Dale B. Edwards

Dale B. Edwards, P.E.

Senior Managing Consultant

Mr. Dale Edwards is a polymer materials scientist with over 35 years of experience in testing and analysis of plastic, rubber and composite materials, consulting, and laboratory management.

Mr. Edwards has special expertise in the failure analysis of polymers and is a co-author of the book, Fractography in Failure Analysis of Polymers. He has been a past instructor for the Society of Plastics Engineer’s Failure Analysis and Prevention Seminar Series and has authored over 30 technical papers.

Mr. Edwards has special expertise in fractography and failure analysis of plastics, creep and stress rupture properties of polymers, environmental effects, and lifetime prediction methods.

Publications

  • Identifying ESC Failures in Polymers Using Fractography, Microscopy Society of America, July 2016
  • Failure Analysis of a Plastic Toy Helicopter, Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC), May 2016
  • Determining the Processing Quality of PVC Pipe by DSC - How Precise?, Proceedings of the 17th Plastic Pipes Conference, PPXVII, September 2014
  • Assessment of Polybutylene Plumbing Installation after 18 Years of Service, Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, April 2013
  • Polybutylene Water Service Pipe: The Other Side of the Story, Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, April 2012
  • Determination of Environmental Stress Cracking Failure Mode in Investigation of CPVC Fire-Suppression Sprinkler Pipe Failures, Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, April 2012
  • Failure Analysis of Plastic Crimp Fitting Assemblies, Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, May 2011
  • Field Failure Mechanisms in HDPE Potable Water Pipe, Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, May 2011
  • Challenges in Investigating Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe Failures, Journal of ASTM International, January 2011
  • Forensic Analysis of Oxidation Embrittlement in Failed HDPE Potable Water Pipes, Proceedings of the 2010 ASCE Pipeline Division Specialty Congress - Pipelines 2010
  • See CV for further publications

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