Forensic Metallurgy Engineering Investigation Services in Louisiana
A Leading Name in Forensic Metallurgy
For more than 25 years, Howard & Associates International, Inc. has been providing forensic engineer expert witness/litigation support to legal firms. We also conduct investigations of insurance claims for insurance companies.
Howard & Associates has had excellent success providing services to legal firms and insurance companies. Our varied, highly technical experience with full-scale forensic investigations and root cause failure analysis allows us to provide credible testimony based on sufficient facts and data.
Our Facility & Professionals
As a registered engineering firm, we operate from an office building and metallurgical testing lab covering more than 7,500 square feet. This state-of-the-art facility allows our skilled professionals to provide a complete Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of failures presented to us by our clients. Our team includes an in-house Ph.D., P.E. metallurgist. Our professional staff has comprehensive knowledge in an impressive range of related fields including:
• Offshore & Onshore Drilling• Mechanical Design & Analysis• Machine Shop Manufacturing• Quality Control• API Standards• NS-1 Standards• DS-1 Standards• ASTM Standards• ASME Standards• Welding Engineering• Mechanical Engineering• Metallurgical Failure Analysis
Forensic Metallurgical Analysis
Depend on our experts to perform forensic metallurgical analysis of:
• Pipeline Failures• Mooring System Failures• Anchor Chain Failures• Tubular Failures (Drill Pipe, Drill Collars, Subs, Tubing, Casings)• Power Generation Equipment• Power Generation Piping• Medical Devices• Food Processing Equipment
In addition, we have the expertise and capacity to provide:• Metrology Analysis• Dimensional Analysis