A logical, systematic examination of an item, component, assembly, or structure and its place and function within a system, conducted in order to identify and analyze the probability, causes, and consequences of potential and real failures.

-NFPA 921

Why Things Break

Failure Analysis is a cross-discipline scientific examination of how things work and the energy relationships of why things fail. Failure analysis includes two perspectives - we look at things which have broken, or we break things to determine how they fail. Failure analysis looks at potential problems before and after they happen.

Our technical experts are exceptionally qualified to address your failure analysis issues.

Our clients are predominantly Fortune 100 companies, but we also have a healthy, vibrant relationship with sole proprietorships. 

Product Development

Our technical specialists have helped groups in development of products from power cables and oilfield equipment to hi-pressure, hi-temperature, hi-voltage, and hi-current connectors and printed circuit boards.

We have established laboratory resources to provide research, testing, and evaluation of these products.

We can assist you with Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) certification through such organizations as CSA & ETL.

Insurance and Legal

Fires, water damage, physical damage, and injuries are frequently the result of failures in some devices or installations. Our professionals are among the leaders in the industry at conducting NFPA 921 scientific method inspections into these and other causes.

We have conducted thousands of investigations into various product and installation failures.

Our laboratory is second to none in providing product analysis for insurance and legal firms across the country.

Failed equipment or components can be sent to the lab for cost-effective, timely analysis by experts. This permits you to pursue projects and claims that otherwise would not be feasible.


Fire is a common consequence of failures. The process is typically more defined than many other type failures. The methodology for determination of the cause of a fire follows the scientific method and can be used as a model for other incident analyses.


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