RAS become Chemical Testing Partner of Sigma-HSE

Having recently become a Chemical Testing Partner of Sigma-HSE we can offer you chemical testing right when you need it.

We know it can be a challenge when you have a material but don’t know its properties. For example, take an organic powder; is it combustible?

We can now arrange flammable and explosive test data for your combustible dusts and powders to aid in characterising, preventing, protecting, and mitigating combustible dust explosions and fire hazards making sure you stay onside DSEAR Regulations. To illustrate, the following range of tests simulate a primary dust explosion, secondary dust explosion and/or dust ignition:

  • Dust Combustibility (Group A/B)
  • Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE)
  • Minimum Ignition Temperature (MIT)
  • Layer Ignition Temperature (LIT)
  • Explosion Severity Test (Pmax/KST) ST Classification
  • Minimum Explosive Concentration (MEC)
  • Limiting Oxygen Concentration (LOC)
  • Burning Behaviour

We can also arrange the generation of test data on chemical reaction hazards and their exothermal potential through the following:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Carius Tube
  • Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC)
  • Advanced Reactive Screening System Tool (ARSST)
  • Reaction Calorimetry
  • Heat Flow Calorimetry
  • VSP2 (Vent Sizing)

For more information contact us