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Hazardous Area Instrumentation

Hazardous Area Instrumentation Training & Certification

A Lack Of Knowledge Can Cost You Your Job, Your Money, Your Business... Even Your Life...

Luckily You Can Learn Everything You Need To Know In Less Than A Few Hours... & also get a Certificate of Competency.

Here's How...
You probably already know just how important Hazardous Area Instrumentation Training is, and how difficult it can be to learn everything that you need to know.
Until now, you had to spend years studying books, reports and other training materials. You had to spend thousands of dollars on expensive training classes...
And if you're like most people, you'd just end up more confused than you were before you started the training.
Introducing The Fastest, Easiest and Most Inexpensive Way To Learn EVERYTHING You Need To Know About it.

Our company is Abhisam Software, and we're a world wide leader in providing in depth interactive computer based training programs.
Our elearning Courses have helped hundreds of people, from corporate managers to everyday employees get a solid grasp on complicated technical subjects.

Attention Employees & Consultants/Contractors: Design engineers, Maintenance engineers, Instrument technicians & Supervisors, Instrumentation Contractors, Automation System Integrators, Safety specialists...ANYONE who works in hazardous (classified) areas, or who supplies instrumentation and control systems that will be installed in hazardous areas requires training

  • Hazardous Areas (also known as Classified locations) are those areas that have a high probability of explosive and flammable vapors & dusts. Think Oilfields, Petroleum Refineries, chemical plants, shipping terminals, oil tank farms, mines, gas based power plants and even grain silos! There are more hazardous areas out there than you ever thought.

  • Equipment and Instrumentation that is used in hazardous areas has to be a special type, which is "suitable for use in hazardous (classified) locations". To make matters interesting, there are several types of hazardous areas and several types of equipment that is protected with several different technologies, not everything that is marked as Ex can be used in all hazardous areas. For example, if a hazardous area is marked as Zone 0, then you cannot use an explosionproof pressure transmitter there- you need an Intrinsically Safe type that too with a rating of Ex-ia (Ex-ib and Ex- ic will not do)

  • Standards and Regulations are different in different places around the world. You, as a highly mobile Instrument or Electrical or Controls engineer/technician should know the key differences between IEC standards and the NEC

  • There have been several severe accident cases in the recent past that have been directly attributable to lack of hazardous area training. You can read more about them on the US Chemical Safety Board website.

Customer Testimonials

We are the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company, one of the major Oil & Gas production companies in EGYPT. I would like to express our good impression on such course. It is one of the most comprehensive, information rich and fun at the same time regarding Hazard area classification and its equipment installation practice.
Best regards for the abhisam company!

Instrumentation Department
GUPCO, Egypt

"The Practical Guide to Hazardous Area Classification" and"Hazardous Area Instrumentation" helped me by its very clear and easy to understand demonstration, to explain and answer our client and colleague queries related to these subjects.
The result was amazing when I received their feedback after years of experience in this area.
I would recommend "The Practical Guide to Hazardous Area Classification" and "  Hazardous Area Instrumentation"  to people who need  get some training in this field,before trying anything else, since I did this and found the abhisam product the most effective and helpful among the other training products.
I wish success for abhisam team for their great work.
Farshid Alsafi, USA

Hazardous Area Training

Attention Employers: Company owners, managers, foremen, and anyone who is in charge of personnel who are required to undergo this training...

You know that it's YOUR responsibility to train your employees... So what are your options?
You could ignore training requirements opening yourself up to MASSIVE liabilities if your employees are injured or killed on the job or you lose some of your plant assets to fires and explosions...You could be out of business... Or even worse... Almost instantaneously...
You could pay thousands of dollars to send employees to live training workshops, or several hundreds of dollars on study guides, books and courses...
OR you can pay a one time fee, to get the interactive training course that has proven to be the fastest and easiest way for employees to learn... And RETAIN... Information about this important subject.  

We make the learning process fun and easy. Our e-learning course is full of graphics and animations/ simulations that are entertaining to watch, incredibly simple to understand, and provide the fastest and easiest way to learn everything you need to know about this complex subject..when you go through the program, Hazardous Area Instrumentation will no longer appear complex.

