The manipulation of flammable powders, liquids or gases is susceptible of generating electrostatic charges, which can, when they discharge, be the origin of a spark. This spark is an ignition source in a zone at risk of explosion (explosive atmospheres: ATEX) which can be at the origin of fires or explosions.
If you manipulate flammable powders, liquids or gases, electrostatic charges are susceptible of being generated with the risk of dangerous consequences for your personnel, equipment and the environment.
INERIS can guide you in order to understand, evaluate and control electrostatic risk as for the safety of the use of your products, materials and equipment in your plants.
INERIS performs tests for the characterization of the antistatic properties of equipment and materials, assessment of products or equipment compliance with certification standards, analyses of electrostatic risks in ATEX environment, incident and accident investigation, and training.
Examinations and tests - 94/9/CE Directives: evaluation of the resistivity of powders and liquids (EN 61241-2-2, EN 60247), evaluation of Individual Protection Equipment (EN 1149-1, EN 1149-2, EN 1149-3), evaluation of flexible containers type FIBC, Big Bags A, B, C, D (EN 60340-4-4), evaluation of the dissipating nature of filtering sleeves and textiles,
Compliance certifications - 94/9/CE Directives: compliance certification to the standard EN 13463-1, EN 60079, Cenelec 50404 and IEC 60079-32 for materials without a specific standard, breathing mask with a harness, helmet, etc. Compliance certification to the standard NF EN 8031 and EN 13463-1 for tubes, pipes of all types, compliance certification to the standards EN 1149-1, EN 1149-2, EN 1149-3, EN 1149-5 and EN 13463-1, for IPE (Individual Protection Equipment) such as smocks, pants, complete suits.
INERIS also has the ability to evaluate electric continuity and the resistivity of the ground in your facilities.