Industrial Components and Safety
Proctor Engineering Research & Consulting, Inc. has examined various industrial events for both plaintiff and defense clients. Expert testimony has involved detailed investigation, research, testing and analysis. Systems and component assignments have included devices as noted in the following:
Commercial bagel machine design; Commercial lettuce grinder guarding; Commercial pasta machine design; Escalator ingress; Elevator ingress; Elevator motion failure; Fork truck hoist adaptor design; Hoist controller operation; Industrial assembly line chair design; 440 volt fuse box switch design; Manual coal conveyor sampling design; Metal press guard; Office chair design; Industrial palletizer design; Light enclosure explosion; Pneumatic nailer design; Power snake tool design; Portable scaffolding design; Rough terrain forklift operator egress; Rough terrain forklift hydraulic system design; Sharp edge analysis; Ship cargo bay hatch cover performance; Stair railing design; Truck ingress; Utility vehicle outrigger deployment;
Industrial and Marine Fires and Explosions
Proctor Engineering Research & Consulting, Inc. has established experience in investigation and analysis of fire cause and origin, toxic emissions, as well as large scale explosion events. Examples include launch pad welding toxic emissions at KSC; Acid absorption tower explosion; Fire retardant toxic emissions; Glass manufacturing toxic emissions; Gas explosion analysis; Magnesium explosion; Natural gas furnace design; Polyurethane varnish toxic emissions; Fire protection blanket design analysis; Marina Fire; Boat Fires; Boat Explosions;
Facility Fire and Explosion
Proctor Engineering provides cause and orgin investigations as well as analysis of complex systems failures resulting in industrial explosion and fire. Commercial and industrial vehicle fire investigations, including that of a 100 ton Titan truck fire in Muswellbrook, Australia, have been performed by PERC.
Component Failure Examination
Proctor Engineering has performed a variety of fire studies related to house and industrial facility fires and explosions. Often, specific components are identifed as the cause of an event.