Preventing the unintentional ignition of explosive atmospheres is a critical safety and economic aspect of all petroleum and chemical plant operations.
In this programme you will learn how to:
- Identify and quantify the hazardous areas
- Select appropriate electrical equipment and instruments for those areas
- Recognise the different methods of protection eg Ex d or Ex ia and how they work
- Install, inspect and maintain the certified equipment
Participants attending the programme will:
- Provide a clear understanding of hazardous area current custom and practice with particular respect to the following:
- Defining the hazard, classifying hazard materials, understanding the nature of the risk and the necessity to eliminate sources of ignition
- The relationship between area classification and the various different types of Ex apparatus
- The relationship between electrical equipment and gas groups and temperature classes
- The installation and maintenance of the different types of equipment i.e. flameproof, increased safety, intrinsic safety etc
- The need for, and typical approach to, electrical equipment inspection
- The documentation of the hazardous area
This programme is intended to give:
- An in depth understanding of hazardous areas from the initial nature of the problem
- Some case studies of industrial accidents, through the identification and classification of the hazard, selection and use of protected equipment
- The administration of hazardous areas in terms of record keeping and certificates
This course is intended to provide an understanding of hazardous areas and its recognised working practices. The course will be presented by formal lecturers individual and group exercises and case studies from the candidates site. Participants are actively encouraged to discuss issues from their sites in an open group forum and active participation is encouraged throughout the programme.
This training is a legal obligation in the countries of the European Union, but is optional rather than mandatory in the counties of the GCC. By providing this training for their employees, companies in the GCC will be aware of latest international standards for hazardous area training.
- International best practice in explosion prevention
- In house ability to review and up-date hazardous area classification
- Appropriate selection of equipment for zone 0 zone 1 and zone 2 leading to cost savings
- In house ability to inspect and evaluate existing equipment
- Raised awareness of explosion hazards, how they arise and how we protect ourselves
- Understanding of zones, apparatus groups and Temperature classes
- Increased knowledge with respect to carrying out hazardous area classification and defining the nature and size of the hazardous zones
- Understanding the relationship between flammable materials and the equipment that can be installed in those areas
- Ability to read and understand certification labels
Who Should Attend?
This five day programme is a single and comprehensive training package which involves a combination of formal lectures, practical exercises, demonstrations and written exercises.
It is primarily aimed at:
- Safety, electrical, instrumentation and engineers or technicians
It is assumed that most attendees will be familiar with industrial electrical practice although specific prior knowledge of hazardous areas is not a prerequisite.