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Hazardous Areas 3-day Compex 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  
11 May - 13 May 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 0
13 Jul - 15 Jul 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 4
14 Sep - 16 Sep 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 0
16 Nov - 18 Nov 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 0

About this course

Practical Content 40% Theoretical Content 60%

Target Audience

Electrical/Instrument technicians employed in the pharmaceutical, food manufacturing, grain handling industries etc who are involved in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical/instrumentation equipment where combustible dusts are present.

Course Aims

The competence assessment and certification of delegates to nationally recognised standards.

Course Content

  • Relevant standards for selection, installation and inspection;
  • Ignition temperature of combustible dust clouds;
  • Ignition temperature of combustible dust layers;
  • Combustible dust groups IIIA, IIIB, IIIC;
  • Area classification - zone 20, 21 & 22 – to BS EN60079-10-2;
  • Recommended representations for combustible dust area classification diagrams;
  • Equipment protection types for use in combustible dusts: types Ex tD, iD, mD & pD;
  • Equipment protection levels (EPL's);
  • Equipment marking;
  • Practices 'A' and 'B' for the selection of equipment;
  • Minimum requirements for ingress protection;
  • Consideration of equipment for use in combustible dust layers in excess of 5mm & 50mm;
  • Selection and installation of equipment to BS EN60079-14 including wiring systems cable glands & cable gland accessories;
  • Optical radiation limits and ultrasonic power density limits for devices in combustible dust atmospheres;
  • Inspection of equipment to BS EN60079-17.


The majority of this course is practical hands on training delivered by fully qualified and experienced ex industry personnel using equipment replicated from the onshore and offshore oil and gas working environment. Teaching aids include: Power point presentations, questionnaires, practical examples and demonstrations


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 CSNV 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 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

  • Industrial experience with electrical and instrumentation equipment in combustible dust atmospheres and CompEx Trainer/Assessor Licence.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

08:30 to 16:30.


ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy,
Aberdeen Altens Campus, Hareness Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3LE.


Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd


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