Since 1986 we have established ourselves as a leader in the forensic engineering and failure analysis industry. At our core, McDowell Owens’ professional engineers, fire scientists, and consultants specialize in forensic failure analysis. Clients trust our team of experts to provide reliable investigation and multi-disciplinary analysis in the wake of any incident or disaster.
Fire Orgin And Cause Investigation, Explosion Investigation, Heat Transfer And Thermodynamic Analysis And More
The fire analysts at McDowell Owens can conduct both full-scale and reduced-scale testing at the Fire Testing and Research Center. We can go beyond standard testing methods and scientific test hypotheses. Our experts can then document the fire progression of the incident being tested. McDowell Owens can give the answers needed to the origin and cause of the fire or explosion. From the need to determine arson, or if company equipment failed, our forensic explosion experts will bring all the puzzle pieces together to fully assess the cause.
Natural Gas Systems and Equipment, Propane Delivery Trucks And More
Since 1986, our gas system consultants have both the technical and operational expertise regarding gas system testing and propane explosion investigative techniques. Knowledge of the regulatory codes and standards that apply to fuel gas is required to understand the full picture of what occurred.
Electrical Accidents And Electrocutions, Industrial Control Systems, Equipment Damage Evaluations And More
McDowell Owens’ engineers have industry-based knowledge, project management skills, and analysis experience. From identifying the cause and sequence of damage to the estimate of the attributable loss, we provide expertise to the Electrical Failure Analysis. Our electrical engineering experts have extensive experience investigating and determining the causes of fires, electrocutions, and equipment failures, as well as lightning and surge damage and control systems.