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The following is a collection of short descriptions of previous engineering projects and legal cases that we have worked on.

For over 40 years, we have assisted numerous clients solve complex problems allowing them to increase production performance, and become more cost-efficient. We are constantly updating this page – stop by again! 

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A comprehensive engineering analysis was performed on a coke oven battery roof and heating walls…
O'Donnell Consulting was approached by a manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment products, systems, and…
The studs connecting the outer head cover to the stay ring of an electric-generating turbine…
A third stage blade on a gas turbine had failed after 11,00 hours in service.…
OCE performed an analysis on the piping system on a skid mounted system (aboard a…
O'Donnell Consulting performed an investigation of a Shipboard Compressor System Fire incident that occurred on…
O'Donnell Consulting investigated a fifth-wheel device to determine the cause of the separation of a…
Two rotary valve impellers fabricated from Type 316L SS that were used in cheese curd…
  A coupling end of a 6-inch bore hydraulic cylinder from a 30 ton forming…
  A Fitness-for-Service evaluation was conducted on a tank for a brewery. The evaluation was conducted…
  O'Donnell Consulting was asked to assess the structural integrity of a base skid containing…
  The structural integrity of bulkheads is a very important issue in safely operating mines…
  O'Donnell Consulting performed the design and static/vibration analysis on a 2 foot thick concrete…
After a manufacturer found permanent deformations in one of its skate ramps, it asked O'Donnell…
O'Donnell Consulting was retained by an insurance company to perform a root cause analysis of…
A Plaintiff general mechanical contractor with a history with a petrochemical company was involved in…
  O'Donnell Consulting was retained by an attorney to provide forensic engineering services (fire cause…
    O'Donnell Consulting was engaged to investigate corrosion in the structures of a refinery…
  Chemical, microstructural, and mechanical property characterizations were performed on three continuous miner drive torque…
Appendages such as lifting lugs and alignment fixtures are welded to heavy wall pipe to…
O'Donnell Consulting performed the design calculations for the piping system of a skid mounted heat transfer…
The growing need for efficient electric power generation led to the use of pulverized coal…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a seven-year program to recertify pressure vessels and pressure systems for the…
For a client that manufactures components for Formula One Race cars, O'Donnell Consulting performed finite…
O'Donnell Consulting performed modal and spectrum analyses for a manufacturer's linear variable displacement transducers.
We were asked to investigate defects on the blades of a 304 Stainless Steel mixer.…
For a client that designs and installs fire protection systems, O'Donnell Consulting performed a seismic…
O'Donnell Consulting performed an extensive engineering analyses of a high-temperature heat exchanger for NASA. The…
Cracking and failure of Control Rod Guide Tube (CCRGT) Support Pins (Split Pins) was encountered…
For a major utility, O'Donnell provided engineering analyses of replacement reactor coolant pump seals. In…
Stress corrosion cracking can ocurr on low pressure (LP) turbine disks which operate at or…
During a shutdown of the Kuosheng 1 plant, Taiwan, operation of the LPCI system for…
During the delivery of a shipment of resin, damage occurred to a storage tank at…
When reinforced ductwork failed shortly after being placed in service, we were asked to perform…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a third party review of the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) analyses of…
A 9 foot diameter, 60 foot long Stripper Vessel was designed and fabricated to be…
O'Donnell Consulting performed an analysis to determine the impact of oversized holes in the tube…
    When an air compressed system used to control the engine and steering controls…
An independent failure analysis was performed to determine the cause of the failure of quartz…
Induction heating is caused, as the name implies, by induced electric currents in a material.…
      O'Donnell Consulting performed a failure analysis of a sprinkler pipe system. The…
A West African bauxite company was awarded $16 million in a U.S. District Court after…
O'Donnell Consulting performed the structural integrity and the remaining life assessment of the main shafts…
A commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC) company had a closed loop chilled (40 ºF)…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a structural analysis and repair on a 1,400 ton hydraulic press frame. The…
