Major Failure Analysis Investigations
Fire at a large natural gas compressor station: Multidisciplinary (Lightning, metallurgical, and mechanical) engineering investigations of a fire and explosion for a major gas transmission pipeline.
Carbon Monoxide Fatality at Large hotel: A complex Carbon Monoxide testing program was completed to evaluate an incident of Carbon Monoxide poisoning resulting in fatality.
Nitroparaffin processing plant explosion; deflagration and detonation of nitromethane system: Forensic investigation of separation facility. Supervision and coordination of multidisciplinary investigation, chemical, mechanical, electrical, and metallurgical.
Natural Gas Explosion: A hydrocarbon fire in a natural gas liquids plant was investigated. Blower controls and flash arrestors were involved in the assessment with successful trial results.
Detonation of ammonium perchlorate: Natural gas pipeline evaluation, coordination of metallurgical evaluation, and soil gas migration study.
Rupture of large natural gas transmission line resulting in explosion and fire: Engineering investigation relating to the cause and origin of the pipeline failure. Coordination and supervision of metallurgical examinations.
LPG line rupture: Supervision and lead engineering investigation relating to the pipeline fracture and effects of vapor release including fire origin and cause.
LPG release and vapor cloud explosion from salt dome: Complete failure analysis investigation including analyses of vapor release, system operation, electronic controls, and dwelling structural integrity.
Waste storage tank overpressure and explosion: Complete forensic investigation including analyses of vessel integrity, system operation, electronic controls, and origin and cause. Coordination of chemical and metallurgical analyses.
Furnace/Heater: Gas Processing Facility
Furnace/Heater: Sulfuric Acid Plant
Industrial Furnace Explosion: PT Arthur Chemical Plant
Fire at experimental coal processing plant: Engineering and origin and cause investigation, along with finite element analysis of heater piping systems.
Deck Boiler Explosion: Explosion on platform of offshore oil tanker in Gulf of Thailand
Large Resort Hotel Explosion: Investigation of large gas explosion at a hotel resort near Cancun that resulted in 7 fatalities. Worked with local and federal Mexican Authorities during the investigation process.
Experienced in over 2,500 investigations of gas and electrical incidents, including fires, explosions, and toxic releases.