Petrochemicals play a significant role in everyday society and are used in many parts of our modern energy systems. While petrochemicals are typically derived from petroleum, the same chemical compounds can be derived from other fossil fuels like natural gas or coal, or renewable resources like sugar cane and biomass. The losses involved in the petrochemical energy industry can be costly and catastrophic, as a simple rupture in a pipeline can lead to fire and explosion.
Envista Forensics' energy experts and engineers have decades of experience in all facets of both midstream and downstream facilities, such as pipelines, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants, and gas processing plants. With specialists in corrosion, process engineering, and petro-economics, Envista will deliver complete technical opinions on the cause and scope of damage and provide solutions for petrochemical and chemical process failure events.
We have consulted for some of the largest producers and insurance carriers in the world and have collaborated with most international service companies. Our collective experience working in these facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, and Europe gives us in-depth knowledge of local conditions and an incredible network of contacts for potential mitigation options and repair or replacement services.
Petrochemical Energy Failure Analysis
Failure analysis and prevention can be complex and requires a multidisciplinary team with broad knowledge to thoroughly investigate all aspects of a system's life cycle. Each stage in the petrochemical process has a risk of failure, from the process design to transportation and environmental impacts. At Envista Forensics, our energy and equipment experts understand process design and modeling, new construction, routine plant support engineering, and troubleshooting.
Because that the process equipment and systems present in petrochemical plants vary from common equipment to specialized systems, Envista understands each project individually. Our engineers have experience with a variety of systems within petrochemical facilities, including:
- Distillation & separation operations
- Refrigeration systems and heaters
- Pressure relief and venting systems
- Heat exchangers
- Piping and vessels
Our experts can provide understandable technical reports and expert witness testimony in cases where subrogation or third-party liability action occurs. Your case deserves experienced experts who have complete knowledge of the petrochemical energy industry and can communicate their findings in a way that makes sense to any individual involved in the loss.