NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN MINE SAFETY AND PROTECTION TO EXPLOSION – INSEMEX PETROSANI was founded in 1949 under the name of Research Station for Mine Safety, as a branch of ICEMIN Bucharest.
Its foundation was determined by the need for solving problems related to safety in the Romanian mining industry. The name under which this institute is known within the mining industry as well as within other industries like the machinery, electro-technical, chemical or oil and gas industry, frames into the tradition developed by its staff in their over 65 years of activity.
INSEMEX activity is conducted in two premises in which the surface designed for research in the 4 pavilions is of about 6000 square meters, and the volume of testing installations consisting of tunnels and experimental galleries exceed 1000 cubic meters.
INSEMEX disposes of a training facility for rescuers, a testing facility for civil use explosives and pyrotechnic articles, located outside Petrosani area, at approximately 5km, and a testing hall for electro-mechanical equipment and installations.
INSEMEX performs its activity within 4 research departments, consisting of 10 specialized research laboratories.