Transportation Fire/Life Safety

Transportation Fire/Life Safety

Reax has completed a comprehensive experimental test program evaluating the fire performance of rail vehicles. Full scale experiments measured heat release rates and validated modeling of fire development in rail vehicles. Critical to success of the project was a detailed program of material fire property estimation using in house codes computational methods and bench scale … Continue reading Transportation Fire/Life Safety

Fire Life Safety in Buildings

Fire Life Safety in Buildings

Reax Engineering recently bolstered our expertise in building fire life safety with the addition of Armin Wolski, a Fulbright Specialist and Grantee recipient with more than 20 years of experience in interpretation of prescriptive building and fire codes. Armin is routinely appointed to assist regulatory and standards making bodies with his fire expertise including: The … Continue reading Fire Life Safety in Buildings

Thermal, Fire, and Fluid Dynamics Analysis and Computational Modeling – Municipal Waste Incineration

Thermal, Fire, and Fluid Dynamics Analysis and Computational Modeling – Municipal Waste Incineration

Reax Engineering has recently completed several heat transfer analysis and pyrolysis modeling projects for proposed municipal solid waste to energy incineration technologies. Our expertise using multi-phase and reacting flow modeling techniques has supported rapid prototyping and feasibility studies of several types of incineration, biomass torrefaction, and rotary kiln biochar and wood chip reactor systems.   … Continue reading Thermal, Fire, and Fluid Dynamics Analysis and Computational Modeling – Municipal Waste Incineration

Engineering Peer Review – Transbay Transit Center

Engineering Peer Review – Transbay Transit Center

Reax completed 3rd party peer review of numerous components of the recently completed Transbay Transit Center. Scope included smoke management, wind modeling, structural fire protection, and occupant egress. Reax Engineering is a designated 3rd party peer reviewer for the County of San Francisco and regularly completes engineering judgements supporting alternate means and methods of compliance … Continue reading Engineering Peer Review – Transbay Transit Center

Building Standards Commission

Building Standards Commission

Reax has recently completed experimental work supporting code change proposals related to building insulation systems. Intermediate scale fire testing evaluated ignition and fire spread performance of below grade thermal insulation and storage of insulation on worksites. Results of the test will be presented at the upcoming California Building Standards Commission meeting in support of proposed … Continue reading Building Standards Commission

California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Reax has extensive experience in wildland fire forensic reconstructions, hazard analysis, experimental characterization, and modeling work. We have recently co-chaired the Peer Development Panel (PDP) that was tasked by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) with developing a statewide fire hazard/risk map that identifies areas at elevated or extreme risk of experiencing wildland or wildland … Continue reading California Wildfires

Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel Mist System

Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel Mist System

Reax conducted testing of fire mist systems installed in the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel with engineering support for the design of the full-scale experiments, instrumentation, pre and post-test fire modeling, and data interpretation. Reax Engineers are experts in fire testing and have supported numerous large-scale fire test programs in support of research, engineering assessments, and litigation. … Continue reading Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel Mist System

Warehouse Solar Panel Fire

Warehouse Solar Panel Fire

Reax Engineering provided key engineering support to litigants in the largest single solar panel linked fire in US history. The role of construction methods, fire suppression systems, solar panel fire safety, and code compliance, were supported by an extensive laboratory fire testing program as part of a multi-disciplinary fire forensics investigation.  Reax Engineers are experts … Continue reading Warehouse Solar Panel Fire

Transbay Transit Center

Transbay Transit Center

Reax Engineering participated in development of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center which opened in late summer of 2018. Reax analyzed structural fire performance employing coupled CFD models of fire and structural strength. Reax regularly provides structural fire protection services using coupled gas phase fire dynamics and solid phase finite element structural models. We have … Continue reading Transbay Transit Center