Warning - explosive atmosphere present
Explosion Testing for dust, gases & vapours
© EHTL May 2018

Classification test

Hazard classification test for combustible dust

Our hazard classification test offers a qualitative assessment of whether or not a suspended dust cloud is capable of initiating and sustaining an explosion in the presence of four different ignition sources; 10 KV electric spark, hot coil ignition, high temperature (1000oC) and low energy chemical igniters. Explosion testing for hazard classification is made on a visual observation of flame propagation in the first three tests and on explosion pressure increase for the chemical igniters in an enclosed volume. The test is carried out to EN ISO/IEC 80079-20-2:2016 Explosive atmospheres - Part 20-2: Material characteristics -- Combustible dusts test methods and results in one of two possible outcomes: Group A (hazardous) - the dust cloud propagates flame from the ignition source and is classed as a combustible and potentially explosible material. Group B (non hazardous) - the dust cloud does not propagate flame from the ignition source and is classed as a non- combustible material. Group A dusts (combustible) may form Zone 20, Zone 21 and Zone 22 hazardous areas, depending upon the frequency and duration of the explosive atmosphere.
Warning - explosive atmosphere present
Explosion Testing
© EHTL May 2018

Classification test

Hazard classification test

for combustible dust

Our hazard classification test offers a qualitative assessment of whether or not a suspended dust cloud is capable of initiating and sustaining an explosion in the presence of four different ignition sources; 10 KV electric spark, hot coil ignition, high temperature (1000oC) and low energy chemical igniters. Explosion testing for hazard classification is made on a visual observation of flame propagation in the first three tests and on explosion pressure increase for the chemical igniters in an enclosed volume. The test is carried out to EN ISO/IEC 80079- 20-2:2016 Explosive atmospheres - Part 20- 2: Material characteristics -- Combustible dusts test methods and results in one of two possible outcomes: Group A (hazardous) - the dust cloud propagates flame from the ignition source and is classed as a combustible and potentially explosible material. Group B (non hazardous) - the dust cloud does not propagate flame from the ignition source and is classed as a non-combustible material. Group A dusts (combustible) may form Zone 20, Zone 21 and Zone 22 hazardous areas, depending upon the frequency and duration of the explosive atmosphere.