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Safe Use of

Certified Equipment
for Hazardous Area
Training
Hazardous Areas occur in many
industries such as in the oil and gas,
petrochemical, chemical industries,
dust/fibre environment and mining
industries.

IEC STANDARDS+ IEC 60079

Due to potentially explosive


atmosphere, equipment used must be
selected to suit the requirement and
they must be installed, inspect and
maintained in such a way that its
protective function is not compromised.
These equipment not limited to electrical and
instrumentation but mechanical equipment those may
get hot or create friction/spark are potential of ignition
sources. Those equipment need to be select, install,
inspect, maintain and repair & overhaul by skill &
competence person and according to certain standards
or practices to ensure they still maintain their safety
design parameters.
This training is intended to give an understanding of the
hazardous areas from the initial nature of the problem
through the identification and classification of the hazard,
selection and the different types of protections with some
practical exercises & equipment demonstrations.

Who Should Go for


the Training?
The courses are meant for anyone involved in
the design, specification, installation
maintenance or documentation of industrial
instrumentation, control & electrical systems in
HAZARDOUS AREAS.
This includes but not limited to:

Trainees
Technicians
Engineers
Managers

Inspectors
Regulatory Authorities
Installers
Designers

Pre-Requisite
Delegates of selective courses have to be equipped with basic
electrical/instrument or any technical qualifications at
certificate level as minimum.
The course is a classroom presentation supplement with
videos; equipment inspection exercises and demonstration of
the subjects base on IEC 60079 series standard where
applicable on some of the topics. Participants are introduced to
the concept of risk evaluation and area classification, methods
of reducing the risk of ignition & understanding
the various type of certified equipment. Participants
are encouraged to share their issues for
discussion and actively participate. Tests will be
given at the end of the course.

Course Objectives

Course Content

Dening the hazard, classifying hazard materials,


understanding the nature of the risk and the
necessity to eliminate sources of ignition.

General Principles
Fire Triangle, Source of Ignitions, Properties of materials

Identify relationship between area classication


and the various different types of Ex apparatus.

Hazardous Area classification


Zones, Source & grade of release, Divisions, Comparisons of Zones and
Divisions, Non-hazardous areas, The Effects of Area Classication.

Identify relationship between electrical


equipment and gas groups and temperature
classes.
Recognize and identify the different types of
certied equipments. e.g. Ex d, Ex e, Ex m, Ex i,
Ex q, Ex p, Ex n, etc
Understand the Directives, Standards &
Certication on equipment used in Hazardous
Areas.
Recognize the requirement on
design of Ex-equipment facilities.
Recognise the requirement of Safe Working
Practice
Recognize the requirement on installation,
inspection and maintenance of the different
types of equipment i.e. ameproof, increased
safety, intrinsic safety etc
Recognize the requirement on Repair and
Overhaul of certied equipment.

Training/Course Program
MODULE A 3 Days

Types of Protections
Flameproof and Explosion proof Protection (Ex d), Increase Safety (Ex e),
Intrinsic Safety (Ex ia, Ex ib), Type-n Protection and Similar Concepts (Ex n),
Other Types of protections (Ex m, p, q, o) and Combined Protection
Marking of equipment
Requirement of Marking, ATEX marking, IECEx Marking, Associated apparatus
marking, Combine Cercation, Dual certication, Marking of American
Equipment.
Design of Ex-equipment facilities.

Safe Working Practice


Installation of electrical equipment.
Testing of an installation
Inspection and Maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas.
Repair and Overhaul of certified equipment.

Training Knowledge

Knowledge & Skill on Installation

General principles of explosion, Hazardous Area, Standards & Certications,


Apparatus Grouping & Identication, Types of Protections and Marking.
It also included overview requirement for Testing, Inspections and Maintenance.
Practical on Design of a facility, Safe Working Practice and Cable Glanding &
termination of cables to Ex-equipment.

MODULE C 3 Days

Apparatus Grouping and Identification


Apparatus Grouping-IEC, Apparatus Grouping-American, Comparison of
IEC and American Apparatus Grouping, Temperature Classes.

General principles of explosion, Hazardous Area, Standards & Certications,


Apparatus Grouping & Identication, Types of Protections and Marking.
It also included overview requirement for Design, Installation and Inspections.
Supplement with desk-top exercises on Ex-equipment suitability for their
locations.

MODULE B 2 Days

European Directives, Standards and Certification


IEC Standards, European Standards (CENELEC), ATEX Directives, National
Standards.

Knowledge & Skill on Installation,


Inspection & Maintenance

Overview of General principles of explosion, Hazardous Area, Standards &


Certications, Apparatus Grouping & Identication, Types of Protections and
Marking.
It also included overview requirement on Design, Safe Working Practice and
Installation.
Practical on Testing, Inspection and Maintenance on Ex-equipment.

IECEx Unit 001


Suitable for :
Trainees, Technicians, Engineers, Managers,
Inspectors, Regulatory authorities, Installers,
Designers, Maintenances, HSSE Practitioner, Buyers,
Ex- equipment Sales Agents, Insurance Agents

IECEx Unit 003


Suitable for :
Trainees, Technicians, Engineers, Inspectors,
Regulatory
authorities,
Installers,
Designers,
Maintenances, Assessor, Verier, Auditors

IECEx Units 007 & 008


Suitable for :
Technicians, Engineers, Inspectors, Regulatory
authorities, Installers, Designers, Maintenances,
Assessor, Verier, Auditors

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