The engineers at Robson Forensic frequently investigate matters where property has been damaged by water, gas, or another substance leaking from a failed plumbing system. These leaks often originate from a pipe, a pipe fitting, a tank, or an appliance. Identifying the cause of the incident requires the consideration of the type of system (water, gas, sewerage, etc.), the type of piping, and any external conditions that may have contributed.
In this article, Mechanical Engineer and Building Systems expert Stanley Jaworski explores common failure modes in commercial and residential plumbing systems.
In some portion of industrial truck investigations, the cause of the crash can be linked to a failure in the braking system. Brake failure on vehicles in industrial or construction environments can lead to significant damages and injuries if a person is struck or run over, property is damaged, or the operator is injured.
In this article, Mechanical Engineer Stanley Jaworski, P.E. describes the types of braking systems used in industrial trucks, failure modes that can occur, and the requirements for maintenance, inspection, and safe operation.
Equipment to manage fumigation, CO2 enrichment, high intensity lighting, large volume humidity control, and oil extraction are commonplace in industrial facilities and are becoming increasingly common in burgeoning marijuana grow and processing facilities.
The legalization of marijuana in Washington, Colorado, and other states has created a market for the growth of marijuana that has seen its share of fires, explosions, code violations and other mishaps as amateur growers and entrepreneurs attempt to transition into large commercial facilities operators.
This article covers some of the equipment and processes that are present in marijuana grow and processing facilities and discusses the potential consequences that can arise if they are not managed in a professional manner.
The propane tank is a seemingly simple device, most often found in backyards across the country, hooked up to a grill for a barbecue. However, closer inspection reveals that these devices have been engineered to provide consumers with multiple layers of safety. In this article we open a propane tank to show you what is inside, how they have been designed with safety in mind, and why they are sometimes still involved in fires and explosions despite engineering efforts to make them safer.