In an on-going effort to provide training and education on fire and explosion investigations, Crane Engineering, a leading provider of forensic engineering services, partnered with Jamie Novak, St. Paul Fire Department and the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (MNIAAI) to explode a house.
The controlled explosion provides researchers with valuable information about fuel gas migration, building air exchange, pressures and temperatures. In addition, analysis of the debris field produced by the explosion can aid in future investigations where the conditions leading up to the event may not be known.
To view a promo of Tuesday’s broadcast, check out Fox 9 News reporter, Jeff Baillon’s Facebook page, as he gets “up close and personal” with a house explosion.
You can view the complete broadcast, featuring Crane Engineering’s mechanical engineer, Christopher J. Brand, P.E. when the segment airs on Tuesday, July 23 at 9 p.m. on Fox 9 news.
About Crane Engineering:
For over 35 years, clients have trusted Crane Engineering to provide expert, multi-disciplined forensic engineering and consulting services for industrial clients, insurance claims or subrogation, and products liability litigation.
Our team of engineers investigate all facets of failure analysis, research and testing. We examine complex and multifaceted issues to identify not only what happened, but why and how it happened.