Materials & Corrosion Expertise for Utilities

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Improve utility reliability and resilience

Exponent helps utilities assess real-world risk — from climate change to wildfires to wind and extreme weather events — and create degradation models that allow for the prioritization of infrastructure improvements and operational decisions.

How does Exponent's unique multidisciplinary approach help utilities address complex technical and business problems, reduce risk, and improve performance?

Our materials engineers work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams — comprised of structural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as data and thermal scientists — to provide sophisticated failure and integrity assessments, data-driven reliability assessments, risk mitigation strategies, and support for launching and integrating new technologies. Our quantitative integrity strategies provide critical information for operational, maintenance, and business decisions.

Exponent supports all types of utilities — from traditional energy transport and delivery to independent power producers (IPPs) to emerging industry players and new technology developers — providing solutions to complex technical and commercial issues. Our experience spans all types of generation and transport, including fossil, nuclear, wind, solar, pipelines, wells, and tanks, as well as overhead and underground electric and substation. 

Based on our unparalleled depth and breadth of experience in failure analysis, we apply lessons of the past to make the future safer and more sustainable. We offer expertise in the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of traditional utility systems and their components as well as emerging technologies. Our consultants have worked with major industry players around the world, giving us a deep understanding of typical and best industry practices and the implications of dynamic regulatory environments. 

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.