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Sludge Barge Corrosion Investigation 

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
February 3, 2023

AMTI Investigates | Root cause of corrosion on sludge barges.

Natural Gas Plant Explosion

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
January 31, 2023

An explosion occurred at the plant as a result of restarting a three-stage compressor after it had been shut down due to the first stage of the compressor experienced low suction pressure.

Chemical Plant Explosion From High Pressure Vessel Failure

January 26, 2023

On December 7, 2009, at approximately 2:30 pm, eight vessels in two rows of four were operating under a pressure of approximately 29,000 psig. Vessel No.2 suddenly and violently ruptured, 120 days into its 150-day operating cycle. The rupture of the vessel led to a tremendous explosion, which could be heard for miles and caused extensive damage to the surrounding area. Pieces of shrapnel were propelled hundreds of feet away and debris was scattered within the impact zone. The incident resulted in two fatalities and multiple injuries, as well as millions in damage to the facility and its surrounding environment.

Residential Water Line Failure

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
January 24, 2023

Residential water line failure can be an incredibly frustrating and costly issue to deal with. It can cause a great deal of damage, both to the property and to the wallet. Water line failure can occur due to a variety of factors.

Welding Explosion

January 20, 2023

Two welding explosions occurred at a marine facility located on the northeast coast of United States. Two workers were injured.

Hydrogen Carbon Monoxide Transfer Line Rupture

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
January 17, 2023

The Plant operations group did not act on the warnings of white colored hot spots on the new temperature sensitive blue paint. These white spot indications identify steel temperatures of between 675ºF and 750ºF which occurred in the area of the susceptible carbon steel that failed.

High Voltage Electrical Switchgears Corrosion

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
January 12, 2023

Uncovering the mystery behind high voltage electrical switchgear corrosion requires a deep understanding of the environment the switchgear is being exposed to, the materials it is made from, and other contributing factors.

Mooring Line Failure

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
January 5, 2023

Mooring line failure and malfunctions have been identified as one of the most pressing issues in offshore asset integrity and safety. Research has indicated that approximately 45% of mooring failures are due to corrosion, fatigue, and other factors, which can result in single or multiple line failures.

Off-Highway Wheel Catastrophic Failure

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
January 5, 2023

Unsurprisingly, when something as catastrophic as an off-highway wheel failure occurs, it can be difficult to determine the cause. It is important to identify the underlying cause behind any off-highway wheel catastrophe to ensure that similar incidents can be avoided in the future.

Happy Holidays 2022

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
December 22, 2022

We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Welding Fire At Paper Plant, Negligence

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
December 15, 2022

Litigation engineering root cause analysis of a fire involving a welding operation that was being performed above a Frac Storage Tank filled with Sodium Hydrogen Sulfide (NaHS) at Paper and Packaging Facility. Leadership negligence at play.

Industrial Fail Litigation Engineering: Fire, Explosion at Refinery

Robert O'Shea, P.E.
December 13, 2022

During a plant startup, both fire and explosion at refinery made for a bad day. This incident involved the Raffinate Splitter–a distillation column that separates gasoline blending components.

Prove You Are Not Liable!

Robert O'Shea, P.E.

Flat rates are available for full and half day assessments and investigations.

Flat Rate Assessments

Robert O'Shea, P.E.

Failures can be small in nature, but often times the outcome can be very devastating, even with loss of life. When this happens, people want answers.

Fires Cause Millions in Damage

Robert O'Shea, P.E.

Metallurgists play an important role in determining where, how, and why a fire has occurred.

Maritime Compliance

Robert O'Shea, P.E.

The expenses associated with non-compliance can far exceed the costs of the assistance we can provide to you!