There are several common causes of industrial fires, including (i) electrical fire hazards, such as defective wiring and the overloading circuits or outlets; (ii) flammable liquids, like solvents, paint, and alcohol-containing substances which ignite easily; (iii) compressed gases; (iv) welding and cutting operations, which create heat, sparks, and slag; (v) cigarette smoking by workers; (vi) poor industrial cleaning practices; and finally, (vii) arson, which causes damage to buildings, machinery, and goods—as well as the deaths of workers or firefighters.
Industrial Fire Expert Witnesses at ForensisGroup are specialists in fire protection engineering, combustion science, fire modeling, fire research, heat transfer, and thermal physics. They consult on all aspects of industrial fires, such as combustion and explosions, and thermal radiation, and assist in cases involving powder fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and vehicle and watercraft fires. This entails research into the efficiency, stability, and chemical properties of foam fire extinguishers, examining the effectiveness of gas phase and powder fire extinguishing agents, studying fire characteristics of full scale industrial building fires, developing engineering countermeasures for smoke exposure, developing and analyzing fire tests, examining fire hazards, and analyzing chemical and petrochemical fires and explosions.
These industrial fire professionals are members of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SPFE).
ForensisGroup is ready to match you with a highly qualified Industrial Fires Expert Witness. Start by filling out and Submit An Expert Request Form. In the alternative, please call our office at (800) 555-5422 for more information on how we can help your case.