The behaviour of fire in vehicles, whatever the type of fire, is conditioned by a high number of parameters: these depend on the type of vehicle undergoing the fire, on its working conditions, on the materials involved (both if it is a matter of primary flammable materials and of secondary ones), on the environmental conditions, as well as on other surrounding conditions which, in many cases, are complicated to identify.
This is why CESVIMAP has been carrying out research into this area for more than fifteen years, with the aim of reaching valid conclusions in order to pinpoint the origin of the fire in the vehicle, and analyse the causes behind it and its subsequent evolution.
CESVIMAP’s work in the area of fire has evolved through research into different types of vehicles or self-propelled machinery which have suffered this type of damage. This work aims to combine the most thorough knowledge of the way fire behaves with all the technical characteristics of the vehicles and machinery which may have been directly or indirectly involved in the fires. This line of research has been undertaken along two simultaneous paths:
The service which CESVIMAP has been offering manufacturers of all types of vehicles and machinery, insurance companies, appraisal offices, legal firms, law courts, other companies and private individuals, comprises the undertaking of the study and analysis of the fire for the preparation of the corresponding technical report, as well as the subsequent legal defence if so required.