Capabilities

We provide testing services to certify product and materials compliance, support quality control, and ensure the health and safety of workers and their environment. We provide assistance for clients who are not sure what tests they need. Our accredited materials characterization laboratory is the foundation of all the services of RJ Lee Group provides, including standardized testing for compliance, industrial hygiene and environmental analyses, quality control, and materials research and development.

We provide credentialed expertise supported built by robust scientific data. We provide significant support to industrial clients for product development, industrial hygiene and overall production support.

RJ Lee Group maintains a visible and respected reputation within the legal community, having offered scientific support in civil litigation matters for nearly 30 years. 

  • Product Liability 
  • Toxic Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Fugitive Emission
  • Personal Injury
  • Patent Infringement
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance Subrogation

Subject Matter Experts

From our core business of providing scientific solutions to our clients, we have developed innovative products. Some are produced internally, and some have arisen from partnerships with other research organizations. 

For example, we build lab software solutions to help manage and streamline your labs data, and environmental testing products for a variety of applications. 

  • IntelliSEM is a powerful automated particle analysis system.
  • ParticleID is  a customizable cloud hosted web application used to identify foreign particulate matter and  assist with root cause investigations. 

Other products we create count particles and help keep the air and environment safe.

RJ Lee Group is a materials analysis laboratory and consulting company which serves many different industries. We offer scientific solutions such as industrial forensics services, laboratory and testing services, litigation support, and laboratory software to many industries:

Did a Cracked Pipe Cause a Landslide?

RJ Lee Group News

May 15, 2013

A landslide that released fly ash materials into a drainage stream causing environmental concern was attributed to a failed municipal water pipe. The section of pipe that was removed had been examined by others and specimens had been cut from it during the previous examinations. Once we were afforded access to these specimens, we performed acompositional analysis on the pipe wall. Our examination noted that the observed graphitization corrosion was consistent with the age and service life of the pipe and that the crack originated in the graphitized zone. Using a scanning electron microscope (SEM), we generated high magnification images and elemental compositional information from fracture surfaces and corrosion products of the pipe sections and fragments. An analysis was also performed on the concrete lining of the pipe to determine its integrity.

The results of this investigation determined that the failure was stress governed and was caused by externally induced mechanical stresses that initiated a transverse crack in a graphitized area of the cast iron portion of the pipe wall. The sudden loss of many tons of cover material caused an upward heave in the surrounding soil allowing the crack to propagate through the wall and fracture the concrete liner, giving rise to the leak. We concluded that the failure was a victim of the landslide and not the cause.

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