Dust Testing Laboratory
We are a UK based company offering a full range of dust testing to determine the hazardous properties of particulates. For those materials where the explosive nature of the dust is in doubt, our classification test to EN ISO/IEC 80079-20-2 exposes the material to 4 different ignition sources to determine flammability; 10KV electric spark ignition, hot coil ignition, high temperature ignition at 1000 degrees Centigrade and using electrically operated chemical igniters in a pressure vessel. 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.
EN, UN & ASTM Testing Standards
The majority of our dust explosion tests and dust ignition tests are carried out to UK, European and ISO international standards. However, some tests are available to US (ASTM) 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.