November 2015

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HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 87: How an engineering consultant can help your company

While engineering consultants are available for a wide range of client requirements, such as developing or reviewing specifications for new equipment, this article is only concerned with analyzing equipment failures.

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

While engineering consultants are available for a wide range of client requirements, such as developing or reviewing specifications for new equipment, this article is only concerned with analyzing equipment failures. When a company has limited engineering resources, the failure of a critical piece of equipment and a quick resolution of the cause can be demanding on staff. A consultant is a partner of the owners’ failure analysis team who provides valuable data to the team for identifying, explaining and addressing failure causes. Unique equipment failures can be difficult to troubleshoot since the staff may not have experienced them before. For example, a wrecked compressor housing or crac

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