There are a number of firms that advertise fire origin and cause investigation. These firms consult in primarily structural fires, but tend to lack the technical background to investigate more complex fires involving vehicles and equipment where an understanding of the components that make up these systems are involved. Caulfield Engineering recognized a shortage of engineering expertise in the field of vehicle, machinery, and industrial equipment origin and cause investigation and focusses its engineering fire investigations almost exclusively in these areas.

Our engineering investigators examined fires in countless types of equipment including:

  • Cars and light trucks
  • Trucks and Buses
  • Golf carts
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Trains
  • Boats
  • Engines
  • Appliances
  • Forklifts
  • Earth moving equipment
  • Construction equipment
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Industrial process equipment

 

Background, engineering experience, and knowledge of the equipment involved in the fire is critical to fire analysis. Caulfield Engineering’s professional staff is familiar with our client’s equipment before the investigation begins, not gained at the client’s expense. Our background and experience is why a number of top truck and bus fleets, vehicle manufacturers, and insurance companies look to Caulfield Engineering for investigative assistance in vehicle and equipment fires.

Caulfield Engineering is also frequently asked to evaluate individual components or equipment that were involved in a fire to determine what role, if any, they may have had in the fire. Our multi-disciplinary team brings the same knowledge and technical prowess to these types of investigations as well. Clients have asked Caulfield Engineering to examine a wide variety of components and equipment involved in fires including:

  • Small and large appliances
  • Space heaters
  • Furnaces and air conditioners
  • Piping
  • Electrical wiring and circuits
  • Circuit boards
  • Water heaters
  • Vehicular fuel systems