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DNV GL Spadeadam

Major hazard research, testing and training

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Research and testing of fires, explosions and blasts – with full-scale hazardous trials and simulation of real-world environments.

Spadeadam Research and Testing contributes to a safer world by improving understanding of major hazards across industries.

For over 40 years, Spadeadam has conducted full scale testing to assess the consequences of major hazards and their effects on people and properties. The results of which have been used to develop products, protect people and infrastructure from both accidental and deliberate threats. 

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Research and testing: Supported by a highly experienced team, DNV GL can facilitate the testing of components, products, techniques and processes from design through to analysis and recommendations

- Security: Our services range from testing ballistic resistant material against small arms to testing large building components against the blast and fragmentation generated by a car bombs – and everything in between 

- Training coursesCourses offer delegates the chance to experience fires, dispersion and explosion first hand whilst developing their knowledge of the research and theory behind them.

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Watch video to learn more about fire test, explosion test and blast test, research by DNV GL

Project examples:

Making the safety case

DNV GL's Spadeadam is involved as partner in safety research that focus on GBP10 million (m) H21 Network Innovation Competition (NIC) initiative

Hy4Heat programme

DNV GL leads a partnership to review purity and colourant for the UK Government’s Hy4Heat programme

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DNV GL commission worlds largest industrial explosion chamber at Spadeadam Research and Testing

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Beirut blast - TNT equivalence

Download the analysis produced by our experts from Spadeadam team.

Heating homes with hydrogen: proving the safety case

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Laboratories and test facilities

Check out more about DNV GL's progressive laboratories and test facilities in the industry

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