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Knott Laboratory’s Blog is a collaborative school of thought from our expert team of engineers who have worked on over 20,000 failure analysis cases nationwide for the legal and insurance industries, as well as for local and national businesses.

Fire Investigations & Enhanced Soot Deposition

Every expert conducting a fire or explosion investigation will use NFPA 921 to help ensure the investigation is done…

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How to Repair Sagging Floors in Older Structures?

One of the most common inspections we perform at Knott Laboratory involves sagging or deflecting floor systems.

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What Fails in Applicance Water Solenoid Valves?

Water solenoid valves are common in everyday life and are frequently found in residential appliance applications

Example of widespread moisture stains and organic growth throughout the underside of the roof decking within an attic space of a residence.

Humidifiers May Introduce Moisture Problems in Residential Homes

Deficiencies in attic space ventilation can be difficult and costly to mitigate within a residence or building

Safely Servicing or Maintaining Systems with Hazardous Energy

This important safety measure can prevent injury or death when servicing equipment.

How to Estimate Flow Rates in Freeze Loss Claims

There are several ways to calculate an estimated date for freeze loss

What is Video Matching?

Video matching is a process, where you are able to incorporate computer generated objects into a video background.

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Top Hazards for Commercial Motor Vehicles in Adverse Driving Conditions

With the winter season approaching, hazards increase for drivers involved in driving in adverse driving conditions

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What is a Real Time Simulation?

Real time simulation has been available since the beginning of the 90’s using accident reconstruction software.

What Does the Use of Photogrammetry Involve and How is it Useful?

Learn about the science of obtaining accurate 3D measurements from photos