Burn Residue Identification

Identification of compounds is a critical tool for understanding what materials may have been involved in a fire, explosion, contamination, failure, or other incident. An invaluable asset to investigators is the use of the FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy). The WHA FTIR system is used as a spectral analysis tool and assists in the determination of substances that may have been present prior to a fire event.

Microwave InspectionWHA engineers have performed FTIR analysis on many types of residual evidence left at the fire scene. Burn residue identification can help in determining what was present at the time of the fire and thereby aid in the determination of fire origin and cause. WHA's engineers are ready to assist you with burn residue identification.