Mike Casey, Ph.D.

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Mike Casey joined J.S. Held in February of 2023 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Failure Analysis & Prevention.

Dr. Casey was the President of Failure Analysis & Prevention, Inc. He has been engaged in the investigation of accidents, equipment failures, corrosion, structural failures, fires, explosions, and other problems at industrial plants as well as in the construction, transportation, and marine industries for more than 30 years. Projects have included metallurgical, materials, and mechanical engineering evaluations and failure analyses of boilers, boiler tubes, dryers, Yankee Dryers, suction rolls, calendar rolls, presses, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping, tanks, pumps, turbines, generators and other equipment in power plants, chemical plants, refineries, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial plants. He has also performed condition assessments and repair assessments of equipment to determine its adequacy for the service conditions with respect to design, materials, fabrication, welding, and other fitness-for-purpose considerations. Dr. Casey has also investigated the cause of failure of various structures and structural components.

Dr. Casey has performed numerous investigations into the cause of and scope of damage caused by fires and explosions at industrial plants in the US, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, ad the Middle East. These investigations have involved analyses of equipment, operating records, maintenance records, etc. he has also performed damage assessments of pressure vessels, piping, boilers, fired heaters, furnaces, compressors, turbines, instruments and other equipment subjected to fires and explosions. Dr. Casey has also worked with plant personnel to expedite repairs and has developed estimates for the reconstructions time and cost to restore a plant following an incident.

Dr. Casey is a graduate of Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D in Metallurgical Engineering. While at Columbia, he conducted research for NASA on design and fabrication of high-temperature nickel-based alloys that are used for rotating components in jet engines and land-based gas turbines. Prior to graduate school, he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Casey has authored hundreds of technical reports for plant owners, insurance companies and attorneys. He has also lectured at local and national engineering meetings and conferences. Dr. Casey has represented clients in disputes related to equipment failures, fire cause and origin, construction issues, product liability, etc. In this capacity he has provided testimony in arbitration proceedings, depositions and at trial.