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Adrian Ratte

Investigator Adrian Ratte

Adrian’s background is diverse, having gained experience with oil and gas exploration in the Canadian Arctic at Schlumberger, manufacturing of gas compression and generator packages in the oilfields of Alberta at Enerflex, and as a contract manufacturer applying prototyping and machining technologies at Alzar Industries in Ontario. He also completed a race car Mechanic training program at the Bridgestone Racing Academy near Toronto.

Throughout University he was heavily involved in the Formula SAE team, where the students design and build a race car each year. Eventually culminating in a position as the team leader, his final year thesis project was the design, construction, and testing of a carbon fibre race car chassis.

After completing his degree, Adrian joined Sereca Fire Consulting Ltd in Vancouver, BC in 2006 and for 7 years he performed engineering analysis following fires and other failure incidents. During this period he investigated fires, explosions, and other engineering failures in domestic, commercial, and industrial facilities. He has also investigated fires and failures in boats, heavy machinery and vehicles. This position included a focus on the application of Building Regulations, Standards, and Electrical and Gas Codes of Practice to identify defects, evaluate requirements, and analyse compliance.

He has prepared numerous reports for litigation purposes and attended several alternative dispute resolution and mediation hearings.


MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering – Queen Mary University of London
BSc Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science) – Queen’s University, Canada
PEng Registered Professional Engineer – APEGBC, Canada
CEng Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom
MIMechE Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK)
CFEI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI)
UK-AFI Member UK Association of Fire Investigators

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