Explosion Protection Guidance
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About this course
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%
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.
• Area classification
• Ignition properties
• Definitions and terms
• EN/IEC standards for electrical and instrumentation
• Ingress protection
• Increased safety
• 'n' types of protection
• 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.
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.
4/12, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.
Good course with very knowledgeable instructors
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