Fires and Explosions

Industrial and construction equipment often offer multiple possible sources of combustible material and sources of ignition that could cause a fire or explosion. For example, a typical piece of construction equipment has fuel, engine oil, transmission oil, brake system oil, hydraulic fluid, and exhaust systems, and residues all in close proximity to one another and to multiple possible ignition sources. Thus, analyzing equipment fires requires both expertise in fire investigation and knowledge of how the equipment itself operates in order to conduct a full investigation. Many of ARCCA’s experts are both engineering experts and fire investigators, making them capable of taking on these complex investigations.

 

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