Gexcon has extensive experience through our ongoing research into the phenomena of explosions, fire and toxic releases. Our specialist expert consultants have investigated numerous incidents ranging from small vessel explosions and toxic releases to large explosions and fires at chemical processing and petrochemical facilities. Many of these incidents involve toxic materials, flammable gases, liquids and dusts. Our incident investigators work with the facility owners, insurers and national legislative bodies to provide our expert opinion and understanding of what actually happened during the accident.
Gexcon consultants can help you coordinate the entire investigation, including securing the scene and recovering evidence to enable a full understanding of the root causes of the incident, in addition our team also function as expert witnesses in ongoing investigations and legal proceedings. Our method for finding root causes focuses on identifying facts about the incident based on evidence such as videos, process data, witness statements etc. We perform site inspections and employ state-of-the-art equipment to locate the origin and to determine the cause of the incident.
If the incident involves gas, Gexcon can perform analyses to identify the location of the leak and quantify the size of the leak. This involves sampling the soil for residual gas, pressure testing and excavation to evaluate gas pipelines and gas service mains, testing of combustion controls and performing ground-penetrating radar analysis to identify underground migration pathways.
With our state-of-the-art laboratory and our extensive modelling capabilities, we can identify all factors leading up to the incident and help you find optimal strategies to prevent future incidents.