Industrial Explosion Protection Index Safety Congress with Live Explosions during Powtech 2013

Editor: Marcel Dröttboom

The sequel of the successful Index Safety Congress on Industrial Explosion Protection takes place on April 24 and 25, 2013 in parallel to the Powtech 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany. The congress combines scientific papers on brand-new research findings with presentations on new developments of products and solutions.

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The top programme is supplemented with live demonstrations of explosions and special presentations. The Index Safety Congress serves as a platform for exchanging ideas and experience between speakers and participants, drawing visitors from a wide range of countries and industries, combined with high-ranking speakers who are real experts in industrial explosion protection. For last-minute participants, registration will be possible until the start of the congress on April 24.

A Perfect Platform

Index, the German based Association of Experts for Explosion Safety, organizes this two day Event. The so-called Index Safety Congress (ISC) comprises both, scientific papers with the latest input on breakthroughs in R&D work and new developments in technical solutions and products. Additionally, live demonstrations and special slots complete the course of the event and make it a really informative and thrilling Happening. Not to forget: The high quality of speakers as well as the wide range of Delegates from different Countries and all kinds of Industries lead to a perfect platform for networking and exchange of ideas and experiences.

Key Note and Program Highlights

The key note of the congress will be presented by Prof. Dr. Dr. med. habil. B. Reichert, Head of the Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, at the Burn Unit of the Nuremberg Clinics, Germany, who will speak about the “Fatal consequences of Insufficient Safety Concepts, Burn and Explosion Traumas to the human body."

Among others, congress will feature the following presentations:

“Modelling of dust explosions to determine optimum Explosion Protection when the EN Standards and Codes are not relevant or considered too conservative” by PGDip Eng David William Price, Managing Director & Senior Explosion Consultant of Gexcon Ltd., United Kingdom.

“CFD simulations of the 20 L explosion vessel” authored by Prof. Almerinda Di Benedetto, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy, Valeria Di Sarli & Roberto Sanchirico, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, CNR, Napoli, Italy, and Paola Russo, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy.

“Are we sure that certified safety systems are really safe?” by Prof. Dr. Christophe Proust & Emmanuel Leprette, Explosion Protection Experts at Ineris, France.

“Of using a belt as well as additional suspenders: Explosion Safety repeated unnecessarily” by Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, Rembe Gmbh, Germany.

Further Speakers

  • Dr. Ute Hesener,Expert for Explosion Protection at DekraDekra Exam Gmbh, Germany
  • Dipl.-Ing. Richard Siwek, Managing Director of Fireex Consultant Gmbh, Switzerland
  • Dipl.-Ing. Jens Hötger, Expert for Fire and Explosion Protection at DMT Gmbh & Co. KG, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Gerd Mühlenbeck, Managing Partner of Rrecycon Gmbh, Germany
  • Dipl.-Ing. ETH Daniel Zellweger, Managing Director of Rico Sicherheitstechnik AG, Switzerland
  • Vincent Grosskopf, Expert for Explosion Protection at Thorwesten Vent Gmbh, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Vladimir Molkov, Expert for Hydrogen Explosions at University of Ulster, United Kingdom
  • Ph.D. Michael Försth, Senior research scientist in Fire Technology at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • Dipl.-Ing. FH Ulrich Stolz, Head of Technical Department, Authorized Officer of Keller Lufttechnik Gmbh & Co. KG, Germany
  • and more.

Topics include news like findings from research, updates in legislation, recently developed products and safety measures and brand new lessons learnt.

More detail on the congress, as well as contact and registration details can be found at