News about WERMA

17 Oct 2008

Everything full of dust? No need to explode!

According to Munich Rück Insurance, a dust explosion occurs approximately once a day in Europe.

Everything full of dust? No need to explode!

Usually, the dangers have been underestimated and standard regulations
ignored, as shown in findings from the American CSB on causes of dust explosions.

On 7th February 2008 an explosion caused by sugar particles in a factory in Georgia
killed 13 people and injured many more.

Insurance companies and state authorities are increasingly aware of the dangers of dust explosions. Any companies working with combustible dusts, such as foodstuff factories, are at risk.

WERMA offers a wide range of protected devices designed to prevent ignition sparks
from signalling products

Press contact

Udo Skarke
General Manager • WERMA USA

Tel. +1 (470) 361 / 0600