We'll Teach You Everything You Need To Know regarding this... And We'll Make It More Fun To Learn, Easier To Understand, And More Cost Effective Than Any Other Training Solution... Guaranteed!  

Here are some of the recent accidents in the news...reported and investigated by the Chemical Safety Board. Directly related to lack of knowledge about hazardous areas.

 ImperialSugarDustExplosion Imperial Sugar, Georgia, USA, 2009

Massive combustible dust explosion at the Imperial Sugar Works in Savannah, Georgia. Dust explosions can be caused by improper understanding of hazardous areas, which not only include areas that can have flammable and explosive vapors, but also dusts, such as metal dust, sugar dust or even sawdust.

Sterigenics_explosion_3 Sterigenics, Ontario, CA, 2004 The Ethylene Oxide, used in the plant triggered an explosion. Ethylene Oxide is not only toxic but highly explosive and the investigation determined that one of the main reasons for the accident was lack of proper explosion protection and hazardous area classification.

Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, 2006
Massive explosion at an ink processing plant causes destruction of plant as well as surrounding homes, injuring many residents of surrounding areas. Cause? Lack of understanding of the role that proper ventilation plays in hazardous areas.

The list goes on and on.....

Let's face it, you probably don't wake up in the morning excited about getting started with Classified areas or technical training... It's not the most fun subject in the world to learn about...

But our software has completely revolutionized the training experience...

It's fun to use, it only takes a few hours, it teaches you everything you need to know, and you'll retain the information much better than you would from reading books or sitting in a classroom, beacuse if a Picture is worth a thousand words, then an animation is worth a thousand pictures. Some of the included animations and simulations included here, you will not find anywhere else e.g. what happens when a spark triggers an explosion in an explosionproof junction box? Or how does a threaded connection help in cooling gases before they escape? See it happen in front of your eyes via amazing simulations!

Our interactive software presents everything in professional quality format, so you can train at your own pace...

 Don't understand something? No problem, you can retake certain parts as many times as you need to.
Have trouble learning from books or in a classroom environment? No problem, our proprietary software makes learning easier than ever before...
Do you need training, and don't have thousands of dollars to spend on expensive courses or text books? This is the perfect solution...

Animations & Simulations

A picture is worth a thousand words and an animation is worth a thousand pictures! This e-learning XPRTU software has plenty of animations and simulations that explain key concepts in an easy to understand way. For example take a look at the animation below, which shows the concept of the Fire Triangle. Please note that this is a low resolution screengrab, the actual animation is much better.

Real Life Examples

The course has real life examples from actual projects and operating plants/ installations that give you a step by step method to do work related to Hazardous Areas. For example, here's an example from the section on Intrinsic Safety.

Example: This example is given as a guideline, to demonstrate how an Intrinsically Safe loop is designed. We have to implement an open loop (tag No TI-101) for temperature measurement, consisting of a thermocouple and a temperature transmitter, using the principles of Intrinsic Safety. The Safe area equipment which will be connected to this is a DCS. The Thermocouple is mounted in a thermowell on a process reactor. This reactor is located in a hazardous area classified as Zone 1, Group II A, T4.

Do you know how to do this? Learn it in the course.Abhisam_ISTempTx

Animations & Simulations

Here's another sample of the superb animations in the Abhisam Hazardous Area Instrumentation e-learning course. Note that this is also a low resolution screen capture clip, the actual animation in the full version of the course is much better. It is so easy to understand concepts with well made animations, isn't it? No other training course out there offers you all this!

