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25
Aug
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Explosions (Dust Explosion)

posted on August 25, 2017 / IN Fire and Explosion Investigation / 0 Comments

Explosives are materials that produce violent chemical or nuclear reactions. Explosive material is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion and usually accompanied by light, heat, sound and pressure.

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02
Aug
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Fire Investigation to Restaurant

posted on August 2, 2017 / IN Fire and Explosion Investigation / 0 Comments

Approved Forensics Sdn Bhd (AFSB)'s Team received an assignment to investigate the origin of a fire involving 2 adjoining restaurants. Besides the cause fire, the client needed to conclusively ascertain the origin of the fire to establish liability.

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05
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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14
Oct
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Persistence of ignitable liquid residues at fire scenes can challenge the most experienced fire investigator. The recovery of Ignitable liquid residue requires knowledge, experience, skill and a certain amount of luck. John has recently presented a paper titled "Fire Debris Collection for Instrumental Analysis" at "The Evidence Conference", delivered in Washington DC and this article aims to provide a summary of his paper.

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