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Approved Subchapter M TPO

New Safety Services for Towing Vessels

EDT Now an Approved Subchapter M TPO EDT is pleased to announce that the firm has been approved by the United States Coast Guard as a third party organization (TPO) under Subchapter M, a federal regulation that establishes safety standards for towing vessels like tugboats and towboats. As a TPO, EDT...

Denver Forensic Engineering Office

Denver Forensic Engineering Office

Engineering Services in Denver Our Denver forensic engineering office is proud to serve Colorado and surrounding states in the West. EDT Denver specializes in providing forensic analysis services, fire cause analyses, and engineering expert witnesses. Our engineers bring clients efficient, objective...

Recognition of Participation

Glenn M. Armstrong, M.S.M.E., P.E., Recognized By The American Petroleum Institute (API) For 30 Years of Service

During the 2018 Exploration and Production Standards Conference on Oilfield Equipment and Materials held in Denver, Colorado, Engineering Design & Testing Corp. (EDT) Engineer Glenn Armstrong, M.S.M.E., P.E. was presented with a 30-year award for participation in API standards activities.

From Our Experts

Caution and Hope in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

The effects of Hurricane Florence have yet to be measured. There is potential for Florence to have the greatest impact of a storm making landfall on the Carolinas in recent history. While still in the Atlantic Ocean, wind gusts reached up to 150 miles per hour (mph), and there was fear the hurricane...

FROM OUR EXPERTS

Safety Tips For July 4th

During a recent conversation I had with an old-school adjuster, we discussed the cyclical nature of insurance claims. He stated that his experience had taught him that insurance claims spike during the holidays, particularly, the periods of Christmas and the three summer months. He noted that an...

In Conjunction with our Kansas City Office, our South Florida Office Presents...

The Ways of Wind: Storm-Related Damage, A Forensic Engineering Overview

As most of us realize, the predominance of storm-related damage is attributable to wind. One of the key areas of concern in the South Florida region is around storm-related wind and water damage to architectural and structural building components. With this in mind, our Kansas City & South Florida...

Introducing EDT South Florida

South Florida Forensic Engineering Office

On May 15, 2018 we launched the opening of our EDT South Florida engineering office. We're excited to expand our forensic engineering services in the South Florida region. In conjunction with our existing EDT Orlando office, our new office will also provide services offering clients efficient,...

CASE STUDY

Understanding Spontaneous Combustion

When discussing “spontaneous combustion,” the first thing many people think is the myth of spontaneous human combustion. While a myth, there is a similar, well-documented phenomenon in fire science that doesn’t involve humans. Considered a bit of a misnomer, “spontaneous combustion” is anything but...

FROM OUR EXPERTS

Pumps: Putting Fluid to Work

Though we may not realize it, our very days are dictated by pumps. If the fuel pump in our car does not function as designed, we may not get to work on time. If the city’s water pumps break down, we may not have water for that pot of coffee. If the electric utility’s pumps are inoperative, we may...

FROM OUR EXPERTS

Every Failure Has a Story... Even in the Oil & Gas Industry

The phone rings in the late afternoon on Friday and it isn’t good news. There was a fire at a compressor station. A shipment of new equipment showed up with visible damage. The drill string fell into the well and the contractors are trying to fish it out. Any number of things can happen to equipment...

From Our Experts

Renewable Energy: Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are a good example of how technology can be both simple and complex at the same time. From a distance, wind turbine blades spinning in the wind are akin to a child simply blowing on a pinwheel. Up close and inside the workings of a wind turbine, it becomes apparent that there are...

Case Study

Tracing a Leak to Get Answers

A recent engineering consultation involved the evaluation of water-related damages to a residence. The Assignment EDT was asked to determine “how?” and “why?” this loss occurred.