Our Services

Mechanical Engineering

 

In the event of a mechanical malfunction, failure or damage, our mechanical engineering experts apply scientific methods and techniques to determine the origin and the cause of the incident in question.

Our mechanical engineers are highly skilled in analyzing a device or system to determine how and why, under the set of conditions to which the device was subjected, an unintended event may have occurred. They examine/test mechanical components and devices to determine both modes of failure and compliance with regulatory codes and industry standards.

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Industrial machinery
  • Vehicle components
  • Consumer products
  • Highway vehicles
  • Heavy equipment
Types of Investigations

While we are equipped and ready to handle any mechanical engineering related incidents, there are a number of investigations we commonly see:

  • Diesel truck, generator and heavy equipment fire and explosions
  • Vehicle and heavy equipment fire and explosions:
    • Private passenger vehicles, tractor-trailers,  forestry equipment, commercial passenger vehicles, marine, agriculture, construction, and industrial equipment
  • Marine, agriculture and construction equipment fire and explosions
  • Engine failures: Examination of failure modes and mechanisms
  • Examination and evaluation of compliance of the various subsystems and controls including hydraulic and pneumatic controls, programmable logic controls (PLCs), sensor and electrical control systems
  • Machinery and mechanical failure analyses covering a full spectrum of manufacturing environments
  • Equipment damage assessment
  • Locomotive and rail car mechanical failures 
  • Automotive and motorcycle failures
  • Failure analysis due to stress, wear, fatigue, overload and corrosion
  • Heating and ventilation systems