Hazardous Areas

HAZARDOUS AREA & ATEX WORKSHOP

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Have you faced any of the questions below?

*How to classify hazardous areas?

* What is material classification? Temperature classification?

* How to mark hazardous areas on a drawing? How to estimate the extent of it?

*Which standards apply to me?

*What are the latest ATEX rules? How do I comply?

*How to  select the proper equipment for use in hazardous areas? In a cost effective manner, yet without compromising safety of the plant or installation?

*How to design an Intrinsically Safe system? How do you choose between Explosionproof or Intrinsic Safety when you select your transmitters?

 *How does one test an explosionproof junction box?

*What should be the inspection frequency of explosion protected equipment?

*How is Dust Ignition Proof protection different from Explosionproof protection? What are the differences in ATEX Certification and IEC Ex?

*Do ATEX certificates expire?

*What is ATEX Non electrical equipment? How to determine the risk posed by mechanical equipment like bucket conveyor, pumps,etc in the context of the ATEX regulations?

Get all your above questions answered easily when you attend our Hazardous Area workshops.

Our  Hazardous Area workshops are SOLD OUT within days of being announced.

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Abhisam Hazardous Area Workshop Question Answer Session

Hazardous Areas are those areas of plants or facilities where there is a risk of explosion due to flammable, volatile liquids & vapors, as also explosive dusts. They are present in Oil & Gas exploration & production, oil refining, petrochemical plants, chemical plants, fertilizer plants, shipping terminals and ships that carry hydrocarbons, large agricultural processing and storage plants, power plants, natural gas production and processing facilities and many other areas. The design of  all equipment including instrumentation/electrical devices in such areas, has to be suitable for use in these areas. The workshop will cover all the information and techniques that you need to keep these areas safe to operate.

Day 1: Hazardous Area Classification

Topics Covered:
* Hazardous Area Basic Concepts (Fire Triangle, Flash Point, LEL/UEL, Auto Ignition, MIC, MESG,)
* Flammable liquids, explosive gases & vapours, explosive dusts
* Incidents related to hazardous areas
* Classification standards & codes-IEC/CENELEC/ATEX and NFPA/NEC
* Area Classification for Gases & Vapors (IEC EN 60079-10-1)
* Area Classification for Dusts (IEC EN 60079-10-2)
* Material Classification for Gases & Vapors
* Gas Group, Temp Class & other parameters (IEC 60079-20-1)
* Material Classification for Dusts
* Dust Group, Ignition Temp & other parameters (IEC 60079-20-1)
* Temperature Classification
* Release mechanisms, extent of releases, grades, layouts
* Preparing Area Classifications including drawings
* Case Study of a plant unit's area classification

Day 2: Hazardous Area Instrumentation & Electricals

Topics Covered:
* Explosion Protection philosophy for electrical & instrumentation in hazardous areas
* Methods of Protection- Explosionproof, Intrinsically Safe, Increased Safety, Pressurization, Purging, Oil Immersion, Dust Ignition protection, Encapsulation
* Installation of Ex protected equipment- special requirements including cable glands, personnel competency, certification, marking/labelling
* Inspection & Maintenance of Ex protected equipment

Day 3: ATEX Directives

Topics Covered:
* Introduction to the Directives including updates in 2016 and 2017
* Risk Assessment for employers (users of equipment)
* Risk Assessment for suppliers of equipment  including non electrical equipment
* Non electrical ignition
* Concept of Integrated Explosion Protection
*  Equipment Protection Level (EPL)
* Certification Requirements, Conformity assessment,  Traceability, Marking for equipment
* Inspection & Maintenance for ATEX equipment

Too busy to attend the workshop, or stay far away but still need to get trained and certified? No worries, take our Hazardous Area XPRTU software based training (either online or download) and get certified. Easy to understand with animations & simulations, solved example problems, videos, assessments, real life plant site photos, make it a unique learning experience. See here for details.

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