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Is Your E-Cig Actually "Safe"?

 With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, the number of reports of fires that are said to have been caused by one of them “exploding” or otherwise failing has also increased...

EE POWER BAR RECALL

EE has identified a number of incidents where Power Bars batch E1-06 have overheated and could cause a fire safety risk.

TRANSFORMERS: THE GREEN SUPERHEROES

Transformers have long been the unsung heroes of power systems. These items are an important part of our energy distribution system and they can arguably lay claim to being one of the first green energy devices.

ELECTRIC SHOCKS; WHAT CAN FORENSIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADD?

Electric shocks appear to be the subject of a steadily increasing number of claims, but how can a forensic electrical engineer assist?

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, THE POWER TO EXCITE!

Power generation, for many, is a black art that is peppered with common words that have uncommon meanings.  Indeed, many a person could not tell his alternator from his exciter, and the prospect of a fault with his up-shaft conductors could cause any self respecting power station engineer to break out into a sweat!

SAFETY RECALL BRIEFING

At Burgoynes we frequently investigate fires involving white goods and electrical installation equipment where the cause is related to a manufacturing or design defect.  We are currently involved with investigations that relate to Repair Action or Safety Recall notices that are detailed in the following PDF download.

FIRE INVESTIGATION AT ROSEPARK CARE HOME

On 31 January 2004, a fire at the Rosepark Care Home in Lanarkshire led to the deaths of 14 elderly residents.  This was a relatively modern facility with 24 hour staffing and only two minutes from a fire station.  In 2010 a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) heard from all the key players and reported in 2011.  It sought to identify improvements in fire safety that might prevent such a tragedy in the future.

SAUNA FIRES

From time to time investigators from Burgoynes have been called upon to investigate the causes of fires that have occurred within sauna cubicles.  Such fires, occurring as they do in sauna compartments that are timber-lined, are prone to develop rapidly and often cause substantial damage.  Where such cubicles are located in leisure complexes or hotels the fires can lead to substantial economic loss.