Thermal Fluid & Combustion Systems

Industrial gas pipes in a blaze of fire. Exponent performs investigations of fluid combustion systems.

Improve safety, reliability, and operating costs

When your project requires unique and advanced services related to industrial and commercial combustion equipment and systems, Exponent provides consultation for commercial HVAC, industrial heating and drying equipment, boilers, and commercial refrigeration systems.

How does Exponent's extensive experience with solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels combustion systems improve safety and advance innovative design?

Exponent has decades of experience helping clients assess risk and performance related to industrial combustion and thermal fluid systems used for manufacturing processes, from refining petroleum and chemicals, to processing paper and textiles, to processing and storing food. Combustion systems come in all shapes and sizes, as do their risks — whether it's an explosion hazard or toxic combustion byproducts.

Exponent scientists and engineers conduct a wide variety of laboratory combustion testing, including flammability limit determination, flash point testing, cone calorimetry, and flammable dust evaluation. We leverage our vast experience in fire prevention consulting for combustion systems such as boilers, heaters, furnaces, and turbomachinery (gas turbines, compressors, expanders), as well as HVAC and refrigeration equipment.

Capabilities & Services

Understand occupational safety, fire, and explosion risks related to industrial combustion and thermal fluid systems.

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.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.