Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT) has been founded in 1990 as brain trust of the German coal mining industry. It is a follow-up of the technical-scientific community organisations of the German coal mining industry, which partly had been founded 130 years ago. DMT is now world-wide recognised as a successful and innovative technology service provider throughout the fields of raw materials, safety and infrastructure.
The range of activities has been enlarged considerably, especially regarding testing and environmental protection. The main fields of activity are now explosion and fire protection, testing, mining, exploration, geology and geophysics, fuel technology, coke making, automation, engineering, certification and measurement technology.
With regard to UPTUN project the facilities for running large scale fire tests and the fire-technological testing of solid and liquid equipment are worth mentioning. The investigations have yielded much experience regarding prevention, formation and propagation of fires as well as appropriate fire fighting measures and fire detectors.