Aug 9 , 2016- Abhisam’s Hazardous Area Workshop was held successfully on 5th and 6th Aug 2016 at Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Andheri, Mumbai. It was sold out a good two weeks before the start date! If you could not register for this one, look out for the next one that should take place in the next few months. The program was attended by engineers from Thyssenkrupp (UHDE), Siemens, L & T & others.
The workshop consisted of two programs, Program 1 (on 5th Aug 2016) covered Basic Concepts of flammability and explosivity of various materials, need for classification, area classification, material and temperature classification, how to designate Zones, practical exercises in marking these areas on plant layouts, things to consider including potential release points as well as quantities of materials released. It also covered a much neglected topic in the hazardous area field, namely dust explosions.
Program 2 (on 6th Aug 2016) covered the Basic Concepts of protection including various techniques such as Explosion proof, Flameproof, Intrinsic Safety, Non incendive and others, selection of equipment in new plants, maintenance of explosion protected equipment in plants, marking and labelling, differences in the various certifications such as ATEX versus IEC Ex. The session also included a Question and Answer session that was eminently conducted by Dr. B. K. Gupta, who has more than three decades of experience in the area of explosion protection and also a member of various standards committees that develop standards related to explosion protection. Typical questions answered were:
a) How does one test an explosionproof junction box?
b) Can one drill extra holes in such explosionproof Junction Boxes?
c) What should be the inspection frequency of explosion protected equipment?
d) How is Dust Ignition Proof protection different from Explosionproof protection?
e) What are the differences in ATEX Certification and IEC Ex?
f) Do ATEX certificates expire?
and many more. If you would also like to find the answers to these questions, then please sign up for the next such program OR download our Hazardous Area training course XPRTU software.