Jensen Hughes Announces Successful Installation + Commission of One Cubic Metre Explosion Chamber — the Only One in Canada

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Sep 21, 2021

NOVA SCOTIA, September 21, 2021Jensen Hughes, a global leader in fire, security and risk-based engineering and consulting, announced today that it now offers commercial flammability and dust explosibility testing using its new one cubic metre explosion chamber. This installation was completed along with a recent relocation of the company’s state-of-the-art dust and flammability testing laboratory. Jensen Hughes’ Nova Scotia location is the only lab in Canada providing this type of flammability and dust explosion testing.

“We created this equipment to withstand operating conditions that are more representative of industrial conditions and more equipped to give accurate results,” said Martin Clouthier, MSc, PEng, VP + Global Service Line Leader, Industrial + Process Safety at Jensen Hughes. “In some cases the traditionally used, smaller 20-L test chamber, which was developed to replicate the one cubic metre chamber, can provide ‘false positives’. This could result in unnecessary costs for explosion protection. The one cubic metre chamber solves this issue.”

The explosion chamber is considered the “gold standard” for dust and flammability testing and Jensen Hughes is one of only three service providers in North America equipped with these capabilities. This, along with the Nova Scotia team’s ability to provide the quickest turnaround time in commercial dust testing, positions Jensen Hughes at the forefront of industrial and process safety testing and dust analysis.

“Our one cubic metre testing provides more definitive test results and ensures that protection is only provided where it is warranted and designed for credible explosion hazard scenarios,” added Raj Arora, CEO at Jensen Hughes. “This is a huge value add for operators and industrial safety practitioners, considering that access to this type of equipment is rare and the turnaround times that we offer are unmatched.”

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Jensen Hughes is the global leader in safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting. Every day, our international teams of 1,400+ engineers, technical experts, architects and consultants partner with clients in 100+ countries to make our world safe, secure and resilient. Since 1939, we have earned trust among our clients, people and communities by bringing integrity to our relationships, innovation to our industry and technical excellence to many of the most complex challenges in the world. Our major business lines include fire safety engineering, risks and hazards, security risk consulting, emergency management and planning, and forensic engineering. For more information, visit

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