Projects

Transportation Fire/Life Safety

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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

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Fire Life Safety in Buildings

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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

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

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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

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Engineering Peer Review – Transbay Transit Center

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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

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Building Standards Commission

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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

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