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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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A number of cracks were found around the bolt holes of the inlet and outlet…
We performed a stress analysis on condensate receiving tanks - including on the shells for…
Wear and distortion of the copper plates in the mold is a major concern in…
A de-resining unit storage drum located at a refinery was evaluated in accordance with ASME…
An investigation was performed on a 1-inch stainless steel (SS) ball valve in a pipeline to…
Tullio Lombardo's Adam is the greatest Venetian 15th-century work of art in America. The sculpture…
  O'Donnell Consulting performed finite element design and static/vibration analysis on a 2 foot thick…
After a manufacturer found permanent deformations in one of its skate ramps, it asked O'Donnell…
O'Donnell Consulting performed ASME Code Section VIII Division 2 calculations on feedwater heaters. In modelling…
We performed (finite element) design and thermal, stress and fatigue analysis of an elevated temperature/pressure…
We were requested by a client to perform a stress, vibration and fatigue analysis on a bellows…
Induction heating is caused, as the name implies, by induced electric currents in a material.…
O'Donnell Consulting performed modal and spectrum analyses for a manufacturer's linear variable displacement transducers.  …
We investigated a hunting bow incident that resulted in an injury. We performed metallurgical and…
We performed an investigation on an injury from a forklift accident, which occurred due the…
An engineer was seriously burned when a thirty-nine inch expansion joint ruptured while workman were…
A buckling analysis was performed on an elevated temperature stainless steel vessel subjected to a vacuum…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a failure analysis of elevation gearboxes used to control an earth-station antenna.  …
The growing need for efficient electric power generation led to the use of pulverized coal…
A Plaintiff general mechanical contractor with a history with a petrochemical company was involved in…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a structural analysis to determine the impact of oversized holes in the…
O'Donnell Consulting performed the design and structural analysis of two large scale containment pressure vessels…
We performed engineering analyses of nuclear propulsion plant components for Virginia Class submarines. This work…
We performed a structural analysis of a base skid, which supported a condensor exhauster system in…
  Chemical, microstructural, and mechanical property characterizations were performed on three continuous miner drive torque…
O'Donnell Consulting was commissioned to conduct an independent safety review of paving equipment that was…
O'Donnell Consulting Engineers (OCE) performed an analysis and redesign on a heat exchanger that had…
ASME Code Section VIII Division 2 analysis was performed using ANSYS finite element analysis on…
  O'Donnell Consulting was asked to assess the structural integrity of a base skid containing…
We were asked to investigate the failure of a key component on a Boeing 737…
        Longer than two football fields and 80 feet wide, a large…
A comprehensive engineering analysis was performed on a coke oven battery roof and heating walls…
O'Donnell Consulting Engineers investigated the cause of an accident due to a failed threaded closure…
For a client that designs and installs fire protection systems, O'Donnell Consulting performed a seismic…
A stress and buckling analysis was performed on a decanter, which is used to transfer…
  A coupling end of a 6-inch bore hydraulic cylinder from a 30 ton forming…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a finite element analysis of a refractory lined autoclave, for use in…
A client had designed and fabricated two types of above-ground tanks, originally intended to be…
A manufacturer of systems which filter a mixed inlet gas stream and produce virtually pure…
OCE performed a vibration analysis on an industrial impeller (constructed of ASTM A514 Grade B…
Excessive wear and leakage was discovered on three nickel cemented tungsten carbide (WC) pump seals.…
A manufacturer of a Thin Film Heat Exchanger (TFHE) - which is used in conjunction…
Turbine blades made by a particular manufacturer are a complex shape that requires them to…
We performed design and thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue analysis on vessels and components for…
Numerous ASME Section VIII Code Pressure Swing Absorber Vessels were found to contain about 1300…
We performed API 650/ASME FFS-1 Fitness For Service on Overheated Boiler Tubes. The boiler tubes…
O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc. performed a failure analysis, repair and modifications of a contactor vessel.…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a third party engineering review of the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) analyses…
When reinforced ductwork failed shortly after being placed in service, we were asked to perform…
During the delivery of a shipment of resin, damage occurred to a storage tank at…
After a gas well accident in which a worker lost a leg at a plant,…
Failure of panel coil components in a large sterilizer was investigated. A failure specimen was…
During a shutdown of the Kuosheng 1 plant, Taiwan, operation of the LPCI system for…
    O'Donnell Consulting Engineers evaluated the nature of vibratory conditions on the framework supporting…
We developed an analytical procedure for predicting thrust chamber life on the Space Shuttle Main…
Stress corrosion cracking can occur on low pressure (LP) turbine disks which operate at or…
For a major utility, O'Donnell provided engineering analysis of replacement reactor coolant pump seals. In…
Cracking and failure of Control Rod Guide Tube (CCRGT) Support Pins (Split Pins) was encountered…
An incinerator recuperator in a chemical plant developed severe leakage due to cracks through the…
We were requested to perform a forensic investigation on a steel tube chair that had failed…
A propane pump explosion had killed one worker and injured three others at a central…
After a fan used to cool electronics failed within the first two months or approximately…
