An electrical fire occurred in an underground flood control pump station, which housed four water pumps used to prevent flooding in vehicle tunnels. The fire severely damaged the motor control centers, including current transformers, cables, circuit breakers, buswork and the lighting system. Power to the station was lost.
RTI conducted a complete engineering analysis, compiled photo documentation of the pump station, and provided damage assessment. The cause of the fire and the location of the originating fault in the electrical system were established. A written report was produced including graphic documentation, photographs, climatological data, and engineering and scientific analysis.
RTI provided expert testimony.