Self Assessment Test

After you complete all the modules in the training program, you can take the Self Assessment Test which enables you to gauge your own understanding of the subject. This also acts as a mock test, before you take the online Certification Exam. Here's a screenshot of one of the Questions.SelfAssessmentHazAreaInstScreenshot

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

MODULE 1- BASIC CONCEPTS OF HAZARDOUS AREAS
  • Introduction to Hazardous Areas-1

  • Introduction to Hazardous Areas-2

  • History related to Mines

  • Miners Safety Lamp

  • Flammable Liquids, Gases & Vapors

  • Fire Triangle

  • Explosive Limits-1

  • Explosive Limits-2

  • Hazardous Atmosphere-1

  • Hazardous Atmosphere-2

  • Effects of Temperature & Pressure

  • Ignition Energy

  • Flash Point

  • Autoignition Temperature

  • Dust Hazards-1

  • Dust Hazards-2

  • Dust Hazards-3

  • Explosion Pentagon-1

  • Explosion Pentagon-2

MODULE 4- FIELDBUS APPLICATION

  • Fieldbus in Hazardous Areas-1

  • Fieldbus in Hazardous Areas-2

  • Using traditional explosionproof methods

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -1

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -1

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -2

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -3

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -4

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -5

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -6

  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety -7

  • Fieldbus Entity Calculation Example

  • FISCO-1

  • FISCO-2

  • FISCO Topology

  • FISCO Conditions

  • FISCO Advantages

  • FNICO

  • FNICO with repeaters

  • FNICO and Ex-ic

  • Field Barriers & High Energy Trunks

 

MODULE 5- CERTIFICATION & LABELING

  • Introduction

  • Certification Bodies-1

  • Certification Bodies-2

  • Marking & Labeling -1

  • Marking & Labeling -1

  • Marking & Labeling -2

  • ATEX Marking

  • Marking & Labeling -Example 1

  • Testing

  • Hexagon Ex and CE Marks

  • Marking & Labeling -Example 2

  • The IEC Ex System-1

  • The IEC Ex System-2

 MODULE 6- INSPECTIONS & MAINTENANCE
  • Introduction & General Guidelines-1

  • Introduction & General Guidelines-2

  • Inspections

  • Explosionproof Equipment -1

  • Explosionproof Equipment -2

  • Explosionproof Equipment -3

  • Explosionproof Equipment -4

  • Explosionproof Equipment -5

  • Intrinsically Safe Equipment -1

  • Intrinsically Safe Equipment -2

  • Intrinsically Safe Equipment -3

  • Intrinsically Safe Equipment -4

  • Dust Ignitionproof Equipment

  • Purged & Pressurized Equipment

 SELF ASSESSMENT TEST

All these contents in ONE SINGLE course!

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MODULE 2- AREA, MATERIAL AND TEMPERATURE CLASSIFICATION
  • Why do we classify hazardous areas?-1

  • Why do we classify hazardous areas?-2

  • More about classification

  • Different Types of Standards-1

  • Different Types of Standards-2

  • Standards Bodies -IEC-1

  • Standards Bodies -IEC-2

  • Standards Bodies - NFPA

  • Area Classification for Gases & Vapors (IEC)-1

  • Area Classification for Gases & Vapors (IEC)-2

  • Area Classification for Gases (IEC)

  • Area Classification for Dust atmospheres (IEC)

  • Area Classification for Dusts (IEC)

  • Material Classification (IEC)

  • Material Classification (IEC) - Examples

  • MESG (Maximum Experimental Safe Gap)

  • Minimum Ignition Current (MIC)-1

  • Minimum Ignition Current (MIC)-2

  • MIC Ratio

  • Temperature Classification (IEC)-1

  • Temperature Classification (IEC)-2

  • Temperature Classification (IEC)-3

  • Classification of Hazardous Locations (American System)-1

  • Classification of Hazardous Locations (American System)-2

  • Classification of Hazardous Locations (American System)-3

  • Classification of Hazardous Locations (American System)-4

  • Material Classification for Gases & Vapors (North American System)

  • Classification of Gas Groups (North American System)

  • Comparison between IEC and the North American System

  • Article 505 of the National Electrical Code

  • Area Classification of Dusts (North American)-1

  • Area Classification of Dusts (North American)-2

  • Area Classification of Dusts (North American) (contd)-3

  • Dust Groups (North American)

  • Area Classification for Fibers and Flyings (North American)

  • Temperature Classification (American System)

