Mechanical

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  • A basic rule of mechanical forensics is that you need to know what you’re looking at, so you know what to look for. AEI investigators possess broad mechanical knowledge that spans a wide variety of systems, equipment, and components involved with plumbing, appliances, HVAC systems, heavy equipment, and machinery.
  • AEI is equipped to perform specialized in-house and field testing. AEI’s analysis includes detailed examination and documentation, product and standards research, and testing. This expertise allows us to trace cause back to factors such as design and manufacturing defects, equipment misuse, improper installation, or lack of maintenance.
  • We examine and evaluate how equipment was installed. We assess system design. We are experienced with installation and design processes and the standards and codes that govern them. This includes being versed in PLC production processes, machine guarding, and OSHA considerations.
  • By identifying and examining the affected equipment and/or components, and analyzing the history and events preceding the loss, our experts can determine all the factors that caused your incident.

OUR MECHANICAL INVESTIGATIVE CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Furnaces, fireplaces and forced-air and radiant heat systems
  • Compressors and evaporators
  • Refrigerators, freezers, pumps, fans, and valves
  • Water heaters, boilers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • Air handling units
  • Backhoes, excavators, front loaders, cranes, forklifts, scissor lifts, and boom lifts
  • Combines, headers, tractors, and bailers
  • Water and gas piping
  • Automated pedestrian and overhead doors
  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Dust collection systems

AEI’S MECHANICAL INVESTIGATORS

JOHN M. (JAY) FREEMAN

MS, PE, CFEI

DENNIS E. SHELP

MS, PE, CFI, CFEI

ZACHARY J. JASON

PE, CFI, CFEI

CHARLES B. SULLIVAN

Senior Consultant, IAAI-FIT