2 Elements and will have representation on the board of Quest Integrated. About Quest Integrated (Qi2.com & Qi2Elements.com) Through a previous partnership with Koch Industries, Quest Integrated launched a venture which effectively leveraged unique UT tubular inspection technologies for the inspection of process heaters in refineries and unpiggable or difficult-to-inspect liquid pipelines. After the sale of this venture, Quest Integrated continued its development of next generation non-destructive testing sensors. Today, these sensors are being integrated on robotic platforms and autonomous ILI tools to perform in-service inspection of aboveground storage tanks, unpiggable gas pipelines and process vessels, amongst other critical equipment. About Quanta Services Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering comprehensive infrastructure solutions for the utility, pipeline, energy, and communications industries. Quanta's comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing, and maintaining energy and communications infrastructure. With operations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and select other international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources, and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional, national, or international in scope. For more information, visit www.quantaservices.com . Source: Quest Integrated, LLC
Quest Integrated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is Quest Integrated's headquarters?
Quest Integrated's headquarters is located at 1012 Central Avenue South, Kent.
What is Quest Integrated's latest funding round?
Quest Integrated's latest funding round is Loan.
How much did Quest Integrated raise?
Quest Integrated raised a total of $1.5M.
Who are the investors of Quest Integrated?
Investors of Quest Integrated include Paycheck Protection Program and U.S. Department of Defense.
Who are Quest Integrated's competitors?
Competitors of Quest Integrated include Supercon and 4 more.
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Supercon is a company that received a SBIR Phase II grant for a project entitled: A New Production Method for Ta Fibers for Use in Electrolytic Capacitors with Improved Performance and Packaging Options. Their project is intended to develop a new process for manufacturing tantalum (Ta) metal fibers for use in producing tantalum capacitors, and advance this process to the stage of commercialization. This technology, which has been demonstrated in Phase I, could lead to capacitor products having higher performance and greater volumetric efficiency than any currently available. The use of fibers in place of metal powder allows the production of thin anode bodies leading to improved packing options and component performance. The innovation underlying the technology is bundle drawing of Ta filaments in a copper matrix. A composite consisting of Ta filaments in a copper matrix is drawn is a series of reduction steps until the filaments are less than about 10 microns in diameter. The drawn wire is rolled to produce ribbon-type filaments that are 1 micron or less in thickness. The copper composite matrix is chemically dissolved without attacking the Ta to produce metallic Ta high surface area, ribbon-fibers. The fibers are formed into thin mats, which are sintered to produce porous metal strips from which high surface area capacitor anodes are made. A significant aspect of this approach is that fiber morphology can be varied over a wide of fiber thicknesses unlike powder. This allows the morphology of the fibers to be optimized for the particular voltage rating and use requirements in order to maximize the performance of the capacitor. Commercially, nearly all medical, automotive, military and many consumer electronic devices utilize Ta electrolytic capacitors due to their outstanding performance, reliability and volumetric efficiency. Solid electrolytic capacitors are currently made from Ta metal powder. Several million pounds per year of Ta powder are consumed in manufacturing Ta capacitors for these applications. The trend in electronics is toward high powder components and increased miniaturization. Combined with the need to lower materials and manufacturing costs, these considerations have created an opportunity for new method of producing solid electrolytic capacitors. Fiber metal technology has the potential to both lower manufacturing costs, improve capacitor performance, and improve packaging options, which could enable the development of new product that are either currently very difficult or very expensive to make using current technology base on metal powder. Supercon is a company that received a SBIR Phase I grant for a project entitled: A New Production Method for Ta Fibers for Use in Electrolytic Capacitors with Improved Performance and Packaging Options. Their project is intended to demonstrate a new process for manufacturing valve metal fibers for use in producing capacitors. The technology is applicable to all valve metals used for making solid electrolytic capacitors. If successful, this technology could lead to capacitor products having higher performance and greater volumetric efficiency than are currently available. The use of fibers in place of the standard powder compacts allows the production of thin anode bodies leading to improved packaging options and component performance. The innovation underlying the technology is bundle drawing of valve metal filaments contained in copper matrix. A composite consisting of valve metal filaments in a copper matrix is drawn in series of reduction steps until the filaments are less than 10 microns. The drawn wire is rolled to produce submicron thick ribbon type filaments. The copper composite matrix is chemically dissolved to produce metallic thin fibers. The fibers are formed into thin mats, which are sintered to produce porous metal strips from which high surface area capacitor anodes can be made. A significant aspect of this approach is that fiber morphology can be varied within a wide range of thickness and widths unlike powders. This allows the morphology of the fibers to be optimized in order to maximize the properties of the capacitor. Commercially, nearly all medical, automotive and consumer electronic devices all utilize solid electrolytic capacitors due to their performance, volumetric efficiency, and high reliability. Several million pounds per year of powder are consumed in the manufacture of capacitors for these applications. The trend towards higher power components, and miniaturization, combined with the need to lower materials and manufacturing costs have created an opportunity for new methods of producing solid electrolytic capacitors. Fiber metal technology has the potential to both lower manufacturing costs, improve capacitor performance, and improve packaging options which could lead to new products that are either very difficult or very expensive to make using current methods.
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