David C. Young, P.E.

Engineering Consultant

Training
Facility Inspection
Standards Development
Distribution Design
Material Testing

Facility Inspection:

Inspection of electric power distribution facilities to determine compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code®

Mr. Young is an inspector member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors since 1996 and has over twenty-three years experience inspecting electric power distribution facilities. Mr. Young is very familiar with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code®. He was a member of the NESC® Interpretations Subcommittee and a principal member of NESC® Subcommittee 4 (clearances).

Taking clearance measurements and photographs of electric power distribution facilities

Mr. Young is an expert in taking physical and electrical measurements of electric power distribution and transmissions facilities. Mr. Young has assisted attorneys and claims personnel with over four hundred accidents involving electric power distribution and transmission facilities. Mr. Young closely examines the structure and conductors involved in the accident for evidence and takes physical and electrical measurements and photographs to record the evidence. The photographic record is film and digital. Mr. Young measures the conductor temperature when he measures the sag of a conductor. Measuring the clearance of energized conductors is not a problem. Mr. Young can develop a formal report of the measurements and photographs.

Analysis of electric power distribution facility clearance measurements and photographs to determine if the facilities are in compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code®

Mr. Young has over twenty three years experience analyzing clearance measurements to determine if the facilities are in compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code®. In several accidents where photographs were taken but physical measurements were not taken, Mr. Young was able to use his photogrammetry skills to extract reliable measurements from the photographs.

Testifying as expert witness in litigation involving electric power distribution facilities

Mr. Young has testified over forty times in litigation involving electric power distribution facilities. In a Daubert hearing, Mr. Young was declared to be an expert in electric power distribution. He is experienced in answering and preparing interrogatories and testifying in depositions and in court as an expert in electric power distribution design and construction, Mr. Young also has experience teaching council and jury in the technical aspects of the litigation.