Chemical

WHEN THE RIGHT MIXTURE OF ELEMENTS AND EXPERTS MATTER

  • Chemical incidents typically involve examining unique, proprietary processes, but investigating them comes down to one thing, determining root cause.
  • AEI follows a systematic, scientific approach across all stages of discovery, including initial site investigation, laboratory examination, and evidence analysis. Understanding the root cause of a chemical-related incident helps our clients make informed decisions on how to handle the claim and prevent future recurrence.
  • Regardless of incident size, severity, or complexity, our experienced licensed engineers and certified investigators work together and alongside private and public entities to determine what led to the accident. We have extensive experience working with government organizations including the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and various other state and local agencies.
  • We have the ability to mobilize a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and investigators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Our chemical investigation team is HAZWOPER certified, which lets us access potentially dangerous sites. This may be critical when an immediate response to an incident is required.

OUR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND INVESTIGATIVE CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Fire and explosion origin and cause
  • Combustible dusts, grains, and powders
  • Combustible and flammable (ignitable) liquids
  • Reactive chemicals
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Chemical compatibility
  • Self-heating materials
  • Oxygen enriched atmospheres and oxidizers
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Fireworks/pyrotechnics
  • High explosives, detonators, and blasting caps
  • Boilers and pressure vessels
  • Process equipment
  • Chemical releases and exposures
  • Hazardous materials transportation
  • Structural damage assessment
  • Codes and standards compliance

AEI’S CHEMICAL INVESTIGATORS

JOHN L. SCHUMACHER

MChE, PE, CFI, CFPS

DENNIS E. SHELP

MS, PE, CFI, CFEI

ZACHARY J. JASON

PE, CFI, CFEI