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May
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Crane Failure Investigation

posted on May 3, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

At approximately 0840 hours on Thursday, 1 August 2013, it was reported that hoist crane No '2' had fallen after hoisting a set of screws. Further inspection conducted on the hoist crane revealed that one of the planetary wheel gears inside the gearbox had fractured. No casualty was reported at that time as the mill was not in production.

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27
Apr
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Seeing is Believing – Infrared Thermography

posted on April 27, 2017 / IN Forensic Investigation / 0 Comments

Approved’s comprehensive reports pinpoints the exact cause of problems that threaten the integrity of a company’s electrical and mechanical systems and the identification of damage to water systems. Our thermographers are trained, certified and experienced in thermal infrared scanning.

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07
Apr
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Collision Damage Classification

posted on April 7, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

Collision Damage Classification (CDC, per SAE MAR80 J224) is an excellent tool to provide a clear and concise description to the principal direction of force (PDoF) onto a motor vehicle during a vehicular accident investigation and reconstruction. The standard was developed by the federal United States government to simplify the description of damage, where the direction of PDoF at point of impact (POI), vehicle deformation location, general type of collision, and damage scale are entailed and coded by numbers and letters.

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13
Jan

AGI’s forensic team detects forged signatures

posted on January 13, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

To forge a signature successfully, it is necessary to reproduce the appearance of the signature and to do so with a smooth, continuous motion. To accomplish both of these tasks is nearly impossible. Consider the two most common methods of forging a signature: First is to look closely at it and attempt to re-create it carefully, moving slowly to follow the lines as closely as possible. This method is called drawing because, in effect, that is what the forger is doing.

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28
Dec

Vehicle Collision Investigation

posted on December 28, 2016 / IN Forensic Investigation / 0 Comments

A black Continental car (hereafter known as the car) was reported to have sustained impact damage whilst travelling along Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The car was travelling along the middle lane when a lorry allegedly suddenly stopped in front of it. The driver immediately stopped the car, but another lorry, driving behind the car was unable to stop in time and subsequently shunted the car to collide with the lorry at the front. The airbags of the car did not deploy during the accident.

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14
Oct

Scope Fogging

posted on October 14, 2016 / IN Restoration / 0 Comments

Fire Incident caused by an air conditioner in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Smoke and Soot contaminated the client’s content, electrical & electronic appliances, ceiling, walls and hard floor. Whole area was affected by smoke and soot.

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14
Oct

NEW LIFE After Restoration

posted on October 14, 2016 / IN Restoration / 0 Comments

A fire and the smoke contamination that follows can be devastating. We work to quickly assess the damage and define what can be remedied and restored. We then proceed with the correct, most cost-effective course of action to repair and prevent future damage.We use a range of leading-edge technology to restore both the property and its contents.

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