Hazardous Area Instrumentation

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HAZARDOUS AREA INSTRUMENTATION

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* Easy  Self Paced , structured eLearning Course, access online 24/7 or on your own PC (Download version)

The Abhisam Hazardous Area Instrumentation e-learning course was the first of its kind when launched in the year 2004. Now after 14 years on, with several revisions and updations, it is the best learning resource on the topic that you can find anywhere. Used by professionals in many industries such as Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Mining,  Power Generation, Shipping, Industrial Automation, Engineering Consultants and governmental organizations, it remains the premier training course for this subject all over the world!

* Understand Hazardous Area Concepts easily via Animations and Simulations, videos

A picture is worth a thousand words and an animation is worth a thousand pictures! Learn all important aspects of hazardous area instruments via engaging animated nuggets that show you how explosionproof enclosures work, how threaded joints and flanged joints work to protect enclosures, how intrinsic safety barriers and isolators work and many more!

* Real Life examples including photos from plants and facilities

When you get the Abhisam e-learning course, you are not buying some outdated textbook or pdf, you are getting decades of experience of hazardous area experts who have spent  their lifetimes in industry. So the examples that are used to explain and photos are from actual industrial facilities and devices.

* Save on Travel and Stay costs. Learn at your own pace.

Getting this course means not having to travel somewhere to learn about the topic. Learn at your own pace, maybe just a hour everyday or whenever you feel like it. No need to travel to a faraway place and spend time and money on travel or stay. Learn in the comfort of your own office or home, or even on the beach! We make geography, history.

* Get Certified as a Hazardous Area Professional (earn a Certificate with lifelong validity and an electronic Badge)

We enable you to earn a Certificate of Competency in Hazardous Area Instrumentation, with lifetime validity, at no additional charge! Also get an electronic Badge (issued via Credly, the largesy badge issuer in the world) that can be displayed online on places such as LinkedIn or Facebook, to let your peers, bosses and clients (present and future) about your skills and achievements.

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

"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  " 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
 
 

HazardousAreaInstrumentation Training Course

Are you an employer? (Manufacturing or Engineering Consulting company or Industrial Automation supplier or a Contracting Company)

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 buy this 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!  

Special Enterprise Pricing for companies! Scroll below to see options.

Just for your information, here are some of the accidents in the news...reported and investigated by the Chemical Safety Board. Directly related to lack of knowledge about hazardous areas.

  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, 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 based training course, 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, because 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!

 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...

See below for a snippet of what kind of things you will get when you buy this course today.

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.

Design Intrinsic Safe Loop

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

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.

Hazardous Area Instrumentation Question

 

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For Individuals
Course Duration: 16 hours (Approx 2 days of self paced learning)
Get 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course for 1 Year
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
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For Individuals
Course Duration: 16 hours (Approx 2 days of self paced learning)
Get 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Download the Course to your own PC. Unlimited access to the course for 3 years
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any PC/laptop with Windows OS (7,8,10). Single PC license
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For Individuals
First Month $399 US and then $199 US Per Month only
Access to all Abhisam Courses (Online Versions) 24/7
More Courses are being added every month
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Get One Free Certification Exam Per Month ( Certificate Validity : Lifelong)
Additional Certification Exams can be purchased at 50% discounted price
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Course Duration: 16 hours (Approx 2 days of self paced learning)
Get 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 10 learners.
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access for 10 learners for 1 Year. More learners possible at pro-rata cost
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Module 1 - Basic Concepts
  • Introduction to Hazardous Areas
  • History related to Mines
  • Miners Safety Lamp
  • Flammable Liquids, Gases & Vapors
  • Fire Triangle
  • Explosive Limits
  • Hazardous Atmosphere
  • Effects of Temperature & Pressure
  • Ignition Energy
  • Flash Point
  • Autoignition Temperature
  • Dust Hazards
  • Explosion Pentagon
Module 2 - Classification
  • Why do we classify hazardous areas?
  • More about classification
  • Different Types of Standards
  • Standards Bodies -IEC
  • Standards Bodies - NFPA
  • Area Classification for Gases & Vapors (IEC)
  • 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)
  • MIC Ratio
  • Temperature Classification (IEC)
  • Classification of Hazardous Locations (American System)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Pitfalls in the Classification Process
  • Area Classification for Dusts
  • Example of Area Classification
  • 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
Module 3 - Protection Methods
  • Overview of Protection Philosophy
  • Explosionproof Method (IEC Code Ex-d)
  • Explosionproof Fundamentals
  • Explosionproof Working
  • Pressure development in an enclosure
  • Pressure Piling
  • Explosionproof MESG
  • Standards & Practices for Explosionproofing
  • Explosionproof Seals
  • Explosionproof IEC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Module 4 - Fieldbus Application
  • Fieldbus in Hazardous Areas
  • Using traditional explosionproof methods
  • Fieldbus using Intrinsic Safety
  • Fieldbus Entity Calculation Example
  • FISCO
  • FISCO Topology
  • FISCO Conditions
  • FISCO Advantages
  • FNICO
  • FNICO with repeaters
  • FNICO and Ex-ic
  • Field Barriers & High Energy Trunks
Module  5 - Certification
  • Introduction
  • Certification Bodies
  • Marking & Labeling
  • ATEX Marking
  • Marking & Labeling -Example
  • Testing
  • Hexagon Ex and CE Marks
  • Marking & Labeling -Example
  • The IEC Ex System
Module 6 - Inspections & Maintenance
  • Introduction & General Guidelines
  • Inspections
  • Explosionproof Equipment
  • Intrinsically Safe Equipment
  • Dust Ignitionproof Equipment
  • Purged & Pressurized Equipment
Self Assessment Test

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Online $ 299 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 16 hours (Approx 2 days of self paced learning)
Get 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course for 1 Year
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
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Standard $ 499 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 16 hours (Approx 2 days of self paced learning)
Get 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Download the Course to your own PC. Unlimited access to the course for 3 years
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any PC/laptop with Windows OS (7,8,10). Single PC license
BUY NOW
Gold Member $ 199 US Per Month
For Individuals
First Month $399 US and then $199 US Per Month only
Access to all Abhisam Courses (Online Versions) 24/7
More Courses are being added every month
Cancel Subscription Anytime
Get One Free Certification Exam Per Month ( Certificate Validity : Lifelong)
Additional Certification Exams can be purchased at 50% discounted price
All modules
View with any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)
GOLD MEMBER
Enterprise $ 1700 US
For Companies/ Organizations
Course Duration: 16 hours (Approx 2 days of self paced learning)
Get 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 10 learners.
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access for 10 learners for 1 Year. More learners possible at pro-rata cost
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)
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