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HVAC Experts

Our HVAC experts have broad experience in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional equipment and building systems.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems Expertise

The mechanical engineers at Robson Forensic are Licensed Professional Engineers who have extensive hands-on experience in the design, operation, manufacture, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment.

Our experts have broad experience in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional equipment and building systems. We commonly investigate incidents and injuries involving oil and gas fired boilers, furnaces, heaters, air handling units, chillers, pumps, hot and chilled water hydronic systems, steam systems, refrigerant based air conditioning and freezer systems. Many of our mechanical engineers also have extensive experience in gas fired appliances such as stoves, ranges, clothes dryers, and log sets.

HVAC Investigations Often Involve:

Robson Forensic offers local mechanical engineers from many of our regional locations.

  • HVAC system design or construction issues
  • Frozen pipes
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
  • Equipment failure analysis
  • HVAC equipment related fires
  • Energy cost damages
  • Natural gas, propane and oil fired heating equipment
  • Steam system failures and explosions
  • Boiler explosions

Building Systems Evidence & Testing

Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with the inspection of evidence in building systems cases. Our lab facilities can accommodate large evidence items and are equipped to perform testing on a variety of electrical and mechanical devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.

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Legionnaires Disease

By Rene Basulto
Expert Article

In this article, mechanical engineer Rene Basulto discusses the 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City, the suspected role that mechanical building systems play in the outbreak of…

Investigating Fuel Oil Leaks and Spills

By Ronald J. Natoli
Expert Article

This article provides a detailed introduction on the topic of fuel oil leaks. Our mechanical engineers provide an explanation of the common reasons these leaks occur and information on relevant…

Preventing Disease Transmission Through HVAC Systems

By Rene Basulto
Expert Article

What is the standard of care for minimizing the risk of disease transmission through building HVAC systems? Prior to 2020 this was an esoteric question largely reserved for academics, but it has since…

HVAC Assisted Disease Transmission

Thursday, October 01, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Featuring Rene Basulto
Video Webinar

The transmission of infectious airborne diseases such as influenza, the common cold, and COVID-19 can be accelerated or mitigated by a building’s HVAC equipment and systems. In this webinar…

Carbon Monoxide Exposures

Thursday, October 07, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Featuring Dale J. Cagwin
Webinar

Carbon monoxide affects human health at relatively low concentrations and can become fatal at sustained CO concentrations above 150 to 200 ppm. In forensic investigations, our experts are often tasked…

Ammonia Refrigerant Hazards

Thursday, December 09, 2021
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Featuring Arthur Faherty & Stanley Jaworski
Webinar

This webinar will provide a primer on R-717 ammonia refrigeration systems that are common in industrial facilities and on commercial vessels. There will be a discussion of the benefits and risks of…