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Hazardous Areas & Intrinsic Safety For Engineers & Technicians

  • Schedule : Online
  • Who is this for: Engineers , Technicians

Duration: 5-8 Hours
Schedule: Online
Level: Beginner
Rs: 63,000

Course Overview

Objectives

  •  To learn about  the responsibilities of hazardous area owners and equipment suppliers
  •  To know how apparatus is made safe and suitable for use in hazardous areas
  • To understand the requirements for the maintenance of equipment and inspection of hazardous areas.

  • Background & History
  • Ignition Characteristics
  • Area Classification Theory
  • Area Classification Practice
  • EX D
  • EX I & Systems
  • EX E & EX N
  • EX Types : P O Q M & S
  • Installation
  • Inspection
  • Certification & Marking
  • European Atex Requirements

Topics covered are

  • The need for explosion protection

  • Lessons from disaster investigation

  • Concept of certification

  • Risk assessment

  • Fire triangle

  • Flammability characteristics

  • Ignition sources

  • Apparatus grouping

  • Objectives

  • Terminology and definitions

  • Sources of release and ventilation

  • Zoning

  • Presentation, communication, and monitoring

  • Responsibilities

  • Types of protection suitability

  • Process of decision making

  • Assessment and calculation

  • Other ‘codes of practice’

  • Examples and tabulations

  • Flameproof

  • Theory of operation

  • Flamepath joint types

  • Dimensions and condition

  • Apparatus and component certification

  • Intrinsic safety

  • Simple apparatus

  • Apparatus and system concepts

  • Interfaces

  • Apparatus matching

  • Descriptive system documentation

  • Increased safety

  • Limitations of use

  • Insulation and connection integrity

  • Enclosure requirements

  • Non-incendive

  • The difference in approach

  • Features of these other types of protection

  • Pressurization and purging, oil immersion, sand-filling, and encapsulation.

  • Special protection

  • Combined protection types

  • General requirements

  • Information flow

  • Cabling requirements

  • Electrical protection

  • Earthing and bonding

  • Specific requirements for different types of Protection

  • General requirements

  • Periodicity and grade

  • Scheduling

  • Maintenance

  • Responsibilities

  • Testing and fault-finding issues

  • Summary of certification

  • Marking of older apparatus

  • Types of certificate and information contained

  • Conditions placed on the use of apparatus

  • Multiple certification techniques and benefits

  • ATEX and the international standards

  • Product marking

  • “Product” directive

  • “Workers” directive (The DSEAR in UK)