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CompEx and Hazardous Areas training

CompEx Installation, Maintenance and Inspection for Equipment in Hazardous Areas Classification

Introduction
The Hazardous areas course has been designed to train candidates in the applications of Ex d, Ex e, Ex n, Ex p, Ex o, Ex m, Ex q and I.S. systems in various petro-chemical, Gas, Offshore and Industrial Installations. The course includes technical updates on current I.E.C. standards and also includes subject areas such as Area classification, ignition properties of Gases/vapours, Inspection & maintenance, ignition risk assessment and much more.
Objectives:
On successful completion of this course the participant will be able to: –
1. Successfully understand the basic requirements of Area Classification
2. Understand the properties of gases and the risks of ignition in potentially explosive atmospheres
3. Have extensive knowledge of a variety of Ex protection concepts
4. Understand a variety of standards such as THE IEC 60079 series including a variety of protection concepts
5. Understand European directives relating to ATEX standards
6. Have a basic understanding of NEC 500 and NEC 505 (North American) standards
7. Be able to understand the importance of certification of equipment and routes to certification of equipment. This includes knowledge of Certification/Notified bodies
7. Be able to understand the installation requirements of a typical hazardous area location and be able to successfully install a variety of EX certified equipment
8. correctly installation and construct a variety of cable glands such as Barrier, Ex d, Ex e and Non certified (compression) glands
9. Have detailed knowledge of IEC 60079-10-1, IEC 60079-14, IEC 60079-17, EN 13463 and EN 1127
10. Be able to use the Inspection tables (tables 1 – 4) in IEC 60079-17 to be able to apply current techniques for inspecting hazardous area plant and equipment.
Benefits:
Benefits for companies include: –
– Personnel will be able to gain in-depth knowledge of what equipment can and can’t be installed into hazardous areas.
– Candidates will be up-to-date with current I.E.C. Installation/Maintenance practices to IEC 60079-10, IEC 60079-14 and IEC 60079-17.
– Candidates will be completely conversant with Equipment such as ‘Simple Apparatus’, ‘Energy Storing Apparatus’ and ‘Arcing/Sparking Apparatus’ and the right applications of each on a hazardous area site.
– Electrical personnel gaining Knowledge of Instrumentation and vice-versa.
– Refresher knowledge for candidates who haven’t had training for a long period of time.
Who Should Attend:
Electrical crafts personnel, technicians, Supervisors, Engineers, managers, process/production staff.
Training Environment;
The course will be presented using PowerPoint, course notes and hand-outs.
The use of practical applications can also be carried out.
The course can be tailored to suit the clients system and electrical safety rules.
Course Outline
Day 1
– Introduction
– Ignition properties
– IEC and ATEX standards
– Area classification
Day 2
– Recap from previous day
– Area classification (continued)
– Certification of equipment
– Ex d equipment
Day 3
– Recap from previous day
– Ex e equipment
– Ex n equipment
– Ex p equipment
– Demonstration of constructing a Barrier gland (Candidates to construct a Barrier Gland)
Day 4
– Recap from previous day
– Ex o, Ex m and Ex q equipment
– Hybrid equipment
– Cabling systems
– Ex ia, ib and ic equipment (Intrinsic safety)
Day 5
– Recap from previous day
– i.s. gland construction (candidates to complete a variety of cable glands)
– Practical assessment (candidates to complete a installation and Inspection exercise
– Written assessment (candidates to complete a multi-choice question paper – 75% required to pass course)
– End of course