Laboratory Services

Laboratory Services

It’s easy to miss something if you’re not looking for it. ioMosaic works in concert with the professionals at ioKinetic, LLC laboratory to provide both chemical reactivity and combustible dust testing to assist in reducing hazards that you may otherwise not be aware of, and you help comply with regulatory standards.

Chemical Reactivity Testing

Chemical reactivity testing is used to evaluate chemical reactivity hazards present in processing of reactive materials. Testing can help you define the chemical reaction hazards associated with expected and undecided reactions like decomposition. This data is often used to meet process safety management (PSM) regulatory requirements, such as process limits, fine-tune process specifications and complete emergency relief system (ERS) design. Chemical reactivity testing is completed using an Accelerating Rate Calorimeter (ARC®).

Safe design and operation of chemical processes requires a thorough understanding of chemical reactivity and thermokinetics. Development of this understanding in an efficient, cost-effective manner involves multiple steps:

  • Developing test plans
  • Conducting tests
  • Interpreting results
  • Completing detailed analyses

We can help you implement any or all of these steps, depending on your specific needs.

Combustible Dust Testing

Combustible dust testing provides the basis for understanding the hazards of handling combustible dusts. Each dust compound has a unique physical and chemical characteristic. A good understanding of both is essential to discern the hazards, and ultimately the risks, associated with the dust being handled.

Combustible dust hazard management (CDHM) takes many forms, all beginning with the characterization of specific dusts to define potential hazards. Most evaluations begin with the Explosion Severity Test to define the magnitude of a potential explosion and a Minimum Ignition Energy Test to define the type of ignition sources that need to be avoided. With these characteristics understood, specific preventions and protections can then be chosen. The choice of prevention and/or protection methods may define a need for further analysis using additional techniques.

We work with you to determine the level of analysis required for your needs. ioMosaic will provide you with timely, reliable and reproducible data.