Gordon A. Aaker, JR., P.E.
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 & onshore), petrochemical, energy, equipment manufacturer, pulp & paper, transportation, legal profession, as well as the private sector.
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.
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.
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 & construction codes, inspection standards and fabrication methods.
LATEST PROJECTS (CLICK ON THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION FOR MORE DETAIL)
DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE
Failure Analysis of a drive shaft. Analysis included recommendation to change material to prevent future failures
Failure Analysis of the cathodic protection system
DEEPWATER HORIZON/GOM OIL SPILL
Supported the CSB, we preformed RCFA of the BOP. E.S. Reports are found on the CSB website under the Macondo Appendices tab.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC 982
We provided technical assistance (pro bono) to move the RR engine from its original location at the Houston City Zoo to Minute Maid Park.