Fires and explosions test facility

The CSIR-managed fires and explosions testing, training and research and development facility at Kloppersbos helps achieve safe working conditions for South Africans in industries where fires and explosions may occur. The facility provides a full-scale surface testing facility for the evaluation of underground explosion suppression systems, the flammability of conveyor belts, dust suppression systems for continuous miners and similar investigations.

The unique location and size of the facility allows for the demonstration of large-scale coal dust/methane explosions, making it an ideal venue for basic and refresher training sessions for underground workers.

Services Offered

Contact Person

Isaac Mthombeni


+27 (0) 12 841 4037