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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. 

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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:

Experts Distinguish Corrosive Property Damage from Normal Deterioration

RJ Lee Group News

May 15, 2013

Several years ago, a catastrophic event occurred in which a train carrying chlorine gas derailed and one of the tank cars loaded with chlorine ruptured, releasing about 60 tons of the gas. Within four days, RJ Lee Group was on the scene of the accident to provide technical support in evaluating air quality and to assist federal, state and local authorities to ensure that the evacuated properties were safe for reoccupation. After completing the study of the leak’s impact on the immediate area, we were asked to remain by the gas carrier and were retained to determine any property damage caused by the chlorine gas. These evaluations involved physical inspection and examination of more than 360 unique property locations and damage assessment of approximately 500 vehicles, on-site readings and laboratory analyses.

Recently, some individuals living near the accident location claimed corrosive property damage as a result of the event. Our experts were once again retained to inspect the residences of the claimants, and also to provide a critical review of data generated by their expert, as well as to evaluate samples collected and analyzed by that expert.

To the trained eye, the nature of chlorine damage to property is distinct and visually, as well as microscopically, recognizable when compared to general weathering over time. In an effort to separate instances of chlorine damage from those caused by standard weathering at the claimants’ properties, our metals corrosion experts followed the same proven protocol we established during our initial examination of hundreds of properties immediately after the gas release to identify the damage. Once we completed these observations, we were able to move on to collecting samples.

We collected lift samples from surfaces at the claimants’ properties and analyzed them using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to obtain microscopic evidence of corrosion products. Taking into account this entire body of evidence, including our analyses of physical samples provided by the claimants’ expert, we determined that the residence was not affected by the release of the chlorine gas.

After a critical review of the claimants’ expert’s report and based upon our on-site inspections, the analysis of samples from the claimants’ property, our corrosion expert’s findings, and our analytical results, our expert testified at trial concluding that there was no corrosion property damage at the claimants’ residence as a result of the chlorine gas release.

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