Mr Polak in FARNHAM
Mechanical engineering machinery & components • Engines, transmissions, turbines, compressors, pumps • Gears, chains, bearings, brakes, clutches, couplings • Lubrication methods & systems • Friction & wear • Industries: rail, automotive, power, process, food, manufacturing, alternative energy (wind), marine, aviation, mining, oil & gas, chemical...
Mr Baker in STOKE-ON-TRENT
Glass analysis • Paint analysis • Fibre analysis • Footwear mark & toolmark comparisons • Forensic evidence, general • Analytical chemistry • Drink drive calculations • Drug analysis, valuation & packaging • MDT analysis • Drug driving • Electronic tags
Professor Korsunsky in OXFORD
Failure: fracture, fatigue, creep, impact, crack, stress • Manufacturing: casting, HIP, rolling, drawing, forging, welding, joining • Structures: engine, turbine, pressure vessel, power, gears, wheels, oil & gas • Civil: cement, concrete, mineral, rock • Materials: alloys, nickel, steel, titanium, aluminium, shape memory • Ceramics: alumina, zirconia, glass • Polymer: composite, fibre, NDT • Dental: dentine, enamel, cement, bonding, porcelain, resin • Coatings:...
Mrs Martin in BIRMINGHAM
Asbestos exposure & illness: asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer & pleural disease claims, property contamination • Occupational noise exposure (NIHL) in all industries • Occupational health - respiratory, dermal & cancer claims, e.g. dust, metals, silica, solvents, gases, lead, temperature & light • RSI/workplace injury • Musculoskeletal, PPE issues & accidents • Microbiology: mould & bacteria, Aspergillus spp • Water quality/source for injury, health (e.g. Legionellosis) & property • Land...
Dr Stone in ABINGDON
Integrity management • Non-intrusive inspection (NII) • Planning and evaluation of non-destructive testing • Ultrasonic corrosion mapping • Statistical analysis of inspection data • Statistical analysis of corrosion data • Fitness for service • Fatigue and fracture analysis
Mr Emmott in LONDON
Over 30 years' experience in steel and ferrous sector: market, technical, operational, commercial • Cross-examined 5 times at Tribunals in London (2), The Hague (1), Singapore (1), Hong Kong (1). Complex, international dispute resolution. Steelmaking processes: EAF, BOF • Raw materials: iron ore, scrap, pig iron, DRI, HBI • Products - Long: bloom, billet, rebar, bar, sections - Flat: slab, hot rolled coil (HRC), cold rolled coil (CRC), galvanised, organic-coated, tinplate, plate - Pipe & Tube:...
Dr Kotas in BUCKHURST HILL
Managing Director of SteelExpertWitness.com Steel contracts • Steel corrosion • Steel trade • Steel tube • Steel pipe • Steel alloys • Steel specifications • Iron ore • Pig iron • DRI • Ferrous metals • EAF steelmaking • BOF steelmaking • Ferrous scrap • Steel bar • Steel rebar • Reinforcing bar • Steel coil • Steel quality • Steel defects • Steel pricing • Cargo damage • Steel manufacturing • Quantum calculations Managing Director of MetalExpertWitness.com Non-ferrous metals • Mining • Ore processing • Pellets • Metal...
Mr Tucker in LONDON
Structural engineering • Civil engineering • Forensic engineering • Maritime engineering • Coastal engineering • Design • Construction • Workmanship • Professional negligence • Damage • Defects analysis • Cracking • Buckling • Corrosion • Deflections • Deterioration • Dilapidations • Settlement • Subsidence • Heave • Ground movement • Concrete quality • Concrete durability • Concrete strength • Concrete testing • Basements • Foundations • Refurbishment • New build • Historic buildings • Raised access floors • Floor slabs • Screeds • Structural analysis • Structural...
Dr Wood in LEATHERHEAD
Gas turbines • Steam turbines • Integrity, durability & degradation of turbine components • Failures of turbines (components & machines)
Mr White in TAVISTOCK
Water resources • Water quality • Water supply, distribution • Drinking water quality & treatment • Sewage, waste water management • Oil spill environmental impact assessment, pollution, treatment • River pollution • Contaminated land relative to water quality • Legionella risk assessments
Eur Ing Clarke in LONDON
Experience covers failure investigations on: • Metals: ferrous & non-ferrous • Non-metals: plastics & glass • Welding & fabrication • Lifting equipment, cranes, hoists, chains, nylon slings & hooks • Fire damage • Plant & machinery component failures • Construction materials & components: bolts, rebar, glazing units, etc. • Surface coatings: metallic, organic or thermally sprayed • Non-destructive testing • Historic structures & materials: bronze, cast iron & wrought iron • Corrosion problems: inland & marine •...
