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Following are a few example projects highlighting a diversity of engineering and legal cases we have worked on.

For over 40 years, we have assisted numerous clients solve complex problems enabling them to increase production performance, and become more cost-efficient.

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O'Donnell Consulting was commissioned to conduct an independent safety review of paving equipment that was…
A Plaintiff general mechanical contractor with a history with a petrochemical company was involved in…
Cracks were occurring in the running surface of the Newark International Airport monorail guideway. Some…
We were asked to conduct a stress analysis on an "S" type ladle turret rotating…
A client had determined that in very dusty/dirty environments where their base-ported pressure filter is…
A Monel Series 3800 Pressure Relief Valve in oxygen service was destructively evaluated to determine…
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…
  A coupling end of a 6-inch bore hydraulic cylinder from a 30 ton forming…
  O'Donnell Consulting was asked to assess the structural integrity of a base skid containing…
  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…
  O'Donnell Consulting was retained by an attorney to provide forensic engineering services (fire cause…
  Chemical, microstructural, and mechanical property characterizations were performed on three continuous miner drive torque…
O'Donnell Consulting was engaged to perform a comparison of a Saudi Aramco Engineering plant layout…
O'Donnell Consulting was asked to perform a fatigue analysis on a rail coupler, in accordance…
For a client that manufactures components for Formula One Race cars, O'Donnell Consulting performed finite…
  The structural integrity of bulkheads was a very important issue in safely operating mines…
O'Donnell Consulting was retained to perform failure analysis, repair and modifications on a vessel used…
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 was asked to design a welded connection between a wind turbine monopole tower…
Stress and fatigue analysis was performed on a crane seat to ensure it would last…
A client had designed and fabricated two types of above-ground tanks, originally intended to be…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a seven-year program to recertify pressure vessels and pressure systems for the…
We performed engineering analyses of nuclear propulsion plant components for Virginia Class submarines. This work…
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…
For the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Advanced Reactors Division, a method of bounding the accumulated plastic…
  O'Donnell Consulting was asked to perform a design analysis of a high temperature pressure…
Tullio Lombardo's Adam is the greatest Venetian 15th-century work of art in America. The sculpture…
We were asked to perform a failure analysis on a threaded joint casing at a…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a finite element analysis of a refractory lined autoclave, for use in…
Turbine blades made from subject castings were in need of weld repairs caused by machining…
We performed a structural analysis of a base skid, which supported a condensor exhauster system in…
O'Donnell Consulting performed modal and spectrum analyses for a manufacturer's linear variable displacement transducers.
O'Donnell Consulting performed the design and structural analysis of two large scale containment pressure vessels…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a structural analysis to determine the impact of oversized holes in the…
A buckling analysis was performed on an elevated temperature stainless steel vessel subjected to a vacuum…
During startup of a desulferizer at an oil refinery in the Virgin Islands, piping failed…
A stress and buckling analysis was performed on a decanter, which is used to transfer…
For a client that designs and installs fire protection systems, O'Donnell Consulting performed a seismic…
Induction heating is caused, as the name implies, by induced electric currents in a material.…
A Fitness-For-Service evaluation of a steam drum pressure of a wood-fired boiler was performed. The…
An engineer was seriously burned when a thirty-nine inch expansion joint ruptured while workman were…
For a major food processing company, O'Donnell Consulting analyzed the failure of a horizontally mounted low…
      A failure analysis of a commercial sprinkler pipe system was performed. The…
A West African bauxite company was awarded $16 million in a U.S. District Court after…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a structural analysis and remaining life assessment of the main shafts on…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a failure analysis on a mining lift hook. A three dimensional finite…
O'Donnell Consulting performed failure analyses of a barge mooring that had broken during a flood condition on…
An incinerator recuperator in a chemical plant developed severe leakage due to cracks through the…
Cracking and failure of Control Rod Guide Tube (CCRGT) Support Pins (Split Pins) was encountered…
For a major utility, O'Donnell provided engineering analysis of replacement reactor coolant pump seals. In…
Stress corrosion cracking can occur on low pressure (LP) turbine disks which operate at or…
We 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…
During a shutdown of the Kuosheng 1 plant, Taiwan, operation of the LPCI system for…
Failure of panel coil components in a large sterilizer was investigated. A failure specimen was…
O'Donnell Consulting Engineers investigated the cause of an accident due to a failed threaded closure…
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 engineering review of the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) analyses…
A comprehensive engineering analysis was performed on a coke oven battery roof and heating walls…
A client had designed and built four shell and tube heat exchangers for use in…
We were asked to examine the cause of excessive wear and leakage on three nickel…
An 18-inch replacement cylinder liner was manufactured for an engine that is used to compress…
Numerous ASME Section VIII Coded Pressure Swing Absorber Vessels were found to contain about 1300…
Cracks had developed on tube-to-tubesheet welds on a chemical reactor. We were asked to perform…
  Cracks in an aluminum actuator arm on an aircraft landing gear had occurred during…
We were contacted by supplier of large diameter Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) abrasion-resistant piping for…
Premature weld cracking had occurred in exhaust ductwork. The cracking occurred in corner weld joints…
         Cracks had occurred on Large Capacity Fuel Heaters (LCFH) during a…
We performed design and thermal, stress and fatigue analysis of an elevated temperature/pressure vessel used…
OCE performed a vibration analysis on an industrial impeller to…
An investigation was performed on a 1-inch stainless steel (SS) ball valve in a pipeline to…
A client that designs and fabricates a variety of electrical power distribution systems asked us to perform a thermal…
We were requested by a client to perform a stress, vibration and fatigue analysis on a bellows…
Westinghouse Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) Combustion Turbine Division (CT) had developed an Advanced Combustion…
We were asked to perform a failure analysis to determine the cause of the corrosion…
New and failed sections of a conveyor chain used for material transfer in a gypsum…
O'Donnell Consulting performed ASME Code Section VIII Division 2 calculations on feedwater heaters. In modelling…
We were asked to investigate defects on the blades of a 304 Stainless Steel mixer.…
A manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment products, systems, and chemicals as well as high…
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…
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.…
We performed a structural analysis on a skid mounted system (aboard a floating offloading and storage facility)…
Two rotary valve impellers fabricated from Type 316L SS that were used in cheese curd…
O'Donnell Consulting was hired to investigate an explosion and fire that occurred at a pipeline…
A client was a manufacturer of systems which filter a mixed inlet gas stream and…
OCE performed an examination of a 2" diameter floating ball valve on a midstream pipeline…
A cement rotary kiln consists of a slightly inclined tube made from steel plate and…
        Longer than two football fields, 80 feet wide, a large steel…
We served as technical consultants in an International Chamber of Commerce ($ 560 M) binding…
We were asked to perform a failure analysis on a pump used in fracking operations. The…
A 9 foot diameter, 60 foot long Stripper Vessel was designed and fabricated to be…
    When an air compressed system used to control the engine and steering controls…