Power Forensics

Power Forensics™ investigates power asset aging, failure, incidents and fires; our expertise, experience, techniques and facilities can help you find out why your assets have failed, how they have failed and what you can do to prevent future failures.

We can also investigate and assess apparently healthy, aging, suspect or degrading equipment and help you manage the assets to extend their safe service lives. We are an independent company and provide impartial advice.

Areas of operation

Power Forensics™ cover all industry sectors from transmission and distribution to low voltage controls; We carry out investigations, principally with electrical and mechanical aspects, in a wide variety of areas including;

On-site and laboratory operations

Our team of experts will perform on-the-scene investigations where appropriate to gather evidence that may be lost in recovery and transportation; our advanced laboratory facilities are equipped for disassembly and strip-down of equipment, as well as electrical and mechanical testing.

Test facilities

The materials testing facility enables EA Technology to examine, test and analyse a wide range of assets and material types. Our experts are experienced in the variety of materials encountered during forensic examinations of electrical plant.  Specifically, we have equipment that facilitates:

This specialist equipment enables us to provide an extensive range of techniques for establishing the causes of failure.


Power Forensics™ objective is to determine the root cause of a failure and recommend to the asset manager the best solutions to prevent similar failures in the future.  We also assess the condition of a range of electrical assets, including devising appropriate tests where these are not already specified.

We are independent of manufacturing interests and of asset owners and operators so we provide impartial reports and advice.

We provide high-quality reports including conclusions and detailed recommendations, and asset management advice backed up by 50+ years of experience in the industry.

Just a blackened mess?

A challenging aspect of electrical failures is that the energy liberated can destroy direct evidence of the root cause of the failure; our team has wide experience in the possible mechanisms of failure and in interpreting the remaining evidence to arrive at reliable conclusions. We are also skilled at interpreting the relevance of background information such as the performance of comparable equipment and the service history.

We hope you don’t experience the kind of failures and incidents that we can help with, but when you do, we’re ready.

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To find out more about Power Forensics, contact us on:

+61 (0) 73256 0534