Explosion Protection Services

Expertise in prevention and mitigation


Studies and analyses

  •   Hazard analyses according to Machinery and ATEX Directives.
  •   Risk assessments in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Hazardous Substances Ordinance and Industrial Safety Ordinance.

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

A process hazard analysis or process hazard evaluation, PHA, is a set of organized and systematic assessments of the potential hazards associated with an industrial process.

A PHA provides information for improving safety and reducing the consequences of accidental leaks of hazardous materials. A PHA focusses on potential causes and consequences of fires, explosions, releases of toxic or flammable chemicals and major spills of hazardous chemicals; and it focuses on equipment, instrumentation, utilities, human actions, and external factors that might impact the process.

There are varieties of methodologies that can be used to conduct a PHA, including but not limited to: Checklist, What if?, What if?/Checklist, hazard and operability study (HAZOP), and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Other methods such as layer of protection analysis (LOPA)[1] or fault tree analysis (FTA) may be used after a PHA if the PHA team could not reach a risk decision for a given scenario.

In the United States, the use of PHAs is mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in its process safety management regulation for the identification of risks involved in the design, operation, and modification of processes that handle highly hazardous chemicals.

With more than 30 years of experience providing Explosion protection Services to the process industry, INBUREX have a wide range of expertise within their group of companies. More than 60 professional engineers and PhD’s with experience in chemical hazards in a wide range of industries are ready to assure you of their best service at all times.

Prevent the Explosion

  •   Determination and evaluation of key parameters
  •   Avoidance of explosive mixtures
  •   Inerting
  •   Zoning
  •   Avoidance of ignition sources
  •   Selection of the appropriate equipment
  •   Electrostatic charges
  •   Auto-ignition of dusts
  •   Calculation of explosion effects
  •   Damage analyses and cause determination

Mitigate the explosion effects

  •   Pressure shock resistant construction
  •   Explosion Venting
  •   Explosion suppression
  •   Explosion Isolation