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Petro-Energy E&P Co., Ltd.


(Sudan Branch)

SPECIFICATION FOR ELECTRICAL


AREA CLASSIFICATION

B RE-ISSUED FOR EXECUTION 28.12.06

A ISSUED FOR EXECUTION 08.08.06 CPE/VECO YZX CHL


PREPARED CHECKED APPROVED
REV DESCRIPTION DATE BY BY BY

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Revision Record Information:

No. Rev. Date Revision Information

1. B 28.12.2006 Changing company name from CNPC International Ltd. (Sudan


Branch) to Petro-Energy E&P Co. Ltd. (Sudan Branch), the related
abbreviation from CNPCIS to Petro-Energy.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 SCOPE.............................................................................................................................. 4

2.0 CODES, REGULATIONS, STANDARDS...........................................................................4

3.0 AREA CLASSIFICATIONS................................................................................................5


3.1 Zone 0 Locations................................................................................................................
5
3.2 Zone I Locations.................................................................................................................
5
3.3 Zone 2 Locations................................................................................................................
5
3.4 Non-Hazardous Locations..................................................................................................
5

4.0 DRAWINGS....................................................................................................................... 5

5.0 TYPICAL CLASSIFICATION.............................................................................................5

6.0 PURGING/PRESSURIZING SYSTEMS.............................................................................6

7.0 ELECTRICAL FITTINGS AND ACCESSORIES.................................................................6

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1.0 SCOPE

This specification establishes mandatory requirements governing the classification of


areas where flammable liquids, gases or vapors are handled, processed or stored and
covers the requirements for the design of electrical facilities in and near such areas.

2.0 CODES, REGULATIONS, STANDARDS

The requirements of the latest edition of the following codes, regulations and standards
shall be met or exceeded, except as superseded herein. In cases where more than one
code, regulation or standard apply to the same condition, the most stringent shall be
followed. In the event of a conflict between this specification and other specifications or
correspondence, the OWNER shall be consulted and a ruling, in writing, shall be
obtained before any work is started.

International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC)

- IEC 60079 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres

Institute of Petroleum (IP)

- Part 15 of the Institute of Petroleum Model Code of Safe Practice (2 nd Edition,


August 2002)

Where supplemental information is required, the following codes and standards shall be
used.

American Petroleum Institute

API RP 500 Recommended practice for classification of locations for Electrical


Installation

National Fire Protection Authority (NFPA)

- NFPA Bulletin 496 Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical


Equipment

Codes, Regulations & Statutes of Authority having jurisdiction in location of installation

Some requirements in this specification may be modified by specific requirements in the


Purchase Specification. In case of conflict, the specific requirements supersede this
specification.

Any deviation from this specification must be approved, in writing, by OWNER. Such
written approval must be obtained prior to the commencement of any work which would
constitute such a deviation.

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3.0 AREA CLASSIFICATIONS

3.1 Zone 0 Locations

Zone 0 locations are locations in which an explosive atmosphere is continuously


present, or present for long periods, irrespective of whether the plant is in operation or
not.

3.2 Zone I Locations

Zone I locations are locations in which an explosive atmosphere is likely to occur in


normal operation

3.3 Zone 2 Locations

Zone 2 locations are locations in which an explosive atmosphere is not likely to occur in
normal operation and, if it occurs, will exist only for a short time.

3.4 Non-Hazardous Locations

By implication an area that is not classified Zone 0, 1 or 2 is deemed to be non-


hazardous or safe area with respect to the Code.

4.0 DRAWINGS

Area classification drawings must be prepared to show the following:

(a) The classification and extent of each area with all major structures and
equipment indicated.

(b) All equipment which is a source of hazardous gas or vapor identified by:

Equipment number
Flammable material(s) handled
Atmosphere group according to the IEC

5.0 TYPICAL CLASSIFICATION

5.1 The codes, as referred under Clause No. 2.0 above shall be used to determine minimum
requirement of area classification.

5.2 When designing area classification, consider the problem of transient vapors from
hazardous sources. Further area classification is required to cover these conditions.

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5.3 Mixtures of gases of different groups may be involved, or sources of both heavier-than-
air and lighter-than-air gases may exist within an area. In classifying such areas, all of
the following apply:

(a) Upon release, gas mixtures are considered to separate immediately into their
separate gases. If the separate gases are of different groups, use electrical
equipment within each classified area suitable for all the groups involved.

(b) In mixtures of Group II B and II A gases per IEC, the Group II B gases are
disregarded if they constitute 30% or less by volume of the mixture.

(c) In areas which are adequately ventilated and have lighter-than-air vapors, the
hydrogen in a gas mixture is disregarded if it constitutes 30% or less by volume
of the gas mixture.

5.4 Special consideration shall be given to those areas where large volumes of hazardous
materials are being handled or high pressures are utilized.

5.5 Consideration shall be given to classification of areas around sampling points, relief
vents etc. Location of electrical equipments near sampling points and relief vents shall
be avoided.

6.0 PURGING/PRESSURIZING SYSTEMS

6.1 Purging/pressurizing systems permit the safe operation of electrical equipment under
conditions of hazard for which approved equipment may not be commercially available.

Purging/pressurizing systems, must be approved by the OWNER and are designed in


accordance with the relevant IEC.