Mr Lovis in SANDBACH
Consultant Forensic Engineer & expert witness undertaking the investigation of engineering incidents & personal injury accidents for commercial, legal & insurance clients • Provision of independent & impartial expert witness evidence • Mechanical, metallurgical & non-metallic materials (i.e. polymer, composite, rubber, glass & ceramic materials) based investigations • Forensic investigations both on-site & laboratory based • Component failure analysis, including expertise in fractography & electron microscopy...
Dr Pitman in LEATHERHEAD
Materials analysis • Microanalysis using energy & wavelength dispersive X-ray analysis & interpretation of analysis results in engineering failures or materials characterisation • Scanning electron microscopy • Fractography • Hydrogen embrittlement of fasteners • Copper pipe failures • Fastener failures • Fuse failures • Metallic packaging failures (including beverage cans) • Pitting corrosion & preferential corrosion in water supply systems • Particle analysis & wear debris analysis • Electrical equipment failures...
Mr Garry in NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Accident investigation: • Industry & industrial premises • Construction & building • Docks • Agriculture • Transport & road traffic; highway • Offices & shops • Hospitals & nursing homes • Education • Sport & leisure • Domestic • Mechanical engineering: • Machinery defects & disputes • Cranes & lifting equipment • Papermaking machinery • Boiler plant & steam ancillaries • Mechanical handling equipment, including fork-lifts • Consumer product defects • Safety design • Machine tools • Manufacturing engineering & processes • Hydraulic...
Mr Broadhurst in MANCHESTER
Engineering failure investigations ranging from small personal injury claims to large multinational company losses • Forensic metallurgical investigations both on site & laboratory based • All aspects of metallurgical engineering, including materials selection, design evaluation, manufacturing & fabrication techniques, quality assurance • Industries previously serviced include rotating equipment, power generation, pressure vessels, quarrying, oil & gas, petrochemical, rail, automotive, aerospace
Mr Hammersley in CHEADLE HULME
Consultant Forensic Mechanical & Materials Engineer & expert witness (practising since 1997, 18 years with Dr J H Burgoyne & Partners LLP (Burgoynes), 9 of which as a partner) • Forensic mechanical engineering-based investigations • Forensic metallurgical based investigations • Forensic polymer/non-metallic materials based investigations • Forensic component failure analysis, including expertise in fractography & electron microscopy • Forensic investigations into the cause of damage to equipment...
Mr Anderson in DORKING
Principal Consultant of structural analysis for a major consultancy operating worldwide • Over nearly 30 years my particular fields of expertise are: • Stress analysis • Structural design, analysis, engineering & integrity • Finite element analysis • Fatigue • Fracture mechanics • Creep • Crack growth • Failure analysis • Dynamics • Vibration • Shock • Non-destructive testing • Design code assessments • Pipewhip • Missiles • Jet loadings • Blast • Safety cases • Risk management • Probabilistic analysis • Peer review
Mr Cutlack in LONDON
Structural engineering analysis & design • Building structures • Long span structures • Bridges • Car parks • Modular structures • Temporary structures • Precast and in-situ concrete • Structural steelwork • Stadia, sports, grandstands & leisure • Cladding • Roofing • Fatigue • Prestressed concrete • Post-tensioned concrete • Deflection • Shells, plates & domes • Sculptures • Special structures • Demolition • Erection • Piling
Mr Duckworth in BUCKHURST HILL
Mine/Exploration Geologist • Safe carriage of bulk mineral cargoes • Valuation of mining and mineral properties Key areas of expertise Mining • Leaching • Smelting • Refining • Market analysis • Risk assessment for insurance purposes
Mr Kershaw in WARRINGTON
EC-registered Analytical Chemist (until register closed March 2014) • EC-registered eligibility as Qualified Person in the pharmaceutical industry • Senior Lecturer in Forensic Analytical Science & Programme Leader for Undergraduate Biological Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University • Former member of several MAFF, EC, BSI & ISO committees & working parties • Author of both refereed papers & other articles • Microbiological & chemical consultancy, testing & writing, including chemistry, chemicals,...
Eur Ing Lumley in LONDON
Technical: • Petroleum products, including treatment design & development • Energy conservation & management • Environment • Oil & gas processing • Pipelines • Metal cutting • Metal forming • Mineral oil extraction • Gas supply & control • Pharmaceutical products • Process plant • Pressure vessels • Food & drink processing machinery • Chemical industry machinery • Welding • Functional: • Consultancy services • Process engineering & contracting • Quality control • Assurance & inspection ISO 9001/2 • Project management • Purchasing &...
