ServicesElectrical engineering

Electrical engineering

Electricity is an essential component of modern life. Each year, an increasing number of incidents occur from the use or misuse of this form of energy.  From low-voltage communications to high-voltage networks, CEP-Sintra's extensive experience in this field helps identify and explain the root causes of these incidents.

Because of the invisible nature of electricity, most people find it difficult to understand its behaviour. Our experts demystify the processes and provide clear explanations of each situation.

CEP-Sintra's wide range of expertise allows us to take on challenges of any size and scope, including investigating equipment failures, determining stray voltage causes, identifying the electrical system impact during a fire, and modeling a complex distribution network.

CEP-Sintra's electrical team employs the latest industry developments and breakthroughs to continually improve their investigative techniques and conclusions.

Our expert electrical team provides a wide range of Forensic Engineering Services, including:

  • Origin and Cause Investigations involving Electrical Systems
  • Failure Analyses
  • Software Modeling
  • Technical Support Following a Loss
  • Human Factor Issues

Origin and Cause Investigations

  • Fires and Explosions involving Electrical Systems

Failure Analyses

  • Consumer Appliances
  • Electrical Distribution Systems and Equipment
  • Transformers
  • Motorised Equipment
  • Lighting Systems
  • Protection and Controls
  • SCADA Systems
  • Communication Networks
  • Lightning Protection Systems

Software Modeling

  • Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Power Quality
  • Load Flow and Fault Analysis
  • Transient Systems Analysis

Technical Support

  • Code Compliance Review
  • Construction Cost Control
  • Scoping Services
  • Risk Management
  • Expert Witness Representation
  • Educational Seminars

Human Factor

  • Shock & Electrocution
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Health & Safety

Our experts handle all aspects of an investigation, from site inspection to expert witness testimony in court.