How do we help organizations discover root causes and build more resiliency to protect against fires and explosions?
Exponent leverages more than 50 years of experience in fire investigations to conduct rigorous root cause analysis of fires and explosions while also helping clients develop proactive fire prevention strategies.
Our teams are mobility equipped and can deploy to most incident sites to perform a wide array of fire investigation services including fire origin analysis, debris field mapping, three-dimensional scanning, explosion damage assessment, and facility inspection for potential fire and explosion hazards.
Exponent's multidisciplinary teams use advanced modeling tools including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), and Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport (CFAST), to evaluate explosions, wildfires, deflagrations, dust explosions, and heavy equipment fires. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities and laboratory research centers conduct rigorous analysis to provide answers for the most complex thermal-related incidents.
Our experts also provide expert testimony in litigation and arbitration cases using visual data demonstrations and computational flow models to demonstrate how fires progress, how flammable vapors disperse, and explosions propagate.
Capabilities and Services
Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled
With expertise in over 90 disciplines are hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies - we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.
Extensive production and safety assessments for facilities combining hazardous and reactive materials, novel technologies, and interconnected equipment.
Thermal Sciences Expertise for Energy Systems
Energy systems design, safety, and compliance consulting across a range of industries, including oil and gas, renewable and utility power generation.
Thermal Sciences Expertise for Utilities
Overcome any utility operations challenge — from safety to asset management, and more.
Fire Protection Engineering
Extensive fire suppression, detection, and alarm system testing to support achieving code and regulatory requirements.
Fire & Flammability Testing
Thorough fire and flammability testing for sprinklers, smoke, and heat detectors, vehicle fire testing, and more.
Computational Modeling; Thermal Sciences
A less expensive and faster alternative to thermal or flow experiments.
Consumer Product Safety Assessments: Thermal Sciences
Helping clients understand and adopt fire and chemical safety standards for consumer protection.
Engineering consultation for commercial aviation, aerospace technologies, and drones.
Thermal Fluid & Combustion Systems
Support for HVAC, boilers, commercial refrigeration systems, and more.
Thermal Sciences Expertise for Disputes
Evidence-based scientific insights and expert witness support for industrial fires and explosions, oil and chemical spills, and equipment failures.