Our Mission

Colwell Consulting provides cutting edge scientific solutions to difficult and challenging problems involving thermal sciences, including the cause, origin and propagation of fires and explosions. These services span a wide array of applications including motor vehicles, residential and commercial structures, wildfires, and industrial complexes associated with the chemical, drilling, refining, and mining industries. Technical issues involved range from fire origin determination, ignition mechanisms, and fire dynamics, to production of toxic smoke and carbon monoxide, building evacuation, fire department response, and hazardous waste handling. Colwell Consulting’s engineers and scientists have investigated thousands of fires and explosions and have acted as expert witnesses in litigation in both the United States and abroad.