tec.nicum consulting

Explosion protection

Explosive environments

Explosion risks must be taken into account, evaluated, and curbed in many industrial sectors. This does not just apply to the chemical and the "oil & gas" industries, but also to large sectors of, for example, food production, processing plastics, and wood processing. Even light-metal dusts are flammable when in a particular mixing ratio with atmospheric oxygen.

The "explosion protection" specialist division within tec.nicum is aware of international and national regulations for gas and dust explosion protection (ATEX, NEC/ CEC, NEPSI, GOST…). It advises both component and machine manufacturers, as well as users in how to determine explosion risks and the classification of Ex zones. The tasks also include:

  • Documenting measures for explosion protection
  • Technical projection in an environment at risk of explosions
  • Validation of equipment in line with applicable requirements.