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Explosion prevention

The ATEX directives 114 & 153 are clear:  it is not enough to simply limit the consequences of gas and dust explosions; explosions should be prevented in the first place.


A frequent process-bound source of ignition is static electricity. Uncontrolled electrostatic discharge can be prevented by proper earthing and bonding systems.


Mechanical operations like milling or pressing, spontaneous combustion or high process temperatures can all cause sparks or glowing particles to form. These should be detected in time