O'Donnell Consulting investigated a failed a turbine exhauster, which is part of a high speed,…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a failure analysis on a mining lift hook. A three dimensional finite…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a structural analysis and remaining life assessment of the main shafts on…
A West African bauxite company was awarded $16 million in a U.S. District Court after…
Turbine blades made from subject castings were in need of weld repairs caused by machining…
Longwall mining is used to more efficiently remove underground coal deposists in large rectangular blocks.…
A client that designs and fabricates a variety of electrical power distribution systems asked us to perform a thermal…
O'Donnell Consulting investigated a fifth-wheel device to determine the cause of the separation of a…
We were asked to perform a failure analysis on a threaded joint casing at a…
We were asked to perform a failure analysis on a pump used in fracking operations. The…
We served as technical consultants in an International Chamber of Commerce ($ 560 M) binding…
  O'Donnell Consulting was asked to perform a design analysis of a high temperature pressure…
For the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Advanced Reactors Division, a method of bounding the accumulated plastic…
When ball-type control valves in a reactor coolant system were found to be sticking during…
OCE has developed elevated temperature design criteria which have become part of the ASME Boiler…
A cement rotary kiln consists of a slightly inclined tube made from steel plate and…
During startup of a desulferizer at an oil refinery in the Virgin Islands, piping failed…
Stress and fatigue analysis was performed on a crane seat to ensure it would last…
O'Donnell Consulting was asked to design a welded connection between a wind turbine monopole tower…
O'Donnell Consulting performed a seven-year program to recertify pressure vessels and pressure systems for the…
OCE investigated the cause of leaking/failure in a 2" diameter floating ball valve in a…
O'Donnell Consulting performed the design calculations for the piping system of a skid mounted heat transfer…
O'Donnell Consulting was retained to perform failure analysis, repair and modifications on a vessel used…
O'Donnell Consulting was asked to perform a fatigue analysis on a rail coupler, in accordance…
A fire/explosion occurred at pipeline LPG Dehydration facility, and O'Donnell Consulting was subsequently asked to…
O'Donnell Consulting was engaged to perform a comparison of a Saudi Aramco Engineering plant layout…
    O'Donnell Consulting was engaged to investigate corrosion in various structures of a refinery…
O'Donnell Consulting was retained by an insurance company to perform a root cause analysis of…
A Fitness-for-Service evaluation was conducted on a tank for a brewery. The evaluation was conducted in…
O'Donnell Consulting was asked to provide an assessment of the welding metallurgy and details on…
Two rotary valve impellers fabricated from Type 316L SS that were used in cheese curd…
We performed a structural analysis on a skid mounted system (aboard a floating offloading and storage facility)…
A third stage blade on a gas turbine had failed after 11,00 hours in service.…
The studs connecting the outer head cover to the stay ring of an electric-generating turbine…
A 1,400 ton hydraulic press frame had experienced cracks in high stress critical locations. Structural…
A commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC) company had a closed loop chilled (40 ºF)…
A manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment products, systems, and chemicals as well as high…
We were asked to investigate defects on the blades of a 304 Stainless Steel mixer.…
A Monel Series 3800 Pressure Relief Valve in oxygen service was destructively evaluated to determine…
A client had determined that in very dusty/dirty environments where their base-ported pressure filter is…
An 18-inch replacement cylinder liner was manufactured for an engine that is used to compress…
         Cracks had occurred on Large Capacity Fuel Heaters (LCFH) during a…
Premature weld cracking had occurred in exhaust ductwork. The cracking occurred in corner weld joints…
A supplier of large diameter Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) abrasion-resistant piping contacted O'Donnell Consulting as…
  Cracks in an aluminum actuator arm on an aircraft landing gear had occurred during…
Cracks had developed on tube-to-tubesheet welds on a chemical reactor. We were asked to perform…
For a client that manufactures components for Formula One Race cars, we performed analysis and…
A Fitness-For-Service evaluation of a steam drum pressure of a wood-fired boiler was performed. The…
    An air compressed system used to control the engine and steering controls for…
For a major food processing company, O'Donnell Consulting analyzed the failure of a horizontally mounted low…
O'Donnell Consulting performed an investigation of a Shipboard Compressor System Fire incident that occurred on…
New and failed sections of a conveyor chain used for material transfer in a gypsum…
We were asked to perform a failure analysis to determine the cause of the corrosion…
A manufacturer had contacted us to perform a structural analysis of an "S" type ladle…
Cracks were occurring in the running surface of the Newark International Airport monorail guideway. Some…
Westinghouse Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) Combustion Turbine Division (CT) had developed an Advanced Combustion…
A client had designed and built four shell and tube heat exchangers for use in…
The head of a pressure vessel used to manufacture crystals for use in devices including…
An independent analysis was performed to determine the cause of the failure of quartz tubes…
A 9 foot diameter, 60 foot long Stripper Vessel was designed and fabricated to be…
O'Donnell Consulting performed failure analyses of a barge mooring that had broken during a flood condition on…
      A failure analysis of a commercial sprinkler pipe system was performed. The…
  The structural integrity of bulkheads was a very important issue in safely operating mines…
  O'Donnell Consulting was retained by an attorney to provide forensic engineering services (fire cause…