Electrical Failure Analysis for Fire and Incident Investigations: with over 400 Illustrations (Paperback)
The book is structured for anyone working in the failure analysis industry. The material is particularly designed for individuals that encounter electrical systems in the process of incident investigations. This includes engineers, technicians, investigators, insurance, legal, supervisors, and staff. There is enough technical information that any investigator will benefit from the material, illustrations, and explanations. The discussion is structured so that the material can also be used as an introduction to investigations. There are over 400 illustrations. The majority are photos of actual incidents we have investigated. Other photos are of events we have created in our research and are used as illustrations and aids. There are numerous diagrams to document the discussion.
Dr. Marcus O. Durham is an electrical and petroleum engineer and Professor Emeritus who specializes in failure analysis. Recognition includes Life Fellow-IEEE, Life Fellow-ACFEI, Diplomate-Am Board of Forensic Engineering & Technology, Registered Investigator, Certified Homeland Security, Voting Member-NFPA, Member IEEE Standards Assoc, licensed electrical contractor, licensed Commercial Radiotelephone and Amateur Radio Extra, and Kaufmann Medal by IAS/IEEE. He is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator. He has published over 140 papers and articles. He has published twelve books on such diverse topics as engineering, forensics, and theology. Dr. Durham earned the BS, ME, and PhD. Dr. Robert A. Durham is an electrical and petroleum engineer who specializes in failure analysis. Recognition includes Sr. Member-IEEE, Diplomate-ACFEI, Diplomate-Am Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology, Certified Forensic Consultant, Voting Memeber-NFPA, Member IEEE Standards Assoc, and licensed electrical contractor. He is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator. He has published over 46 papers and articles. He has published eight books on such diverse topics as engineering, forensics, and development. Dr. Durham earned the BS, MS, and PhD. Rosemary Durham is a failure analyst with extensive photographic experience. Recognition includes Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and Licensed Amateur Radio. She is acclaimed in the National Registry of Who's Who. She has co-authored two technical papers. She has co-authored three books on leadership, two books on theology, and two books for university level classes. She has analyzed the photography record for over 1000 forensic projects. She earned the AB and has additional studies at Imperial Valley College, Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University, and Southwest Biblical Seminary. Jason A. Coffin is a failure analyst, builder & construction manager, and computer & telecommunications scientist. Professional recognition includes Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and Certified Lead Remover. Mr. Coffin has investigated hundreds of failures in the field and the lab. Mr. Coffin has co-authored two books on electrical systems and papers on failures. He earned the BS in Information Systems and MBA in Information Systems.