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Hazardous Areas 3-day Ex' Appreciation Course

Duration 3 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £689.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
11 Sep - 13 Sep 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £689.00 + VAT Altens Centre 3
06 Nov - 08 Nov 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £689.00 + VAT Altens Centre 8

About this course

Practical Content 60% Theoretical Content 40%


Target Audience

Graduate engineers, supervisors and members of inspectorate requiring an appreciation of electrical equipment in potentially hazardous areas.

Practical Content              40%        Theoretical Content        60%

Course Aims      

To explain the basic principles of explosion protection including practical demonstrations, practical exercises and questionnaires.

Course Content

The nature of flammable materials, area classification, gas/apparatus grouping, temperature classification, ambient temperatures/ratings and ingress protection.

             Types of protection Ex d,  Exe, Ex n, Exp, Ex ia, ib & ic, Ex o, Ex q & Ex m

             Selection of apparatus, cables and cable glands to BS EN60079-14

             Inspection of apparatus to BS EN60079-17 using 'visual', 'close' and 'detailed' grades of inspection including appropriate rectification of faults

             Practical inspection exercises involving Ex d, Ex e & Ex n apparatus and also Ex i apparatus.


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.


City & Guilds SCQF Credit Rated & Leveled Certificate.

Special Requirements

Candidates are required to supply their own PPE, i.e. coveralls, safety glasses and safety footwear

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience

Industrial experience with electrical and instrumentation equipment in potentially hazardous areas and CompEx Trainer/Assessor License.

Min/Max Delegates

4/8, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers. Individual delegate finishing time will depend on the length of time taken for assessment.

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

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