Combustible dust testing
The properties of combustible dusts towards fire and explosions are characterised by so called safety values.
Those safety values are quantitative statements and enable experts for the assessment of fire and explosion hazards and for the application of risk-appropriate preventative or protective measures.
Safety values are particularly relevant for:
- Plant operators who have to conduct dust hazard assessments or develope an explosion protection
- Manufacturers of dusty products (bulk materials) which must provide information in the material safety data sheet (MSDS) under the section „physical and chemical properties“ on the dust fire and explosion hazards.
- Plant planners and builders who have to define an explosion protection concept as part of their engineering.