Explosion Testing for dust, gases & vapours
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UK dust testing

laboratory

We offer a full range of dust explosion tests to determine the hazardous properties of particulates. For those materials where the explosive nature of the dust is in doubt, our unique classification test exposes the material to 4 different ignition sources to determine flammability; 10KV electric spark ignition, hot coil ignition, high temperature ignition at 800 degrees Centigrade and pressure vessel enclosure with electrically operated chemical igniters. At just £260, the classification test is the essential first step in explosibility testing. Our experienced laboratory staff can advise on which tests are required to ensure your company complies with ATEX or DSEAR.

Explosion tests for

DSEAR

Our dust testing laboratory in Runcorn undertakes test work for a wide range of companies, testing pharmaceutical and chemical products, coal dust, grain dust, foods products such as flour and sugar, wood products produced by the particle board industry, sawdust, metal dusts and increasingly biomass fuels and dried waste from the water treatment industry.  The dusts will have different explosive properties that contribute to the hazardous nature of the material. These might be self- heating (leading to spontaneous combustion), rapid spread of fire, high ST classification (strong or very strong explosion class), sensitivity to electrostatic spark ignition or low ignition temperature.

UN & EN testing

standards

The majority of our dust explosion tests and dust ignition tests are carried out to UK and European standards. However, some tests are available to US (ASTM) & ISO standards - please contact us for further details. By better understanding the explosion hazard and nature of the combustible dust, suitable preventative and protective measures can be employed to mitigate the risk - see our guide to DSEAR for further details.

What people say

Explosion Hazard Testing Ltd has helped hundreds of companies, large and small, quantify the fire and explosion hazard of materials they handle in the workplace.   “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the service you have provided for us. It has been a delight to work with you all and should I need your services in the future, you shall be my first port of call“  J Wixey “Thank you very much for your prompt response on this, it helps give a good service for our customers”  R Walker “Thank you for the report and many thanks for the rapid turnaround. As contract manufacturers we appreciate the problems that can be caused when trying to meet tight deadlines and thus we appreciate it when other companies can do things quickly for us”  R Moss “…many thanks for your help and extremely fast response on the testing”  D Lane “I will include this in our meeting with customer today and thanks for the great service”  B Summers “I will recommend your perfect and quick service to my colleagues, in case they are in need of your service”  A Krellenberg If you are interested in a quotation for test work, simply fill in the dust testing application form and we will reply by return. Discounts are available for testing multiple samples and order value.
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UK laboratory for

explosion testing

© EHTL June 2015

UK dust testing laboratory

We offer a full range of dust explosion tests to determine the hazardous properties of particulates. For those materials where the explosive nature of the dust is in doubt, our unique classification test exposes the material to 4 different ignition sources to determine flammability; 10KV electric spark ignition, hot coil ignition, high temperature ignition at 800 degrees Centigrade and pressure vessel enclosure with electrically operated chemical igniters. At just £260, the classification test is the essential first step in explosibility testing. Our experienced laboratory staff can advise on which tests are required to ensure your company complies with ATEX or DSEAR.

Explosion tests for DSEAR

Our dust testing laboratory in Runcorn undertakes test work for a wide range of companies, testing pharmaceutical and chemical products, coal dust, grain dust, foods products such as flour and sugar, wood products produced by the particle board industry, sawdust, metal dusts and increasingly biomass fuels and dried waste from the water treatment industry.  The dusts will have different explosive properties that contribute to the hazardous nature of the material. These might be self-heating (leading to spontaneous combustion), rapid spread of fire, high ST classification (strong or very strong explosion class), sensitivity to electrostatic spark ignition or low ignition temperature.

UN & EN testing standards

The majority of our dust explosion tests and dust ignition tests are carried out to UK and European standards. However, some tests are available to US (ASTM) & ISO standards - please contact us for further details. By better understanding the explosion hazard and nature of the combustible dust, suitable preventative and protective measures can be employed to mitigate the risk - see our guide to DSEAR for further details.
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