Mr Ashworth in BACUP
Packaging & packaging materials • Paints, lacquers, inks & varnishes • Polymer analysis • Building materials • Corrosion & coatings • On-site investigations • Chemical analysis • Forensic science
Eur Ing Williamson in CHELTENHAM
Over 30 years as a Chartered Engineer • Mechanical, electrical & manufacturing engineering • Alleged product failures • Health & safety • Alleged patent & intellectual property infringements • Manufacturing & process techniques, plant & machinery • Medical equipment • Batteries • Metal finishing - electroplating • Heat treatment • Engineering for non-engineers • UK, Europe & USA • Equally happy to write a short report, he has experience of cases extending over several years. Unusually, he has laboratories, workshops & a...
Mr Taylor in WARRINGTON
Rolling element bearings • Plain bearings • Oil & grease lubrication • Tribology - lubrication, sliding friction & wear • Failure analysis of rotating or reciprocating engineering components • Bolts & bolting • Materials failure • Fatigue of metals • Fretting • Measurement & metrology of engineering components • Vibration analysis • Recent work includes: railway bearing life, traction motor bearing failure, diesel engine crankshaft bolt fracture
Professor Buchanan in CHESHAM
Valuation of mineral projects • Mining geology • Mineral economics • Mineral evaluation • Platinum group element exploration & production • Gold exploration & production • Mining feasibility • Technical & financial appraisal of mining projects • Mining finance • Environmental impact of mining • Valuation of mineral projects • Extractive industry finance • Coal projects • Mining methods • Extractive metallurgy • Mineral reserves & resources • Base metal projects • Metals & energy project appraisal & finance • Financial services •...
Dr Dowrick in NORWICH
Forensic reports • Microscopic investigation • Technical photography • Scientific photography • Biological photography • Light microscopy • Phase contrast microscopy • DIC microscopy • Macro photography • Micro photography • Micro videography • Timelapse capture - macro and micro • Flow cytometry • Cell biology • Microbiology • Entomology • Food science • Bed bugs
Mr Robins in UTTOXETER
After training as a marine engineer, I pursued a career in heat and mass transfer until establishing my own consulting firm. I was first retained by the Department of Energy, then by the DTI Design Advisory Service and the Production Engineering Research Association. I have since undertaken 46 plant design and build projects alongside 53 process consultancies, and completed 17 expert witness instructions. My CEng registration was predicated by the design and engineering of major projects for...
Dr Chatfield in SOUTH GODSTONE
Adhesives • Body fluids, alcohol in • Bitumens & asphalts • Corrosion & metal treatment • Detergents & wetting agents • Surfactants • Forensic science • Paints • Sealants • Printing inks • Packaging materials • Plastics • Rubbers • Colour measurement • Skid resistance & slip testing • Double-glazing failures • Patent infringements • Road markings
Mrs Jenkins in LONDON
Over 20 years of commodities experience, including with top-tier investment banks Goldman Sachs & Credit Suisse • Areas of expertise: • In-depth knowledge of commodity markets particularly in precious metals, base metals, crude oil & energy • Product coverage includes derivatives, financings, off-take & physical agreements • Regularly advises on risk management strategies encompassing interest rate, foreign exchange & commodity derivatives, policies & procedures & on-going monitoring tools
Mr Barker in BRADFORD-ON-TONE
20 years' experience as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer in: • Design & manufacturing • Commercial vehicles • Transport • Heavy goods • Road trailers • Tankers • Curtainsiders • Handling & lifting machinery • Cranes • Earthmoving plant • Agricultural tractors • Sawmill bandsaws • Timber & log handling • Diesel engines • Accident & failure investigation • Reconstruction • Forensic engineering examination • Materials testing • Fracture • Fatigue & stress analysis • Design standards • Maintenance of machines • Fitness for purpose • Health &...
Eur Ing Murgatroyd in BEDFORD
Engineering failure investigations involving metals & welding, failure of mechanical equipment, structures, buildings both onshore & offshore • All aspects of metallurgical engineering, including materials selection • Manufacturing & fabrication of welded structures, quality assurance, non-destructive inspection • Evaluation of weld failures & prevention, including hydrogen cracking, lamellar tearing, segregation cracking & liquid metal assisted cracking
Miss Bagnall in MARGAM
Metallurgical failure investigation • Failure analysis of polymer and composite materials • Expertise in a range of failure mechanisms, i.e. corrosion, mechanical failure, high temperature, structural failure, welding, coatings • Particular expertise in the thermal degradation of austenitic stainless steels and nickel-based alloys • Extensive experience in corrosion mechanisms for the power, petrochemical and oil and gas industries • Forensic engineering
Dr Wall in ABINGDON
Metallurgist, materials scientist, inspection and failure expert • 40 years+ experience • Experienced expert witness • Non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT, NDE) • Failure analysis • Metallurgical analysis • Fracture mechanisms • Inspection performance & reliability • Probability of detection (POD) • Human reliability • Digitalisation • Corrosion • Cracking • Hydrogen embrittlement (HIC) • Welding defects • Steam turbine failures • Hospital pipework • Storage tanks & facilities • Pipelines • Composite materials (GRP,...