How do we protect people and their environments from the destructive effects of fire?
Fires and explosions are devasting events and can have far-reaching impacts on human health and safety as well as the environment. Exponent has unique insight into the nature of fires, explosions, and thermal events, and we provide rapid response for fire investigations. Our fire prevention and protection consultants routinely perform investigations of residential, industrial, and wildland fires, as well as fire protection system failures.
We combine our thermal consulting expertise of fires with the latest tools and technology, including 3D surveying tools, to conduct efficient, scientific investigations that objectively determine causes and root failures for all types of events occurring across industries, including transportation, construction, energy, chemicals, and consumer products.
With our deep knowledge of fire safety and explosions, we can help clients mitigate the risk of future explosions, fires, and thermal events and provide comprehensive evaluations of fire safety alarms and systems as well as fire safety codes analysis.
Fire protection training and credentials
Exponent's fire protection engineering professionals include Certified Fire Investigators (CFIs), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigators (CFEIs), Certified Vehicle Fire Investigators (CFVIs), Fire Investigation Technicians (IAAI-FITs), and Certified Building Officials (CBOs). In addition, our professionals have undergone Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training.
CAPABILITIES and services
Exponent has more than fifty years of experience conducting fire and explosion investigations and providing important insights to help organizations proactively mitigate fire risk.
Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled
With expertise in over 90 disciplines and 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 & 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.
Fire & Explosion Investigations
In-depth field examinations and high-tech modeling and testing to determine the origin and cause of fires, gas explosions, dust explosions, and other explosions...
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.