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OUR PRIMARY BUSINESS IS “ENGINEERING LITIGATION SUPPORT” SINCE 1989

THE CORE OF EFFECTIVE LITIGATION MANAGEMENT IS GOOD COMMUNICATION WITH EVERYONE INVOLVED.

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Our business is to identify failures that are the result of poor design, incorrect use of materials and manufacturing defects or service condition.

ENGINEERING EXPERTS & CONSULTANTS

CAN-DO

ENGINEERING SERVICES, L.P., has provided engineering services and litigation support to Fortune 100 companies as well as other businesses who needed world-class expertise, from assuring project success to analyzing industry failures. Our specialities include industrial failures in the chemical, refining, oil and gas (offshore and onshore), petrochemical, energy, equipment manufacturer, pulp and paper, transportation, legal profession, as well as the private sector.

EXPERIENCE

ENGINEERING SERVICES, L.P., has extensive experience, including many notable incidents. The most recent of which was the BP Deepwater Horizon – Macondo Blowout (GOM 2010), working exclusively for the Chemical Safety Board, as requested by U.S. Congress, House Energy Committee. Other clients include the United States Department of Justice and many Fortune 100 Companies.

KNOW-HOW

ENGINEERING SERVICES, L.P., has proven experience to accurately identify failures that are the result of poor design, incorrect use of materials, manufacturing defects, and service conditions. From simple to complex, Root Cause Failure Analysis [RCFA] of accidents is our business primarily related to metallurgical, mechanical design, fabrication and implementation.

LITIGATION

Gordon Aaker, Jr., P. E., President of ENGINEERING SERVICES, L.P., has become a significant provider of litigation support through his extensive industrial experience and knowledge of codes, standards, and practices. He is a recognized authority in design and construction codes, inspection standards and fabrication methods.

RECENT INVESTIGATIONS

DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL

Performed RCFA of the BOP from the Macondo well. Our reports are also available at CSB.gov website under the Appendices tab.

DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE

Failure Analysis of a drive shaft. The failure analysis revealed that the HSLA material had not been heat treated correctly.

MARINE FAILURE

Failure analysis of bearings on drive train.

SOUTHERN PACIFIC 982

We provided technical assistance (pro bono) for the move of Engine 982 from its location at the Houston City Zoo to Minute Maid Park.

DOWN HOLE TUBING FAILURE

Failure Analysis of production tubing from an oil well containing high partial pressure of CO2.

PIPING MANIFOLD FAILURE

Failure Analysis of a piping manifold from a refinery incident revealed a a weld defect that promoted a fatigue failure.

TUBING FAILURE

Failure Analysis of stainless steel tubing due to Chloride Stress Corrosion due to combined effects Chlorides and elevated temperature.

MARINE FAILURE

Failure Analysis of mooring chain links due to acute fatigue damage relate to service condition.

EXXON TORRANCE REFINERY

Failure Analysis of FCC unit.

CHEVRON RICHMOND REFINERY

Failure Analysis of a 8 inch carbon steel line in #4 Crude unit by Sulfidation corrosion.

SUBSEA PIPELINE REPAIR CLAMP

Installation of Subsea pipeline repair clamp to prevent potential failure after dented.

CRANE FAILURE

Crane Failure Analysis at ship loading dock from a defect weld.