CPD event Tuesday 19 November 2019 - Explosion investigations

Novotel York
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Charlie Gardner, Partner, Burgoynes Consulting Scientists and Engineers

Explosion investigations

Types and characteristics of explosions

Some basic combustion explosion theory

Investigation techniques

Case studies

Learning outcomes

Review of the types of physical and chemical explosions generally encountered, with emphasis on combustion events

Understanding of some of the fundamental theory of combustion explosions – burning velocity, flame speed and overpressure

Review of the techniques/evidence used to determine the origin and cause of explosions

Illustration by case studies, including current trends and high profile events that have shaped research


Charlie Gardner graduated from Leeds University and received his PhD in 1998 for research into combustion-related science and explosions, he then carried out research and development for explosion protection firms in the UK and the USA before joining Burgoynes in 2002. During his time with Burgoynes, he has undertaken numerous investigations into fires and explosions in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the Americas, ranging from domestic incidents to large-scale industrial fires and marine casualties. His investigations have culminated in providing expert witness evidence in civil and criminal Courts. Charlie has also contributed articles to periodicals and reference works and has lectured at a number of venues and to a range of audiences, including academic conferences and industrial forums.

  • Novotel York
  • Fishergate
  • York
  • YO10 4FD
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