Fire origin and cause investigation and product failure analysis
Our fire investigators were engaged for a cause and origin investigation following a fire in a workshop at a single family residence. After observing the scene and collecting evidence for laboratory analysis, we determined that the potential cause of the fire was a pancake compressor used in the workshop area. After further analysis of the pancake compressor, it was determined that it had overheated during use and caused the fire.
As a part of our investigation, EFI Global also conducted exemplar testing of a new compressor and compared with findings from the fire. Upon completion of the testing, it was determined that the failure of the compressor was due to a manufacturer defect that was present in this type and brand of compressor. As a result of our efforts and investigation, EFI Global worked with the local Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a formal recall of the product.
Laboratory Analysis for Tank Manufacturer
Our laboratory personnel were commisssioned in part by a Texas public university to investigate and analyze the oxidation rate of ethyl mercaptan in residential liquid propane tanks.
Hurricane Ike Microbiological Analysis
Following Hurricane Ike in 2008, hundreds of commercials buildings in Houston and the surrounding area were damaged by water infiltration and flooding.