Mark A. Hineman

Mark A. Hineman, P.E., C.W.I.

Senior Consultant

Mark Hineman has been involved in the evaluation of metals for over 41 years. As a Senior Consultant with ESi, he has tested and analyzed a broad range of materials including steel, stainless, copper, aluminum, cobalt, titanium, and nickel alloy systems. Often the testing involves failure analysis of broken products or misapplied processes, coatings, or corrosion. Fractured components have been in the form of castings, forgings, plate, pipe, extrusions, or joints that have been welded, brazed, or bolted.

Mr. Hineman has also evaluated components and systems which were optimized to provide improvements in welding and brazing or to use coatings or other treatments to prevent or minimize corrosive attack. His experience has allowed for remedies to complex situations.


  • Examples of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Piping for Heating and Cooling Systems, IMS Proceedings: Microscopy & MicroAnalysis, July 2011
  • Phoenix Historic Wrought Iron Structural Column Circa 1863: Mechanical Fibering, ASM MS&T Conference, October 2008
  • Historic Wrought Iron Structural Column: Phoenix Iron Works Circa 1863, Microscopy and Microanalysis Expo, August 2007
  • Zinc-Iron Reactions: A Metallographic Analysis, Microscopy and Microanalysis Expo, August 2007
  • An Unusual Microstructure for a Carbon Steel Low Alloy Tube, Microscopy and Microanalysis Expo, August 2005
  • Welding of Iron Castings, Iron Castings Engineering Handbook, January 2003
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Copper Piping for Domestic/HVAC Heating and Cooling Systems, Practical Metallography, April 2013

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.

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