The task of the Explosion Protection Gases and Dusts division is research, testing and advice on fire and explosion hazards related to handling of gases, bulk materials and dusts. This covers both the use in technical plants as well as possible hazards during transport and storage. Safety characteristics of substances are measured according to special procedures and made available to authorities and industry through expert opinions, reports and publications. Many of the safety data can also be found in the database CHEMSAFE®.

In addition, we actively work on national and international standards and regulations for explosion protection, plant safety and for hazardous substances and dangerous goods.

Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schendler, Head of Department Chemical Safety Engineering, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schendler (temporarily in charge)

Head of Division 2.1


Phone +49 30 8104-1200