Paul and Patrick completed a three day course on the Forensic Investigation of Energy Claims. This was provided by Minton, Treharne & Davies (MTD), and held in their existing and future offices in Cardiff.
The course included hands-on
time in MTD's chemical and metallurgical laboratories, as well as thorough
examination into many subjects including; root cause & failure analysis;
corrosion; component and structure failures; non-destructive testing; design
defects and defective parts; fire and explosion investigation; riser
construction and failures: welding; environmental claims; bio-corrosion;
fatigue and fatigue life; finite element analysis; and composite materials.
It was also an opportunity to network and meet the technical experts who carry out the forensic investigations along with other Energy Claims personnel from around the world.