Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP)
Mechanical and Plumbing Engineering
Our MEP experts specialize in applying their skills and knowledge toward determining the cause of failures in almost any application involving machines and systems, such as air conditioning, heating, chillers, elevators, escalators, piping, plumbing, gas turbines, internal combustion engines, and custom manufacturing equipment.
Our electrical engineering experts have robust experience in investigating and determining the causes of fire, electrocutions, equipment failures, lightning damage, power surge damage, and industrial control system failures.
Our MEP Services
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) SystemsOur engineers have deep expertise throughout the complete life cycle of HVAC systems from design to failure analysis. They also understand how HVAC system defects can affect the overall health of a building and result in water damage, mold, and other losses.
Plumbing and Piping Systems
From pumps to valves to filters to piping, our experts can handle any kind of failure or defect in plumbing and piping systems. Our team understands how to get to the bottom of failures and deficiencies, make recommendations for improvement, and evaluate costs of repair.
Elevators, Escalators, and Moving WalkwaysRimkus’ specially trained team of engineers can expertly evaluate pedestrian transportation systems. We can quickly assess problems and review system repair estimates so that equipment can be returned to service in a timely manner.
Fire Origin and Cause
Mechanical and electrical systems are often reported as the probable cause of fires in structures, vehicles, and heavy equipment. Our MEP team has extensive experience in determining the cause of fires and are frequently called upon to prove or disprove claims of others.
Fire Protection Systems and Fire Alarm SystemsFollowing a destructive fire, there is often the need to evaluate the operation of fire protection systems installed in the building. These evaluations ensure that everything worked correctly to notify occupants and automatically begin fire suppression. Our experts have the skills and experience necessary to evaluate each detail of the fire alarm and suppression systems to make sure that everything functioned as intended.
Power Generation, Transmission and DistributionOur expert services include power generation, transmission, and distribution. We are called upon to inspect and evaluate the entire spectrum of the power industry. Many electrical engineers at Rimkus have backgrounds in the power business, from the generating equipment to the electrical drops serving residences.
Electrical InjuriesElectrical injury is a broad field covering many types of injuries related to electricity, including fatalities. Electrical injury events can include electric shock, electrical arc flash, and incidental mechanical injuries. Our electrical engineers are experienced in finding the cause of an electrical injury or fatality and can provide recommendations to prevent the recurrence of an event resulting in injury.
Equipment Damage EvaluationsThe world relies on machines large and small to power our modern lives. When these machines fail or just stop working, our experts have the knowledge and experience to determine the cause, provide a correct course of action to get them up and running again, and provide recommendations to prevent future recurrence.
Lightning and Surge DamagePower surges from lightning events can damage equipment in homes, businesses, and industrial facilities. Higher voltages can exact a toll on even the most robust of machinery. Our team has extensive experience in evaluating all types of equipment to determine if claimed damage was caused by lightning-related power surges.
Industrial Control SystemsComplex commercial and industrial installations, such as manufacturing plants and theme parks, consist of many pieces of interconnected equipment, all linked by complex control systems. A failure of any part of these control systems can be detrimental to a business’s operations. At Rimkus, our electrical engineers have extensive experience in troubleshooting problems with control systems to help restore systems to proper operation.
Our Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Experts
Senior MEP Practice Leader