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Failure Analysis & accident investigation Corrosion engineering Fire investigation Expert witness in litigation Design & structural analysis Condition assessment

Fires are very serious thread to public safety, which often caused a significant cost to society and danger to human lives.

UTC key staff had been engaged in a number of fire and explosion investigation casses, including car fire and explosion, electrical device fires, power system fire and explosion, tranformer fire, swithchgear fire, hand dryer fire, crane fire etc.

Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) awarded UTC project to provide training course on vehicle fire investigation.

UTC team consists of experts with more than 35 years of relevant industrial and research experience for aerospace, marine, petrochemical, electronic and microelectronic, construction, amusement, oil & gas, transportation industries and governmental agencies including Ministry of Defence (Singapore), Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Korean), Public Utilities Board (PUB), The Straits Times, SBS Transit, High Court, State Courts, China Taiping Insurance, Rajah & Tann, WongPartnership, Universal Terminal, Singapore Navy, SMRT, RWS, Shell, ST Aerospace, Eagle Services Asia, SIA Engineering, HP, Dell, ST Marine, Takenaka Corporation (Japan) and Sembawang Shipyard, etc.

Recent relevant publications

    Recently, UTC had published articles on failure analysis and accident investigation as follows:

  • "Improving quality and reliabity through effective failure analysis" was presented in Symposium on Materials Processing, Inspection and Testing held on August 24, 2017, Malaysia.

  • Click here to read more the presentation report.

  • "Forensic investigation on crane accidents" was published in International Journal on Forensic Engineering in 2017.

  • Click here to read the partial article.
    For full article, please contact the publisher.


  • Determine root cause(s) of fire and explosion.
  • Find out mechanism(s) of fire and explosion.
  • Recommend solutions to prevent recurrence of fire and explosion.
  • Support litigation/court hearing on liabilities related to fire and explosion.
  • Typical projects

  • Taxi fire and explosion.
  • Electrical busbar explosion in shopping mall.
  • Hand dryer fire in school.
  • Switchgear burning.
  • Crane fire in construction.
  • Electrical power distribution system explosion.
  • Computer burning.
  • Transformer fire.
  • Available Analytical Techniques

  • Infrared Thermography
  • Visual examination
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Florescence X-ray spectrometry
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR)
  • Flash and fire point test
  • Flammability test
  • Expert areas

  • Industrial fire
  • Residential fire
  • Fuel fire
  • Electrical fire
  • Mechanical fire

  • Other expert areas, please refer to
  • Corrosion engineering

  • Failure analysis and accident investigation.

  • Expert witness in litigation and insurance claims.

  • Condition assessment

  • Design and structural analysis

  • Technical training
  • Industrial Failure Analysis - Investigation, causes, mechanisms and prevention
    Applied Metallurgy - Compositions, microstructure, process and properties of metals and alloys
    Corrosion - mechanisms, investigation and prevention
    Fire Investigation
    Structual analysis in design and failure investigation
    Human factors in design and accident investigation

    Our key experts had provided these services to reginal countries and beyond, including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korean, The Netherland, Italy, etc.