The Consequence Analysis of Substances and Energy Releases division investigates constructive measures to safeguard against fire and explosions in mobile and stationary facilities as well as in facility components and systems in which gases are used. To this end, the effectiveness and reliability of constructive safety mechanisms are tested on the BAM Test Site Technical Safety (BAM TTS), where tests are also performed for safety strategies to technical laboratory and original scales.

With the deployment of flammable gases, it is possible to identify both areas at risk of explosion and the potential effects of explosions on facilities or the environment. Examinations cover in particular “failure scenarios”, which allow important information to be derived for thorough hazard analyses to be performed. The aim is to establish an early estimate of the expected damage to infrastructure in the event of an incident and, if possible, to employ suitable safety mechanisms and strategies to eliminate or minimise the risk of such damage.

Dr. rer. nat. Kai Holtappels, Head of Division Consequence Analysis of Substances and Energy Releases, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Dr. rer. nat. Kai Holtappels

Head of Division 2.4


Phone +49 30 8104-1240