Mechanical & Manufacturing Design Expert Witness Services

Notable experience in preparation, presentation of scientific and engineering evidence to the UK High Court and International Court of Arbitration. Structural and forensic mechanic engineer expert witness services offered.

60 Years Experience As Consultants Across 90 Countries

Our experts prepare expert reports and advised strategy and give evidence in extremely
complex cases on behalf of multinational manufacturing companies.

Our Clients

Our Accreditations

Our Process Mechanical
Design Specialisms Include:

  • Design, Engineering & Quality Control
  • Structural and forensic mechanical engineering
  • Quality Control and Assurance requirements to ISO 9001/2
  • Assessment of product design and manufacture in respect to assessment of fitness for purpose
  • Production plant and machinery valuations
  • Welding, forming and machining alloy steels and stainless steels
  • Preparing and executing basic/detailed designs
  • Process & Mechanical Equipment Design
  • Process plant design
  • Piping design and insulation
  • Construction and commissioning of plants
  • Procurement and construction
  • ISO 9001 Quality Assurance and international model forms of contract
  • FIDIC orange book and similar

Our Expert Witness Services Includes

Expert advice and independent expert opinion

Site and equipment surveys

Process design reviews

Review of construction records

Examing compliance issues

Investigation of process and mechanical design defects, disruptions

Manufacturing & Quality Control Experience

Mechanical design experience across the world
  • Prepared expert report on the failure of a temporary strainer in the suction line to main gas compressors at national gas distribution main compressor stations, work involved fatigue analysis and vibration analysis due to high gas flow rates.
  • Investigated design and material non-compliances and prepared expert report in the turnkey design and supply of four (total 1400 MW) HRSG steam boilers (steam pressure 104 bar, temperature 565° C). Work included FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and compliance with ISO 9002 procedures for non-destructive testing of tubes and castings. Also review and analysis of support structures.
  • Prepared expert report on breakdowns and quality control on a continuous strapping line in the packaging of building products. Work included FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and compliance with ISO 9001 procedures.
  • Carried out an equipment survey and prepared expert report on cement grinding.
  • Prepared expert report on the design and operation of chemical etching line for steel castings for the automobile industry.
  • Prepared expert report on fire damage to large high-speed aluminium foil rolling mill for insurers.
  • Prepared expert report, undertook metallurgical investigations and gave evidence at mediation on the manufacture of automotive stainless steel fuel tanks. Work included FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and compliance with ISO 9002 procedures.
  • Provided expert advice on the manufacture of finned heat exchanger tubes.
  • Prepared expert report on anodising processes and plant.
  • Prepared expert report on the pipe specifications and manufacturing methodology for pipe bombs in a criminal/terrorist investigation.
  • Prepared expert report and gave evidence on the heat exchangers and cooling water/glycol system for two large standby diesel generators.
  • Prepared an expert report and gave evidence as a single joint expert in relation to a dispute on mechanical handling and food packaging lines.
  • Prepared expert report and gave evidence in respect of a claim against insurers for a piping failure in a cooling water system.
  • Prepared expert report for the main contractor in respect of its claim against a design subcontractor for the failure of a cooling water circuit and heat exchangers in a pharmaceutical plant in the UK.
  • Prepared report on Komori printing press and corrosion issues

Case Study

Design & Material Non-Compliances Expert Report

Investigated design and material non-compliances and prepared expert report in the turnkey design and supply of four (total 1400 MW) HRSG steam boilers (steam pressure 104 bar, temperature 565° C). Work included FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and compliance with ISO 9002 procedures for non-destructive testing of tubes and castings. Also reviewed and analysed support structures.

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