Root Cause Analysis


Third-party Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) Facilitation Services

When conditions dictate third-party Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) facilitation, McDowell Owens Engineering provides premier services. The engineers at McDowell Owens have extensive experience facilitating RCFA’s in a variety of industries including oil and gas, pipeline, chemical and power industries.

McDowell Owens engineers can provide facilitation within an existing corporate RCFA program for a variety of RCFA methods. McDowell Owens engineers use a RCFA methodology that is rooted in focusing on identifying incident causes, which, if corrected, will lead to elimination of repeat failures.

Many times RCFA’s stop short of drilling down to the true root cause of an incident because of pre-conceived ideas. McDowell Owens Engineering can provide an unbiased methodology that will drive the RCFA process to the detail required to prevent failure recurrences.

McDowell Owens Engineering has a long history in failure and incident investigation with over 30 years of fire, explosion, personal injury and product failure investigations.  Because of our extensive experiences, McDowell Owens Engineering brings a unique perspective to any industry looking to solve repetitive failures and/or one time catastrophic events.