Mechanical Engineering & Fire Cause Investigation

Industrial & Commercial Incidents Reconstruction




Dennis Romanyk graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1979. He also completed an Advanced Quality Systems course in 1992, a Management Development for Professional Geologists and Geophysicists Business certificate in 2004, and the National Association of Fire Investigators’ certification course to acquire CFEI designation in 2008.

Dennis was employed as a Service Technician for the cementing, fracturing, stimulation, and industrial service departments in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Inuvik from 1968 to 1975. After graduation, he became a Frontier District Engineer, providing engineering, direction and training for the Arctic and East Coast operations until 1982. At that time, he established operations in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and functioned as a District Engineer for the next two years.

In 1984, he directed personnel and coordinated operations for six locations in Western Canada that provided chemical and mechanical cleaning of industrial facilities. He provided consulting services in Brazil for the establishment of a national offshore oil well stimulation service company.

From 1988 to 1992, Dennis provided engineering services, process design, and personnel training in the production of aircraft components and assemblies for the military and commercial aeroplanes market. He developed and implemented company quality procedures to satisfy the requirements of ISO 9000 and Boeing’s D1-9000 document, Advanced Quality Systems for Boeing Suppliers.

In 2000, Dennis established company procedures for the certification of overhead handling equipment to satisfy the recommendations prescribed by CAODC. From 2000 to 2004, Dennis provided management and engineering design services, process design, and personnel training in the production of artificial lift equipment and the fabrication of specialized mobile equipment for the oil well servicing industry and the company product line of diesel fired heater units. He was an active participant in the development of ISO 15136.2 Progressing Cavity Pump Systems for Artificial Lift, Part 2 - Surface Drive Equipment.

Dennis has spent several years as an engineering consultant, providing consulting services in the design and manufacturing sector. From 2004 to 2006, he provided project management and engineering services in a multi-discipline engineering environment relating to ASME Codes.

In 2006, Dennis became a principal with Anderson Associates Consulting Engineers Inc. His broad range of experience enhances the company’s ability to tackle industrial and design projects. He is actively involved in investigating industrial and commercial incidents, including determining the causes of fires and explosions, as well as the sequence of events leading up to mechanical failures, worker injury, or loss of property and/or production.


Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)


Licensee, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists (NAPEG)


Member, ASTM International


Member, Society of Automotive Engineers

Member, National Association of Fire Investigation (NAFI)

Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


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