Industrial fires and explosions have the potential to be catastrophic incidents that could result in fatalities, injuries, regulatory fines, and significant property damage. Often, a fast and thorough response is needed after an incident occurs. ESi’s experts in this field recognize this aspect and can place a team well-equipped to begin the necessary investigation and documentation onsite quickly. Our consultants can see the investigative process through from the initial boots-on-the-ground origin and cause to getting the facility back up and running in a safe manner. Additionally, ESi can assist in the fire investigation analysis process at any step of the way, including investigating possible product failures leading to the fire or explosion, or assessing scope of damage consequences of an explosion.
A plant that produced iron powder for use in manufacturing metal parts had a series of three flash fires and deflagrations within a 6-month period, resulting in a total of five fatalities.
Petroleum refineries frequently need to clean storage tanks to check for corrosion, or to allow the tank to be used for a different purpose.
The company was contracted to produce a chemical, and developed a procedure for the reaction that included treating the waste water from the reaction. The waste water contained a reactive chemical that was a hazardous material.
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