Sump Pumps: hidden heros or potential villains
Practically everyone knows what a sump pump is and the usefulness of such a device, but do you know how these pumps really work and can you identify typical causes of failure? In this article, our engineer André Delhaise, will present the most common manufacturing, installation, and maintenance issues to allow you to properly manage your future claims related to the failure of a sump pump.
Pressure Equipment Failures
Some of the incidents associated with pressure equipment are explained by external loading that was not considered at the design stage. In this article, our mechanical engineer and specialist in pressure installations, Hugo Julien, lists nine crucial aspects to consider in terms of external loadings when designing pressure equipment.
Investigating heavy vehicle fires - a rigorous process
There is a large variety of heavy vehicles out there and, though these machines are built to be durable, they operate in a multitude of environments and undergo enormous variation in stresses. Many things can go wrong with these expensive vehicles, including fire losses. To find out more about this topic, we sat down with Geoff Wowk, a Forensic Engineer from our Edmonton office.
Physics, Mechanics and Forensic Engineering: The 1001 Lives of Isaac Newton
There are people like that who are born under a lucky star or… under the right tree! Yes, legend has it that Isaac Newton developed the theory of gravity after seeing an apple fall from his apple tree. He probably thought to himself "Why did it fall?" as he ate it. Isaac Newton is about much more than gravity! Discover what he brought to forensic engineering, and much more!
Santa's Elves: Craftsmen or Engineers?
Christmas elves are really busy during the holidays, and essential helpers for Santa Claus! But who are these sprites and what technologies do they employ? Did they receive training in school? Do they use magic? Do they only eat cookies and other sweets washed down with milk? To satisfy your curiosity, here is a little more information!
Everything you ever wanted to know about plumbing and electrical product certifications
Nowadays, we only have to type a few words into any Internet search engine to see an almost endless supply of products that can be purchased with just a few clicks. That said, caution is required when purchasing plumbing and electrical components online.
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