  • Summary-IEC

  • Summary-NEC

  • Step by step Area Classification for Gases & Vapors - 1

  • Step by step Area Classification for Gases & Vapors - 2

  • Pitfalls in the Classification Process-2

  • Pitfalls in the Classification Process-2

  • Area Classification for Dusts

  • Example of Area Classification-1

  • Example of Area Classification-2

  • Example of Area Classification-3

  • Example of Area Classification-4

  • Introduction to ATEX

  • The ATEX Directives

  • The ATEX Directive 94/9/EC-1

  • The ATEX Directive 94/9/EC-2

  • ATEX Equipment and Categories

  • ATEX suitability table

  • ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC-1

  • ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC-2

  • ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC (contd)-3

  • ATEX 2016 Updates

  • Integrated Explosion Protection

  • Non Electrical Ignition

  • Traceablity

  • ATEX Exclusions

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MODULE 3- EXPLOSION PROTECTION METHODS
  • Overview of Protection Philosophy

  • Explosionproof Method (IEC Code Ex-d)

  • Explosionproof Fundamentals - 1

  • Explosionproof Fundamentals - 2

  • Explosionproof Working - 1

  • Explosionproof Working - 2

  • Pressure development in an enclosure - 1

  • Pressure development in an enclosure - 1

  • Pressure Development in enclosures - 2

  • Pressure Development in enclosures - 2

  • Pressure Piling

  • Explosionproof MESG

  • Standards & Practices for Explosionproofing

  • Explosionproof Seals

  • Explosionproof IEC - 1

  • Explosionproof IEC - 2

  • Dust Ignition Proof

  • Explosionproof Advantages

  • Explosionproof Disadvantages

  • Intrinsic Safety (IEC Code Ex-i)

  • Intrinsic Safety Basics

  • Intrinsic Safety - Resistive Circuits

  • Intrinsic Safety - Inductive circuits

  • Intrinsic Safety Capacitive

  • Minimum Ignition Current (MIC)

  • Resistive Circuit Curves

  • Curves for Gas Group IIC

  • Capacitive Circuit Curves

  • Inductive Circuit Curves

  • Intrinsic Safety - Simple Apparatus

  • Intrinsic Safety Apparatus

  • Intrinsic Safety Barriers - Diodes

  • Intrinsic Safety Barriers - Zener Diodes

  • Ordinary Diode Curves

  • Zener Diode Curves

  • Functioning of a safety barrier-1

  • Functioning of a safety barrier-2

  • Safety Description of barriers

  • Zener Barrier example

  • Zener Barriers - Earthing

  • Isolators

  • Isolator details

  • Infallible Components

  • Entity Concept

  • Cable Parameters and L/R ratio

  • Ex-ia, Ex-ib, Ex-ic

  • Intrinsic Safety Parameters - 1

  • Matching of IS parameters

  • Designing an Intrinsically Safe loop - example

  • Designing an IS loop (contd)

  • Intrinsic Safety - Advantages & Disadvantages

  • Pressurization & Purging

  • Types of pressurization

  • Pressurization Interlocks

  • Purging Types X, Y and Z

  • Purging Types X, Y and Z

  • IEC Types Ex-px, Ex-py and Ex-pz

  • Pressurization - Advantages & Disadvantages

  • Increased Safety - Introduction

  • Increased Safety - Construction

  • Creepage and Clearances

  • Overloads

  • Increased Safety - Advantages & Disadvantages

  • Nonincendive equipment

  • Non Arcing Equipment

  • Differences between Ex-nA and Ex-nL

  • Nonincendive Equipment - Advantages & Disadvantages

  • Encapsulation

  • Encapsulation

  • Powder Filling & Oil Immersion

  • IEC Equipment Protection Level

  • IEC Protection Methods Table - Gas/Vapor

  • IEC Protection Methods Table - Dusts

  • Weather Protection

  • NEMA Codes - Indoor Non hazardous locations

  • NEMA Codes - Outdoor non hazardous locations

  • NEMA Rating for Hazardous Locations

  • Ingress Protection Codes

  • IP Codes Chart

  • Comparison between IP and NEMA

You have seen how detailed and comprehensive this course is, as compared to any other course anywhere. So what are you waiting for?

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