Mr. Delano has over 20 years of experience in the engineering industry with over ten years of experience as a forensic engineer. He has conducted loss investigations and provided engineering consulting services on topics including slip, trip and falls, vehicle accident reconstruction, mechanical and HVAC investigations, appliance failures, boiler and water heater failures and fires, plumbing system failures and water losses. He has evaluated fire sprinkler system water losses. He has experience in fire investigations including commercial and residential appliance examinations. He has investigated Li-ion battery fires. He has conducted and taken part in automotive investigations including fire inspections, mechanical failure investigations, accident investigations including unintended acceleration investigations. He has investigated furniture failures and related personal injury cases.
Mr. Delano has investigated a wide range of product failure and personal injury losses. Cases including consumer product failures, mechanical failure investigations, damage evaluations, medical device failures, product use evaluations, hot surface and hot liquid exposure, bicycle component failures and accidents, appliance failures as well as industrial machine accidents such as nail guns, overhead door accidents and food processing accidents. He is an ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist and has experience conducting vehicle accident investigations including crash data retrieval. He is a CXLT Certified Excel Tribometrist and has experience with slip resistance testing and walking surface evaluations.
He has also conducted subrogation investigations on workplace accidents and injuries. Cases included pressure vessel explosions, fork lift accidents, chemical and thermal exposure accidents and machine guarding issues. Mr. Delano written reports detailing safety and design standard compliance evaluations relevant to the accidents. As well as construction code and industry standard reviews for liability assessments on issues such as stair construction, ADA compliance, egress capacity, egress illumination, walking surface slip resistance, temporary structure requirements, and plumbing installations.
Mr. Delano has experience in design and structural analysis in the aerospace and medical device industry as well as mechanical design using Solidworks CAE simulation tools and Finite Element Analysis. Structural analysis including Low Cycle Fatigue life, Fracture Toughness, High Cycle Fatigue, Ultimate Strength.