Explosion Protection

Digital transformation of technical systems with explosion risk using the example of storage and processing of bulk materials (e.g. grain) with assessment of the dust explosion risk of complex systems

Prof. Radandt, nationally and internationally renowned expert for explosion protection points out the chances and risks for safety and productivity of technical systems through digital transformation.  Using the indicated example.

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Explosion safety of bulk materials plants

Module “Raw Material Reception”

The use of complex systems and installations requires a suitable risk assessment for each individual explosion risk.

A modular structure has been developed for the explosion safety of bulk solids systems, which makes it easier to divide the assessment for a system with regard to the explosion risk into smaller units, so-called "modules". In addition to a clear layout, this enables a targeted and process-oriented approach. The overall concept consists of the modules "Explosion characteristics", "Raw material reception", "Storage", "Processing" and "Packaging".

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Explosion safety of bulk materials plants

Module “Storage”

The use of complex systems and installations requires a suitable risk assessment for each individual explosion risk.

A modular structure has been developed for the explosion safety of bulk solids systems, which makes it easier to divide the assessment for a system with regard to the explosion risk into smaller units, so-called "modules". In addition to a clear layout, this enables a targeted and process-oriented approach. The overall concept consists of the modules "Explosion characteristics", "Raw material reception", "Storage", "Processing" and "Packaging".

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Safety of liquefied natural gas facilities - Propane and butane

This compendium has been prepared in close co-operation with liquefied petroleum gas experts from the ISSA-Sections for the Chemical Industry and Machinery and Systems Safety. It is intended to enable project engineers, plant managers, safety specialists, etc. who have no special knowledge of liquefied gases to assess whether hazards may arise from liquefied gases in their own plant or when constructing, equipping and installing liquefied gas plants.

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Tightness of installation parts and connections

The terms "technical tightness" and "permanently technical tightness" with their underlying conceptual ideas have proven themselves for decades in occupational safety and health for the assessment of explosion hazards (and gas hazards) and the necessary protective measures. The joint working group of the Prevention Sections Chemistry and Machine and System Safety presents an internationally referencable document on technical tightness, which can be referred to after the terms in DIN EN 1127-1 have been omitted.

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Identification and evaluation of hazards, determination of measures

Explosion Hazards

This brochure helps entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to identify hazards from explosions in the workplace. It provides assistance in assessing the risks involved and recommendations for preventive protective measures. The brochure does not cover other types of explosion, e.g. uncontrolled reactions, detonations of highly explosive substances or the of highly explosive substances or the bursting of pressure vessels.

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Biogas plants – Safe handling of biogas

Biogas plants are comprised of different equipment such as machines, containers, tanks, pipes and measuring devices for the production, cleaning, conveying, measuring, storing, and utilisation or flaring of biogas.

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Hydrogen production and use in fuel cells

At a time when renewable energy sources are being sought, hydrogen appears to be one such essential source. This new “energy carrier” is promising, particularly because it can be part of a virtuous circle.

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