Therm-A-Cor Consulting, Inc.

Providing combustion engineering expertise for forensic analyses and expert testimony.

Combustion Expert Witness

Therm-A-Cor Consulting Inc., founded in 1998, is a combustion engineering consulting firm located in Phoenixville, PA. The firm specializes in combustion analysis and air pollution control systems emission evaluations for complex hazardous waste oxidizers and incinerators and fired process equipment. Our engineers have provided expert testimony for process combustion systems in US District Court. Founder/Principal Donald Corwin, PE is board certified Forensic Engineer and is registered in 14 states.

Therm-A-Cor performs forensic analysis of current and historic operational conditions for a wide variety of combustion and air pollution control equipment. Therm-A-Cor analyzes the catastrophic failure of burning, boiler, refractory and heat transfer systems to identify the cause of the failure and estimate potential emissions.

The firm has worked nationally with attorneys to give expert opinions on the operational conditions and emissions projected from a wide variety of combustion equipment (incinerators, boilers, oxidizers, RTOs, and process heaters) and air pollution control equipment for locations throughout the United States.

Therm-A-Cor has provided expert forensic engineering assistance on many litigation cases where their expert report provided sufficient technical details to have the case settled without deposition or trial.

A client listing is available upon request. Please contact Therm-A-Cor for additional information.


Corwin D., Process Control with a Radiation Thermocouple, American Flame Research Council, Dynamics and Control of Industrial Combustion Processes, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 2005.

Corwin D., Rapid Process Control with Radiation Thermocouple, Incineration and Thermal Treatment Conference, Phoenix, AZ, May 2004.

Corwin D., Ullrich R: Burner Design: Fuel NOx and Staged Air Experience, Incineration and Thermal Treatment Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2003.

Corwin D., Process Monitoring with a BIF Unit, Incineration and Thermal Treatment Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2002.

Corwin D., Operational Considerations with a Liquid Waste Burner, Incinceration and Thermal Treatment Conference, Portland, OR, May 2000.

Corwin D., Process Production Increases through Oxidizer Control Modification, Incinceration and Thermal Treatment Conference, Orlando, FL, May 1999.

Santoleri J., Corwin D., Thermal VOC Oxidizer Modifications for Improved Efficiency, 1997 AICHE Annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA 1997.

Corwin, D., A Detailed Review of Metal Partitioning in a Kiln, 13th Incineration and Thermal Treatment Conference, Houston, TX, May 1994.

Carnes R., Santoleri J., Corwin D., Operational Problems with Mobile Combustion Systems, 13th Incineration and Thermal Treatment Conference, Houston, TX 1994.

Santoleri J., Corwin D., Air Toxics Emissions Control: Application and Design, 87th Annual AWMA Conference, Cincinnati, OH, Aug. 1994.

Corwin D., Radiation Cooling in Hazardous Waste Incincerators, 11th Incineration Conference Albuquerque, NM, May 1992.

Corwin D., Santoleri J., VOC Control Techniques, Third International Congress on Toxic Combustion By-Products, Cincinnati, OH 1992.

Santoleri J., Corwin, D, Industrial Waste Incineration System Material Selection and Application Problems, International Conference on Fireside Corrosion, Palm Coast, FL 1989.

Copies are available upon request.