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Electro-forensic engineering: an emerging profession

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2 Author(s)
Castenshiold, R. ; LCR Consulting Eng., Green Village, NJ, USA ; Love, D.J.

With the increasing number of legal cases involving the application of electrical equipment, forensic engineering is playing a greater role in providing litigation support. This article discusses the qualifications and role of the electro-forensic engineer. Safety practices, importance of codes and standards and how to minimize accidents and liability are growing concerns with electrical equipment manufacturers, systems designers, contractors and owners. The electro-forensic engineer can make positive contributions beyond litigation support as explained in this article. The need for recommended practices or standards for the electro-forensic engineer to perform in a professional manner is also discussed

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Industry Applications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 2 )