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Paul T. Way

BS, PE, CFI, CEFI, PI

Technical Fellow, Electrical Engineering

Areas of Expertise

Product Liability
Battery Failure Analysis + Consulting
Micro-Electronics
Commercial + Residential Appliances
Electrical Systems
Electrical/Electronic/PCB failure analysis
Fire + Explosion Investigation
Manufacturing Consulting
Premises Liability Investigations
Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Failure Analysis
Appliance Fire + Failure Investigation
Premises Liability / Personal Injury

Paul Way is a Director and Technical Manager for the Forensic Electrical practice group. He has extensive experience in both electrical and mechanical engineering, design and failure analysis. His casework experience includes product failure analysis, residential, commercial, marine and industrial fire and explosion investigations, heavy equipment accidents and failures, electrocution and electric shock investigations, and appliance fire and failure investigations. He provides litigation support and expert testimony to law firms, insurance companies and manufacturers. Mr. Way has experience with hydroelectric, gas turbine driven and combined cycle power plants; electrical substations, including transformer and switchgear equipment; petrochemical plants and pipelines; waste water treatment plants; potable water pumping systems; heavy manufacturing plants; and heavy construction. Mr. Way is very proficient in the design, repair and troubleshooting of refinery process equipment. He is also well versed in material selection for strength and corrosion resistance, mechanical design, failure analysis and pressure drop studies. In addition, Mr. Way conducts soil resistivity testing, grounding system analysis and design and ground system testing.

Education / Certifications
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho
  • BS, Forest Resource Management, University of Idaho
  • Registered PE: CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, TX
  • Certified Fire Investigator, IAAI
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI
  • Licensed Private Investigator, State of MT#10410
  • Refinery Training Program, Chevron USA, El Segundo Refinery

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