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S+S has comprehensive know-how in the production of explosion-protected equipment

From physics lessons everyone knows the impressive effects a single ignition spark has when it causes finely pulverised flour to explode in a vessel. Stephan Treml, S+S Product Manager for Magnet Systems: "Just imagine the devastating destruction a reaction that is many thousand times stronger might cause in an industrial plant. And explosions may not only be caused by flour dust or by highly flammable gases, under certain circumstances even products such as metal powder, sugar, herbs, wood chips, and pharmaceutical ingredients may show a very strong reaction. Even plastic powder, which generally has no reputation of being highly flammable, according to information of German property insurance companies causes 14 percent of dust explosions."

Since 1 July 2003 equipment and protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres must therefore comply with...

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