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Fire Sprinkler Systems: Understanding How and Why They Fail

June 22, 2022

Sprinkler systems are highly effective and reliable; however, they are not infallible. If not properly manufactured, designed, installed and maintained, rather than preventing fire damage, sprinkler systems can be the cause of major water losses, upwards of $1,000,000. It is critical that these failures are investigated by a qualified forensic engineer to determine their root cause if insurers are to recover monies paid out in claims.

This webinar will begin with an overview of sprinkler systems, the different types, how they function, and their main component parts. This will be followed by an examination of the most common causes of sprinkler system failures, including:

    • Occupant Damages
    • Improper Installation
    • Lack of or Improper Maintenance
    • Manufacturer Defects

All Attendees Will Receive a Completion Certificate

Accredited in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba


Eduardo Mari, M.Sc., P.Eng
Forensic Engineer

Eduardo is a professional materials and metallurgical engineer with a Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the State University of New York and over 15 years of experience in failure analysis, oil and gas industry and forensic engineering. He has led over 800 forensic and failure investigations and has specialized in the causes of failure of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products leading to property damage and liability claims arising from floods, plastic-polymer failures, mechanical and corrosion related failures as well as personal injury.

Eduardo has held leadership positions in technical groups for the materials engineering community as well as with the Canadian Standards Association where he is currently a member in one of the technical committees.  He is currently a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), ASM International, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).

Eduardo has been a presenting author at several technical conferences and engagements for the insurance community.