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Jul
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Fire or No Fire?

posted on July 5, 2017 / IN Fire and Explosion Investigation / 0 Comments

On 15 December 2016, Thursday, at about 1400 hours, there was an incident involving a transformer/ switchgear located in the premises of a golf resort in Johor. The witness/ technician of the golf resort stated that he heard an ‘explosion’ like sound while he was waiting for a meeting with the General Manager at the clubhouse nearby.

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28
Jun
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Gas Turbine Explosion Investigation

posted on June 28, 2017 / IN Forensic Investigation / 0 Comments

At approximately 1300 hours on Saturday, 14 December 2013, a loud bang resembling an explosion was heard at the exhaust ducting of Gas Turbine Generator (GT) 1 after eleven (11) attempts of ignition during the maintenance period.

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07
Jun
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In an afternoon, three (3) alternators for the 3 generators were reported to have failed simultaneously, allegedly due to lightning activity. The reportedly damaged components included the main rotor coil, exciter rotor coil, Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR), diodes, and bearings.

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31
May
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At about 1740 hours on Sunday, 29 September 2013, a motorcycle (hereinafter referred to as The Motorcycle) driven by Mr. X collided with a motorcar (hereinafter referred to as The Car) driven by Ms A was reported to have occurred at the traffic light junction of Jalan Semarak and the slip road onto the West-bound lanes of the ‘Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway’.

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24
May
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The operation for Kiln 3 at a cement plant was stopped at 11.25pm due to red spot (brick failure). Investigation indicates that the air channel pipe was "missing", which resulted in a distorted flame shape. This is because the primary function of the air channel pipe is said to shape the flame and swirl the air whilst introducing the coal dust, to enable efficient combustion.

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17
May
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Water Damage Assessment

posted on May 17, 2017 / IN Forensic Investigation / 0 Comments

Water, as simple as it sounds, can cause hundreds to thousands worth of damage. Various items can be damaged by water such as wood furniture, carpets, electronics and appliances in commercial buildings or residential households. Water damage can originate from different sources such as broken or leaking pipes, clogged pipes, water pump failure, natural disasters such as flood and rain. Insurance policy normally would cover the cost associated with water damage. Hence, water damage assessment is important to verify the water-affected items as well as to determine the severity of the damage.

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