WHA’s engineers are recognized among the world’s leading experts in fire investigations involving oxy-fuel, air-fuel, and other reactive or hazardous fluids. We’ve investigated hundreds of incidents, from small welding system fires to high-order industrial explosions. Our blast analysis and blast testing capabilities have helped set new standards and influenced the industrial, petrochemical, gas distribution industries.

Equipment investigated.

Our experience with fire and blast covers a wide range of components and systems, including:

  • Production, storage, and distribution systems
    • Air separation plants
    • Bulk storage and portable systems
    • Pipeline applications
    • Compressor systems
  • Industrial systems
    • Minerals and chemical processing plants
    • GTL plants
    • Welding/cutting and allied processes
    • Cylinder gas filling facilities
    • Cylinder supply and distribution systems
  • Synthesis gas systems
  • Reactor systems
  • Compressed Natural Gas and Propane Systems (including COPV fuel systems)
  • Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions (BLEVE)

Hazardous fluids investigated.

  • Fuel gases (hydrogen, acetylene, propane, natural gas)
  • Compressed or liquid “inerts” (nitrogen, argon, helium)

Eliminate the mystery behind a fire.

The aftermath of fire is often chaotic, messy, and confusing, but our meticulous approach is designed to eliminate the mystery. We do everything possible to uncover clear answers and actionable recommendations. Our findings are based on thorough forensic engineering, often including state of the art testing and accident reconstruction.

Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Services

Accident reconstruction testing.

Under scientific conditions, we can test and evaluate a range of theories leading up to a fire incident. Our tests are performed according to peer-reviewed and industry-accepted standardized techniques and procedures.

Testing Capabilities

Let’s talk.

We’re in the business of finding answers. Contact us to request a free consultation with one of our experienced engineers. We can help you understand your needs and identify the best options for your organization.

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