International Oil & Gas Training Academy

Explosion Protection Guidance

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About this course

Practical Content 60% Theoretical Content 40%

Target Audience

Personnel with electrical, instrument or mechanical background within industry who require an understanding in the selection of equipment for hazardous areas and an overview of the ATEX Directive.

Practical Content 60% Theoretical Content 40%

Course Aims

This competence based course, accredited by City & Guilds, is designed to give an understanding in hazardous area concepts for the use of electrical equipment. The course explains the protection methods from manufacture to installation, inspection and maintenance as per the requirements of the CENELEC/CEN and IEC standards for electrical and non-electrical equipment.

Course Content

Area classification

Ignition properties

Definitions and terms

EN/IEC standards for electrical and instrumentation

Ingress protection

Flameproof

Increased safety

'n' types of protection

Pressurization

Intrinsic safety systems

Hybrid protection

ATEX certification, documentation, labelling

Cable types, glanding, earthing

Inspections, maintenance for electrical and instrumentation

Additional international standards

References to NEC 500, NEC 505 zoning

Written assessment.

Delivery

Classroom.

Certification

City & Guilds SCQF Credit Rated and Levelled Certificate.

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience

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

Min/Max Delegates

4/12, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

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

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN 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 worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

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

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte 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

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 course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

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

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

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

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

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

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

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

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)


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