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Colorado

Located in the beautiful Pikes Peak region of central Colorado, our Colorado Springs office brings ESI's unmatched capabilities to the Rocky Mountain West.  The Colorado office offers a wide range of expertise, including:

  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Civil
  • Consumer Products
  • Corrosion
  • Fire and Explosion
  • Industrial Safety
  • Intellectual Property
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgical
  • Structural

The professional staff is very experienced, most with over two decades in their field, and the majority having advanced degrees and specialized certifications in their area of expertise.  This group of industry-recognized experts has published books, articles, and technical/industry organization presentations.  The staff is active in technical organizations and standards development committees, and has served as leaders, chairs, and co-chairs.

Our 5000 square foot facility houses a laboratory and inspection area suited for hosting individual and multi-party inspections.  The laboratory has basic metallographic capabilities including a wet cut-off saw, sample mounting, grinding and polishing capabilities, an inverted metallograph and a stereo microscope – both with digital imaging capabilities – and hardness testing equipment.  The laboratory also consists of a bay for engineering projects and inspections.  The facility also provides secure artifact storage.

Testing

  • Metallurgical:
    • Hardness testing (Rockwell)
    • Metallography analysis
    • Replication
    • Corrosion and weight loss determination
  • Machine shop and welding equipment for fabrication of custom fixtures, etc.
  • XRF portable chemical analyzer

Inspection

  • Multi-party inspection bay
  • Stereo microscope
  • Digital still and HD video cameras
  • Conference room
  • Well-equipped laboratory

Measurement

  • Sophisticated data acquisition system for the following:
    • Strain gauges
    • Force and pressure
    • Vibration/acceleration
    • Temperature
  • "Trackmate" vehicle performance/tracking system
  • Flight data recorder to include position, velocity, and acceleration measurements
  • Surveying equipment (Total Station)
  • Multiple GPS units

Computational Analysis

  • Momentum, energy, and trajectory analyses
  • Radar data, CVR, and DFDR analyses
  • Flight path reconstruction
  • Aircraft icing analysis
  • HVE crash simulation program
  • Computer aided design (CAD) drawing analysis capabilities
4775 Centennial Boulevard Suite 106 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

  • Phone: (719) 535-0400
  • Fax: (719) 535-0402

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