Power plants are designed and built for the purpose of generating electrical power; power plant expert witnesses are therefore experienced in numerous topics and areas of focus within the field. As with any type of industrial field, unforeseen incidents can lead to accidents or failure with operations and/or machinery, resulting in potential grounds for a lawsuit.
Power plant expert witnesses may have backgrounds in several areas, such as power plant engineering, electrical engineering, steam generation, oil field systems, waste heart recovery, gas turbines, power distribution, gas piping, natural gas, oil and gas, alternative energy systems, valves, fuel systems, ventilation, radiography, and other related systems and procedures.
Power plant expert witnesses may be asked to offer an expert opinion based on the findings of an accident investigation and reconstruction as part of a failure analysis. Such failures in a power plant setting may involve issues with construction defects, project management, mechanical design, hazardous materials, or an error in machinery or procedures detected during a mechanical inspection. Power plants may also suffer from heating issues with combustion and flammability, since the purpose of the building is to produce electricity and other sources of power and heat.
Workers compensation may also be a factor in power plant-related lawsuits, as industrial areas are often the location of an unexpected accident for employees while working in the field.
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