The ARTSA Institute (ARTSA-i) is a leader in gathering and analysing information on the Heavy Vehicle Transport industry in Australia. In this webinar, ARTSA-i will examine the causes of truck fires and how to minimise the risk.
There are far too many truck fires. A careful examination of many burnt-out trucks suggests there are a few common causes. This webinar will examine these common causes and make suggestions on how to avoid truck fires.
Whilst fire is possible under many initiating conditions, it is only rarely that a potential cause results in fire, as conditions are often not suitable for fire propagation.
Dr Peter Hart:
Peter is the principal of Hartwood Consulting Pty Ltd, which offers both forensic engineering and vehicle engineering services. He has conducted or supervised more than 2000 forensic investigations over the past 25 years. This experience has included the investigation of approximately 100 vehicle fires.
Peter was the chairman of ARTSA for eleven years until 2019. He remains active in ARTSA. He is a longstanding columnist for Prime Mover magazine and has written about 100 technical articles. Peter is committed to informing the heavy vehicle sector about technical matters that will help improve road safety.
Martin Toomey is the current Chair of the ARTSA Institute.
Martin is also the CEO of Transport Equipment Australia which creates tailored engineering solutions for axles, rotors, ADR approved braking kits, air and spring suspensions and in-house caliper remanufacturing and exchange programs.
Martin has extensive previous experience in the transport sector having senior management positions at Scania, Eaton Corporation and Knorr Bremse.