Specialized Incident Investigations

Product & Machinery Failure Analysis

Product & Machinery Failure Analysis

The engineers at Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC have educational backgrounds in mechanical, civil, and industrial engineering. This education, combined with years of design experience, give us a unique perspective in the evaluation of incidents which may be related to the design and failure of a product. This experience includes the development and crash testing of …

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Plumbing Failure Analysis

Plumbing Failure Analysis

Many items can be damaged due to failure or defect in a piping and plumbing system. Our engineers offer plumbing evaluations to determine if water damage is consistent with components such as but not limited to piping, water supply lines, plumbing fittings, and sewer line backup. Testing can be conducted for water related appliance failure …

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Patent Litigation Technical Analysis

Patent Litigation Technical Analysis

The engineers with Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC utilize education and experience to provide technical expertise in patent litigation. This includes investigations and testimony involving patent infringement claims related to mechanical systems such as automated material handling systems and patent litigation matters involving roadside safety devices and protective barriers.

Material Fracture Analysis

Material Fracture Analysis

Material fracture analysis is used to investigate the contributing factors that cause a material to fracture. This analytical technique gives important information in determining mechanism of breakage, such as direction of crack propagation, type of the stress, direction of impact, and location of the origin.

Lightning Strike & Power Surge Investigations

Lightning Strike & Power Surge Investigations

Electrical equipment can be damaged from lightning strike events. Our engineers offer electrical evaluations, to determine if damage was consistent with a reported lightning strike and/or power surge, related to the following and more: Appliances Elevators HVAC Systems Residences (whole house electrical evaluations) Vehicles Well casings Well pumps

Fire Investigations for Vehicles & Structures

Fire Origin & Cause Investigations

Our fire investigators are certified by the International Association of Arson Investigators as Fire Investigator Technicians (IAAI FIT (V)) for vehicle and marine evaluations and certified by the North American Fire Investigators as Fire and Explosion Investigators (NAFI-CFEI). They determine the origin and cause of structural, automotive, and heavy equipment fires. These engineers interview, evaluate, …

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Digital Video Analysis

Digital Video Analysis

Many new technologies, such as digital video systems, provide additional useful data which can be analyzed by forensic engineers.  These systems are typically aftermarket devices that are added to both private and commercial vehicles.  Different systems store various information that can include multiple video views, speed, brake usage, accelerometers, GPS information, and more.  If pictures …

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