Determination of fire and explosion characteristics

Our laboratory can investigate fire and explosion characteristics of dust layers and dispersed dust in accordance with DIN EN 14034-1 to 3, DIN EN 13821 and VDI 2263 Part 1 and 9.

This includes investigations with:

  • Explosion

  • dust layers

    • Flammability
    • Burning behaviour
    • Minimum ignition temperature of a dust layer of 5 mm (glow temperature)
    • Determination of the auto ignition temperature (400 ml wire basket)
    • Exothermic decomposition
       

  • dispersed dust

    • Dust explosibility
    • Lower explosion limit
    • Maximum explosion pressure
    • K-Value
    • Minimum ignition energy
    • Limiting oxygen concentration
    • Minimum ignition temperature of a dust cloud
       

  • smoldering gases

    • Flammability
    • Explosibility

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In addition to these safety characteristics, determined under laboratory conditions, we also can investigate changed process parameters e.g. temperature, pressure, humidity, dust concentration or turbulence in relation to their influence on ignition and explosion behavior.

New: Useful measures of the hazard analyses and zoning

  • Determination of the dustiness of bulk materials
  • Measurement of dust concentrations in plants and installations

Comprehensive tables of dust parameters are provided by the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA), the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) from the GESTIS database.