RISE can perform risk assessments of complete vehicles in order to determine and identify potential fire hazards associated with the vehicle. Vehicles can catch fire for many reasons due to poor design, excessive vibrations, material fatigue or malfunction, poor maintenance, untrained drivers or other faults. Risk assessment is performed by inspection of drawings, evaluation of material specifications and through visual inspection of the vehicle and its components and systems.
Issues that should be considered include ignition sources, fire performance of materials and heat transfer. Incident reports and physical examination of parts and vehicles from incidents also give valuable information as input to an assessment.
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