Fires and Explosions

We help you understand the ignition, growth, and spread of fires.

How can EDT help you? 

Years of fire testing and the production of codes and standards have influenced building design and construction. Are we safer as a result? The answer is “yes,” but we all know that fires and explosions still occur, sometimes catastrophic, sometimes tragic. History keeps handing out new lessons.

Knowledge of codes and standards provides a means for assessing the cause of a fire or explosion and the effectiveness of fire protection measures that did or did not exist at the time of the incident. There is a particular obligation here to “get it right,” knowing that identifying root cause represents an opportunity to prevent a fire or explosion in the future.


  • Combustion
  • Flammability
  • Chemistry
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Alarm systems
  • Accelerant analysis
  • Construction techniques

Applied to:

  • Fire/explosion origin and cause
    • Vehicles
    • Buildings
    • Industrial facilities, systems and processes
    • Pipelines
  • Codes and standards interpretation
  • Site documentation
  • Post-incident damage assessment