The electrical engineers at Robson Forensic are Licensed Professional Engineers who have extensive hands on experience in the design, operation, manufacture, installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment. They routinely investigate incidents related to electrical distribution systems, control systems, lightning damage, circuit breakers, switchgear, wiring, electrical systems design, construction methods, utility company operation and The National Electrical Code.
Our experts have broad hands on experience in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional equipment and building systems.
Investigations often include:
- Electrical Shocks / Electrocutions
- Grounding and Lightning Protection
- Power Quality and Reliability Issues
- Utility Pole Installation & Maintenance
- Industry Construction Means & Methods
- Customer & Utility Interconnection Issues
- Control Systems
- Electrical causes of Fires
Robson Forensic offers local electrical engineers from many of our regional locations. Please contact your local Robson Forensic office for assistance in determining the most appropriate expert to assist on your matter.
- Electric Utility Lines - Expert Introduction into Overhead Lines
The placement of different types of overhead lines on poles is governed by the National
Electric Safety Code. Electric supply lines are placed in the upper area of the pole.
Lines carrying the highest amount of energy or highest voltage are placed near the top
of the pole with lower voltage lines placed below. Often a shield wire or static wire is
strung above these lines to protect them from a lightning strike. Below the electric supply
lines is a neutral space that separates the electric supply space from the communications
space. This area protects communication workers from higher energy lines. The
communication space consists of telephone, cable TV, fiber, and signal lines.
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- Construction Site Electrical Shock - Expert Investigates Injury
A construction worker was injured while installing aluminum flashing on the exterior of a building. At the time of the incident he was working on scaffolding, approximately 22 feet above the ground, when the aluminum flashing he was maneuvering came into contact with a high-tension electrical utility wire. The construction worker was shocked and fell to the ground through an unguarded opening in the scaffolding. An electrical engineer from Robson Forensic was retained to determine if the contractor and/or general contractor caused, failed to prevent, or permitted conditions to exist at the worksite which were unreasonably dangerous in a manner which caused the injury.
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- CSST - Experts Investigate Fire in Upscale Home
A fire broke out in a recently constructed upscale home during a heavy thunderstorm. Robson Forensic fire investigators were retained to investigate the fire and determine the origin and cause. Our investigator concluded that the origin of the fire was under the first floor where a hole was discovered in the flexible gas tubing. He determined that the hole had been created by a lightning strike. Based on these findings, additional Robson experts were engaged to determine if the work performed by the electrical contractor during the home’s construction was a cause of the hole in the gas tubing.
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- Robson Forensic Brochure
Robson Forensic has been providing high quality and professional forensic engineering, architectural, scientific and
investigative services throughout the United States since 1987. Robson Forensic provides expertise in a broad range of forensic and technical disciplines.
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