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Compex 3-day Competence Based Course Electrical & Instrumentation Equipment In Explosive Dust Atmospheres

Duration 3 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £709.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
13 Sep - 15 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 0
15 Nov - 17 Nov 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 1

About this course

Practical Content 40% Theoretical Content 60%

Target Audience:

Personnel with an electrical or instrumentation background employed in the pharmaceutical, food manufacturing and distilleries who are involved in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical/instrumentation equipment where combustible dusts are present.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • To train and prepare delegates for competence assessment to nationally set standards for the installation and inspection of explosion protected equipment in potentially explosive dust atmospheres.

Course Content

• Directives
• Relevant standards for selection, installation and inspection
• Ignition temperature of combustible dust clouds; & dust layers
• Ignition temperature of combustible dust layers
• Combustible dust groups
• Area classification
• Recommended representations for combustible dust area classification diagrams
• Equipment protection types
• Equipment marking
• Pratices ‘A’ and ‘B’ for the selection of equipment
• Minimum requirements for ingress protection
• Consideration of equipment for use in combustible dust
• Selection and installation of equipment
• Inspection of equipment 


Each delegate will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper and practical exercises to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above. 


CompEx National Certificate of Core Competence, valid for 5-years from date awarded.

Note: non-electrical/instrumentation personnel who complete the course are issued with an NEC CompEx Certificate.

JT Limited, the awarding body for CompEx, commit to 15 working days for certification on receipt of the paperwork from the ASET Centre. Therefore a delegate should receive their certification, by post, within 25 working days. ASET have no control over the certification timescales.


Special Requirements

Before attending this course candidates should have successfully completed one of the following:
• Prior attendance of the CompEx 5-day Course (EX01, EX02, EX03 & EXO4); or
• Prior attendance of the CompEx 3-day Course (EX01 & EX02).
Delegates are also required to provide the following:
• Their own PPE (coveralls, safety glasses & safety footwear)
• Evidence of relevant vocational qualifications, either electrical or instrumentation, on starting the course (e,g, Apprenticeship certificate, Level 3 NVQ/SVQ or ECS/SJIB card.

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

• SVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation & Controls or equivalent
• Industrial experience with electrical and instrumentation equipment in combustible dust atmospheres and CompEx
• A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor
• CompEx Trainer/Assessor License

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Notes to Customers

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact the ASET Customer Service Team for additional dates.

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