Industrial Loss Services
Industrial Loss Services

 Industrial Loss Services


Our engineers and consultants are leading experts in their respective fields, with decades of combined experience spanning multiple industry segments such as power generation, refineries, petrochemical processing, oil exploration and drilling, heavy machinery, manufacturing and industrial equipment and systems. We are recognized in the industry for delivering first-class service to our clients and for the quality of our expert reports, technical evaluations, and engineering analysis for large and complex industrial losses worldwide. We have extensive experience investigating and analyzing issues involving energy and industrial systems including motors, compressors, transformers, and other machinery; power generation components including gas and steam turbines; large diesel engines; hydraulic and wind turbines, and more.

Depending on the complexity and needs of the case, we can implement a computer-modeling-based, analytical approach to investigate industrial losses including fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, mechanical design, instrumentation and control operation, stress analysis, vibration and modal analysis. The ILS team is backed by the well-known resources of Halliwell’s Construction Services. We rely on decades of industry practice and technical expertise to deliver objective and independent analysis and provide comprehensive solutions for our clients.

Our complimentary disciplines and specialty areas include Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, and Fire and Explosion. We have the right experts or team to effectively solve the world’s largest and most complex claims and keep businesses running around the globe.

Our services include:

  • Origin and Cause/Comprehensive Failure Analysis
  • Fire Origin and Cause Investigations
  • Finite Element Analysis (Stress Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Seepage and Gas Migration)
  • Structural Analysis including Linear and Non-Linear, Buckling, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Structural Failures
  • Metallurgical Failure Analysis
  • Comprehensive Reporting
  • Analysis of Pre-Loss Equipment Conditions and Loss-Related Damage
  • Equipment Remediation Assessments (Replace, Repair, No Damage)
  • Production Impact Assessments
  • Timeline Evaluations for Production Restoration
  • Replacement and Repair Cost Estimates
  • Equipment/Systems Contamination Evaluations
  • Expert Witness & Litigation Support

Common Investigations and Specialty Expertise include:

  • Fire and Explosion
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants/Compressor Stations/Natural Gas and Oil Pipelines
  • Utility-grade Power Generation and Co-generation
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Storage Tanks
  • Cryogenic Systems
  • Generators
  • Transformers and Substations
  • Gas Dispersion Modeling
  • Gas Migration in Soils
  • Large Fossil-Fueled Utility and Industrial Boilers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms/Oil Refineries/Drilling Rigs
  • Turbo Machinery/Diesel Engines/Marine Machinery
  • Production Facilities/Sugar Mills/Cement Plants
  • Storage Tanks
  • Primary Metal Mills and Manufacturing Processes
  • Metallurgical Failure Analysis
  • Safety Systems
  • Reactors and Steam Generators
  • Pipelines and Field Gathering Systems
  • Utility/Commercial Scale Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays/ Solar Power Generation
  • Utility Scale Wind Farms/Wind Turbines
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Biofuel Plants
  • Hydroelectric Plants

Our experts conduct origin and cause analysis, condition assessments, damage investigations, scope of restoration requirements and cost estimates for facilities, systems, and equipment in the following areas:

  • Gas and steam turbines – Typical failures include overspeed, fatigue and creep, corrosion, thermal fatigue, lubrication failures, and bearing failures.
  • Large diesel engines and natural gas compressors – Typical failures involve connecting rod fatigue breakdown, lubrication failures, and trapped liquids in gas stream.
  • Fires – We conduct a variety of fire origin and cause involving industrial equipment as the ignition source. We also have expertise in natural gas migration in soils resulting fires or not.
  • Natural gas migration – We conduct investigations associated with natural gas migration in soils, some resulting in subsequent fire events.
  • Pumps – Failures can be a result of poor design, improper material selection, worn seals, deferred maintenance, or faulty electrical motors.
  • Piping – Failures can be due to corrosion, erosion, over-pressurization, or improper design.
  • Valves – Failures can be mechanical, corrosion related, seal failure, deferred maintenance, or improper design.
  • Heat exchangers – Failures can occur due to excessive corrosion, over-pressurization, manufacturing defects or improper material selection. Heat exchangers failures can lead to explosions, fires, or long-term facility shutdowns.
  • Boilers – Failures can occur due to corrosion, deferred maintenance, instrumentation malfunction, steam explosions, fuel explosions, or improper operational considerations.
Industrial Loss Services