We are an
independent Chemical and Electrical engineering laboratory, dedicated to
supporting fire investigators. We provide rapid results and analysis to
domestic and international customers.
turn-around time means that verbal results from analysis and engineering
are generally available by the next business day. We follow this with a
written report that concisely states our findings.
Scientific Testing, Inc. would like to be your source for quality Forensic
Chemistry and Electrical Failure Analysis. We hope you will consider us
when you have needs in this area.
Doug Byron, F-ABC CV
Perry Hopkins, P.E. CV
Sharee Wells, F-ABC CV
Scientific Testing, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 449-4199
Fax: (770) 449-4433
Thorsby, AL 35171
Phone: (205) 646-0071
Forensic and Scientific Testing,
Inc. is an ISO Accredited and independent Forensic engineering laboratory
specializing in Fire Debris Analysis, Electrical Failure Analysis, Vehicular Fluid Analysis, Vehicle Analysis, Mechanical Analysis, and Fire Investigation support.
Forensic and Scientific Testing
was founded in 1982 by Michael Byron, who has 23 years of forensic fire
experience and a masters degree in Chemistry. In 1996, Doug Byron became
President and Senior Forensic Chemist. He has a bachelors degree in
Chemistry, fifteen years of forensic chemistry experience and numerous
industry certifications; which include being Board Certified by the American
Board of Criminalistics (ABC) with a specialty in Fire Debris Analysis.
Fire Debris Analysis
Our Fire Debris analysis procedure follows ASTM Standards E-1618. This is the industry standard for identifying
all components of
ignitable liquids including alcohol in a fire debris sample.
Analysis and Engineering
Electrical Failure Analysis and engineering can include most any
residential or commercial installed wiring, devices, appliances, or
machinery. Investigations can include
incident site work, laboratory work, or both.
Vehicular Fluid Analysis
Our laboratory also provides vehicular fluid analysis, including
oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and gasoline engineering.
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In general, all our work complies with industry standard
procedures, including NFPA 921 (Guide for Fire and Explosion
Investigations) and other applicable ASTM standards. In addition,
our personnel are ABC Certified and are court qualified to provide expert witness
Other Support Services
• Forensic Consulting and
• Flame Spread
Determination to evaluate the burn rate of questioned items.
• Spontaneous Combustion
Tests to detect organic oils.