6.2 Ventilating Air

Ventilating air for buildings or enclosures (whose area classification is improved by


means of artificial or pressure ventilation, ventilating or pressurizing air) is obtained from
a point at least 3 m above grade, 3 m away from the nearest Zone 1 area, and 3 m
above the roof of a building restricting free air movement. Particular attention must be
given to location relative to safety valves and other vents. If the classification
improvement is to "non-hazardous", the point at which air is obtained is to be in a non-
hazardous area; not above a lighter-than-air classified area. These systems must be
approved by the OWNER.

7.0 ELECTRICAL FITTINGS AND ACCESSORIES

Electrical equipment selection and installation for the classified area shall be in
accordance with IEC 60079 and BS 5345. The selection shall follow the table here
below.

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TABLE FOR SELECTION OF EQUIPMENT FOR HAZARDOUS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROTECTION FOR HAZARDOUS AREA APPLICATION DEGREE OF INGRESS


OF EQUIPMENT PROTECTION
APPARATUS SUB-GROUP AND TEMPERATURE CLASSIFICATION
APPLICATION TO EQUIPMENT IN OIL, GAS, PETROCHEMICAL AND EXPOSED UNEXPOSED
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS AREAS AREAS
NON-HAZARDOUS ZONE 2 NOTES ZONE 1 NOTES INCL. REFER
UNDER NOTE
SHED
1. HV motors Industrial Ex(e) Not IP55 IP42
Applicable
2. LV motors Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP55 IP42
Ex(d)
3. Motor Control Industrial Ex (de) or Ex(de) or IP55 IP55
Stations Ex(d) Ex(d)
4. Lighting fittings Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP55 IP20
normal service Ex(d)
5. Lighting fittings Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP55 IP20
emergency service Ex(d)
6. Lighting junction Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP65 IP42
boxes-normal Ex(d)
service
7. Lighting junction Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP65 IP42
boxes-emergency Ex(d)
service

Note: Minimum level of ingress protection shall be IP55, for Equipment in hazardous area.

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DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROTECTION FOR HAZARDOUS AREA APPLICATION DEGREE OF INGRESS


OF EQUIPMENT PROTECTION
APPARATUS SUB-GROUP AND TEMPERATURE CLASSIFICATION
APPLICATION TO EQUIPMENT IN OIL, GAS, PETROCHEMICAL AND EXPOSED UNEXPOSED
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS AREAS AREAS
NON-HAZARDOUS ZONE 2 NOTES ZONE 1 NOTES INCL. REFER
UNDER NOTE
SHED
8 Convenience Industrial Ex(d) Ex(d) IP65 IP20
socket-outlets
9. Welding Socket Industrial Ex(d) Ex(d) IP65 IP42
Outlets
10. Distribution Industrial Not Not Allowed IP55 IP42
boards-normal Allowed
service
11. Distribution Industrial Not Not Allowed IP55 IP42
boards-emergency Allowed
service
12. Distribution Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(de) or IP55 IP42
boards-trace Ex(d) Ex(d),
heating
Note: Minimum level of ingress protection shall be IP55, for Equipment in hazardous area

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DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROTECTION FOR HAZARDOUS AREA APPLICATION DEGREE OF INGRESS


OF EQUIPMENT PROTECTION
APPARATUS SUB-GROUP AND TEMPERATURE CLASSIFICATION
APPLICATION TO EQUIPMENT IN OIL, GAS, PETROCHEMICAL AND EXPOSED UNEXPOSED
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS AREAS AREAS
NON-HAZARDOUS ZONE 2 NOTES ZONE 1 NOTES INCL. REFER
UNDER NOTE
SHED
13. Junction boxes- Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP65 IP42
trace heating Ex(d)
14. Cable Glands Industrial Ex(d) Ex(d) IP66 IP42
15. HV & MV Industrial Not Not Not IP42
Switchboards & Applicable Applicable Applicable
MCCs
16. LV Switchboards & Industrial Not Not Not IP42
MCCs Applicable Applicable Applicable
17. HV, MV & LV Industrial Not Not IP55 IP42
busduct Applicable Applicable
18. Battery chargers & Industrial Not Not Not IP42
UPSs Applicable Applicable Applicable
19. Local control Industrial Ex(de) or Ex(de) or IP65 IP42
panels and UCPs Ex(d) Ex(d)
Note: Minimum level of ingress protection shall be IP55, for Equipment in hazardous area

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DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROTECTION FOR HAZARDOUS AREA APPLICATION DEGREE OF INGRESS


OF EQUIPMENT PROTECTION
APPARATUS SUB-GROUP AND TEMPERATURE CLASSIFICATION
APPLICATION TO EQUIPMENT IN OIL, GAS, PETROCHEMICAL AND EXPOSED UNEXPOSED
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS AREAS AREAS
NON-HAZARDOUS ZONE 2 NOTES ZONE 1 NOTES INCL. REFER
UNDER NOTE
SHED
20. Transformers Industrial Not Not Allowed IP55 IP42
Allowed
21. Electrical Heaters Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP55 IP42
Ex(d)

22 Hazard warning Industrial Ex(e) or Ex(d) IP55 IP55


lights Ex(d)
Note : Minimum level of ingress shall be IP55, for equipment in hazardous area

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