Our competencies in the field of "safety of industrial facilities and traffic routes" are in particular experimental (up to real-scale) and numerical studies and evaluations of effects after explosions and fires or other unscheduled events. We consider and evaluate scenarios such as the spread of hazardous substances as well as the stress on safety-relevant components of industrial plants. We examine and evaluate appropriate safety protection measures to prevent or limit the impact of such events. We also develop test methods especially for non-destructive testing.
We combine interdisciplinary and long-term experience with gas systems, dangerous goods containments and environmental mechanics as well as with sensor technology, optical and fiber optic processes, to operational stability and component safety. In addition, unique experimental facilities are available – for example, BAM's Test Site for Technical Safety (BAM TTS) in Horstwalde (Brandenburg) for real-scale tests. For traffic routes and facilities such as tunnels and stations, we assess both the effects and processes of fire and explosion scenarios on the structural structure as well as the consequences for users. Based on mathematical-physical models for heat and material transmission, fire and smoke propagation, toxicity, obscuration, etc., we explore the effects of material and energy releases as a result of severe fire and explosion events in underground transport systems with the help of fluid mechanics simulation methods.