Michel Lavaud

Electrical Engineer


67 years old

Seniority : 12 years, associate


  • Electricity – Electromechanics
  • Motors – Transformers
  • Production, conversion and distribution of electricity
  • Electronics – Automation – CTM
  • Computing – Microcomputing
  • Expertise in causes of fires


Engineering Degree – Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité

Master of Sciences – Université Paul Sabatier

Professional background

Saretec – Technical Division
Electricity Expert, 1996 – 2009

Géoservices S.A.
Head of Electronic Studies Department

Trophy Radiologie
Studies Manager

Studies and Manufacturing Schlumberger
Industrialization Engineer

Key areas of expertise

Electricity – Production & Distribution

  • Breakdown of electric motors and high voltage transformers
  • Electrical damage subsequent to electrical overvoltages
  • Power cuts in industrial units
  • Electrical damage after electrical overvoltages
  • Breakdown of underground electricity cables
  • Electrical damage in alternators (short-circuit and electric arcing)

Electricity – Interior Installations

  • Electromagnetic disturbances in theatres
  • Fire Safety System malfunctions in public buildings
  • Recurrent breakdowns in household devices
  • Analysis of the conformity of electrical installations in industrial premises, public buildings and houses
  • Recurrent breakdowns in lighting equipment
  • Malfunctions in controlled access systems
  • Electrification and electrocution of persons
  • Malfunctions in building management systems
  • Failures in photovoltaic installations


  • Malfunctions due to electronic components, condensers, circuit boards, etc.
  • Breakdowns of regulators and other control/command elements in industrial process machinery
  • Component problems in computers
  • Faults in electronic components in controlled access systems
  • Faults in printed circuit boards

Fires Caused by Electricity

  • Tracing causes of overheating and fires in housing and other buildings
  • Faults in electrical equipment causing fires (battery chargers)
  • Faults in protection devices (circuit breakers)
  • Faults in household appliances (tumble dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Short-circuits in electrical devices pipes