HVAC & Plumbing
Failures in HVAC and plumbing systems can occur for a variety of reasons, including defects introduced during design, manufacturing, or installation, as well as poor or improper maintenance. These failures often have a cascading effect, creating issues not just for the building itself but for the people and equipment inhabiting it.
For example, loss of heating can lead to frozen pipes, water leaks and property damage. Water leaks, excessive humidity, and condensation can result in mold and mildew growth, rendering the building uninhabitable. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to “sick building syndrome,” causing occupants to suffer from various health issues and jeopardizing productivity. Improper operation of gas-fired equipment can expose people to dangerous gases, and can even result in a fire or explosion.
Failures in refrigeration systems can occur for a variety of reasons, including defects introduced during design, manufacturing, or installation, as well as poor or improper maintenance. These failures often have a cascading effect, leading to:
No matter when and where these errors are introduced, our experience with these systems enables us to analyze the problem at hand, uncover how and why the failure may have occurred, and identify what or who might be responsible. Additionally, our consultants have extensive experience providing expert testimony and litigation support, and will help make facts easy for everyone involved to understand so they can draw informed conclusions.
Investigation and analysis by ESi resulted in a favorable verdict at trial for the owner of a refrigerated warehouse following a frost heave failure of the warehouse floor.
ESi’s refrigeration and HVAC expertise provided a client with a focused investigation and testing program that ended in a successful defense against a product defect claim.
ESi welcomes William Broz, P.E., MBA, LEED AP® as a Senior Managing Consultant in our Mechanics practice. Mr. Broz is based in ESi's Southern California office.
Modern machines are often data-driven, recording and using vast amounts of data. Attendees will learn methods for testing and validating this data in the context of a failure investigation, using sound scientific methods and principles.
ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Find an Expert Contact Us