Fire & Explosion Investigations

We determine the root cause of chemical/ electrical/ structural fires and explosions, working with such codes as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Codes.

Our experience involves:

  • Fire/ Explosion/ Arson investigation and documentation
  • Cause, origin, and fire propagation analysis
  • Testing of ignition temperatures and combustible gases generated by fire
  • Thermal transient structural integrity evaluations

In applications including:

  • Process / Chemical Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Residential Structures
  • Commercial Structures
  • Vehicle, Rail, Marine Applications

We take a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon our expertise in fire science and engineering to find the root cause – communicating our findings in a clear, concise manner that can be readily understood by non-technical interests and stakeholders.

Our fire investigators provide factual testimony – not just expert opinions. They perform in-depth causation analysis, supporting conclusions with quantified results and illustrations – one such example was a structural collapse/fire of a rack structure.

  • Appliances
  • Dryers
  • Pumps/ Pipelines
  • Compressors
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Manufacturing Equipment
Results of Truck Fire
  • Recent Projects

  • Finite element analysis is used often used to simulate a structure and  conditions to determine the root cause of a fire/explosion.  Read about our engineering and forensic  cases on our Portfolio Page.

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