Russell will cover the identification of physical evidence that identifies fires as being started deliberately, alongside evidence that identifies where fires and other peril claims are potentially fraudulent.
Giuseppe will focus on two widespread corrosion mechanisms that routinely lead to large BI claims in the power industry: Corrosion Under Insulation, and Microbiologically Induced Corrosion. He will discuss what causes these degradation mechanisms, as well as how to recognise and prevent them.
Camilla discusses what biomass boilers are, how they work, and how they can cause fires.
Gerald will discuss examples where Hawkins has investigated escapes of water caused by a fault in a push-fit fitting, and how laboratory inspection can be conducted to generate data that allows us to compare the characteristics of exhibit and exemplar fittings.
Tim will provide an introduction into hybrid concrete construction (HCC). HCC combines precast and insitu concrete to maximise the benefit of both forms of concrete construction.
Luke will be discussing vehicle fires which involve combustible fluids and materials, as well as other causes such as mechanical failure, electrical faults and frictional heating.
Lin introduces the basic characteristics of hydrogen, the current trend for its applications, its effects on materials, and some recent examples of materials failures in the context of insurance claims.
Amir explains what a fibre reinforced composite is, where they are used, and some of the methods for manufacturing pipes and tanks made from composites.
Philippa explores common themes that lead to leaks and failures in high-integrity industries, or the pipework in your home.
A review of sprinkler pipework including, commissioning processes, material compatibility and what can go wrong.