Terry L. Tippets, P.E., B.S.
Senior Engineer, Electrical
Emphasis: Electrical design, Fires and Explosions
Graduating from the University of Utah in 1979, Mr. Tippets has nearly four decades of experience in all aspects of electrical and electronics engineering. This provides him with a uniquely broad base for forensic analysis. His work has included preparing design, permitting and specification packages for hospitals, hotels, shopping centers, private and military housing, university dormitory and classroom buildings, gas-station/convenience stores, restaurants, nursing homes and substations among others. His industrial experience includes oil and gas refineries, surface and sub-surface mines, manufacturing facilities, power generation plants, and airport air traffic control. These projects often included construction support, start-up and plant support. He is experienced in all aspects of electrical engineering including project and construction management, building lighting, grounding, communications, and motor control and instrumentation. He has designed circuits utilizing voltages as low as -19 dBV in sonar applications and as high as 138 kV in electrical substations. He has worked with frequencies ranging from direct current (0 hz), when designing computers for what has become L3 Communications to the 2.9 Ghz used in TACAN antennas for which he designed the automatic gain control electronics. Specializes in power distribution and transformation which includes substation and generator systems. He has used and is familiar with the latest industry software, such as SKM Technologies and ETAP programs for electrical design and analysis as well as AGi32 and Visual used in lighting design. His experience in forensic analysis includes water loss, fire investigation, and electrical injury and accident investigation including wrongful death.