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Electrical forensic analysis is applied to consumer electronics to utility power systems

Electricity is a generic term to describe the ability to perform work utilizing electrical-mechanical forces.  It is generated, transmitted and distributed via a large and complex electrical grid to be used in homes and business around the world.  Any fire in a structure, vehicle, system or device will almost always require the evaluation of the electrical system that powered or controlled its performance. JENSEN HUGHES excels in the analysis of electrical investigations and has considerable talent and depth from utility power to home appliances. Our engineers conduct experimental testing and develop the forensic science used to evaluate electrical devices, including receptacles, low voltage devices, and battery fires.


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Fires and catastrophic failures associated with electrical systems can have many causes.  Electrical providers may have responsibilities associated with voltage regulation, e.g., lightning strikes on a distribution system or transformer failures.  Providers face further challenges due to factors outside their control, e.g., vehicle accidents impacting transmission and distribution systems. Consumers may have responsibilities associated with the electrical system within their structures, e.g., improper installation, poorly maintained wiring practices, or overloading branch circuitry. Manufacturers of electrical equipment face significant challenges to provide devices and appliances that can safely operate in the hands of their consumers, e.g., fuse ratings and limit switches.  Manufacturers are also challenged by their inability to recognize how their consumer base will misapply or misuse the device or appliance.  All of these circumstances and many more need to be considered in evaluating electrical causes. JENSEN HUGHES experts have years of experience in product design, system operations, failure analyses and root-cause analyses.

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Contact us today using our online form or by contacting one of our many regional branches. For specific questions regarding JENSEN HUGHES’ Electrical Engineering Forensics services, please contact:

Dan Gottuk, PhD Rich Vicars
+1 410-737-8677 +1 260-432-6590