Douglas Ehlers

Forensic Electrical Engineer

Mr. Ehlers is a degreed and licensed professional engineer with over a decade of experience, covering residential, commercial, industrial, and utility size applications. Mr. Ehlers is adept in system analysis, design, root cause analysis, troubleshooting, and probability risk assessment for electrical power and control circuits. He also has interdisciplinary experience in mechanical systems (e.g. boilers, pumps, valves, fuel combustion). Mr. Ehlers is proficient in reading and developing electrical schematics, drawings, and calculations, and has much experience utilizing local, national, and international codes and practices.

Over the most recent four years, Mr. Ehlers has provided support for both the forensics and engineering design communities. For the past year and a half, he has worked on dozens of assignments as the lead forensic engineer for equipment/system failure analysis and fire cause. Before this, he was providing engineering support at U.S. nuclear power facilities, including engineering design, review, consultation, troubleshooting of systems/equipment, and writing installation, test and maintenance procedures, safety analyses, probability risk assessments, and root cause analyses.

His areas of expertise include but are not limited to the following:

  • Residential / Commercial Electrical Failures
  • Electrical Equipment / System Performance
  • Lightning Strike Damage
Team: EFI Global-USA
Telephone: 704-280-0499
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Qualifications: PE
Areas of expertise: Engineering, environmental and fire services
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