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Wind of Change: European grid prepares for massive integration of renewables

BEST PATHS – a European research project with 39 partners and a budget of 63 million Euros will deliver a substantial change to Europe’s power grid’s capacity and flexibility. This project, funded by the European Commission, will focus on the development of high-capacity transmission networks needed to meet Europe’s long-term energy goals and incorporation of renewable energy sources.
The BAM as one of the partners will investigate physical material properties of different HTLS conductors. HTLS stands for High Temperature Low Sag. Such conductors allow an increase in the current without missing the safety distance to the ground.
Press release 13/2014

Federal Cross of Merit for Professor Manfred Hennecke

In recognition of his outstanding national and international commitment and his achievements at the interface between science, business and politics, President Joachim Gauck awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Professor Manfred Hennecke on 15.07.2014.
Press release 11/2014

Centennial of Adolf Martens’ death – more than a hundred years of failure analysis at BAM

17 selected failure investigations, well known to the public, performed by BAM and its predecessor institutions have now been published in a special issue of the "Engineering Failure Analysis" journal on the 100th anniversary of Martens’ death. Adolf Martens was a pioneer of materials engineering and failure analysis, designer of testing machines and head of the Royal Mechanical-Technical Testing Institute, from which today’s BAM later emerged.
Press release 10/2014

Transition from Directive 94/9/EC to Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX)

Directive 2014/34/EU on equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres is effective since 26 February 2014. The new Directive replaces Directive 94/9/EC.
FAQ on the transition from Directive 94/9/EC to Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX)

A WMRIF Young Scientist Award goes to Gerald Holzlechner

In the 4th WMRIFYoung Scientist Workshop graduate engineer Gerald Holzlechner of BAM's Division 6.8 was awarded a WMRIF Best Presentation Award for his presentation Tof-SIMS as a Chemical Metrology Tool to Support Material and Analytical Science.

BAM Dangerous Goods Database Quickinfo Service optimised

The BAM has redesigned the Dangerous Goods Quickinfo Service in its Dangerous Goods Database. The Dangerous Goods Quickinfo Service is one of BAM’s free web apps that provides information on dangerous goods transportation. The data facilitate both the planning of dangerous goods movements and the identification of substances e. g. for mobile controls. The new Dangerous Goods Quickinfo Service is available in German and English at
Press release 9/2014

Investigation into potential health hazard from printer and copier emissions

Health problems have been repeatedly reported in connection with laser printers for several years. Measurements show that many printer models emit various amounts of volatile organic compounds and ultrafine particles (smaller than 0.1 µm). In a research project sponsored by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUBAM), BAM and the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the Munich Center of Health Sciences of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University performed studies on volunteers.
Press release 8/2014

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