To ensure the functional safety during developement and approval of explosion protection systems, explosion tests have to be performed. Components, units, housings or explosion protection systems will be put to acid tests at the RTC.
Research, validation or certifcation of the test object can be performed during resepective developing phases. For certification of protection systems the whole process will be performed with consultation of a Notified Body.
Standards and Procedures
Following standards and appropriate procedures are in acc. with the accreditation DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018.
Test of housings, equipment, devices and vessels in acc. with DIN EN 14460:2018 „Explosion resistant equiment”
Test of explosion venting devices in acc. with DIN EN 14797:2006 „Explosion venting devices“
Test of flameless explosion venting devices in acc. with DIN EN 16009:2011 „Flameless explosion venting devices“
Test of pipe isolation in acc. with DIN EN 16020:2011 „Explosion diverters“
Test of explosion isolation flap valves in acc. with DIN EN 16447:2014 “Explosion isolation flap valves”
Test of explosion suppression systems in acc. with DIN EN 14373:2005 „Explosion suppression systems“
Test of explosion suppression systems in acc. with DIN prEN 14373:2019 „Explosion suppression systems“
Test of explosion suppression systems in acc. with DIN EN 14373:2021 „Explosion suppression systems“
Tests of slide valves, rotary valves in acc. with DIN EN 15089:2009 „Explosion isolation systems“
OnField – Test field
OnField – Measurement station
To examinate explosions on devices in large scales, test equipment in different sizes and with high pressure resitances are available. A wide range of pipe sizes and plant components are available for the tests to verify the realistic installation distance.
Test in not atmospheric conditions
Examinations under special process technologic conditions
Due to high pressure resistances (PN 16/25) of our test equipment, test under non atmospheric conditions (e.g. increased process pressure) can be carried out. Examinations under special process technologic conditions are a specialty of RTC due to decade-long experience in the field of explosion protection.
Dust explosion tests on protection systems
Varius test media to verify the requested application area (Intended Use) are available.
Dust explosion test on protection systems can be carried out with dusts from ST1 up to ST 3, metal dusts, fabric dusts or melting dusts (e.g. requirement of DIN EN 16009).
Gases of explosion group I (e.g. Methane), IIA (e.g. Propane), IIB (e.g. Ethylene) or IIC (e.g. Hydrogen) are permanent on stock. Generating hybrid mixtures of different compositions to meet customers requirements is possible with this wide portfolio.