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Failure Analysis - KnightHawk Engineering


The key to KnightHawk's success is the adherence to the four "E"s of engineering excellence: Expertise, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Expediency.


KnightHawk employs some of the most highly credentialed engineers. Many members of our staff hold doctorate degrees in their specialty areas. By maintaining a diverse staff, we are able to offer expertise in a variety of areas including:

  • ASME Code Compliance
  • Flow Induced Vibration
  • Boilers
  • Furnaces
  • Centrifugal Compressors
  • Gas/Steam Turbines
  • Reciprocating Pumps/Compressors
  • Pelletizing Dies
  • Critical Piping Systems
  • Selective Linear Exchangers
  • Elastic/Plastic FEA
  • Structural Analysis
  • Engines
  • Transfer Line Exchangers
  • Heat Transfer Driven FEA
  • Vessel Alterations Repair
  • High Pressure Reactors


At KnightHawk, we employ an integrated systems approach in which we analyze the interaction of the process, the controls and instrumentation and the mechanical equipment. We have solved many problems by looking at all elements of the system, not just the most obvious symptoms. Our data collection and reduction are performed on site which allows us to verify, analyze and provide results in real time. We realize that the key to successfully utilizing numerical methods is to understand the science as well as the business of our clients.


Executing the job correctly and professionally requires the use of the latest tools available. KnightHawk's expert staff utilizes the latest in analytical tools including:

  • KETSAP (Thermosyphon Modeler)
  • Pressure Vessel Software
  • Fluent
  • PV Elite
  • RSR© Rotordynamics-Seal Research
  • CD-Adapco
  • Caesar II
  • Equation Solvers


We realize that the time it takes to solve engineering problems translate into money and costs for our clients. That's why we maintain a staff with extensive experience to quickly diagnose problems and to provide the correct solutions-the first time around. KnightHawk's Engineering Response team is available day and night to respond to emergencies around the world. Our engineers work efficiently and effectively under the most challenging time constraints to resolve your problems and to get your system up and running.

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