A Yankee dryer explosion in a twin wire paper tissue machine led to a catastrophic loss of the machine and significant damage to the building where it was being operated around the clock in Abu Dhabi, UAE. CEERISK forensic engineers investigated the root cause of the explosion. Detailed examinations of the subject machine, failed components and fracture surfaces were completed.
Operators at the plant were also interviewed where they explained the circumstances surrounding the loss and events on the day of the incident. The machine was operating at the UAE location for only few months after it was transported from another country where it was originally installed and operated for a number of years.
A detailed analysis of the design specifications and operation record was carried out. An expert report documenting the results of our findings was issued to insurers who relied on our findings to liability decisions.