Forensic Engineering Analysis of an Apartment Building Explosion Involving Flammable Refrigerant
Keywords:Explosion, propane, flammable, refrigerant, air-conditioning, heat pump, NFPA 921, forensic engineering
AbstractOn a Saturday afternoon in March of 2014, a low-order explosion occurred within a first-floor dwelling unit of a multi-tenant apartment building located in Georgia. Due to the explosion, the building sustained extensive damage, and the occupant of the unit of origin sustained serious burn injuries. This paper exam-ines the origin and cause of the explosion.
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