ATC was founded in 1990 after a long period of collaboration between safety engineer Thorsten Ahlquist and chemical engineer Anders Thulin. Thorsten Ahlquist served for many years as safety engineer for the paint manufacturer Alfort & Cronholm in Stockholm.
In the spring of 1981 there was an explosion in a paint mixer at the manufacturing plant of Klint, Bernhard & Co in Nacka, where Anders Thulin was head of production. At the explosion, two employees were killed and one production unit was completely destroyed. Thorsten Ahlquist then helped restore faith in workplace safety conditions by training personnel and explaining how the accident had occurred. Moreover, he trained the operators so that the same accident would not occur again.
ATC was founded to market proper equipment for grounding (as opposed to jumper cables and similar ad hoc solutions) as well as to spread knowledge regarding static electricity to those who work with and handle fire and explosion hazardous materials.
In the latter part of the 20th century, knowledge regarding static electricity was scarce among production personnel in the chemical industry. They neither knew what caused it nor how to get rid of static electricity in a safe way.
Grounding equipment was the foundation of our product catalog, but over time we have added instruments and safety containers as well. We have developed our own products, such as the safety funnel DrumSafe®, the grounding clamp SparkSafe® and the decontamination shovel ShovSafe®.
All training is done in collaboration with one of the following consultants:
Anders Thulin is a chemical engineer with a background in the Scandinavian paint industry. Since 1990, Anders has worked with static electricity as a specialty, and he represents Sweden as an expert in the standardisation process regarding IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container). He has led training courses in virtually all industries that deal with fire and explosion hazardous goods. Many of these courses have been tailored to the specific risks of each business.
As CEO, Anders is primarily responsible for sales, but also spends a lot of time refining training programs, consulting projects and overseeing administration in general. Since the 1980′s, Anders has developed the training concept which has a large number of educational models.
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Anders Molander is an electrical engineer and has worked with error analysis and error investigation in the fields of electronics, optronics and electromechanics in the defense industry. Since the early 80′s, he has specialised in the fields of electrostatics and since 1995 serves as chairman of the standardisation group SEK tk101, electrostatics as well as an international expert on IEC tc101. He is a co-founder of the “Nordic ESD board” (Nordiska ESD-rÂdet) and serves as its chairman.
Anders is certified to lead courses on static electricity with ATC equipment.
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Curt Hillgren is a former firefighter at the Gävle Fire Department. Before Curt joined the Fire Fighter Academy, he worked as an electrician and a security guard. He also provides training to his colleagues in the rescue services on special topics such as electrical accidents and fires in the vicinity of high voltage installations.
Curt is certified to lead courses on static electricity with ATC-equipment.
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Fred Thomassen is based in Oslo and primarily leads courses in Norway. Fred has worked for several years as a consultant targeting the chemical industry in the areas of leadership, fire prevention, technical security, risk management and safety advise/counselling. Fred has also been employed by Pharmacia and Dyno Industrier (which later became Dynal Biotech).
Since 2011, Fred is certified to lead courses on static electricity with ATC equipment.
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