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Hazardous Area Classification

Hazardous Area Classification

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This is an information booklet regarding the Practical Guide to hazardous area classification ebook
This is an information booklet regarding the Practical Guide to hazardous area classification ebook

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Published by: Mandar Phadke on Sep 17, 2010
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The Practical Guide to
Hazardous Area Classification
Hazardous Areas
are those areas of a plant or facility, which contain largequantities of volatile and inflammable liquids, explosive gases or even fine dustwhich can cause explosions.Thus, hazardous areas are found in a variety of industries including oil & gasprocessing, chemical manufacturing, shipping terminals, oil rigs, fertilizer industriesand other process plants, sugar and grain handling facilities, coal and miningindustries. These hazardous areas are classified according to their risk profiles, forbetter management.This e-book explains the entire methodology of classifying these hazardous areas, by explainingthe various standards, utilizing examples fromindustry and a case study that explains, step bystep, how a hazardous area classificationexercise is done.It utilizes
real life plant drawings and photos
 to make the process easy to understand. Full of content, it has no fluff or filler or unnecessarymath,which can induce sleep in readers.
An excellent, must have e-book for anyprofessional who works with hazardousareas.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Introduction to Hazardous AreasWhy do we classify Hazardous Areas?
Chapter 2 Basic Concepts
What is a Hazard?What is Risk?Can we avoid risk altogether? Area Classification - A measure of risk Area Classification BenefitsHow does Area Classification work?
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How can Area Classification reduce costs?
Chapter 3 Fire & Explosion Fundamentals
FireFlammable or Hazardous MaterialFire TriangleWhat is an Explosion?Properties of Hazardous MaterialsLEL & UELFlash PointFire Point Auto-ignitionCombustible dustsDust Explosions - Five necessary Factors
Chapter 4 Fundamental Ideas about Area ClassificationChapter 5 Standards for Area Classification
European System / IEC SystemZonesGroups American System (NEC)ClassesDivisions
Chapter 6 Standards for Classification of Explosive Dusts
IEC SystemNorth American System
Chapter 7 Material Classification
IEC System
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North American System
Chapter 8 Temperature Classification
IEC SystemExample of Temperature ClassificationNorth American System
Chapter 9 Some other important Standard Guidelines
 ATEX Guidelines ATEX Marking SystemEquipment GroupEquipment CategorySubstance Group
Chapter 10 IEC Ex-Unification of the two SystemsChapter 11 How to carry out Area Classification
 Area Classification MythsMyth 1Myth 2Myth 3Myth 4Sources of releaseRelations of Grade with ZonesVentilation ConsiderationsStep by step guide to Area Classification
Chapter 12 Practical Study of an Area Classification ExerciseChapter 13 Consequences of poor Area Classification
Over Classification - A white elephantUnder Classification - Playing with Fire

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