Agricultural Loss

K-P Engineering provides experience and expert materials, metallurgical and mechanical engineering support for losses involving agricultural tools, equipment and facilities. In particular, K-P has exceptional expertise in the evaluation of the microscopic evidentiary aspects of these events, such as the nature, cause and origin of cracks, leaks, chemical and metallurgical features that may lie at the center of these losses.

Typical analyzed components include:

  • Grain dryers
  • Conveyors
  • Heating equipment
  • Structural members
  • Fasteners (Nuts, bolts, rivets, etc.)
  • Welds
  • Bearings
  • Gears
  • Chains and linkages
  • Brake & suspension components
  • Rigging failures
  • Fuel systems, tanks & containers
  • Pressure vessels
  • Hydraulics

Typical failure modes:

  • Burner control failure
  • Clearance to combustibles
  • Fuel gas mixing failures
  • Corrosion
  • Overload / Overpressure
  • Metal Fatigue
  • Improper use
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective design
  • Material or Manufacturing defect
  • Accident
  • Dust explosions