Hazardous Area Classifications

Affiliation: Highfield
Duration: 2 days

Course Aim:

This course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the characteristics of flammable materials, classification of hazardous locations, types of equipment used in hazardous locations, typical wiring systems, and inspection and maintenance guidelines.

Course Objective :

At the end of the course, the trainee will be able to:

  • Understand the sources of ignition, flash points and ignition temperatures
  • Understanding of the general principles of explosion protection
  • Understanding of the general principles of types of protection and marking
  • Understanding of those aspects of equipment design which affect protection concept
  • Understanding of content of certificates and relevant parts of IEC/EN 60079-14
  • General understanding of inspection and maintenance requirements of IEC/EN 60079-17
  • Familiarity with the particular techniques to be employed in the selection and erection of equipment referred to in IEC/EN 60079-14

Course Content:

  • Sources of ignition
  • Flashpoint
  • Ignition temperature
  • Hazardous Location Classification (NEC and IEC)
  • Grouping of gases
  • Temperature classifications
  • Equipment identification
  • Apparatus label marking
  • Flameproof enclosure
  • Types of cables and glands suitable for hazardous areas
  • Wiring methods for flameproof and intrinsically safe equipment
  • Inspection and maintenance installations

Who Should Attend?

Electrical Technicians, Instrument technicians and Engineers and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities in hazardous areas equipment .


Written Exam