Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers and Technicians - Live online course

Country: 
United Kingdom
Category: 
Instrumentation
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
151216E
Course start date: 
Thursday, 09 March 2017
Course end date: 
Thursday, 09 March 2017
Contact Person: 
Alison Brown
Contact Email: 
alison.brown@idc-online.com
Contact Fax: 
+44 208 335 4120
Contact Telephone: 
+44 208 335 4014

 

THE COURSE

This practical, live, online course provides you with an understanding of the hazards involved in using electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres. It is based on the international IEC79 series of standards that are now replacing the older national standards. Installation utilising Explosion-Protected (Ex) equipment can be expensive to design, install and operate. The wider approaches described in these standards can significantly reduce costs whilst maintaining plant safety.

The associated terminology and its correct use are explained throughout the workshop. It covers area classification, selection of explosion protected electrical apparatus as well as describes how protection is achieved and maintained in line with these international requirements. Standards require that engineering staff and their management are trained effectively and safely in hazardous areas and this interactive course is designed to help fulfil that need.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Assist in hazardous area classification and design and install safe working systems in hazardous areas
  • Detail the types of apparatus that can be used in a given hazardous area
  • Understand system limitations in using hazardous areas protection
  • Understand the basics of explosion protection to IEC standards

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Four 50 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees
  • The full technical eBook manual for “Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers and Technicians” which includes course slides, cases studies, calculations and practical exercises
  • Four hours of additional in-depth video sessions covering many additional areas – yours to keep and watch any time you want

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone involved in design, specification, installation, commissioning, maintenance or documentation of industrial instrumentation, control and electrical systems, including:

  • Control engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical tradespersons
  • Electrical engineers
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Instrumentation technicians and tradespersons
  • Tradespersons working in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (PEAs)

PRE-REQUISITES:
Not applicable.

CONTENT SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION 

This is an intensive four (4) hour presentation; we will be emphasising sections marked in BOLD below. Full recordings will be provided for the lower intensity sessions (another four hours of video as detailed below) to review after the course.

LIVE SESSION
SESSION ONE & TWO

TYPES OF PROTECTION

  • Definitions
  • Principles
    • Application of:
    • Flameproof: Ex d
    • Increased safety: Ex e
    • Pressurisation: Ex p
    • Intrinsic safety: Ex i
    • Non-incendive: Ex n
    • Oil filling: Ex o
    • Powder filling: Ex q
    • Encapsulation: Ex m
    • Special: Ex s

Pre-recording 1:
BACKGROUND TO HAZARDOUS AREAS

  • Explosion consequences
  • Nature of hazards
  • Definition of hazardous area
  • Flammability concepts
  • Ignition sources
  • Properties of gases, vapours, mists and dusts
  • Introduction to types of protection

Pre-recording 2:
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

  • Source of release
  • Area classification into zones
  • Equipment (apparatus) grouping
  • Temperature classification and ambient rating
  • Summary of principles of Ex protection
  • Equipment protection levels

SESSION THREE
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF Ex EQUIPMENT

  • Application of code of practice
  • General requirements for all types of protection
  • Documentation requirements and the verification dossier
  • Cabling
  • Overview of requirements for individual Ex protection types
  • Dust installations overview

Pre-recording 3:
EARTHING AND BONDING

  • Basic principles
  • Earthing requirements
  • Static protection
  • Lightning protection
  • Noise and interference control
  • Requirements for IS systems
  • System earthing approach

SESSION FOUR
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Inspection and maintenance definitions
  • Types of inspection
  • Initial detailed pre-commissioning
  • Inspection regimes and documentation
  • Record keeping

Pre-recording 4:
FAULT FINDING AND REPAIRS OF Ex EQUIPMENT

  • Planned maintenance
  • Use of tools
  • Procedures
  • Safe methods
  • Test equipment suitability

STANDARDS, CERTIFICATION, CERTIFICATES, MARKING AND APPROVALS

  • Authorities
  • Marking and identification
  • Component certification
  • Equipment certification
  • Systems certification
  • Systems descriptive documentation (for Ex i)

ATEX DIRECTIVES

  • Introduction and explanation (European requirements)
  • Non-electrical ignition-capable equipment protection
  • ATEX marking
  • DSEAR (UK) requirement summary

SUMMARY

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