DSS Software

The Chilworth Desktop Safety System™ (DSS) is a user-friendly hazard assessment software.


Have you identified all of the potential hazards associated with your process operations?

Are you sure of the best explosion prevention techniques for your powder handling processes?

Would you like to have your own in-house expert?

The Chilworth Desktop Safety System™ (DSS)

This user-friendly software interprets test data, conducts hazard assessments and recommends practical safety measures, all rapidly and easily from the desktop.

Based on a proprietary algorithm developed with more than a decade of process safety testing and advisory experience, DSS has been validated on a wide variety of powder handling operations and equipment used throughout the process industry.

The hazards posed by various ignition sources are analyzed, and steps for their elimination and/or control are suggested; attention is also paid to electrostatic discharge as a potential ignition source for flammable atmospheres. Those operations that the software defines as hazardous have the appropriate prevention and protection measures recommended. Your existing systems are tested, and what-if scenarios can be run for the design of future processes.

The hazard assessment function uses an easily understood Color Hazard Indicator that dynamically interprets the changing levels of hazard in a given operation. At the touch of a button, DSS makes use of available test data to provide an assessment of potential vapor and dust fire and explosion hazards associated with powder handling and processing operations.


  • Rapid Answers to process safety questions
  • Fully customizable; additional processes can be added to suit your requirements.
  • Detailed report function
  • Stand alone application, no additional software required
  • User friendly interface
  • Cost Effective


  • Manual Transfer
  • Conveying
  • Milling
  • Drying
  • Blending
  • Filtration
  • Centrifuging
  • Your operation

Try a Demonstration Version of the Chilworth Desktop Safety System™ at no cost or obligation.

For further information please email or call 609-799-4449.