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Dust explosion workshop

A workshop containing discussions regarding dust explosion hazards in industries handling solid fuels and wood processing industries. Focus lies on passing on experience from previous incidents and practical demonstrations.

Two half-days with symposiums and workshops where dust explosions will be discussed. Several cases of accidents occurred in similar industries will be presented. RISE will also perform demonstrations in their fire laboratory and inform about the different test methods which determines the explosion parameters. Lunch is included in the workshop both days and dinner on the evening of arrival.

The gathering focuses on transferring knowledge and is also a great opportunity to network with people in the industry.

Goal and purpose

The gathering focuses on transferring knowledge and is also a great opportunity to network with people in the industry.

Target audience

Solid fuels industries, wood processing industries.


No prior knowledge, but the target audience is niched.


  • Anders Lönnermark, RISE
  • Henry Persson, RISE
  • Ingvar Karlsson, RISE
  • Johanna de Grahl, RISE
  • Peter Bremer, RISE
  • Ken Nessvi, PS Group
  • Henrik Larsson, Göteborg Energi



Programme - March 4

11.30 - Introduction, presentation of participants

12.30 - Lunch

13.30 - Which are the primary risks handling wood dust?

14.30 - Which prevention and mitigation measures can be applied?


15.30 - Fire and explosion in elevator/silo. Incident at Göteborg Energi 2017 - Short Introduction

15:45 - How to determine the risk of a dust explosion for a specific dust?

16.15 - Introduction to mini-seminars

Progress to the fire laboratory

17.00 - Demonstration of dust explosion characterization as well as demonstration in larger scale.

18.00 - 18:45 - Mini-seminars, discussions in smaller groups

19.00 - Dinner

Programme - March 5

08.30 - Comments, reflections from Day 1

08.50 - Mini-seminars, continued work from day 1

09.30 - Presentation from groups, part 1

10.00 - Coffee

10.30 - Presentation from groups, part 1

11.30 - Lessons learned from yesterday and mini-seminars?

12.00 - Göteborg Energi 2017 - What did the fire investigation report show?

12.30 - Final discussion

13.00 - Lunch

Other info

The workshop will be held in Swedish.

The workshop is held in collaboration with PS Group.

Practical information


4 mar 2019 - 5 mar 2019


Borås stad


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Type of event



3 200 SEK excluding VAT

Final registration date

17 feb 2019

Anmäl dig här


RISE, Brinellgatan 4, Borås

Lecture-hall: Da vinci

Food and lodging

Lunch: March 4 & March 5

Dinner: March 4

Upcoming courses

March 4 2019, 11:30 - 19:00

March 5 2019, 08:30 - 13:00 


Anders Lönnermark

Teknologoe doktor

+46 10 516 56 91

Read more about Anders


Linnea Hemmarö


+46 10 516 59 86

Read more about Linnea