Strada General Vasile Milea 32-34
National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX Petrosani, founded in 1949, performs basic and applied research, technological development and provides technical solutions in the regulated fields for public interest, regarding risk assessment and prevention in activities endangered by explosive and toxic atmospheres hazards. INSEMEX Petrosani performs research in the following directions: explosion protection, explosives and blasting techniques, safety of equipment and facilities, safety of mineral resources, environmental protection, mining and industrial ventilation, classification of underground works in terms of gas releases, rescue operations in toxic / explosive / flammable atmospheres. Also, the institute conducts research aimed at establishing the causes leading to events generated by explosions of combustible substances and by explosive materials, both for the industry, as well as for the civilian area.
INSEMEX is member of the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification To Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx SYSTEM), founding member of the International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB), member of the European State Mining Authority, and member of the European Federation of Explosives Engineers. As part of the Romanian Standards Association, INSEMEX holds the presidency of two Technical Committees, namely: CT 358 - Civil use explosives, CT 137 Electrical devices for potentially explosive atmospheres.
The research infrastructure comprises performing and state-of-the-art equipment which enables to carry out large and complex RD&I activities similar to those performed by other European institutes (ie. INERIS, INRS France, PTB Germany). By using the “Facility for research/development and testing of explosive materials, flammable/toxic substances, explosion-proof equipment and training of intervention staff for toxic/flammable atmospheres – PCDIEx” which is considered an Installation of National Interest, there are provided various research and technological development services, such as: basic and applied research, technological development for the regulated fields of public national interest, regarding risk assessment and prevention for activities with explosive/toxic atmospheres hazard, including the use of explosives, environmental protection in areas affected by mining and connected activities, equipment testing and certification, staff training, rescue activities, mines closure, as well as development and application of regulations for the mentioned activities.
INSEMEX provides Scientific and technological services focused on ensuring the occupational health and safety in the mining, extractive, processing, and manufacturing industries, training for risk assessment, occupational noxious, protection to explosion of technical installations an equipment, explosives for civil uses and pyrotechnic articles, environmental protection, safety of mineral resources, industrial ventilation. INSEMEX is a Notified Body at Brussels (NB 1809), providing conformity assessment services for products covered by the following European Directives: - Directive 2014/34/UE on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres - Directive 2014/28/UE on the harmonization of the provisions relating to the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses - Directive 89/686/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment - Directive 2013/29/UE of the European Parliament and of the Coucil of 12 June 2013 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles. Other Scientific and Technological Services - Determination of detonability for chemical fertilizers with high content of Ammonium Nitrate according to European Regulation 2003/2003 - Certification in volunteer area (Laboratory for Mining Safety and Industrial Ventilation, Laboratory for Physico-Chemical Analysis) - Products Testing , Physico -Chemical measurements - Checking rescue equipments - Checking initiation devices - Training, seminars, qualification, certification, staff authorization (Laboratory for Physico-Chemical Analysis, Laboratory for Environmental Protection, Laboratory for Mining Safety and Industrial Ventilation, Laboratory for Explosive Materials and Pyrotechnic Articles, Attestation Service - GANEX) - Attestation of technical installations operating in Ex environments, according NEx 01-06/2007 - Attestation industrial ventilation systems - Authorization work and rescue personnel - Authorization rescue stations - Advising of technical documentation mine closure objectives - Advising of technical documentation demolition - Seismic Protection using explosives - Advising of methods operating framework - Classification of hazardous substances (Laboratory for Physico-Chemical -Analysis, Laboratory for Explosive Materials and Pyrotechnic Articles) - Advising of zoning plans - Determination of occupational hazards in the workplace - Determination of physico-chemical environmental factors (air, water, soil) (Laboratory for Environmental Protection, Laboratory for Physico-Chemical Analysis) - Determination of industrial emissions (dusts, gas and VOCs) and imissions (dust and gas) into the environment - Development of documentation of waters management - Development of documentation of environmental (impact studies, environmental balance) COV Certificates (COV technical inspection and COV technical advice) - Other activities (concerning the law of pyrotechnic articles, the classification of mines in terms of gas release) - Elaboration of internal/external plans related to GD 804 / 2007