Wednesday, April 17, 2013

3rd IND EX Safety Congress Nuremberg, Germany April 24-25


Nuremberg Castle
Photo Credit: Vitold Muratov

Industrial explosion protection IND EX Safety Congress  in conjunction with POWTECH 2013 International Trade Fair for Mechanical Processing Technologies and Instrumentation.For instance, at  POWTECH 2011: 704 exhibitors from 73 countries, 15,498 trade visitors (including TechnoPharm)

Two days of explosion protection session topics which also includes live dust explosions (outdoors) at the Nürnberg Convention Center. IND EX, the German based Association of Experts for Explosion Safety, organizes this two day extravaganza. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bert Reichert -Nürnberg Hospital for Burn Traumas- "Fatal consequences of insufficient safety concepts - burn and explosion traumas to the human body."

Sessions chaired by Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, Dipl.-Ing. Richard Siwek, and Stefan Penno

Presentation topics include:

  • Dust explosion in a Fiber Board Factory
  • Protection of Mixers and Blenders against explosions
  • Combustion of Biomass - Influence of material specifications on explosion protection measures
  • Are we sure that certified safety systems are really safe?
  • Trends in norms, guidelines vs. old school approaches from the past
  • The design of explosion proof Battery Rooms for solar driven boats and consequences for other applications in the field of renewable energy
  • Modeling of Dust Explosions to determine optimum protection when EN standards and codes are not relevant or considered too conservative
  • State of the art in explosion isolation
  • Of using a belt as well as additional suspenders: Explosion safety repeated unnecessarily
  • Explosion safety goes South America - about the ABNT + its standardization efforts in Brazil
  • Simplified explosion protection of filters - explosion venting, explosion isolation + improved separation all in one
  •  CFD simulations of the 20 liter explosion vessel
  • Dispersion of two-phase jets from accidental releases in hydraulic pipes
  • Hydrogen Hazards




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