When handling a fire or explosion, leaders in industry, insurance and litigation attempt to limit exposure and prevent reoccurrences. These efforts require support from fire and explosion specialists, who should provide a rapid response, thorough on site documentation, and the expertise required to determine the cause and origin as well as the adequacy of fire prevention and suppression efforts.
Rapperport Associates offers comprehensive fire investigation services including field investigation, fire modeling and testing, and fire protection assessment. The fire science group can perform complex computer modeling to predict hazard, model fire growth, steady state burning and decay with intact and impaired suppression systems. These models can be used to study the effects of ventilation as fire suppression activities are conducted. Testing facilities are equipped for both large and small scale testing.
Explosion investigation often requires additional specialized expertise in material science, metallurgical and structural engineering. Rapperport Associates has the breadth and depth of engineering expertise to manage complex explosion cases. In addition to decades of practical experience, the team has exceptional academic qualifications and one of the team members has written the explosion chapter in the Fire Protection Handbook.