The 13th ISHPMIE (13th International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions) conference took place on July 27-31. This year, the conference was organized by the PTB in Germany. Although this time an internet platform was used as a place of direct meetings, discussions on the presented publications were very interesting.

On the part of ExKontakt, together with partners from France, we have prepared a publication summarizing 25 years of the ATEX directive, in which we have indicated areas that require in-depth discussion.

Moreover, the presented publications were very interesting and, as usual, setting the current research trends in the Ex area.

In our opinion, the most interesting publications for users included publications on the safety of Li-Ion battery systems, a review and analysis of surface resistance measurement methods, and studies of nanoparticle dusts, hybrid mixtures and flammable liquid mist atmospheres.