O'Donnell Consulting was commissioned to conduct an independent safety review of paving equipment that was…
O'Donnell Consulting was engaged to perform a comparison of a Saudi Aramco Engineering plant layout…
O'Donnell Consulting was hired to investigate an explosion and fire that occurred at a pipeline…
Stress and fatigue analysis was performed on a crane seat to ensure it would last…
During startup of a desulferizer at an oil refinery in the Virgin Islands, piping failed…
OCE was approached by a client that manufactures systems which filter a mixed inlet gas…
OCE performed an examination of a 2" diameter floating ball valve on a pipeline to…
A cement rotary kiln consists of a slightly inclined tube made from steel plate and…
For the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Advanced Reactors Division, a method of bounding the accumulated plastic…
      Longer than two football fields, 80 feet wide, a large steel paper…
OCE was asked to investigate a threaded joint casing failure at a shallow depth of…
O'Donnell Consulting was asked to perform a fatigue analysis on a rail coupler, in accordance…
O'Donnell Consulting was retained to perform failure analysis, repair and modifications on a vessel used…
O'Donnell Consulting was asked to design a welded connection between a wind turbine monopole tower…
A client had designed and fabricated two types of above-ground tanks, originally intended to be…
We have performed design analyses of nuclear propulsion plant components for Virginia Class submarines. This…
We have developed elevated temperature design criteria which have become part of the ASME Boiler…
When ball-type control valves in a reactor coolant system were found to be sticking during…
  O'Donnell Consulting was asked to evaluate the design of a high temperature pressure vessel…
Tullio Lombardo's Adam is the greatest Venetian 15th-century work of art in America. The sculpture…
OCE was asked to perform a failure analysis on a pump used in fracking operations. The…
O'Donnell Consulting performed the structural analysis of an autoclave, for use in the chemical industry. The…
Longwall mining is used to more efficiently remove underground coal deposists in large rectangular blocks.…
Turbine blades made from subject castings are in need of weld repairs caused by machining…
We performed a structural integrity analysis of a base skid, which supported a condensor exhauster system…
O'Donnell Consulting designed and analyzed two large scale containment pressure vessels and equipment subjected to…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a buckling analysis on an elevated temperature stainless steel vessel subjected to a…
A stress and buckling analysis was performed on a decanter, which is used to transfer…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a failure analysis of elevation gearboxes used to control an earth-station antenna.
For a major chemical producing client, one out of ten PSA vessels had developed a…
The head of a pressure vessel, used to manufacture crystals for use in devices including…
A Fitness-For-Service evaluation of a steam drum pressure of a wood-fired boiler was performed. The…
For a major food processing company, O'Donnell Consulting analyzed the failure of a horizontally mounted low…
An engineer was seriously burned when a thirty-nine inch expansion joint ruptured while workman were…
O'Donnell Consulting investigated the failure of a mining lift hook. A three dimensional finite element…
O'Donnell Consulting investigated an accident involving a turbine exhauster, which is part of a high…
O'Donnell Consulting performed failure analyses of a barge mooring that had broken during a flood condition on…
We were asked to perform a root cause failure analysis on a blower fan used to…
OCE performed a forensic investigation of a propane pump explosion which killed one worker and injured…
O'Donnell Consulting Engineers was requested to perform a forensic investigation on a chair that had failed…
An incinerator recuperator in a chemical plant developed severe leakage due to cracks through the…
O'Donnell developed an analytical procedure for predicting thrust chamber life limited by the small number…
    O'Donnell Consulting Engineers evaluated the nature of vibratory conditions in the framework supporting…
Failure of panelcoil components in a large sterilizer was investigated. A failure specimen was examined,…
O'Donnell Consulting Engineers investigated the cause of an accident due to a failed threaded closure…
O'Donnell evaluated a pipe rupture resulting from a gas well accident in which a worker…
O'Donnell Consulting performed ASME Code Section VIII Division 2 calculations on feedwater heaters. In modelling…
New and failed sections of a conveyor chain used for material transfer in a gypsum…