Effectiveness of explosion venting as a protective measure for silos


  • W. Bartknecht

    1. Ciba-Geigy AG, Basel, Switzerland
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    • W. Bartknecht is Director of Explosion Research in the Central Safety Service of CIBA-GEIGY Ltd., Basle, Switzerland, since 1972. He is engaged in extensive research on the explosion behavior of dusts, vapors and gases, the development and testing of design criteria and of explosion protection devices for plant and equipment in the chemical industry.

      He has studied engineering and physics at the technical University of Berlin, 1945–1952. He then worked on problems of explosion hazards and explosion protection in mines, with a German mining research institute, and earned his doctorate degree with a thesis in the same field.