Electrical Equipment for Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers & Technicians - Live online course

Country: 
Canada
Category: 
Instrumentation
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
151207E
Course start date: 
Tuesday, 08 December 2015
Course end date: 
Tuesday, 08 December 2015
Contact Person: 
Maria Davidson
Contact Email: 
maria.davidson@idc-online.com
Contact Fax: 
1800 434 4045
Contact Mobile: 
1300 138 522
Contact Telephone: 
1800 324 4244

 

THE COURSE

This course provides you with an understanding of the hazards involved in using electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres. This course is suitable for you if you have a good understanding of the requirements for electrical equipment in hazardous areas (if not; contact us for further suggestions). It is based on the international IEC60079 series of standards that are now replacing many of 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 course. It covers area classification, selection of explosion protected electrical apparatus as well as describing 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 workshop is designed to help fulfil that need.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe recent developments in Hazardous areas
  • Comply with the Requirements of IEC 60079
  • Work safely in Hazardous Areas
  • Design and install safe working systems in hazardous areas 
  • Explain the terminology used with hazardous areas
  • Assist in hazardous area classification
  • Detail the types of apparatus that can be used in a given hazardous area
  • Explain the types of equipment that can be used
  • Detail system limitations in using hazardous areas protection
  • Detail the key areas of the national codes of practice

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Four 50 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees
  • The full technical eBook manual for “Electrical Equipment 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 at your convenience

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

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

PRE-REQUISITES:
Fundamental knowledge of electrical engineering.

COURSE OUTLINE
INTRODUCTION 

This is an intensive four (4) hour presentation; we will be emphasising sections under "LIVE SESSIONS" 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 SESSIONS
SESSION ONE
BACKGROUND TO HAZARDOUS AREAS

  • Definition of hazardous area
  • Flammability concepts
  • Ignition sources
  • Properties of gases, vapours, mists and dusts

SESSION TWO
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

  • Area classification into zones
  • Equipment (apparatus) grouping

SESSION THREE
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

SESSION FOUR
EARTHING AND BONDING

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

RECORDED SESSIONS
RECORDING ONE
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

RECORDING TWO
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

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

RECORDING THREE
BREAKDOWNS - FAULT FINDING AND REPAIRS OF Ex EQUIPMENT

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

RECORDING FOUR
STANDARDS, CERTIFICATION, CERTIFICATES, MARKING AND APPROVALS

  • Authorities
  • Marking and identification
  • Component, equipment and systems certification 
  • Systems descriptive documentation (for Ex i)
  • ATEX Directives (Europe)
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