Timothy R. McGreal, P.E.

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Listed in Failure Analysis, Fire, Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall

Company Name: McGreal Forensic Engineers
Education and Credentials:
Master of Science - Fire Protection Engineering , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, Massachusetts (2003)
Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering , Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois (1992)
Diploma - Automotive Mechanics, Washburne Trade School
Chicago, Illinois (1984)

Professional Technical Committee Appointment
Appointed as a Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Dry and Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems (NFPA 17 & 17A) in 2012.

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Professional Registration
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

U.S. 6,165,089, issued 12/26/2000, “Transmission apparatus and method”
U.S. 6,859,146, issued 2/22/2005, “Smoke alarm and mounting kit”
Additional products that are currently in development integrate technologies related to life safety, music, housewares, and physical fitness.
Product Liability & Failure Analysis
- Consumer Products
- Autos/Trucks/Other Vehicles
- Fuel-Fired Appliances
- HVAC Equipment
- Manufacturing Equipment
- Agricultural/Construction Equipment

Systems Failure Analysis
- Fire Suppression/Alarm Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Gas Supply Systems
- Code Compliance Evaluations
- Moisture Intrusion Analysis
- Roof System Damage Assessments

Fire Causation Analysis
- Furnaces
- Boilers
- Water Heaters
- Vehicles
- Fuel Systems
- Explosions
Mr. McGreal has expertise in fire causation analysis of equipment (furnaces, boilers, water heaters, vehicles, fuel systems, and design/failure analysis of fire sprinkler systems, alternative automatic fire suppression systems, and fire alarm systems, and has experience conducting litigation support services, plan review, code consulting, and computational fluid mechanics fire modeling (CFD). Mr. McGreal has been awarded with patents for a fire safety product he conceived, developed, and manufactured (Alarm Arm).

With respect to Mechanical Engineering, Mr. McGreal has extensive product liability & failure analysis experience and has investigated losses involving consumer products, autos, trucks, trains, industrial/manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, fuel-fired appliances, and HVAC equipment. Mr. McGreal is a product design and product warning expert. In addition, he has more than 25 years of machine and product design experience Including but not limited to heavy duty agricultural equipment, automated machinery, nail guns, and portions of the National Missile Defense (“Star Wars”) program.
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