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Earl D. Calder, PE

Forensic Electrical Engineer


Memphis Service Center
7975 Stage Hills Blvd., Suite 1



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Calder is a licensed Electrical Engineer and has worked for over twenty years in the electrical engineering profession designing power distribution systems including medium voltage substations, switchgear, motor control centers, and feeds to individual building loads.  During his career he has had the opportunity to manage and oversee the installation of numerous industrial electrical projects as well as test and trouble shoot many installation issues.

    Mr. Calder’s strong background in design, construction support, inspections and operations has provided him with a keen understanding of electrical systems and causes of potential failures.  Investigations of a wide variety of industrial incidents have provided a solid knowledge of incident investigation procedures.

    Mr. Calder was additionally an expert in safe operation of gas fired carbon electrode baking furnaces having been the global chairman of a carbottom baking furnace process safety/improvement team for seven years.  Process changes were developed and implemented that were successful in bringing an end to a history of baking furnace unplanned pressure releases/explosions.

    Mr. Calder has investigated a wide variety of electrical systems and investigation categories including audio/visual equipment, code compliance, commercial and residential fires of electrical origin, lighting damage, solar panel failures/fires, fire alarm system failure, and electrical failures of other causes during the past 3 years with EFI Global.

    In the past year several projects involving building consulting have been performed to assist clients with evaluation of repair/replacement proposals.  Additionally, wipe and tape sampling has been performed in fire damaged locations to provide data for making recommendations for soot and smoke damaged equipment cleaning.


  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 1980

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Arkansas Board of Registration for PE & LS, 6302
    Master Electrician, State of Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners, M-2778
    Professional Engineer, Kentucky Board of Engineers and LS, 36386
    Professional Engineer, Mississippi Board of Licensure for PE’s, 31699
    Professional Engineer, Tennessee Board of Architects and Engineers, 124896
    Professional Engineer, Alabama Board of Licensure, 40124-E
    Professional Engineer, Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for PE’s, 33119
    Professional Engineer, Kansas State Board of Technical Professionals, 28934
    Professional Engineer, Missouri Division of Professional Registration, PE-2022011955
    Professional Engineer, Texas Board of Professional Engineers, PE 144574
    Professional Engineer, Oregon Board of Registration for PE & LS, 100459PE
    Professional Engineer, Washington Board of Registration for PE & LS, 22010389
    Professional Engineer, Louisiana Professional Engineering Board PE.0047018

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Electrical
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