DNV Columbus : Our Services : Forensic Investigations

By: Dnv Columbus  09-12-2011
Keywords: Engineering, Accident Reconstruction, Forensic Engineering

DNV offers forensic engineering services, for accident reconstruction and failure investigations and analysis. Typical clients include attorneys, insurance professionals, industrial design and product manufacturers, construction professionals, and owner/operator customers from the oil & gas, pipelines, chemical, and process industries. We utilize standard methods to support our clients in cases of catastrophic accidents, industrial safety issues, product safety and reliability, and to reduce the impact of engineering failures on their business.

In our forensic investigations, we combine practical experience and engineering background using a multi-disciplinary approach with industry-accepted, scientific methodologies based on a variety of standard and custom techniques, procedures, and tools. DNV's forensic services and evidence interpretation are supported by specialist staff and resources from our laboratories, corrosion management, and integrity & materials groups.

Our group has a commitment to interpret scientific and forensic evidence from a structural integrity, design, inspection, and risk perspective. We use registered professional engineers, which are active members of different professional societies, with forensic knowledge, education, and experience.

Our forensic services in materials and corrosion range from sample collection, transport, preservation, documentation, and analysis, to detailed technical investigations, extensive litigation support, depositions, and expert witness testimony.

Keywords: Accident Reconstruction, Engineering, Forensic Engineering

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