Facts Regarding Typical Events

  • James E. SmallEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)


An electronic control is sometimes accused of causing a fire if evidence exists of the product failing due to overheating. If a plastic housing or a printed circuit board, mostly intact with a localized area of black soot or other obvious visible damage, is found the first piece of the map that can ultimately lead to the root cause of the event is at hand and available. In the end perseverance through uncovering clues will lead to an understanding of why the event occurred and how to prevent it from occurring again.


Print Circuit Board Electronic Control Minimum Spacing Plastic Housing Failure Mode Effect Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fort WayneUSA

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