Fire and Explosion Failure Analysis

Since 1983 Touchsone Research Laboratory has provided fast, accurate and affordable failure analysis to a wide range of industries – from underground mines to advanced spacecraft.

Coal Mine Fire Explosion Failure

Touchstone engineers examined a Contactor Enclosure and an Operator Control Station Enclosure which had been recovered from the site of an underground coal mine explosion.

It was requested that Touchstone determine if an explosion or fire had occurred within either of these enclosures. Our experts have extensive experience in many areas including metallurgy and electrical components.

Based on Touchstone’s experience with such failures and testing of evidence, it was concluded that no recent fires or explosions had occurred within either of these two enclosures.

This is only one example of numerous failure investigations Touchstone has performed for industries in construction, mining, insurance, aluminum, and numerous other manufacturers.

Should you need to determine the failure cause of component or system, please contact us.