Fire Investigation Failure Analysis

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We specialize in commercial vehicles and equipment with direct experience that includes over twenty years as the primary fire experts and corporate technical representatives for a major commercial vehicle manufacturer, and prior/subsequently as independent fire origin and cause engineering failure analysis experts.  We have investigated, researched, analyzed, reported on, and testified to the origin and cause of  a wide range of commercial vehicle and equipment fires, including trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, RVs, and a wide range of equipment including a variety of truck mounted apparatus, construction, agricultural, and other equipment.
Commercial vehicle and equipment fires can result from a multitude of issues associated with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and/or pneumatic systems and other human and accidental factors, with a wide range of root causes.  A working knowledge of the systems and components potentially involved in a fire is necessary to properly analyze origin and cause possibilities of any involved product.  We have investigated fires dealing with: 
  • Potential involvement of vehicles and equipment in structure fires
  • Post-Collision Fuel Fed Fires with ignition and/or fuel supplied by the subject vehicle or other vehicles or objects
  • Electrical issues involving electrical wiring and components including high voltage hybrid electric drive systems
  • Wheel end and power transmission fires involving brakes (service and parking), bearings, and tires
  • Release of flammable fluids from brake, steering, transmission, fuel, hydraulic, and engine systems
  • Turbocharger and exhaust systems
  • Cargo and auxiliary equipment
  • Cigarettes, candles, reflective lenses, and other miscellaneous accidental causes
  • Arson or other intentional causes
These potential failures and fires have resulted from a wide variety of contributing factors including lack of or improper maintenance, usage, or repairs, OEM or supplier product design, manufacture, or assembly defects, after-market modifications.
Call (260-407-1727) or Contact Us now to discuss your vehicle or equipment fire origin and cause failure analysis issue !