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Dr Tom Peat Presents at Marine Insurance Asia

Fire & Explosions / Marine
News image showing Tom Peat recently presented at Marine Insurance Asia.

Fire Expert and Chartered Engineer, Dr Tom Peat, recently presented at the annual Marine Insurance Asia event in Singapore.

Tom’s presentation Lithium-Ion Battery Fires: A Forensic Insight took attendees on a whistle-stop journey through the smouldering world of lithium-ion battery fires as seen through the eyes of an investigator. Tom delved into the science behind explosive incidents, the techniques used to mitigate the risks of lithium-ion battery fires and their potential limitations, and included a look at how modern forensic investigation techniques can shed light on the causes of battery failures.

Tom discussed why Li-ion Batteries have become so popular, explaining that they have the highest charge density of any comparable system, meaning that they can provide a lot of energy relative to their weight and are commonly used in devices including, mobile phones, laptops, electric vehicles, power tools and many more.

Since joining Hawkins, Tom has investigated over 400 cases involving fires, explosions, escapes of fluid, and engineering failures, ranging from small domestic claims to large multi-million-pound losses in the UK and internationally., He has prepared expert reports for both Pursuers and Defenders, and given expert evidence in the Sheriff Courts.

If you would like Tom, or a Hawkins expert from any other discipline to investigate a case or present to your organisation, feel free to get in touch with us.


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