Any company that is in any way involved with the handling, processing, producing, transporting, and/or storing of flammable and combustible gases and liquids, combustible solids, explosible powders/dusts, and/or reactive chemicals would require our process safety services.
Legal / Insurance
The Federal Rule of Evidence 702 (FRE) in the U.S. states that an expert witness must be qualified on the topic of testimony. The legal and insurance communities rely on the support of experts who have specialized education, training, or practical experience in the subject matter relating to the case. The expert’s testimony must be based on facts in evidence, and should offer opinion about the causation or correlation to the evidence in drawing a conclusion.
In United States federal law, the Daubert standard is a rule of evidence regarding the admissibility of expert witnesses’ testimony. The Daubert test (used by the Federal Rules of Evidence 702) arose out of the United States Supreme Court case Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals and requires four things to be shown:
- That the theory is testable
- That the theory has been peer reviewed to reduce the chances of error in the theory
- The reliability and error rate (100% reliability and zero error are not required, but the rates should be considered by the trial judge)
- The extent of general acceptance by the scientific community
Our services to the legal and insurance communities include expert consulting and laboratory testing in the specialist fields of dust explosion & fire hazards, electrostatic hazards & processing problems, and gas & vapor flammability hazards.