Sellon Forensics Inc.



Whether you need electrical forensic engineering, insurance claim, or expert witness services, we will give you the knowledge to make informed decisions.

From low voltage circuit boards to high voltage transmission lines, we have the diversified background and experience to determine the causes of the failure.   We then clearly explain both the technical cause of what happened and the associated human action and/or inaction that caused or contributed, as appropriate.

We evaluate and analyze electrical failures and incidents/accidents, which include fire, explosion, equipment-breakdown and boiler-machinery matters, and personal injury due to shock/electrocution or equipment failure.   This includes industry, construction, and utility – safe work practices, standard of care, contracts, job hazard analysis, and defects.

Often Mr. Sellon has designed and/or specified electrical systems that utilized the type of equipment or similar equipment, which failed or allegedly failed.  Before his forensic career, Mr. Sellon has designed electrical systems for use from the cold of Antarctica to the heat of the Sonoran Desert, from sea level to 10,000 feet in elevation, and from the surface of the earth to well below its surface.

Typical electrical forensic engineering services include evaluation of:

  • Lighting
  • Lightning
  • Corrosion
  • Grounding
  • Generation
  • Substations
  • Betterment
  • Transformers
  • HVAC equipment
  • Codes & standards
  • Shock/electrocution
  • Fire alarm/detection
  • Power line clearance
  • Utility power systems
  • Fire & explosion cause
  • Electrical power systems
  • Controls (hardwired & PLC)
  • Power lines & wild-land fires
  • Hazardous or Classified Areas
  • Renewable energy — solar & wind
  • Vehicle & marine electrical systems
  • Insurance claims (property & liability)
  • Personal injury due to equipment failure
  • Electronic equipment & appliance failures
  • Electrical damage assessment — catastrophe
  • Boiler Machinery/Equipment Breakdown
    • Depreciation
    • Scope of damages
    • Feasibility of repair
    • Scheduling/expediting
    • Cost to replace like, kind, & quality
  • MSHA electrical
  • Mine power systems
  • Electrical construction defects
  • State & Federal OSHA electrical
  • Design engineering standard of care
  • Electrical jobsite safe work practices
  • Electrical contractor standard of care/practice
  • Electrical/general contractor construction contracts
                … and associated
  • Expert witness
  • Litigation support