Corrosion expert witnesses are highly knowledgeable in material science, as corrosion refers to the process in which a solid material deteriorates or is worn down when in contact with another type of chemical or element. Corrosion experts might be experience in several fields, such as materials science, materials engineering, ceramics engineering, metallurgical engineering, and environmental engineering. With so many fields related to corrosion, it is imperative that the particular background of your retained corrosion expert witness matches the details and subject matter of your specific case.
Many corrosion expert witnesses often have experience with metals and alloys, since the corrosion process often affects these types of material. Experts in this area may have expertise in equipment failure due to the utilization of metals in different types of machinery. Failing to safeguard against corrosion may lead to mechanical defects, as well as grounds for potential lawsuits. Industrial facilities may also be subjected to the effects of corrosion, as such industrial fixtures as steam pipes, hydraulics, fire prevention systems, and other mechanisms and equipment are each vulnerable to corrosion and would therefore be the source of possible problems with safety. Corrosion expert witnesses may be asked to provide an expert opinion based on the findings of a failure analysis as a means of determining how the corrosion took place, as well as whether the proper safety measures had been utilized at the time.
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