Safety in industrial environments

Safety in explosive and hazardous environments

Protect workers and equipment from explosion risk

Protect workers and equipment from explosion risk

What is process safety and WHY is IT RELEVANT?

Any location where flammable substances are involved, such as chemical, pharma, cement or food-processing plants, needs to consider the risk of explosion. Effective process safety measures are required to protect people and facilities from possible hazards.


Our services for process safety in explosive atmospheres

At TÜV SÜD we provide expert services in the field of process safety and explosion prevention. We carefully align our services with your specific situation and work closely with you to identify the right solution. You receive a package of services tailored to your needs to guarantee the best possible services for your business.

Process safety services offer manufacturers multiple benefits. They help you understand the potential risks involved in your production processes and help you minimise or eliminate those risks. This means you:

Reduce the chances of fire or explosions: Generate and implement fire and explosion protection documents.


Identify risks: Follow a risk analysis process to discover weak points in your production cycles.


Reduce the risk of damage and injury: Industrial fires and explosions can cause immense damage to property and injure your employees. Avoid these risks through due diligence.


Spot risks in advance: A process safety audit helps identify potential risks such as chemical reaction hazards early and helps you implement strategies to avoid them.


Stay compliant: Ensure workplace safety and compliance with all relevant regulations.


Our services 

  • Process safety audit training


Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are a structured and systematic process to identify and evaluate any fire and explosion risks. The results of these assessments are used to ensure the safety of facility designs, define specific fire and explosion protection requirements, and provide information needed for other safety processes, such as Escape and Evacuation Risk Assessment, Emergency Systems Survival Assessment and Building Risk Assessment.

The key aspects of risk assessment involve:

  • Identify potential fire and explosion hazards on the premises
  • Identify the actual impact of such fires and explosions
  • Provide guidance to minimise the severity of fires and explosions
  • Define protective measures required to prevent or minimise the effects of fires and explosions


Thermal process safety testing

In chemical processing, raw materials react with each other to produce the final product. When these materials combine, they can generate reactions that are potentially hazardous. Thermal process safety testing involves different methods of analysis to ensure that these chemical reactions are kept under control, so that thermal releases do not occur, and explosions are prevented.


Dust safety testing

Many manufacturing plants work with materials which, in the form of dust, can become flammable and cause explosions and fires. The purpose of dust safety testing is to prevent and minimise the dangers of a dust explosion.

Our portfolio of dust safety testing includes:

  • Dust testing to determine potential hazards.
  • Analysis to identify and assess the potential fire and explosion hazards associated with the presence of combustible solid particles.
  • Data collection for system and performance requirements, including dust explosion prevention and testing.
  • Advice on the management of combustible solid particles and documentation of all dust safety testing results.


Why choose TÜV SÜD for explosion protection SERVICES?

Our extensive experience in industrial processes, combined with a deep level of expertise in industrial plant explosion protection standards and requirements, places us in a unique position to assess your processes and safety solutions. Our methodology for risk analysis is proven in the field. TÜV SÜD experts also actively participate in international standardisation committees, gaining valuable insight into the latest regulatory developments in plant and process safety and explosion prevention. Thanks to our experts' relentless commitment to instilling safe operations in all sectors, TÜV SÜD's certification mark has become a globally recognised symbol of safety and trust.

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