The central task of the “Gases, Gas Plants” division is the safety-centric research and the investigation of and consulting on the physical & chemical hazards that arise when handling gases. This concerns the use of gases in technical facilities and in laboratories as well as the potential hazards when transporting and storing gases in pressure equipment. Safety-related data is measured, evaluated and provided here for use by authorities and industry in the form of assessments, reports and publications, and via the CHEMSAFE® database.

This division is also active in the establishment of safety standards and regulations in the fields of explosion safety, machine safety, hazardous substances, hazardous goods and pressure equipment within a national and international context.

Dr. rer. nat. Volkmar Schröder, Head of Division Gases, Gas Plants, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Dr. rer. nat. Volk­mar Schröder

Head of Division 2.1


Phone: +49 30 8104-1210