Scott E. Dillon

Scott E. Dillon, P.E., IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Senior Managing Consultant

Practice Group Director

Fire Protection

Scott Dillon is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in the areas of fire protection engineering, fire science, fire and explosion investigation and forensic analysis.  Scott provides clients with expert consultation regarding fire protection and alarm systems, life safety, fire dynamics, fire testing, fire modeling and compliance with industry codes and standards.  He has an in-depth understanding of origin and cause investigations of fires and explosions and has experience performing investigations involving residences and vehicles as well as commercial, industrial, chemical, and agricultural facilities. He performs investigations of fire and explosion incidents involving fuel gas systems and equipment.

He also has experience with the investigation of incidents involving combustible dusts and combustible metals as well as evaluating combustible dust hazards and performing Dust Hazard Analyses (DHAs) in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. He has performed evaluations of the design, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and failure of fire and life safety systems, including sprinkler systems, clean agent systems, vehicle suppression systems and commercial kitchen suppression systems.  He also has experience performing fire risk assessments and safety, risk, and hazard evaluations of facilities related to root cause analysis of accidents as well as the prevention of accidents.

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  • Explosion from a Smoldering Silo Fire, Process Safety Progress, Vol. 33, No. 1, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 2014.
  • A Review of the Hypotheses of Low-Temperature Self-Ignition of Wood. , Proceedings, 2011 Fire and Materials Conference, San Francisco, CA, Interscience Communications Limited, London, January 2011.
  • Analysis of a Two Decade Old Arson Investigation Using Scientific Fire Investigation Methods: The People Vs. Madison Hobley., Proceedings, 2009 Fire and Materials Conference, San Francisco, CA, Interscience Communications Limited, London, January 2009.
  • Characterization of Candle Flames., ournal of Fire Protection Engineering 2005; 15(4):265–286. Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Bethesda, MD, 2005.
  • Ignition Propensity and Heat Flux Profiles of Candle Flames for Fire Investigation., Proceedings, 2003 Fire and Materials Conference, San Francisco, CA, Interscience Communications Limited, London, January 2003.
  • Characterizing the Thermal Environment of the Cone Calorimeter for Analyzing Ignition Data of Materials., Proceedings, 9th Interflam Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, Interscience Communications Limited, London, pp. 125–135, September 17–19, 2001.
  • See CV for further publications.

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